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Blank Windows Startup Entry ?


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#1 Mr_Freeware

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 04:16 PM

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the 3rd one from the bottom shows nothing. what does that mean ??

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 06:11 PM

Expand the location of the startup in question. Drag the bar over - it should let you see the complete location. That will tell us where it lives :thumbsup: We can go from there.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 06:51 PM

The "blank" startup entry may not be anything to worry about. I have a similar entry in MSCONFIG and remember reading in a different forum that it may be nothing to worry about. The following, more detailed explanation (which I just found) may be helpful:

http://ask-leo.com/why_is_there_a_blank_en...up_entries.html

I followed Leo's instructions (at the above link) and found that my "blank" entry was associated with 'MISAggregator'. Further research showed that 'MISAggregator' is part of the McAfee security suite, which I did have installed on this computer in the past. I thought that I had previously removed "everything McAfee", but evidently not.

Just follow Leo's instructions at the above link to see what program/process your "blank" startup entry is associated with and go (Google-search) from there.

The "blank" startup entry on this computer has been there for some time now and has caused no problems.

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 08:52 PM

i stoped reading when it said that even though it is checked, it isnt running anything. so if it isnt anything bad or something thats hoging system resourses, ill just leave it alone instead of wasting my time trying to fix it. thank you for the link. now i can sleep at night.




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