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Old September 20th, 2008, 01:49 PM
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Which startup programs are safe to disable?

I am running XP home SP3 and I would like to know which programs I can safely disable at startup to speed up the time it takes to boot up
The list is as follow :

"NvCpl
"nwiz
NvMcTray
RTHDCPL
SkyTel
ALCMTR
E_FATI9BE
qttask
Toolkit
avgcc
PS2USBKbdDrv
E_S9A
ProfilerU
SaiMfd
dumprep 0-k
prevxcsi
WkDetect
E_FATI9BE
DesktopClock
E_S20A
POPPeeper
GammaTray
Logitech SetPoint
Microsoft Works Ca...
NCProTray
NkbMonitor.exe

Any help to find the programs I could disable safely would be most appreciated.
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Old September 20th, 2008, 03:12 PM
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You might try to just Google any startup item you're thinking of removing. This would be a lengthy process, but would give you an idea of what the particular item does and usually you'll find opinions from others who have it also.

I see quite a few on your list that I would get rid of, but it's really a personal preference thing, so I wouldn't impose my suggestions on someone else. I only have 5 items in my startup (msconfig/startup) list, and several of those are really unnecessary (IMO), but my wife likes them and well....she is the boss .

There are several startup manager programs available out there which might help you decide/control this area.

Paul
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Old September 20th, 2008, 03:42 PM
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Well, you need to be careful about disabling 'startup' programs unless you completely understand their purpose; plus, the usually suggestion is to disable one, reboot, and make sure all is working well.

The names of these programs are also abbreviated and often cryptic as to their function; there are a number of listings on the web that define these programs and even make suggestions as to their management - CHECK HERE for one such listing.

Now if your computer is 'booting up' slowly or just running slow, check out AnnMarie's post HERE - you might be dealing w/ another issue(s) - good luck!
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Old September 20th, 2008, 11:31 PM
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As giradman said, infection is always possible cause of slowness, so you may check that.
At the same time...
Download, and install Quick Startup: http://www.glarysoft.com/qs.html
Go File>Export, save report, and paste it into your next post.
I'll sort startups out for you .
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Old September 20th, 2008, 11:32 PM
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Old September 21st, 2008, 10:09 AM
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I am sure that I don't have any infection, just trying to declutter a bit. When you don't know it's difficult to see which ones are necessary and which ones are not. Saying that, in the list I have an entry for Epson CX3600 series, I am not using that printer no more, I am using an Epson DS4000, so I guess I can disable the first entry.
The same with PrevxCSI, I have uninstalled the program but it's still showing in the program startup list. Some others I wouldn't know what they stand for.

Here is the list of my startup programs :


Name: NvCplDaemon
Path: "RUNDLL32.EXE" C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: nwiz
Path: "nwiz.exe" /install
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: NvMediaCenter
Path: "RUNDLL32.EXE" C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: RTHDCPL
Path: RTHDCPL.EXE
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: SkyTel
Path: SkyTel.EXE
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: Alcmtr
Path: ALCMTR.EXE
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: EPSON Stylus CX3600 Series
Path: "C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATI 9BE.EXE" /P26 "EPSON Stylus CX3600 Series" /O6 "USB001" /M "Stylus CX3600"
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: QuickTime Task
Path: "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: ToolKit
Path: "C:\Program Files\SeagateToolkit\Toolkit.exe" -L -S /silent
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: AVG7_CC
Path: C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: WireLessKeyboard
Path: "C:\Program Files\Office Multimedia Keyboard Driver\PS2USBKbdDrv.exe"
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: EPSON Stylus DX4000 Series
Path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIB EE.EXE /FU "C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\E_S9A.tmp" /EF "HKLM"
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: Profiler
Path: C:\Program Files\Saitek\Software\ProfilerU.exe
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: SaiMfd
Path: C:\Program Files\Saitek\Software\SaiMfd.exe
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: KernelFaultCheck
Path: %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: PrevxCSI
Path: "C:\Program Files\PrevxCSI\prevxcsi.exe" -boot
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: AVG7_Run
Path: C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE
Location: HKEY_USERS.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: Microsoft Works Update Detection
Path: ???\WkDetect.exe
Location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: EPSON Stylus CX3600 Series
Path: "C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATI 9BE.EXE" /P26 "EPSON Stylus CX3600 Series" /M "Stylus CX3600" /EF "HKCU"
Location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: SkinClock
Path: C:\Program Files\Free Desktop Clock\DesktopClock.exe
Location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: EPSON Stylus DX4000 Series
Path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIB EE.EXE /FU "C:\DOCUME~1\Sophie\LOCALS~1\Temp\E_S20A.tmp" /EF "HKCU"
Location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: POP Peeper
Path: "C:\Program Files\POP Peeper\POPPeeper.exe" -min
Location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: GammaTray
Path: C:\PROGRA~1\MAGICT~1\GAMMAT~1.EXE
Location: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
Status: Enabled
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Name: Logitech SetPoint
Path: C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
Location: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
Status: Enabled
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Name: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders
Path: C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\WORKSS~1\WkCalRem.ex e
Location: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
Status: Enabled
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Name: NCProTray
Path: C:\PROGRA~1\SEC\NATURA~1\NCPROT~1.EXE
Location: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
Status: Enabled
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Name: NkbMonitor.exe
Path: C:\PROGRA~1\Nikon\PICTUR~1\NKBMON~1.EXE
Location: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
Status: Enabled
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Total 27 Items

Thank you.
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Old September 21st, 2008, 10:26 AM
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Can that program be trusted? I have quite a few programs where it says Invalid entry.It can be deleted. Is it safe to do so?
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Old September 21st, 2008, 06:43 PM
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Quote:
I have quite a few programs where it says Invalid entry
What does say "invalid entry"?

From your list, you can safely disable following entries as startups:
- Name: NvCplDaemon (unless you overclock your video card)
- Name: nwiz
- Name: Alcmtr
- Name: EPSON Stylus CX3600 Series
- Name: QuickTime Task (stubborn thing will enable itself as a startup, next time you use it, or if you update it; the only way to kill it for good:
Download, and run QuickTime Killer: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...e-Killer.shtml
QuickTime Killer will remove QuickTime from start up and kill any running QuickTime processes. This application runs silently at start up and closes itself as soon as it takes care of QuickTime. QuickTime itself won't be removed from your computer, and will be available whenever needed)

- Name: EPSON Stylus DX4000 Series
- Name: Profiler
- Name: SaiMfd
- Name: KernelFaultCheck (disable these by - right clicking on My Computer, selecting Properties and then the Advanced tab. Click on the Settings button in 'Startup and Recovery'. In the bottom pane - under 'Write debugging information' - click on the down arrow and then select 'None' - OK your way out)
- Name: Microsoft Works Update Detection
- Name: EPSON Stylus CX3600 Series
- Name: EPSON Stylus DX4000 Series
- Name: NkbMonitor.exe
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Old September 21st, 2008, 08:28 PM
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What does say "invalid entry"?
Quick startup when I ask for details of an entry. Saying that for nwiz quickstartup doesn't give any information neither when it supposed to say NVidia, but when I click on properties it shows the NVidia window with all the details.

Why is PrevxCSI still in the startup list when I did uninstall it?
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Old September 21st, 2008, 08:36 PM
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Saying that for nwiz quickstartup doesn't give any information
I wouldn't worry much about it. It can be disabled as a startup, anyway.

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Why is PrevxCSI still in the startup list when I did uninstall it?
Most likely, registry leftover.
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Old September 21st, 2008, 08:43 PM
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So PrevxCSI would be safe to disable?
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Old September 21st, 2008, 08:48 PM
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Since you uninstalled it, absolutely.

When you're done with all changes...
Download, and install CCleaner: http://www.ccleaner.com/download/builds. Get "Slim" version.
Read CCleaner instruction here: http://www.jahewi.nl/ccleaner/ccleaner.html, and run CCleaner.
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Old September 21st, 2008, 10:23 PM
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Everything done and it seems to boot up faster.
Smashing, thanks Broni
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Old September 21st, 2008, 10:59 PM
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