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15-Aug-2006, 10:03 PM #1
What can I uncheck from Startup?
I have Windows XP and have the following things in the Startup tab when I run msconfig that I was wondering whether or not they are mandatory:

ehtray
ARPWRMSG
DISCover
DiscUpdateMgr
DMAScheduler
RECGUARD
HPBootOp
adjust
Remind_XP
HPwuSchd2
ctfmon
NMBgMonitor
Adobe Gamma Loader


There are few things that are blank under Startup Item and Command but show a location of HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run . Can I uncheck those?


Also, do I need all of this stuff running all the time? (These are under Processes in the Task Manager):

hpsysdrv.exe
atiptaxx.exe
ALCXMNTR.EXE
kbd.exe
DiscStreamHub.exe
wmiprvse.exe
MCC Monitor.exe
NMBgMonitor.exe
~e5.0001
svchost.exe
hpwuSchd2.exe
ehmsas.exe
DiscGui.exe
DMAScheduler.exe
DISCUpdateMgr.exe
DiscCover.exe
arpwrmsg.exe
ehtray.exe
cftmon.exe
LSSrvc.exe
ehSched.exe
rhrecvr.exe
arservice.exe
alg.exe
spoolsv.exe
ati2evxx.exe
svchost.exe
dllhost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
mcrdsvc.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
ati2evxx.exe
lsass.exe
services.exe
winlogon.exe
csrss.exe
smss.exe
svchost.exe
AcroRd32.exe
MDM.EXE
System
System Idle Process


Thank you in advance
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15-Aug-2006, 10:16 PM #2
You can go to this page and search each and every one of these items in the first thread and this will tell you if they are to be kept or not.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/

Just read the instructions and away you go. ALso write each one down so you know what you did with each.
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15-Aug-2006, 10:21 PM #3
~e5.0001 is copy-protection features of CD based games usually made by EA (ie. Battlefield 2, Sims 2, etc.) that runs temporarily with the game.
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15-Aug-2006, 11:09 PM #4
I did have The Sims 2 running. Thanks

Thanks for that link. 'Twas very helpful. I don't quite know what do to about this problem though:

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There are few things that are blank under Startup Item and Command but show a location of HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run . Can I uncheck those?
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