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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by ThisOldSoul, Apr 14, 2004.

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  1. ThisOldSoul

    ThisOldSoul Thread Starter

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    I find many things running when I ctl alt delete.

    I unchecked a lot in msconfig yesterd. (Styxx I have run defrag, scan disk, and am up to date on mcaffee.) what freaks me out is things listed in MSCONFIG that arent on this list (or are maybe named differenly) Ive only got 37% free resources as I send this. :confused:

    Cmanager enternet etc. for SBC yahoo dsl and I run aol 9.0 optimized

    what now remains after editing msconfig

    AOL SBC
    WMP9 importer
    explorer
    mcvsrt
    cmanager
    enternet
    ccd
    wmplayer
    osd
    rnathchk
    cfd
    rundll
    mcvsescn
    stimon
    mcagent
    systray
    rnaapp
    aolwbspd
    msgloop
    msg32
    acsd
     
  2. Cowboy622

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    Go here http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.php for a complete and very thorough list of startup items and whether or not they are necessary. Most are not and tend to kill system performance

    or see here for list:

    http://www.3feetunder.com/krick/startup/list.html



    What to remove: http://www2.whidbey.net/djdenham/Uncheck.htm
    Click the Start button; Run; type 'msconfig', without the quotation marks, in the Run box and click OK; Then click the Startup tab; Uncheck anything you don't need running in the background. For reference on what's not needed running in the background in the System Configuration Utility, view this website first and print out the list:

    http://www2.whidbey.net/djdenham/Running_items.htm

    It's important that you print out the above mentioned list. The site provides a printer friendly link.


    http://www2.whidbey.net/djdenham/Window_memory.htm

    Hope this helps you!!
     
  3. flavallee

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    Except for EXPLORER, SYSTRAY, RNAAP, and your antivirus program, most of the others can be unchecked and disabled from loading during startup.

    The Pac's Portal site has the most comprehensive list(over 4,000) on startup items, so make use of it.
     
  4. brushmaster1

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    There's not even any need to run RNAAP at startup...it will open when you dial up.
     
  5. flavallee

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    That's correct. You don't need RNAAP checked in the MSCONFIG startup tab. It will add itself to the Close Program list once you activate the connection manually.

    I was waiting to see if anyone was going to comment on that. :D
     
  6. brushmaster1

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    Yeah, right, Frank.... :D
     
  7. Dingenium

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    True. The SBC stuff doesn't have to load at all. Usually you can get away with unchecking the LOAD STARTUP GROUP ITEMS on the GENERAL tab of MSCONFIG. If you uncheck it, reboot, and go back into MSCONFIG, you will see that the things you ABSOLUTELY need are automatically checked.
     
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