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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Doberman, Jan 22, 2003.

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  1. Doberman

    Doberman Thread Starter

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    Hey guys, I've been having problems w/ my comp freezing up randomly...while on-line, while playing games, etc. I've checked some of the other threads on this site and followed some of the excellent advice like... unchecking things in msconfig, running spybot, etc. One of the other things suggested was posting a copy of the start-up list so you guys can take a look at it...for baddies! I was wondering if someone can take a look at mine...since it's all Greek to me.

    StartupList report, 1/22/03, 8:18:26 PM
    StartupList version: 1.51
    Started from : C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\STARTUPLIST.EXE
    Detected: Windows 98 Gold (Win9x 4.10.1998)
    Detected: Internet Explorer v5.00 (5.00.2919.6304)
    * Using default options
    ==================================================

    Running processes:

    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\SYMTRAY.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON SYSTEMWORKS\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NAVAPW32.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\CREATIVE\LAUNCHER\CTLAUNCHER.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\CREATIVE\SBLIVE\AUDIOHQ\AHQTB.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\ptsnoop.exe
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\EARTHLINK 5.0\CONMGR.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON SYSTEMWORKS\NORTON UTILITIES\SYSDOC32.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\SCANSUITE\SDETECT.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\CREATIVE\LAUNCHER\TASKGUIDE\UPDTRAY.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\EARTHLINK 5.0\BROWSER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WINZIP32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\STARTUPLIST.EXE

    --------------------------------------------------

    Listing of startup folders:

    Shell folders Startup:
    [C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp]
    Norton System Doctor.lnk = C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\SYSDOC32.EXE
    Scanner Detector.lnk = C:\Program Files\ScanSuite\SDetect.exe

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    ScanRegistry = C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
    TaskMonitor = C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
    SystemTray = SysTray.Exe
    LoadPowerProfile = Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    NAV Agent = C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\NAVAPW32.EXE
    NPROTECT = C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
    Creative Launcher = C:\Program Files\Creative\Launcher\CTLauncher.exe
    AudioHQ = C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\AudioHQ\AHQTB.EXE
    Norton CrashGuard Monitor = "C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON CRASHGUARD\CGMenu.EXE"
    NAV DefAlert = C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~4\DEFALERT.EXE
    Norton eMail Protect = C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\POPROXY.EXE
    Norton Auto-Protect = C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~4\NAVAPW32.EXE /LOADQUIET
    CountrySelection = pctptt.exe
    PTSNOOP = ptsnoop.exe
    ConMgr.exe = "C:\PROGRAM FILES\EARTHLINK 5.0\CONMGR.EXE"

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

    LoadPowerProfile = Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    ScriptBlocking = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Script Blocking\SBServ.exe" -reg
    NPROTECT = C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
    SymTray - Norton SystemWorks = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SymTray.exe "Norton SystemWorks"

    --------------------------------------------------

    C:\WINDOWS\WININIT.BAK listing:
    (Created 15/1/2003, 21:7:48)

    [rename]
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\nvmode.dll=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NVMO8CC3.RRA
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\nvarch16.dll=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NVAR8D2E.RRA
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\nvarch32.dll=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NVAR8D46.RRA
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\nvdd32.dll=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NVDD8D97.RRA

    --------------------------------------------------

    C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT listing:

    SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 T6
    SET CTSYN=C:\WINDOWS
    C:\PROGRA~1\CREATIVE\SBLIVE\DOSDRV\SBEINIT.COM

    --------------------------------------------------


    Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

    (no name) - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MINDMAKER\COMMON FILES\WINDOWS\IELINK.DLL - {F8A53FBE-5846-11D2-A022-006097D2400E}
    NAV Helper - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872}

    --------------------------------------------------

    Enumerating Task Scheduler jobs:

    Tune-up Application Start.job
    Symantec NetDetect.job
    Norton SystemWorks One Button Checkup.job
    Norton AntiVirus - Scan my computer.job

    --------------------------------------------------

    Enumerating Download Program Files:

    [{018B7EC3-EECA-11D3-8E71-0000E82C6C0D}]
    CODEBASE = http://209.132.192.13/pcvideo6/FreeVideo.exe

    [QuickTime Object]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTPLUGIN.OCX
    CODEBASE = http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab

    --------------------------------------------------
    End of report, 5,128 bytes
    Report generated in 0.420 seconds

    Command line options:
    /verbose - to add additional info on each section
    /complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
    /full - to include several rarely-important sections
    /force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
    /forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
    /forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
    /history - to list version history only

    BTW my system specs are:
    Win 98 4.10
    1200 megahertz AMD Atholon CPU
    10 gig HD
    512 MB RAM

    If you need any more specs, let me know. I appreciate anybody's help and input. This is a grreat site!
     
  2. Del

    Del

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    How do you connect to the internet? dial, cable, dsl?
    Do you have an ethernet adapter (Network Interface Card) installed?
     
  3. Doberman

    Doberman Thread Starter

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    I just have a dial up connection through Earthlink. I don't think it freezes because of the internet connection because it does it sometimes when I'm playing games and not connected to the internet.
     
  4. jm100dm

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    I would start by unchecking the following from msconfig. From what I have seen it creates more trouble than it stops. I use to use it but all it did is cause problems for me.

    Norton Crashguard Monitor
    cgmenu.exe

    "Troublesome program that doesn't actually work with WinME so Norton removed it from SystemWorks 2001 "

    Quoted from startups list.

    jm100dm
     
  5. jm100dm

    jm100dm

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    Other listings in startups list that you may want to un-check. Then you can run them only when you need them. Hope that this helps. jm100dm

    AudioHQ
    Ahqtb.exe

    For Creative Soundblaster Live! series soundcards. System tray application for SB Live! functions. Available via Start -> Programs

    Creative Launcher
    CTLauncher.exe

    For Creative Soundblaster Live! series soundcards. Adds a quick-launch bar to the top of the display and a System Tray icon. Available via Start -> Programs

    Norton System Doctor
    Sysdoc32.exe

    Norton Disk Doctor from Norton Utilities. Automatically runs at start-up, major resource hog and best started manually form Start -> Programs. Delete the shortcut in the Start -> Programs -> Startup folder as well
     
  6. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Crash Guard definitely has to go.

    While you are there, unselect System Doctor. It is entirely unnecessary to have it running continuously. It is a great consumer of ram, cpu and system resources. And, can be responsible for sluggish performance.

    Run it and/or WinDoctor on a periodic basis when you do other regular system maintenance.
     
  7. Doberman

    Doberman Thread Starter

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    Thanks for all the great suggestions. I'll try all of them when I get a chance. Any ohter suggestions will be greatly appreciated also. You guys are an excellent source of info.
     
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