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How To Replace SCANREGISTRY And SYSTEMTRAY In The Startup List For Windows 98/ME

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by flavallee, Aug 25, 2005.

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  1. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    Follow these instructions carefully:

    Click Start - Run, type in REGEDIT, then click OK.

    When the registry editor window appears, click the + in

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Software
    Microsoft
    Windows
    CurrentVersion

    then click directly on

    Run

    to expose its entries in the right pane.

    Right-click an empty space in the right pane, then click New - String Value.

    Type in

    ScanRegistry

    then press the Enter key.

    Right-click this new entry, then click Modify.

    Type in

    C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun

    then click OK.

    Right-click an empty space in the right pane, then click New - String Value.

    Type in

    SystemTray

    then press the Enter key.

    Right-click this new entry, then click Modify.

    Type in

    SysTray.exe

    then click OK.

    Close the registry editor window, then reboot.

    Note: Make sure that everything in bold type is typed in EXACTLY as you see it here, and make sure there's a space before the slash( / ).
     
  2. blues_harp28

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    (y) very useful info..thanks...
     
  3. flavallee

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    Let's see if the Moderators are willing to put a "STICKY" on it so it doesn't disappear down the list.
     
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    Two ?'s on lost entries in one week..It gets my vote...
     
  5. flavallee

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    I've read several posts recently where one or both entries was missing from the 98/98SE/ME startup list, so I figured it was time to show everyone how to reinstate them. ;)
     
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    Because of this thread I decided to have a look at mine. What do you know it wasn't in the registry nor was it in msconfig. Where it went I have no idea, but thanks Frank
     
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    Brindle:

    I'm glad to hear you made good use of the tweak. :D
     
  8. Cheeseball81

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    Great info, Frank! :)
     
  9. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    Hi, CheeseBall. I'm still waiting to see if it gets listed as a STICKY so it'll stay at the top of the list.
     
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    Thanks,,,, good stuff.
     
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    The more I read these posts, the more I learn and appreciate the expertise of so many people. But, since I am a beginner, I have to ask the "stupid questions":

    What is the value of moving them off the startup list? Is it a performance issue or security vulnerability?

    I would be grateful for your sharing your knowlege with me - please don't hurt me! :D :D

    Regards,
     
  12. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    dimcguy:

    This registry tweak shows you how to reinstate them in the startup list and not how to remove them.

    These 2 should always load during startup and run in the background with Windows 98, 98SE, and ME.

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  13. blues_harp28

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    Hi..having the minimum running at start up..helps performance and the load time at start-up..
    Sometimes some nasties can make their way into the start up list..worth keeping the list to as few as possible..
     
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    My brother uses 98 but hes not a member here, but he's been surfing here for a while, since I joined today he wanted me to thank you for him. "Thank You flav" (y)
     
  15. flavallee

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    BFradenburg:

    Sorry for the delay in replying to you. I've been on a 3-day cave diving trip in north Florida. You're welcome. :)
     
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