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sabledog

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recently i have notice that will in windows explorer,, it is very very slow.. running win98,, 450 m,,, 256 memory... any suggestions
thanks
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Hiya

Have you checked your Startup programs? Go to Run and type MSINFO32. On the left click Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. copy/paste the list.

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here it is... sorta hard to read this way... lots in startup...

NewMail
Startup Group "C:\Program Files\NewMail\NewMail.exe"
CleanSweep Smart Sweep-Internet Sweep Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton CleanSweep\csinsm32.exe"
Image Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\IMAGE32.EXE" /OUT
CallerID Box Startup Group "C:\Program Files\CallerID Box\CallerIDBox.exe"
Check for OneTouch Updates Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Visioneer OneTouch\WiseUpdt.exe" /C
Shortcut to Printkey Startup Group C:\PRINTKEY\PRINTKEY\Printkey.exe
Microsoft Office Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE" -b -l
WinEjectAutoStart1 Registry (Per-User Run) C:\WINDOWS\WINEJECT.EXE -instance:1
PPWebCap Registry (Per-User Run) C:\PROGRA~1\SCANSOFT\PAPERP~1\PPWebCap.exe
Yahoo! Pager Registry (Per-User Run) C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\MESSENGER\ypager.exe -quiet
Adaware Bootup Registry (Per-User Run) C:\PROGRAM FILES\LAVASOFT AD-AWARE\AD-AWARE.EXE /Auto /Log "C:\PROGRAM FILES\LAVASOFT AD-AWARE\"
ScanRegistry Registry (Machine Run) c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun
SystemTray Registry (Machine Run) SysTray.Exe
LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Run) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
AEZBProc Registry (Machine Run) c:\ibmtools\aptezbtn\aptezbp.exe
NPROTECT Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
SM56ACL Registry (Machine Run) sm56hlpr.exe
StillImageMonitor Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
DXM6Patch_981116 Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\p_981116.exe /Q:A
LVComs Registry (Machine Run) c:\windows\SYSTEM\LVComS.exe
WheelMouse Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\Dual Scrolling\4DMAIN.EXE -startup
Tweak UI Registry (Machine Run) RUNDLL32.EXE TWEAKUI.CPL,TweakMeUp
NAV DefAlert Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~2\DEFALERT.EXE
Norton Auto-Protect Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~2\NAVAPW32.EXE /LOADQUIET
Norton eMail Protect Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\POPROXY.EXE
RAMpage Registry (Machine Run) "C:\Program Files\RAMpage\RAMpage.exe" M=30 T=50 P="C:\Program Files\RAMpage\RAMpageConfig.exe"
RealTray Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
OneTouch Monitor Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\VISION~1\ONETOU~2.EXE
InstantAccess Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\BIN\INSTAN~1.EXE /h
RegisterDropHandler Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\BIN\REGIST~1.EXE
LexStart Registry (Machine Run) Lexstart.exe
Pop-Up Stopper Registry (Machine Run) "C:\PROGRAM FILES\PANICWARE\POP-UP STOPPER\DPPS2.EXE"
LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Service) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
NPROTECT Registry (Machine Service) C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
CSINJECT.EXE Registry (Machine Service) C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton CleanSweep\CSINJECT.EXE
SymTray - Norton SystemWorks Registry (Machine Service) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SymTray.exe "Norton SystemWorks"
ScriptBlocking Registry (Machine Service) "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Script Blocking\SBServ.exe" -reg
SchedulingAgent Registry (Machine Service) mstask.exe
RegisterDropHandler Registry (Machine Service) C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\BIN\REGIST~1.EXE
Machine Debug Manager Registry (Machine Service) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MDM.EXE
 

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Ah, gonna have some fun here :p Are you ready? then I will begin:

NewMail:

CleanSweep Smart Sweep-Internet Sweep: Automatic logging of installs from Norton CleanSweep - available via Start -> Programs - not required

Image: Part of McAfee Nuts & Bolts. keep.

CallerID Box:

Check for OneTouch:

Shortcut to Printkey:

Microsoft Office Startup: Resource hog that launches common Microsoft Office components to help speed up the launch of Office programs. Osa9.exe is the Office 2000 equivalent. Some users claim there's no difference with our without it but it isn't required anyway

WinEjectAutoStart1:

PPWebCap: "Paper Port" software associated with scanners. Not required

Yahoo! Pager: Yahoo! Messenger allows you to send instant messages. Using Yahoo! Messenger, you can see when friends are online and chat back and forth with them, like having a real conversation. Available via Start -> Programs - not required

Adaware: Ad-aware from Lavasoft. Checks your PC for "Spyware" which reports back your internet activities to "base". Available via Start -> Programs - not required

ScanRegistry: Scans your registry in case you need to Restore.

SystemTray: where your clock is

LoadPowerProfile: Power management specifics such as monitor shut-off, system standby, etc keep

AEZBProc: IBM Aptiva keyboard customizer - enables certain special buttons on keyboard for cd operation, volume control, and few quickstart buttons. Keyboard will work without it but you lose the special functions

NPROTECT: AV. Keep

SM56ACL: SM56 Software Modems System Tray icon. Not required

StillImageMonitor: If your scanner does not have a button to initiate scanning you kill stimon. Even if it does have a button, you can still manually launch the scanning application. If unavailable via Start -> Programs

DXM6Patch_981116: Win32 cabinet self extractor. Not required

LVComs: Lvcomm server. Related to Logitech Quick Cam - works fine without it. Not required

WheelMouse: Mouse software for ?? mouse

Tweak UI: Restores settings that can't be retained if you have Tweak UI installed

NAV DefAlert: keep

Norton Auto-Protect: Keep

Norton eMail Protect: Keep

RAMpage: Small Windows utility that displays the amount of available memory in an icon in the System Tray. It can also free memory; by double clicking the tray icon, or by setting a threshold that activates the program automatically, or by having it run automatically when an application exits. RAMpage is free, and open source

RealTray: System Tray icon for RealPlayer. Not required. If you subsequently start RealPlayer manually it adds itself back to the start-up list. You can stop this from happening by right-clicking on the tray icon and disabling SmartCenter via Preferences

OneTouch Monitor: For Visioneer OneTouch scanners. System tray access to the control panel for the scanner. If unavailable via Start -> Programs

InstantAccess: Scanner. If unavailable via Start -> Programs

RegisterDropHandler: Program that works with Still Image Monitor software for USB Cameras and Scanners. It’s a drag & drop utility for imaging devices. Your choice

LexStart: Lexmark printer software may add Lexstart.exe in the startup folder to handle print commands that you send to the printer.This can cause dial-up networking to prompt you to dial your isp. Not required - remove via Printer configuration rather than MSCONFIG

Pop-Up Stopper: optional

CSINJECT.EXE: Part of Quarterdeck/Norton CleanSweep -needed for CleanSweep Smart Sweep-Internet Sweep. Can start logging manually if this doesn't load when automatic monitoring is set. Not required

SymTray: keep.

ScriptBlocking: Update to Norton AntiVirus 2001. Detects certain types of script-based viruses without the need for specific virus definitions - such as JavaScript and VBScript. This will help protect you from these viruses even before virus definitions are available. keep.

SchedulingAgent: Microsoft Scheduling Agent displayed as a box with a stopwatch in the System Tray - only needed if you have regular scheduled disk defragmenting, ScanDisk, etc. Recommend you run these at regular intervals anyway so not needed as they can interrupt other programs

Machine Debug Manager: Used by developers for debugging. Those who have encountered it have unchecked it with no degradation in performance. Not required

Phew! Just a few. There were some I don't know yet, but will look for you.

Okay, go to run and type MSCONFIG. Go to the Startup tab and uncheck those you don't want, apply and restart. If you are unsure of any, do one at a time, applying and restarting each time.

Regards

eddie
 

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An update

Printkey is from here: http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Bay/3053/

and it looks like it does more than the print screen key that we have on the keyboards. I am guessing that this is not needed on Startup. Do this seperately.

NewMail is a web-based email account, so why is it on Startup? The only thing I can think of, is that it tells you when you have new mail. If this is the case, then is there a way you can start this via the Programs on dial-up? Unless you're on Cable. If so, disable sepertely. http://www.newmail.net/

CallerID Box from http://www.sunny-beach.net/CallerIDVisitor.htm

seems to be an online program, to tell you who is trying to ring when connected. If this is possible to start via programs, then this may be disabled. Again, do on its own.

OneTouch and WinEjectAutoStart1, no idea.

Regards

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thanks for the tips... i have disable several of the start ups via msconfig... some just not sure of...

the print key is really not needed...i can always put in my quick launch bar...

the caller id is just that... it is caller id for my phone... im on cable but when phone rings .. displays.. name and number

one touch is my scanner.. visioneer.... for one touch scanning..

win eject ejects my cd by key strokes

i will disable those others that you recommended...will prob do it tomorrow.. thanks again for you hard work... eddie


shajkur... looked when to the sight is a japanese site ????
 
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For two years I have downloaded almost every speed and performance booster on the market. I have found that only a few of them worked. I was looking for a different program when I came accross the "speeder". I have a 355 programs on my computer so my startup menu is a little busy.

I tried this program and it performed very well with no side effects. I'm using Windows 98 SE on a 400 mhz computer so I needed some help with speed and performance. I noticed a substantial increase in the processing speed of Windows.

I recommend this if you have a lot of programs you want to keep and not sacrafice performance. Its free to download and use on a trial basis. The program can be found at http://www.regsoft.com
 

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Hiya

shajkur: Removing the programs that occur on startup is not sacrificing the actual programs. All it does is stop them fromloading so that Windows will load quicker and that whilst it is running, eg on-line, the system is only running about 10 programs, instead of 30.

A lot of those that sabledog has can be started through Start | Programs.

eddie
 
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True, thanks for the input.
Why do program vendors put that mess in the start up menu in the first place? Why don't they give us an option? Microsoft is the worst offender.

Most of the programs running in my backround are microsoft programs that I only use occasionally. Can they also be removed from the start up menu?
 

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Hiya

It depends what you have. If you want to do what sabledog did with MSINFO32, then you can post the list and I'll have a quick look.

eddie
 

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Depends on what exactly they are.

If you post the contents of your Msconfig's Startup tab, we'll be happy to advise you.

Also take a look here: <A HREF="http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.htm">startup_content</A>

At the bottom of the page there's an alphabetic index.

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This is a copy of My Start Up List:

Adobe Gamma Loader.exe Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe"
ZoneAlarm Common Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe" -nopopup
AVG_CC Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /STARTUP
SystemTray Registry (Machine Run) SysTray.Exe
HPDJ Taskbar Utility Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\hpztsb03.exe
Tweak UI Registry (Machine Run) RUNDLL32.EXE TWEAKUI.CPL,TweakMeUp
ScanRegistry Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Run) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
EnsoniqMixer Registry (Machine Run) starter.exe
SpeedUp Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\DESKTOP\SpeedUp.exe logo
SmartBooster Registry (Machine Run) C:\\smartb.exe C:\\
TrueVector Registry (Machine Service) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE -service
MiniLog Registry (Machine Service) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\MINILOG.EXE -service
Avgserv9.exe Registry (Machine Service) C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVG6\Avgserv9.exe
LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Service) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
I will follow with a list of Running Task:
 

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Don't need running tasks.

lets have a look:

Adobe Gamma Loader.exe: Adjusts monitor colours across all programs, including Photoshop. It is needed by some graphics professionals who want their monitor calibrated. Most home users will not need it.

ZoneAlarm Common Startup: If you're on a modem or broadband connection, ie connected all the time, you need your firewall. If you have to dial-up, you can enable this via Start | programs. Up to you

AVG_CC: Antivirus. Keep

SystemTray: Where your clock is. Keep

HPDJ Taskbar Utility: Ghostscript device driver for printers understanding Hewlett-Packard's Printer Command Language. keep

Tweak UI: Restores settings that can't be retained if you have Tweak UI installed. Keep

ScanRegistry: Scans your registry in case you need to restore your system. Keep.

LoadPowerProfile: Power management specifics such as monitor shut-off, system standby, etc. Keep

EnsoniqMixer: Puts the Ensonic mixer in system tray. Not required

SpeedUp:

SmartBooster:

TrueVector: Even if you don't have Zone Alarm run at start-up you do need this

MiniLog: If you don't have ZoneAlarm Pro running you don't need this

Avgserv9.exe: Antivirus. Keep

Well, there's not that much there. A couple I don't know, but I'm at work so not many bookmarks.

For the ones that you don't want, go to Run and type MSCONFIG and go to the Startup tab. Uncheck all you don't want, apply and restart. If you are unsure with any, just do them individually, applying and restarting each time.

Regards

eddie
 
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