Startup sound cuts off on XP

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Feldan

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I have an unusually long starup sound that I like to listen to on my machine. This file wroked great for 95, 98, NT, etc. But on my XP machine only the first 30 seconds can be heard and then it cuts off. I know I have the latest sound blaster drivers and the file will play all the way through when i have media player play it on my xp machine so its not the file. The only thing i can think of is that either a program is stopping its action and that is terminating it prematurely or XP is programmed to terminate the starup sound after 30 seconds of play. I have tried various other files as well that is over 30 seconds long and it does it to all of them. There is no cracking or popping or stuttering of any kind. Playback at startup is smooth but it cuts it off at 30 seconds. Any one know how to legthen the playback time on the startup?

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eddie5659

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Hiya and welcome

Lets see what you have running at startup first:

Go to Run and type MSINFO32
On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. Copy/paste the list here.

Regards

eddie
 

Feldan

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Here is what I have.

AHQInit c:\program files\creative\sblive\program\ahqinit.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Jet Detection "c:\program files\creative\sblive\program\adgjdet.exe" All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
MCUpdateExe c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcupdate.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
MSKExe c:\progra~1\mcafee\spamki~1\spamkiller.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
NCLaunch c:\windows\nclaunch.exe NCC-1701-E\Feldan Garabaldi HKU\S-1-5-21-329068152-1390067357-682003330-1003\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
NvCplDaemon rundll32.exe c:\windows\system32\nvcpl.dll,nvstartup All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
NvMediaCenter rundll32.exe c:\windows\system32\nvmctray.dll,nvtaskbarinit NCC-1701-E\Feldan Garabaldi HKU\S-1-5-21-329068152-1390067357-682003330-1003\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Profiler c:\program files\saitek\software\profiler.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
SaiSmart c:\program files\saitek\software\saismart.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
UpdReg c:\windows\updreg.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
WINDVDPatch cthelper.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Wallpaper Changer c:\progra~1\wallpa~1\wallpa~1.exe NCC-1701-E\Feldan Garabaldi Startup
ccApp "c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccapp.exe" All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
ccRegVfy "c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccregvfy.exe" All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
ctfmon.exe c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe NCC-1701-E\Feldan Garabaldi HKU\S-1-5-21-329068152-1390067357-682003330-1003\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
desktop desktop.ini NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
desktop desktop.ini NCC-1701-E\Feldan Garabaldi Startup
desktop desktop.ini .DEFAULT Startup
desktop desktop.ini All Users Common Startup
nwiz nwiz.exe /install All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run


sorry it took so long life has been getting in the way lately :)
 

eddie5659

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Thats okay, been studying alot lately myself :)

Lets have a look....

AHQInit: Part of AudioHQ for the Soundblaster Live!. Appears as though it makes the AudioHW toolbar drop down from the top of the desktop and isn't required. Not needed

Jet Detection: Added with SoundBlaster Live! or Audigy soundcards for headphone autodetection. Not needed

MCUpdateExe: From McAfee VirusScan On-line. Automatically updates your virus definitions. Leave enabled unless you regularly update these definitions.

MSKExe: McAfee SpamKiller, up to you.

NCLaunch: Part of SWF Studio from Northcode Inc - an extension to Flash. Bundled when you create a self-installing screen-saver on Win2K/XP. Not sure, leave?

NvCplDaemon: Intializes the clock and memory settings on nVidia based graphics cards. Disable if you overclock your card

NvMediaCenter: System Tray icon used to manage settings for nVidia based graphics cards. May be required for some 3D applications to recognize your
card correctly - such as the game "Everquest". Otherwise, settings can be changed manually via Display Properties.

Profiler: Enables the "Profiler" to be launched from a System Tray icon for Saitek 's game controllers. Available via Start -> Programs. Not needed

SaiSmart: "Smart Button Special Sauce" - included with the latest software for Saitek game controllers. Related to the "S", "Shift" or "Smart" button. What does it do and is it required? Not sure, leave.

UpdReg: Reminder to register Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live! cards. Not needed.

WINDVDPatch: CTHELPER is a background task that is a plug-in manager for Creative drivers. The theory is that 3rd party manufacturers can use the CTHELPER plug-in interface to produce drivers, add-on features, and fixes that will integrate with a tighter fit with Creative’s sound drivers and utilities. Given its purpose CTHELPER would normally be classified as a "leave alone" background task.Unfortunately there are often problems with CTHELPER, most notably that it can use 100% of CPU time so it's best left disabled

Wallpaper Changer: Not sure???

ccApp: Part of Norton AntiVirus 2003 . Auto-protect and E-mail check will not function without this. Keep

ccRegVfy: Part of Norton AntiVirus 2003 . "ccRegVfy.exe is responsible for checking the integrity of the NAV registry entries to make sure that the information has not been changed by a malicious threat or a hack". Keep

ctfmon.exe: CTFMon is involved with the language/alternative input services in Office XP. CTFMON.exe will continue to put itself back into MSConfig when you run the Office XP apps as long as the Text Services and Speech applets in the Control Panel are enabled. Not required if you don't need these features. For more info on ctfmon see

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;282599

CTFMON can be disabled from Control Panel, Text & Speech Services

Up to you

nwiz: Associated with the newer versions of nVidia graphics cards drivers. Allows you to immensely improve desktop layouts by setting preferences and optimizations. However, this isn't necessary for the operation of your system

Go to Run and type MSCONFIG, startup tab. Uncheck the ones you don't want, apply and restart.

eddie
 
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