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What to load at startup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by joerep, May 4, 2004.

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  1. joerep

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    My CD/RW Drive stopped working and I had it replaced under warranty at Best Buy. When I received my computer back and started it, only the clock and volume icon showed on the tray. I checked msconfig startup tab and found they had unchecked all the items listed there. I know enough to check my anti-virus program, but being new, I'm at a loss as to what else to check. Does anyone know where I can find out which if any of the other items I should check to load at startup?
     
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  3. rude

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    Strictly speaking,you don't really have to have anything in startup at all.Personally,I don't find it too difficult to start programs when I need them and shut them down when I'm done with them
    Having too much stuff in startup can slow your system down dramatically.The only things I allow to start on bootup on my machine are my anti virus and firewall.

    Also go here:http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
    and check out the service configurations,there are a lot of services that you can disable to help your system run better and faster
     
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  5. joerep

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    Thanks for the advice. I have enabled my anti-virus and will leave it at that.
     
  6. clarke123

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    I wonder why BestBuy would do that in the first place?
     
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