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    At work, I use a Dell laptop that runs on WinXP Pro. In MSCONFIG > Startup tab, there's one item that remains unidentified. The "Startup Item" and "Command" fields are both blank. The "Location" field shows: "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ru n."

    I consulted one of our techies, but he has no clue what this item points to. Any ideas?

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    [quote name='Caesar3' post='763927' date='06-Mar-2009 11:37'][/quote]

    If you use regedit and navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run you'll find an entry with a Name but no data. Just delete it.

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    Of course, nothing would happen at startup time if there's nothing shown to do!

    But for tidyness' sake it would be good to delete it, as Joe says.
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