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    Re: MSCONFIG-clean up after

    What are you trying to clean up and why?

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    MSCONFIG-clean up after

    Edited by WyllyWylly to add URL code. See the Quick Guide.[/i] <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Evening -

    (And bravos to the new MVPs!!!)

    I want to delete some programs in MSCONFIG. I came across Paul Collins' site and recommendations and Task List Programs at http://www.answersthatwork.com/Taskl...tasklist_l.htm

    If you know these sites, would you recommend I follow their suggestions --with no blame if something goes wrong?

    Any hints would be welcomed.

    Thank you all.

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    Re: MSCONFIG-clean up after

    RIght...specifics....more information please! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: MSCONFIG-clean up after

    Hi, Guys -

    Reason I want to clean up/out the Msconfig is that under AOL System Information memory tab, it indicates "100% load" and they (AOL) said this was not good, that the load should be reduced to somewhere in the 70s. This would eliminate error messages I am getting (many concerning VxD), they said...

    I know, I know, AOL is baby steps, but that's what we have at the moment....

    So, I am wondering if such items as Office Startup, Taskmgr, etc. can be removed.

    Hope this clarifies. Thanks much,
    Curious

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    Re: MSCONFIG-clean up after

    Curious, if you can post a list of what's in startup, it would be easier to give you recommendations. And of course, there's always Pacs-portal, the Lounge favorite for such things. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: MSCONFIG-clean up after

    Wylly is right that is a great place. I just went there and got rid of 4 things I didn't need at startup. Thanks Wylly.

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    Re: MSCONFIG-clean up after

    The guys (Mark and Cowboy) are right, Curious. It would be better for your own well being if you posted a screenshot of what you see in MSCONFIG so we can help YOU decide what to turn off. I do want to say about your first post, that I (and others here in The Lounge) have found Answers That Work very reliable. As a matter of fact, the fave that Mark mentioned, Pacs-Portal, have a link to ATW as well. So, both places are reliable for information about various startups, but it would be good if you could share a screenshot with us.

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    Re: MSCONFIG-clean up after

    Hi, you patient people --

    Haven't been able to respond until now re what I have running. Here is the list, from Sys Information:
    Running Tasks + Startup. Hope this isn't overload for you!

    Some are self-evident, but LoadPower; MSG...Run, hpsched...are unknown to me.

    My inclination is to disable Office, but there seems to be some conflicting ideas about that. There are a few disagreements between Pacs-Portal and other sites, thus [part of my confusion].

    Is it true that a "100% load" is bad in reference to memory?
    Thank you all, as always,
    Curious

    Running Tasks:
    Kernel32.dll 4.10.1998 Microsoft Corporation Win32 Kernel core component C:WINDOWSSYSTEMKernel32.dll 4.3 Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    MSGSRV32.EXE 4.10.1998 Microsoft Corporation Windows 32-bit VxD Message Server C:WINDOWSSYSTEMMSGSRV32.EXE 4.0 Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    Mprexe.exe 4.10.1998 Microsoft Corporation WIN32 Network Interface Service Process C:WINDOWSSYSTEMMprexe.exe 4.0 Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    MMTASK.TSK 4.03.1998 Microsoft Corporation Multimedia background task support module C:WINDOWSSYSTEMMMTASK.TSK 4.0 Microsoft Windows
    MSGLOOP.EXE 4.05.00.2112 Rockwell Corporation Rockwell WaveStream Message Server C:WINDOWSSYSTEMMSGLOOP.EXE 4.0 WaveStreamEndless Wave
    Trayman.exe 1, 0, 0, 0 Ziff-Davis, Inc. TrayManager C:PROGRAM FILESTRAYMANTrayman.exe 4.0 TrayManager
    Gbpoll.exe 2.21 Adaptec, Inc. GoBack Polling Service C:PROGRAM FILESWILD FILEGOBACKGbpoll.exe 4.0 GoBack
    Msg32.exe 4.05.00.2112 Rockwell Corporation Rockwell WaveStream Message Server C:WINDOWSSYSTEMMsg32.exe 3.1 WaveStreamEndless Wave
    Explorer.exe 4.72.3110.1 Microsoft Corporation Windows Explorer C:WINDOWSExplorer.exe 4.0 Microsoft® Windows NT® Operating System
    Taskmon.exe 4.10.1998 Microsoft Corporation Task Monitor C:WINDOWSTaskmon.exe 4.0 Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    Systray.exe 4.10.1998 Microsoft Corporation System Tray Applet C:WINDOWSSYSTEMSystray.exe 4.0 Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    Hpsysdrv.exe 1, 7, 0, 0 Hewlett-Packard Company hpsysdrv C:WINDOWSSYSTEMHpsysdrv.exe 4.0 hpsysdrv
    Avgcc32.exe 6, 0, 0, 409 GRISOFT s.r.o. AVG Control Center C:PROGRAM FILESAVG6Avgcc32.exe 4.0 AVG Anti-Virus System
    Modemsta.exe 2.2.0.1 Teddyware, Ted Johansson, Sveavagen 66, S-182 62 DJURSHOLM, SWEDEN. teddyware@pobox.com, http://pobox.com/~teddyware MODEM STATUS INDICATOR C:PROGRAM FILESMODEMSTAModemsta.exe 4.0 ModemSta, Win95 & Win98
    Noads.exe 2002.11.05 South Bay Software NoAds C:PROGRAM FILESNOADSNoads.exe 4.0 NoAds
    Gbmenu.exe 2.21 Adaptec, Inc. GoBack Main Menu C:PROGRAM FILESWILD FILEGOBACKGbmenu.exe 4.0 GoBack
    Osa.exe 8.0 Microsoft Corporation Microsoft Office Wrapper C:PROGRAM FILESMICROSOFT OFFICEOFFICEOsa.exe 4.0 Microsoft Office
    Adsub.exe 1, 6, 2, 0 AdSubtract.com, LLC Subtract the Ads ! C:PROGRAM FILESADSUBTRACTAdsub.exe 4.0 AdSubtract SE
    Cookie.exe C:PROGRAM FILESCOOKIEWALL-ANALOGXCookie.exe 4.0
    Cliptrak.exe 1, 3, 0, 0 Ziff Davis Media, Inc. ClipTrak - Clipboard Organizer C:PROGRAM FILESCLIPTRAKCliptrak.exe 4.0 ClipTrak
    Spool32.exe 4.10.1998 Microsoft Corporation Spooler Sub System Process C:WINDOWSSYSTEMSpool32.exe 4.0 Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    Msconfig.exe 4.10.1998 Microsoft Corporation System Configuration Utility C:WINDOWSSYSTEMMsconfig.exe 4.0 Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    Winword.exe 8.0b Microsoft Corporation Microsoft Word for Windows

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    Re: MSCONFIG-clean up after

    Whew! That's quite a list. For future reference, a screenshot of what you see in MSCONFIG would make it much easier to see what YOU'RE seeing. Let me only mention two, for starters. At both reliable sites already mentioned, you'll read that OSA.EXE (the Office startup) can be turned off and save resources. It becomes a question of whether you have to do it from within Office, rather than with MSCONFIG. Also, it has been my experience that you can un-check any HP labeled elements, such as HPSCHED and others, and not harm the operation of your printing. I've gotta keep looking, but that's my starting recommendation.

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    Re: MSCONFIG-clean up after

    Big Al -

    THANK YOU so M U C H for your speedy response, especially given that long list.

    Thank you for the recommendaitons. I will implement them immediately.

    Gratefully, Curious

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    Re: MSCONFIG-clean up after

    I also forgot to ask you, are you running a spyware program like AdAware or Spybot? If not, you should consider something like that for periodic checking for bad guys that may get into your system.

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