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    Blank Entry in msconfig

    I found an entry in msconfig that has no name and no description. Just a check box that has been selected. I don't know how it got there or what it is for. I found the entry when troubleshooting fatal errors I was getting. I know I can deselect it in msconfig but I want to know more.

    Can anyone tell me how I might figure out where this phantom entry came from and what it is for? <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29> BTW, I did use AdAware to make sure I don't have any spyware.

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    Re: Blank Entry in msconfig

    ...and the Startup folder.

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    Re: Blank Entry in msconfig

    Oops! <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15> Thanks; I've edited my original post.

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    Re: Blank Entry in msconfig

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Phil Rabichow on 25-May-03 10:10. to add Startup folder)</P>Hi Sherry:
    All the startup entries in msconfig are contained in one of the following registry keys or the Windows startup folder:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionRunServices
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionRunOnce
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionRun
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionRunonce
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionRun

    If you go to Start/Run & type "regedit" (no quotes) & press enter, you will open your registry editor. Navigate to each of these keys & see if there is a suspicious entry (no name). See if it has a value. That might help you figure out what it is.
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    Re: Blank Entry in msconfig

    ;-] I only included it for completeness sake.

    I am not sure it is possible to get a 'blank' entry in the Startup folder -- so the registry keys are far more likely to be helpful.

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    Re: Blank Entry in msconfig

    I'm not sure how to get a blank filepath under Startup in msconfig, but I know how to get a blank name. Just name the shortcut by pressing Alt+0160. This puts in a space that Windows will allow for a filename. Then you'll get something like this.
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