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Lots of programs on startup running in the background


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I lag [bleep] bad whenever i turn on my comp. MSN takes close to 30 seconds to show up, and when it shows how many emails i've, it lags the whole system up.

I ran autoruns (software) and i can see a whole list of items that is set to run when windows boot. Is there any way i can remove those i dont need it to run, or at least, allow it to run in a faster manner.
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Yes you can disable some of the programs that start with windows. I disable all but my Anti Virus and other security software. You can see how by following Tweak #7 is the Easy XP Tweaks http://www.geekstogo...s...st&p=361361

If you computer is slow you could try some of the other tweaks. I am presuming that your computer is clean and has no infections.

Edited by Michael, 25 November 2006 - 07:16 AM.

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Thats a nice thrend with lots of useful infos! Ty

However, i've already known of this trick, and done it in the past. But autorun shows a whole new list of items that runs in the background which im not sure which is safe to disable, and which is not.

Any advice on this?
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Can you link to a place I can download autorun, so I can check out just what your seeing. I googled it but as I expected most of the results were about the autorun.inf file.
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Sure.

http://www.microsoft...s/Autoruns.mspx

This is the one
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Very interesting program, but I don't think you should go playing with it. You could potently make your computer slower. There all just registry keys, since I have never seen a tweaking guides that recommends removing them I am presuming it is not a good idea to do so.

What is your computer like memory and processor wise?

And are you 100% sure your free of malware? Who long has it been going like this? How old is the computer, and what operating system?
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Ya, im free from malwares. 3 years old comp. Its not too terribly laggy, just the start, after that, its decent, cept slightly slow on Opera's browsing on the net.
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I don't suppose this computer has ever been formated in that 3 year life, all windows operating system do slow done over time. So it being "laggy" is not unexpected.

I decided continue this thread via PM, as some of what we might post could cause problems to other that find it via Google. I post the results once we are done.
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Alright cool, ty.
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