I am about to do all the prep work before posting a Hijack this log, but I have 2 questions first.
My questions pertain to this statement:
If you have anything disabled by MSConfig or any other startup manager, please re-enable them before running any scans, or posting a Hijack This log.
First Question -
I just curious as to why this needs to be done. I have about 40 items listed under the Startup tab of MSConfig, about a dozen of which are enabled. Some of the others are duplicates, some others I don't want running at startup. How does enabling things I don't normally use (including duplicates) help you experts clean up a system?
Second Question -
The System Settings statement about MSConfig is the 3rd item in the prep list, after ATF Cleaner and ERUNT, yet it says to enable all items "before running any scans". Since I tend to be a step-by-step kind of guy, it seems to me that this should be the 1st item in the list, not the 3rd. Does "any scans" include ATF Cleaner and ERUNT - meaning that I should enable everything before running those 2 utilities?
Any info you could provide so that I do this in the most efficient manner would be appreciated.