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Shielageek

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OS: XP

There is an entry in my startup tab in MSCONFIG that says: remMicrosoft Office. I am using Microsoft Office 2000 Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Publisher all work. Word hangs on startup, but that may be another issue...not sure. I would like to know what this entry in startup is for. Any help?
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Open startups and then take a screenshot.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply
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Here is the screenshot

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Here is a better pic.

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Ok I don't see the Rem Microsoft entry you descried unless that is the Shortcut entry.
It does not show everything so I can't tell. Let's try this a different way. This will allow me to see all your startups in one place and then we can take out the Autoruns that you don't need.

Download Autoruns from the link in my signature below:
1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.
7: Attach to your next reply.

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This is the specific entry from the pic I sent you.

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ok let's see what Autoruns finds. If you unrem the entry or uncheck it then if everything works we will know. But i do see several autoruns that need to be looked at so i will await your log.
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oops I sent the wrong format. Here it is in *.txt format.

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oK get settled in and lets see what we can do to help you out here. These sets of instructions are long but just follow each step in order and hopefully when you are done the system will speed up and we can fix that one entry for you.

Open Autoruns, click on "Logon" tab, and UN-check:

"Adobe ARM"
"Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"
"iTunesHelper"
"QuickTime Task"
"SunJavaUpdateSched"
"TkBellExe"
"Uninstall Adobe Download Manager"
"remMicrosoft Office.lnk"
"WDDMStatus.lnk"
"WDSmartWare.lnk"
"MSMSGS"




The next file needs to be manually disabled and is only needed if you use multi language on your keyboard. If you do then skip the step.


To turn off just ctfmon.exe go to:

Control Panel then to Regional and Language Options

Click on the Languages Tab then click the Details button

Click on the Advanced tab

Check the box that says Turn off advanced text services option

Click A and then OK



When done restart computer and then:



Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.


Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:
It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged

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After using AutoRuns my cmoputer no longer recognizes me as the
Administrator in MSCONFIG and refuses to let me use it to make any changes. Before we go any further I would like to fix that.
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Also, the system is not slow. I just did a successful destructive recovery yesterday.
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P.S. I AM logged on as the Administrator
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After using AutoRuns my cmoputer no longer recognizes me as the
Administrator in MSCONFIG and refuses to let me use it to make any changes. Before we go any further I would like to fix that.

Autoruns or Msconfig would have done nothing to change this. All we did was stop programs from running in the background that were not needed.

Also, the system is not slow. I just did a successful destructive recovery yesterday.

This is good news as the recovery fixed that problem.

P.S. I AM logged on as the Administrator

Since you did a destructive recovery then I'm sure your profile was deleted. You will have to go and create the new profile. Do you know how to setup a new profile?
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Since the recovery I have been able to log in and out of the computer and have no problems with it until I tried to fix the remMicrosoft Office thing. I did though setup a new user with administrator rights to see if that would fix the problem and it did not.
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Only after loading autoruns, when I startup the computer there is a flash of a full screen (it's white and is so fast I can't see if there is anything on it)before my desktop appears. That wasn't there before.
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