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What should be enabled in 'msconfig'


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Hi everyone..........My pc is running very very slow and someone told me to go to run>msconfig and uncheck everything except.....scanregistry, systemtray and my antivirus, but I don't see either one of those listed there. Can someone tell me what should and shouldn't be checked for windows xp?
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ltull67-

Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go! :)

You're on the right track. Let's take a look at what's running at startup.
  • Please download Autoruns for Windows.
  • Extract the Autoruns zip folder contents to a new folder.
  • Double-click autoruns.exe to launch the program.
  • Go to File > Save As, and name it autoruns.txt
  • Remember to save as type: *.txt!
  • Please attach the file to your next reply (remember- it must be a .txt file).

EDIT: I can't spell today.

Edited by FNP, 08 May 2010 - 02:58 PM.

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I hope I did this right...........

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ltull67-

Mmm, not quite. You just sent me the program- I need you to send me a log.

Let's try this:
  • Extract the downloaded folder (right-click > extract. Save it to any easily accessible location, like the desktop).
  • Double-click on the application autoruns (not autorunsc).
  • It will open a new program.
  • Go to File > Save. Save it as autoruns.txt; make sure the type is saved as *.txt (like in my screenshot).
  • Upload that attachment in your next reply.

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I can't figure out how to extract whatever it is you need, sorry. Maybe this will help, it is a screen shot of my start up list and what is checked, is there anything there I can disable??

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Edited by ltull67, 08 May 2010 - 03:47 PM.

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That would be fine- if you had included anything. There's no attachment. :)
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BLAHHH ok I edited my previous post it should be there now
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ltull67-

I see that you have Frostwire installed. This leads me to believe that an infection may be the source of your performance problems.

I suggest taking a look at the Malware and Spyware Cleaning Guide. This will help you disinfect the majority of malicious software from your system. If that doesn't solve your problem, post a new thread in the Virus, Spyware and Trojan Removal Forum.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to this thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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I had frostwire, but have since removed it I dont know why it is still listed there, it's been uninstalled and is not in my add/remove programs anymore. I s there anything in the start up list that I do have checked that can be unchecked?
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ltull67-

The program might be gone, but if the infection is there, just deleting FrostWire won't get rid of it. I would still recommend at least running through the removal guide.

In the meantime, uncheck the following items:
  • Igfxtray
  • igfxpers
  • Reader_sl
  • AdobeARM
  • jusched
That will prevent some unnecessary programs from running when your computer starts up. If you need to, you can manually run them at any time.
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