Moneystartup/ Not required: Microsoft Money
scanregistry/ Normally leave to run at start-up: Scans the system registry and makes back-ups at start-up. Important should the registry become corrupt. The executable "Scanregw.exe" is located in %windir% (where %windir% is the Windows directory - C:Windows or C:Winnt)
taskmonitor/ User's choice: "The Task Monitor checks the disk-access patterns of programs when they are started and stores this information in log files in the Applog folder. Task Monitor also records the number of times you use a program. The Disk Defragmenter tool uses this information to optimize your hard disk so that programs that you use frequently are loaded faster. Not required - but can be useful. Note: for Norton Anti-Virus 2002 users
PCHealth/ Not required: "This is a "scheduler" and does not turn off PC Health. For more information refer here"
Systemtray/ User's choice: "SYSTRAY.EXE - System Tray Services. Provides the Volume Control
Loadpowerprofile/ User's choice: Power management specifics such as monitor shut-off
hidserv/ User's choice: "This is the Human Interface Device Server for Win98SE/2000/Me/XP
countryselection/ Not required: "Country selection for a PCtel HSP56 based modem. Often found in OEM (Dell
PCTVoice/ User's choice: "The program PCTVoice is used by the modem to interface with your computer and also used for some V.80 functions for Video Conferencing. if you uncheck it
CPQeasyACC/ User's choice: For Compaq PC's. Allows the use of programmable keys on mulimedia keyboards. Required if you use the additional keys
EACLEAN/ User's choice: "For Compaq PC's. Easy Access button support for the keyboard"
Worksfud/ Not required: A marketing program for MS Works
Microsoft Works portfolio/ Not required: The Works Portfolio tool lets you collect and organize text and pictures from the Web or your favorite program.Can be prevented from starting from a setting within Portfolio
Microsoft Works Update detection/ Not required: Checks for updates to MS Works
CPQINET/ User's choice: "For Compaq PC's. Allows AOL and Compuserve to use the Easy Access buttons for the internet. Is not required if you don't use the ISP providers"
Digital dashboard/ Not required: For Compaq PC's. Loads Digital Dashboard options
tour/ Not required: "Component of WinME that's annoying as [bleep]. Pop's up a prompt to play the C:WINDOWSApplication DataMicrosoftINTROCONTENT.HTA that plays a full screen version of the WinME product preview Windows Media video file that cannot be stopped to my knowledge until it finishes. That prompt will keep popping up after an install/reinstall of WinME until you give in and watch the thing. It also puts a task scheduler entry to run that annoying thing every 30 minutes
loadpowerprofile/ User's choice: "Power management specifics such as monitor shut-off
SchedulingAgent/ User's choice: "MS Scheduling Agent displayed as a box with a stopwatch in the System Tray that is only needed if you have regular scheduled disk defragmenting
statemgr/ Normally leave to run at start-up: Windows ME default for System Restore. Do NOT disable!
KB891711/ Normally leave to run at start-up: "Installed by the Windows KB891711 critical update
trueVector/ Normally leave to run at start-up: Even if you don't have ZoneAlarm or ZoneAlarm Pro run at start-up you do need this
cal reminder shortcut/ Not required: Produces a pop-up reminder of events scheduled using the MS Office Calendar