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#16
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Wow, I had forgotten how much stuff Startuplist collects.
 
I see quite a few Sony and Intel data collectors running and several toolbars that are not needed. Lets try one more time, see if the data presented is any easier to absorb:

Download and install CCleaner from the following link:
CCleaner - Standard

During installation, uncheck the option to install the Yahoo toolbar.

Click on Tools (ICON) and Select the following BUTTONS to create two (2) text files:

* Uninstall > Save to text file (install) – bottom right corner of app window
* Startup > Save to text file (startup)

Locate and open each saved file in the ‘Documents’ FOLDER:

* Copy and paste the contents of each file into your next post (2 files).


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Also, try this:  How does it behave if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking? If better then something is starting at boot that is causing the problem.

Advanced startup options - XP
Advanced startup options - Vista
Advanced startup options - Windows 7
Advanced startup options - Windows 8

Use msconfig to determine what is causing the problem

These are good tutorials on using msconfig in XP, Vista or Windows 7:
How to use msconfig in Windows XP
How to use msconfig in Windows Vista
How to use msconfig in Windows 7 and Windows 8

Click on Start then Run, type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Startup tab (for Windows 8, the Startup tab has a link to open Task Manager/Startup tab. Use that.), record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Reboot and see if it runs better.
If yes then use msconfig to enable several items at a time till you find the culprit.

If no, start msconfig and click on the Services tab.
Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Again, do a regular boot, see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable services till you find the culprit.

Once you've found the culprit, uninstall it or find out how to eliminate it from your system. Simply disabling it in msconfig is a temporary fix at best.
Enable everything else you disabled.

 

Make sure you enable your Anti-virus.


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#18
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I'd be happy to get rid of unnecessary and burdensome stuff like extra toolbars. I've already deleted a couple of easy ones, but I am definitely open to your suggestions. Here are the results from CCleaner, I will try Safe Mode and msconfig tomorrow and let you know how my machine responds. Thank you for these steps.


Adobe AIR Adobe Systems Incorporated 10/23/2014 15.0.0.293
Adobe Flash Player 15 ActiveX Adobe Systems Incorporated 10/22/2014 6.00 MB 15.0.0.189
Adobe Flash Player 15 Plugin Adobe Systems Incorporated 10/23/2014 6.00 MB 15.0.0.189
Adobe Reader XI (11.0.09) Adobe Systems Incorporated 9/18/2014 183 MB 11.0.09
Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5 Adobe Systems, Inc. 10/3/2011 11.5.9.615
Alps Pointing-device for VAIO ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 8/18/2009
Amazon Cloud Player Amazon Services LLC 11/30/2013 2.1.0.381
Amazon Kindle For PC Amazon 10/3/2011
Amazon MP3 Uploader Amazon Services LLC 12/22/2011 1.0.7
AOL Toolbar AOL Inc. 10/15/2014
AOL Uninstaller (Choose which Products to Remove) AOL Inc. 10/15/2014
Apple Application Support Apple Inc. 10/23/2014 95.2 MB 3.1
Apple Mobile Device Support Apple Inc. 10/23/2014 22.2 MB 8.0.5.6
Apple Software Update Apple Inc. 8/7/2011 2.38 MB 2.1.3.127
Application Manager for VAIO 10/3/2011
ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects 2 ArcSoft 10/3/2011 2.0.1.85
ArcSoft WebCam Companion 3 ArcSoft 10/3/2011 3.0.21.193
Atheros Client Installation Program Atheros 11/29/2010 7.0
Audacity 1.2.6 11/20/2011
avast! Free Antivirus AVAST Software 7/12/2014 9.0.2021
Bonjour Apple Inc. 1/18/2012 2.04 MB 3.0.0.10
CCleaner Piriform 11/8/2014 4.19
Click to Disc Sony Corporation 9/24/2010 1.2.73.04270
Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system Microsoft Corporation 10/16/2014 469 MB 12.0.6612.1000
Corel WinDVD Corel Inc. 5/21/2011 250 MB 8.8.0.154
Download Updater (AOL Inc.) AOL Inc. 10/15/2014
Dropbox Dropbox, Inc. 3/28/2014 2.6.25
Electronic Arts Game Updater 10/3/2011
EPSON NX430 Series Printer Uninstall SEIKO EPSON Corporation 12/28/2011
EPSON Printer Software SEIKO EPSON Corporation 1/20/2010
EPSON Scan Seiko Epson Corporation 8/7/2012
ERUNT 1.1j Lars Hederer 12/12/2011
Free WMA to MP3 Converter 1.16 Jodix Technologies Ltd. 10/15/2012
Garmin Communicator Plugin Garmin Ltd or its subsidiaries 1/23/2010 10.6 MB 2.9.1
Garmin USB Drivers Garmin Ltd or its subsidiaries 1/23/2010 121 KB 2.3.0.0
Google Chrome Google Inc. 9/3/2009 38.0.2125.111
Google Talk Plugin Google 11/3/2014 14.3 MB 5.38.6.0
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer Google Inc. 3/28/2014 7.5.5111.1712
H&R Block Colorado 2013 HRB Technology, LLC. 4/14/2014 3.39 MB 1.13.4301
H&R Block Deluxe + Efile + State 2013 HRB Technology, LLC. 4/14/2014 116 MB 13.05.6502
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver Intel Corporation 10/18/2013 54.2 MB 8.15.10.2869
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Intel Corporation 7/9/2011 9.6.0.1014
IObit Toolbar v4.7 11/11/2011
iTunes Apple Inc. 1/24/2014 215 MB 11.1.4.62
Java 7 Update 67 Oracle 10/23/2014 120 MB 7.0.670
Java 8 Update 25 Oracle Corporation 10/22/2014 73.3 MB 8.0.250
K-Lite Codec Pack 4.0.0 (Full) 5/3/2010 4.0.0
Leap Free MP3 To Amr Mobile Ringtone Converter 5.0 Leapconverter Software, Inc. 5/3/2010
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1 Microsoft Corporation 2/26/2014 38.8 MB 4.5.50938
Microsoft Office File Validation Add-In Microsoft Corporation 5/16/2014 7.95 MB 14.0.5130.5003
Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 Microsoft Corporation 11/26/2013 14.0.7015.1000
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (English) Microsoft Corporation 6/12/2014 128 MB 12.0.6612.1000
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 Microsoft Corporation 4/9/2014 1.80 GB 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft Office Suite Activation Assistant Microsoft Corporation 9/3/2009 8.36 MB 2.9
Microsoft Silverlight Microsoft Corporation 7/24/2014 249 MB 5.1.30514.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU] Microsoft Corporation 9/3/2009 1.72 MB 3.1.0000
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x64 8.0.50727.4053 Microsoft Corporation 1/20/2010 260 KB 8.0.50727.4053
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053 Microsoft Corporation 1/20/2010 252 KB 8.0.50727.4053
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Microsoft Corporation 6/16/2011 300 KB 8.0.61001
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64) Microsoft Corporation 6/16/2011 572 KB 8.0.61000
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64) - KB2467175 Microsoft Corporation 6/5/2011 580 KB 8.0.51011
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 ATL Update kb973924 - x64 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 10/19/2010 212 KB 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - KB2467174 - x64 9.0.30729.5570 Microsoft Corporation 5/22/2011 790 KB 9.0.30729.5570
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - KB2467174 - x86 9.0.30729.5570 Microsoft Corporation 5/22/2011 598 KB 9.0.30729.5570
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.17 Microsoft Corporation 10/18/2010 788 KB 9.0.30729
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 6/16/2011 788 KB 9.0.30729.6161
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17 Microsoft Corporation 8/2/2012 232 KB 9.0.30729
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 2/13/2011 592 KB 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 6/16/2011 600 KB 9.0.30729.6161
Microsoft Works Microsoft Corporation 10/10/2012 1.36 GB 9.7.0621
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430) Microsoft Corporation 12/14/2009 1.27 MB 4.20.9870.0
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688) Microsoft Corporation 12/14/2009 1.33 MB 4.20.9876.0
NETGEAR Genie NETGEAR Inc. 8/2/2012 2.2.26.50
Nikon View 6 8/31/2013
Pdf995 (installed by H&R Block) 10/3/2011
PdfEdit995 (installed by H&R Block) 10/3/2011
Photodex Presenter Photodex Corporation 7/5/2012
PlayReady PC Runtime amd64 Microsoft Corporation 9/3/2009 2.05 MB 1.3.0
QuickBooks Financial Center Intuit Inc. 9/3/2009 744 KB 1.30.0000
QuickTime 7 Apple Inc. 10/23/2014 70.2 MB 7.75.80.95
Reader Library by Sony Sony Corporation 12/11/2010 48.5 MB 3.3.00.07130
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 8/18/2009 6.0.1.7246
Rhapsody 1/1/2013
Roxio Easy Media Creator 10 LJ Roxio 10/3/2011 130 MB 10.3
Sansa Media Converter 8/9/2010 1.0-B4.256
Sansa Updater 7/13/2010
Setting Utility Series Sony Corporation 6/22/2011 5.0.0.07300
SmartWi Connection Utility Sony 9/3/2009 4.8.4.20090826.2116
Sony Home Network Library Sony Corporation 7/9/2011 2.2.0.13270
Speccy Piriform 11/2/2014 1.26
Spelling Dictionaries Support For Adobe Reader 9 Adobe Systems Incorporated 1/28/2010 29.6 MB 9.0.0
Uninstall AOL Emergency Connect Utility 1.0 10/3/2011
VAIO Care Sony Corporation 8/8/2014 101 MB 8.4.1.07021
VAIO Content Metadata Intelligent Analyzing Manager Sony Corporation 7/9/2011 35.4 MB 3.9.1.01200
VAIO Content Metadata Intelligent Network Service Manager Sony Corporation 7/9/2011 12.3 MB 3.9.1.01200
VAIO Content Metadata Manager Settings Sony Corporation 7/9/2011 20.2 MB 3.9.1.01200
VAIO Content Metadata XML Interface Library Sony Corporation 7/9/2011 7.60 MB 3.9.1.01200
VAIO Content Monitoring Settings Sony Corporation 7/9/2011 2.6.0.13120
VAIO Control Center Sony Corporation 6/22/2011 4.0.0.06120
VAIO Entertainment Platform Sony Corporation 7/9/2011 3.9.0.13200
VAIO Help and Support Sony Corporation 9/3/2009 9.00.0729.ENUS
VAIO Original Function Settings Sony Corporation 7/9/2011 2.3.0.13120
VAIO Power Management Sony Corporation 6/22/2011 4.0.0.08240
VAIO Update Sony Corporation 5/22/2014 7.0.0.14270
Viewpoint Media Player 10/15/2014
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Microsoft Corporation 3/23/2013 9.53 MB 2.0.5000.0
Windows Driver Package - Garmin (grmnusb) GARMIN Devices (06/03/2009 2.3.0.0) Garmin 1/23/2010 06/03/2009 2.3.0.0
Windows Live Essentials Microsoft Corporation 11/20/2010 15.4.3502.0922
Windows Live Sync Microsoft Corporation 9/3/2009 2.79 MB 14.0.8050.1202
Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin Microsoft Corp 6/26/2011 296 KB 1.0.0.8
WingMan Software Logitech 1/16/2010 18.6 MB 4.00


Yes HKCU:Run AOL Fast Start AOL Inc. "C:\Program Files (x86)\AOL Desktop 9.6\AOL.EXE" -b
Yes HKCU:Run CCleaner Monitoring Piriform Ltd "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner64.exe" /MONITOR
Yes HKCU:Run NETGEARGenie NETGEAR "C:\Program Files (x86)\NETGEAR Genie\bin\NETGEARGenie.exe" -mini -redirect
No HKLM:Run (default)
Yes HKLM:Run Adobe ARM Adobe Systems Incorporated "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run Apoint Alps Electric Co., Ltd. %ProgramFiles%\Apoint\Apoint.exe
No HKLM:Run APSDaemon Apple Inc. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run AvastUI.exe AVAST Software "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe" /nogui
Yes HKLM:Run HostManager AOL Inc. C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\AOL\1317750540\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
Yes HKLM:Run HotKeysCmds Intel Corporation C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
Yes HKLM:Run IAStorIcon Intel Corporation C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
Yes HKLM:Run IgfxTray Intel Corporation C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
Yes HKLM:Run ISBMgr.exe Sony Corporation "C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run Persistence Intel Corporation C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
Yes HKLM:Run QuickTime Task Apple Inc. "C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
Yes HKLM:Run Reader Library Launcher Sony Corporation C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\Reader\Data\bin\launcher\Reader Library Launcher.exe
Yes HKLM:Run SmartWiHelper Sony Electronics Corporation "C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\SmartWiHelper.exe" /WindowsStartup
Yes Startup User ERUNT AutoBackup.lnk C:\Program Files (x86)\ERUNT\AUTOBACK.EXE
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Disable these toolbars:

AOL Toolbar AOL Inc. 10/15/2014
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer Google Inc. 3/28/2014 7.5.5111.1712
IObit Toolbar v4.7 11/11/2011

Disable these startup items:

Yes HKCU:Run CCleaner Monitoring Piriform Ltd "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner64.exe" /MONITOR
Yes HKLM:Run IgfxTray Intel Corporation C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
Yes HKLM:Run Persistence Intel Corporation C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe

 

 

I'd still suggest you go through the steps I listed in my previous post using msconfig. You may find more you can disable that will inmprove performance and not cause you any problems.


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Ztruker, I was able to disable several Startup items by following your instructions and the guidelines in PacMan's msconfig listing.  My machine seems to be pretty stable and things are running smoothly.  I didn't find anything particularly strange, but I did find several unnecessary items.  I think if there was anything "strange," we wiped it out during some of the earlier housecleaning that stopped Internet Explorer from locking up all the time and allowed videos to run again.  I can't say that everything is perfect again, but my computer is several years old, so I don't expect lightning speed anymore.  Thank you for getting it back to being functional.  I really appreciate your help.  We went through a lot of steps, most of which I didn't even know about.  You are a good person and a deserving geek.  Thank you.


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I'm glad things are going well for you. Thanks for the kind words.


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