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Windows 7: Startup Problem..

12 Oct 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Is there anything in C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup ? just out of interest. For some reason it may not show when clicking through the start button

Documents and Settings doesn't exist in Windows 7 does it? Mine goes C:\users etc..etc.. and can't find startup folder?

Autorun didn't find it either...


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12 Oct 2010   #12
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

The registry RUN entries are

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
and
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Might also want to look in the RunOnce entries while you have regedit open.


One that often gets missed in windows 7 x64 is

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

You're running 32 bit so you likely won't have the third one. I would expect any entries in these keys to show up in msconfig, but sometimes strange things happen in windows.
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12 Oct 2010   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Two more tools to try: Process Explorer and Process Monitor.

Process Explorer

Process Monitor

Any chance of using system restore or have you exceeded your available restore points?
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12 Oct 2010   #14
Microsoft MVP

 

What do you mean they run at Startup? Do they open on the desktop? If not then they are not running any more than usual when not opened.

If you dont' have Google or Mozilla Updater in Control Panel or msconfig>startup, then uncheck MS Services in msconfig>services and you will see what is running. It wouldn't be anything other than the Chrome or Thunderbird Updater unless those browsers are open on your desktop.
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