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Windows 7: Windows seven, System configuration startup programs is empty?

01 Mar 2013   #1
Elwood42

 
 
Windows seven, System configuration startup programs is empty?

I recently backed up some programs on my pc and uninstalled a few. Today I booted windows and noticed my antivirus didn't load on startup.

I navigated to control panel > Administrative tools > System configuration > Startup, only to find that there are no programs listed at all. I didn't disable them, or remove them, but now they are not there.

Unfortunately I cannot see an option to re-add programs to this system configuration startup, so can someone tell me how to do so, or possibly why they were removed in the first place?


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01 Mar 2013   #2
gregrocker

 

You're referring to msconfig>Startup? There are no listings present with boxes for you to check your AV?

In this case I would use System Restore to roll back before this happened.

But first just to be sure run a full scan with Malwarebytes.

Once you roll back to where Startup tab is populated, establish a Clean Boot and run a SFC from Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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01 Mar 2013   #3
Elwood42

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You're referring to msconfig>Startup? There are no listings present with boxes for you to check your AV?

In this case I would use System Restore to roll back before this happened.

But first just to be sure run a full scan with Malwarebytes.

Once you roll back to where Startup tab is populated, establish a Clean Boot and run a SFC from Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
Just about to run a malware scan now. It's really strange, all I did today was install a program to format an external Hard drive and move some files about.

God, pc's are a pain.
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01 Mar 2013   #4
Elwood42

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You're referring to msconfig>Startup? There are no listings present with boxes for you to check your AV?

In this case I would use System Restore to roll back before this happened.

But first just to be sure run a full scan with Malwarebytes.

Once you roll back to where Startup tab is populated, establish a Clean Boot and run a SFC from Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
What could have caused them to be removed, I checked the registry where they should be, and only one is there, which is my audio driver. How could they all have been removed?
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01 Mar 2013   #5
gregrocker

 

Please follow the steps and report back results.
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01 Mar 2013   #6
Elwood42

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please follow the steps and report back results.
Running a malware bytes scan, went to select a system restore point, there are none available. i know this is incorrect, as I just created a system restore point a week ago, and had several weeks worth back logged.

Advise please?
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01 Mar 2013   #7
gregrocker

 

It's either infected or you did something that messed up your install. Finish the steps I gave you.

You could also cut to Clean Reinstall Windows 7 using only the tools and methods given this time which assure you will get and keep a perfect install.
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01 Mar 2013   #8
Elwood42

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It's either infected or you did something that messed up your install. Finish the steps I gave you.

You could also cut to Clean Reinstall Windows 7 using only the tools and methods given this time which assure you will get and keep a perfect install.
Only step I can run so far is a malware bytes scan, and thus far it is displaying no results found. At all.
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01 Mar 2013   #9
gregrocker

 

While you run those tests look over the steps involved to get and keep a perfect install to see how closely you are coming to them. If not then you might want to invest now in a perfect install and stick only with the tools and methods given which work best with Win7.
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01 Mar 2013   #10
Elwood42

 
 

Note the program I installed was a hard drive partitioning tool, that I used only to partition an external hard drive and nothing to do with the computers main hard drive. I then uninstalled the program once I was done using it.

Also Malware bytes has finished with zero results. What do I do now? I have no system restore points at all.
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