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20 Mar 2014   #1

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Cleaning up C: drive msconfig weird entries.

I am currently cleaning up my windows 7 64 bit box and i noticed something odd in MSconfig for startup items. there are a couple entries that i cant make sense of. I have attached a screenshot of my items in msconfig. my ? is what is the long the string of AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA's, why are there 2 MS operating system entries? i have an entry of msnmsgr but i uninstalled it compeltely.




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25 Mar 2014   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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26 Mar 2014   #3

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yes please...
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26 Mar 2014   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Download Autoruns 11.70 - FileHippo.com
Here is a program that will list the startup programs on your computer.
You'll see headings with a purple background and good entries with a white background.
If you see any listing with a different colored background, I'd recommend deleting them.
Reboot after closing Autoruns.

If you still have bootup issues after rebooting, post a new image.
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26 Mar 2014   #5

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thanks Gandalf
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26 Mar 2014   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

P.S. - reference the Registry Clean Expert program. Suggest you uninstall it. It will cause you more problems than it's worth.
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26 Mar 2014   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gandalf View Post
Download Autoruns 11.70 - FileHippo.com
Here is a program that will list the startup programs on your computer.
You'll see headings with a purple background and good entries with a white background.
If you see any listing with a different colored background, I'd recommend deleting them.
Reboot after closing Autoruns.

If you still have bootup issues after rebooting, post a new image.
I shouldn't do this because I'm just a novice but instead of suggesting 'deletion', wouldn't it be better/safer to suggest 'disable' to begin with, then it can be deleted later if there's no problem with being disabled?

Sorry to stick my nose in.
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26 Mar 2014   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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26 Mar 2014   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Gandalf oooh I get your point. I can't imagine you being wrong.
I removed my post. Don't want to confuse things.
You have a nice day.
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27 Mar 2014   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gandalf View Post
grits - your a novice. I'm not. Get my point?
Thanks Gandalf (white wizard) yes i agree the registry clean expert is pointless really i will uninstall it but at the same time there are or could be registry keys that are useless, broken, not in use etc so what to do with that piece ? is there an alternative to this ( leave it alone) maybe..

ok as for the AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA first thing as Grits said (very original name) to disable an entry hmm kind of defeats the purpose. a bunch of AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA's in a startup program field is kind of annoying but also warrants some investigation as to what it is because in all honesty in my years of IT work ive never seen an entry like this ever. after some research i found that is just apart of another piece of software that was installed what it is called is PEERBLOCK, this is not needed or warranted at all useless to me. so i will do what you recommended but i did find another way of removing this as well. thanks again
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