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Windows 7: Removal of delayed start of program

31 May 2017   #1
mdoc

Win7 64bit
 
 
Removal of delayed start of program

Long ago, I learned to implement a method by which a program (onenote, in this case) starts up about 1 minute after windows loads. I've forgotten it, but I know it isn't in msconfig because it isn't listed in there. I need help to remove this.

I do remember that it's something to do with startup configuration similar to msconfig. Or task scheduler? Anyhow, I need help here.


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31 May 2017   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

A program is by task scheduler.
A Service is by Services.
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31 May 2017   #3
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

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31 May 2017   #4
Callender

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

Items should show up in TaskSTRun:

Download TaskSTRun - MajorGeeks
Removal of delayed start of program-taskstrun-adlice-software-v2.8.0.0-.jpg
Or Autoruns:

Autoruns for Windows


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05 Jun 2017   #5
mdoc

Win7 64bit
 
 

TaskSTRun crashed when run after installation. AutoRun installed successfully. I found some yellow lines indicating missing files; I deleted them all. I also found entries for OneNote, but they are not related to delayed startup at all. Just OneNote add-in entries in the registry.

The OneNote problem remains, but it appears TaskSTRun crashed because Task Scheduler, when run, shows error messages relating to corrupted task images:

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05 Jun 2017   #6
mdoc

Win7 64bit
 
 

I solved the corrupted task image issue with a program designed to correct them. The corrupted task images are the result from reverting to Win7 from Win10 after I discovered Win10 doesn't support dual monitor setup.


Repair Tasks - Download Repair Tasks v3.3


The delayed startup (after a minute from system bootup) of OneNote is still an issue.
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05 Jun 2017   #7
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mdoc View Post
TaskSTRun crashed when run after installation. AutoRun installed successfully. I found some yellow lines indicating missing files; I deleted them all.
RE: Yellow Lines. You should not delete anything because AutoRuns cannot parse (read) all files and may report missing files when in fact files and paths are valid. This needs manual confirmation by navigation to the location of the file and you might need to view hidden files to confirm.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mdoc View Post
I also found entries for OneNote, but they are not related to delayed startup at all. Just OneNote add-in entries in the registry.
Is OneNote the problem program?

Refer to the list of Startup Locations here:

Windows Automatic Startup Locations

Check those in AutoRuns and try finding the entry for the delayed startup program.

Also check for batch files or scripts here:

C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

I just mention it because I've used batch files in that location to launch programs delayed on boot in the past.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mdoc View Post
The OneNote problem remains, but it appears TaskSTRun crashed because Task Scheduler, when run, shows error messages relating to corrupted task images:

Not sure if that's why it crashed. You should right click the executable and choose "Run as administrator" from the context menu. Same goes for AutoRuns. Plus check if any security software might affect the program.

RE: Corrupt tasks. See Post #8 in this thread:

My long list of Task Scheduler corrupt or tampered with tasks!! Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums
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05 Jun 2017   #8
mdoc

Win7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
RE: Yellow Lines. You should not delete anything because AutoRuns cannot parse (read) all files and may report missing files when in fact files and paths are valid. This needs manual confirmation by navigation to the location of the file and you might need to view hidden files to confirm.
Already checked, no valid filenames or paths, including hidden. As to the rest of your replies, I'll get back to you. Thanks.

Edit: The only yellow entry I didn't delete is the Crypkey License, which says the file crypserv.exe was not found, but I found it in c:\windows\system32. Also found the Crypkey License service running. Weird report in Autoruns.
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05 Jun 2017   #9
Callender

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

Would also suggest grabbing a copy of this:

Task Scheduler Viewer for Windows 10/7/8/Vista

You'd need the 64bit version. Download link near bottom of page. It's portable and runs without installation.

Right click and run as admin. Use Edit> Find (or Ctrl+F) and search tasks for the name of the program or "delay" to see if anything shows up.
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05 Jun 2017   #10
mdoc

Win7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Is OneNote the problem program?
Not OneNote, but the delayed start up configuration.


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Refer to the list of Startup Locations here:

Windows Automatic Startup Locations

Check those in AutoRuns and try finding the entry for the delayed startup program.
Nothing there except two unrelated OneNote entries having nothing to do with delayed start.


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Also check for batch files or scripts here:

C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

I just mention it because I've used batch files in that location to launch programs delayed on boot in the past.
Nothing there except 2 entries for HDD APM and TP-LINK utilities unrelated to OneNote. No batch files.


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Not sure if that's why it crashed. You should right click the executable and choose "Run as administrator" from the context menu. Same goes for AutoRuns. Plus check if any security software might affect the program.

RE: Corrupt tasks. See Post #8 in this thread:

My long list of Task Scheduler corrupt or tampered with tasks!! Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums
I earlier today solved this problem with a program designed to clean up the corruptions:
Repair Tasks - Download Repair Tasks v3.3

After the repair, I ran TaskSTRun again. Results are different in that there is no crash, but there is an unhandled exception:



If I continue, this is the result:




Nothing is displayed.
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