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Windows 7: Programs don't start at startup, eg. Setpoint, itype, realtek audio

18 Aug 2011   #1

W7 Pro x64
Programs don't start at startup, eg. Setpoint, itype, realtek audio


Im running W7 x86 from a Crucial SSD. I have set up this system only recently.

When I reboot my system (which I dont do very often) I have found that none of the programs/services that are supposed to start automatically, do.
This includes Logitech "Setpoint.exe" (for my mouse), MS "itype.exe" (for my keyboard), the realtek hd audio manager, my calendar software "rainlendar2.exe", as well as a control panel mod/replacement called "classic control panel".

All of these used to work correctly on my old system, meaning, when I was still running w7 x86 from a normal HDD instead of an SSD. I did not use AHCI mode back then, only switched to it for the SSD. (Just throwing that in there because I don't know what could possibly cause this kind of behavior, and I didnt make other changes to the system far as I'm aware..)

The thing is, I can run the software manually just fine, and everything works the way it should - tray icon appears, etc.
I can also put shortcuts to all these programs in the "Startup" folder, and it works fine.
It's only the "other type" of automatic startup that won't work for some reason.
Not all of these affected programs actually even HAVE an option to disable the automatic startup (itype.exe for example, never had a tray icon, never had an option to NOT run, afaik; the same is true for the classic start menu app).

I double checked the other software to make sure that the option "run on system startup" (or similar) was enabled in all of them, and it was.

I also noticed that none of the usual entries were present in the "Startup" section of msconfig.exe (which I usually use to disable any kind of programs that startup automatically when I dont want them to.)

So yeah. Im running out of ideas here. The only thing I could think of that I haven't tried yet is re-installing all this software, but what are the odds of ALL this software losing its auto-startup capabilities at the same time, each on its own?

Has anyone had a similar problem?
Is there a common global option that may affect programs running at startup?

Is there any service that is required to run programs at startup? (I did follow a guide for SSD Windows users, that recommended disabling certain Windows services and functions... eg auto defrag, superfetch, hibernation, system restore, etc.. that sort of thing!)

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18 Aug 2011   #2

win 7 64

Try RUN, to get you to msconfig, and check startup.

T0 get to RUN, Start Button, and type RUN in Search area
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