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If I go to Run and type in 'msconfig', the System Configuration Utility window opens.  Clicking on the 'Start up' tab gives a list of all the programs that start up when Windows boots up.  One of those lines is:
"Rundll32.exe powrprofdll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme".  This line is listed twice, both lines are identical and both lines have a check mark next to them.  What does this line refer to?  Can I uncheck one of these lines since they are identical?  Can I just uncheck both of them or is one critical to my OS?  If I uncheck one or both, how will it affect my OS?  I have Win98 2nd Edition.  Thanks for your help.

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Its not uncommon to have more than one power profile.
Profiles are created from the control panel power profile.
You can create your own as well as users,
or you can create more than one.
You can uncheck both in msconfig and they wont run at startup.
Check your control panel, and decide if you want any power managment, or how you want it managed.
I prefer always on, and unchecked in msconfig

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If you view Microsoft System Information > Software Environment > Startup Programs (access from Start > Run, type msinfo32 in the Open box and press OK), you will notice that one is loaded from the Machine Run protion of the registry, while the other is loaded from Machine Service.
This is by design. The first instance runs as soon as the GUI is up. This is so that power management is running even if no one logs on. The second instance runs after logon, and loads the user settings.
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thank you
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