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when you go into the msconfig what is needed to start the computer. something is taking my memory and i dont know what i can get rid of.
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It really depends on what you have installed and what hardware you have. Some hardware installs have programs that run in startup. For example, some usb scanners will run a utility at startup to detect the scanner. You may want to list what you have in your startup, and we'll be able to help you better.
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This page has an alphabetical list of many, many, programs that have been found in the startup list in Msconfig of Windows computers.  It is very long, and if you have a regular dialup modem, it will take some time to load (even with my DSL connection, it takes almost half a minute to load.)  As explained on the page, you can browse through the different alphabetical sections, or you can do a "Find" on any name you choose to inquire about.  It will tell you with a code about the program whether it is necessary or not for windows running:

"Y" - Normally leave to run at start-up
   
"N" - Not required - typically infrequently used tasks that can be started manually if necessary

"U" - User's choice - depends whether a user deems it necessary

"X" - Definitely not required - typically viruses, spyware, adware and "resource hogs"

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pepsicola,

You are only required to have 2 things start in order for windows to load properly. These are:
SystemTray (SysTray)
ScanReg

anything else can go, most other things that you will need can be started manually.

hope that helps
jason
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>there should ber a religion where we pray to the techs.

Come on now.
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thanks for the help i thought this gave you the points a long time ago sorry

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