In a bid to
a) speed up my XP box startup and
b) free up ram and hence speed up my general machine speed
I have been looking at the things that get loaded at startup, half of them I dont need - things like the logitech camera manager (I dont have a logitech camera any more) and the Cisco Aironet Process (I dont use my Aironet card any more.) There are loads....
Ive used sysinternals autoruns to identify the items and have tried removing them using autoruns and also by directly deleting registry keys using regedit.... but when I reboot there they are again! So there must be a process that is somehow re-installing them. My guess is that something is checking to ensure the keys are there, and re-creating them if they are missing.
How can I find out what is re-creating my keys?