Duplicate(?) registry keys in XP - are they really necessary? do they slow down bootup time?
Posted on 2010-09-18
Running Windows XP SP3: In the registry key HKLM\System\CurrentCOntrolSet\Services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9\Catalog_Entries, I have a series of keys named 000000000001 through 000000000011 that appear to have the same values. When I run Autoruns, the first nine keys all have the description "Microsoft Windows Sockets 2.0 Service Provider" and the image path c:\windows\system32\mswsock.dll" and the last two have the description "Microsoft Windows Rsvp 1.0 Service Provider" and the image path "c:\windows\system32\rsvpsp.dll". Is the duplication causing a slowdown in the system bootup speed? Are the duplicate keys necessary?
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