Window that opens labeled “Performance Options”

Every time I start up my laptop I get a window that opens labeled “Performance Options”.
I’ve tried to make changes to the options, as well as, cancel out of making any changes, and the window still appears on start up.
I have gone into “msconfig” and disabled all non Microsoft services and re-booted, but the issue still exists.
The laptop is running Windows Vista Home Premium.

Any ideas?
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Go to Start > Run > Regedit


Check if the Performance Options is listed here. If yes, then backup and delete it.

Also can you post the screenshot of the Window that pops up. It is diffficult to understand what window is popping up.

Thanks !!

ahmad1467Author Commented:
I am sending you a sceenshot of the window that keeps comming
First of all have you checked the above "Run" key.

You also said you had done msconfig and disabled the Non Microsoft services. Did you do the same for the startup tab also ?
Please check and make sure that in msconfig - Startup tab, nothing is selected.

The performace option that pops up is a file located under c:\windows\system\SystemPropertiesAdvanced or SystemPropertiesPerformance. Check for this file under services, startup tab and also the run key i had stated above.

Two more questions:

Did you try login with another user profile ?
Did you try Safe Mode ?

Thanks !!
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ahmad1467Author Commented:
Tried all of the following:

Disabled everything in startup
Disabled all non-Microsoft services
Can’t find the file listed anywhere in startup or services
Logged in as “Guest”
Started in safe mode

Every one of these yielded the same result. The “Performance Options” window opens after log in to Windows.
The note below mentions running a “Key”
I have no idea what that refers to.
I meant checking the Run key in the registry.

Go to Start > Run > Regedit


I will research on it a bit and get back to you.

Thanks !!
Hi again ahmad1467.

You may be interested in the following links.

There are 2-3 steps related to disabling afs driver, and virtual memory settings along with Bitlocker.
Just go through the entire blog for a better understanding and try out the steps mentioned there.

Let me know if it works.

Thanks  and Good Luck !!


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