Alienware 17 R4 2017 review
SLOW RUNNING PC
My PC, 500MHz AMD-K6, 64MB ram and 8GB hard disc running windows 98 SE has become very slow to boot up and to run applications. It is just over 3yrs old and the hard disc is just over half full of files and applications. I regularly defrag the disc.
I suspect that the slow boot up is due to it starting many applications on its own. I have not intentionally asked it to start anything.
How do I find out what it is starting? and how do I control it?
From what I have read I thought that the only items automatically started on start up were listed in my StartUp folder-(Start-Programs-StartUp) but apparently not.
This only contains "Watch" - relevant to my scanner
"Epson Status Monitor- relevant to my printer
However the rhs of my task bar contains the following 6 items and the time which I assume are all started.
MSN maessenger Service
Norton Anti virus
Norton Internet Security
Also in System Information (Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools- System Infomation-Software Environment-Start up Programs) I obtained the following list
Watch Startup Group C:\WINDOWS\TWAIN_32\1200UB\WATCH.exe
EPSON Status Monitor 3 Environment Check Startup Group C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\E_SRCV03.EXE
Taskbar Display Controls Registry (Per-User Run) RunDLL deskcp16.dll,QUICKRES_RUNDLLENTRY
ATI Launchpad Registry (Per-User Run)
MSMSGS Registry (Per-User Run) C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe /background
ScanRegistry Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
SystemTray Registry (Machine Run) SysTray.Exe
TaskMonitor Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
StillImageMonitor Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
bpcpost.exe Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\bpcpost.exe
UKVideo2 Registry (Machine Run) c:\program files\dialers\ukvideo2\ukvideo2.exe /noconnect
ccApp Registry (Machine Run) "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
ccRegVfy Registry (Machine Run) "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
CreativeMixer Registry (Machine Run) C:\SBPCI\ctmix32.exe /T
SchedulingAgent Registry (Machine Service) mstask.exe
SAgent2ExePath Registry (Machine Service) C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
ccEvtMgr Registry (Machine Service) "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe"
Nisum Registry (Machine Service) C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
ccPxySvc Registry (Machine Service) C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\CCPXYSVC.EXE
ScriptBlocking Registry (Machine Service) "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Script Blocking\SBServ.exe" -reg
SAgent95ExePath Registry (Machine Service) C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent95.exe
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE THREE LISTS OF APPARENT START UP ITEMS?
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