I have been having a bit of a 'tidy-up' of our two PC's and two laptops, and was looking at the 'start-up' programs,via C-Cleaner. Is there any advice as to what is essential at start-up, and does it depend on the OS? I have done a search on this, but I found the advice somewhat confusing. Any advice appreciated, thank you.
Fruit Bat /\0/\, thankyou for this. I had thought, what happens if there is nothing in the start-up menu? I presume, there is nothing in there to start the OS itself. I shall look at these again, and see if anything else can be removed.
The hick.. You might like to give Soluto a try. It’s a free utility which gives you information about your startup items, and advice as to how essential they are. I’ve installed it on my two PCs and have found it useful and easy to understand. PC Adviser has reviewed it here click here
I installed Soluto, and it caused my PC to crash, first the mouse pointer froze, then the screen went all 'blocky' and random, and I had to hold down the power button to shut down. Three times this happened, so un-installed it. Very strange!
I am trying Soluto at the moment with no problems. It has gained me 11 seconds which I am not sure I needed, but it is very handy to see what is booting, and how long it takes. The great thing is if you uninstall, it puts everything back to what it was. (I have tried it)