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Old 08-12-2008, 09:22 PM
 
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I have ruined my pc. I unchecked some marks, and when it restarted it said to restart my pc in normal. Well I did and now I have like twenty startups or so. It also now does not automatically connect to the wireless connection. RAther it asks me if I want to connect just once or should I make a profile. What do I do to get it back to normal or at least not have so many startups without the PC crashing for good?
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:38 PM
 
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Yes, uncheck an item that is said to be a threat on sysinfo. When you exit msconfig let the computer restart, and check for problems.

Keep in mind that if you remove a check from the wrong item you can simply put it back and reboot again.

You should also go through Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel and look for any programs mentioning search, coupons, toolbar etc and remove them. If you aren't sure don't remove it, but ask here first.
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:40 PM
 
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I have ruined my pc. I unchecked some marks, and when it restarted it said to restart my pc in normal. Well I did and now I have like twenty startups or so. It also now does not automatically connect to the wireless connection. RAther it asks me if I want to connect just once or should I make a profile. What do I do to get it back to normal or at least not have so many startups without the PC crashing for good?
This is not normal after removing some of the checks unless you removed a critical process, although I'm not sure what it would in msconfig....

Go back into msconfig and replace the checks then reboot.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:20 AM
 
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This is not normal after removing some of the checks unless you removed a critical process, although I'm not sure what it would in msconfig....

Go back into msconfig and replace the checks then reboot.
I did but no change.
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:08 AM
 
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This is not normal after removing some of the checks unless you removed a critical process, although I'm not sure what it would in msconfig....

Go back into msconfig and replace the checks then reboot.
Here is a list of the programs, could you tell me which I do not need?
AOL UNINSTALLER(Choose which programs to remove)
CANON Camera Access Library
Canon Camera Support Core library
Canon Utilities Photostich
Desktop Doctor
Google SketchUp6
Hijack This v9.1
Intel Pro/wireless Software
Mircrosoft.Net Framework 2.0
Microsoft National Language Support Downlevel APIs
MSXML 4.0 SP2(KB925672)
MSXML 4.0 SP2(KB927978)
MSXML 4.0 SP2(KB936181)
MSXML 4 Parser
Plaxo toolbar for Outlook and Outlook Express
Rome Total War
Spysweeper
Westwood Shared Internet Components
Google Toolbar for internet explorer
Software Suite
Tooshiba Assist
Tooshiba Mobile Extension 3 For windows XP V3.71.00.XP
Adobe Acrobat 5.0
Business Contact Manager For Outlook 2003
FranklinCovey TabletPlanner
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0
Microsoft.NEt. Framework 1.1
Mircosoft Office Onenote 2003
Microsoft Offica Small Business Edition 2003
Notebook Maximizer
Quicken 2005
Quicktime
SD Secure Module
Sonic DLA
SoundMAX
Toshiba Accelerometer Utilities
Toshiba Display Deviceds Change Utility
Toshiba HDD Protection
Toshiba Hotkey Utility for Display Devices
Toshiba Mic Effect
Toshiba Password Utility
Toshiba PC Diagnostic Tool
Toshiba registration
Toshiba Rotation Utility
Toshibe SD memory boot utility
Toshibe SD memory Card Format
Toshibe Software Upgrades
Toshiba Tabliet Access Code Logon Utility V1.05.00
Toshibe TouchPad On/Off Utility V2.05.00
Toshiba Utilities
Toshiba Virtual Sound
Toshiba Zooming Utitlity
Viewpoint Media Player
Canon Utilities EOS utility
Mozilla Firefox(2.0.0.11)
Trend Mirco Antivirus
CCleaner(remove Only)
Canon Camera Window DC_DV 5 for Zoombrowser EX
Canon Camera Window DC_DV 6 For Zoombrowser EX
Canon Camera Window MC 6 For Zoombrowser EX
Canon MovieEdit Task for Xoombrowser EX
Canon RAW Image Task For ZoomBrowser EX
Canon RemoteCapture Task for Zoombrowser EX
Canon Utilities Zoombrowser EX
K-lite Codec Pack 3.2.0 full
Adobe Flash Player 9 Activex
Adobe Flash plaer ActiveX
ALPS Touch Pad Driver
AOL Spyware Protection
AOL You've Got picture Screensaver
AT&T Connection Services Manager
Canon G.726 WMP-Decoder
CD/DVD Drive Aoustic Silencer
C-Dilla Licence Management System
Comcast Toolbar
DVD-RAM Driver
Instafinder
Intel(R)Extreme Graphics 2 Driver
Intel(R)Pr Network Adapters and Drivers
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix(KB928366)
Mircosoft Internationlized Domain Names Mtigation APIs
Realplayer Basic
Tablet Demo Screensaver
Toshiba Controls
Toshiba Power Saver
Toshiba Software Modem
Toshiba Speech System Applications
Toshiba Speech System SR Engine (U.S.) Version 1.0
Toshiba Speech System TTS Engine(U.S.) Version 1.0
Toshiba Tbioosdrv Driver
Windows Installer 3.1 (KB893803)
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:49 AM
 
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Here is a list of the programs, could you tell me which I do not need?
AOL UNINSTALLER(Choose which programs to remove)
CANON Camera Access Library
Canon Camera Support Core library
Canon Utilities Photostich
Desktop Doctor - Most of what I read says this is invasive and not required, but there isn't a lot out there so I consider it iffy to do so.
Google SketchUp6
Hijack This v9.1 - Have you used this program recently?
Intel Pro/wireless Software
Mircrosoft.Net Framework 2.0
Microsoft National Language Support Downlevel APIs
MSXML 4.0 SP2(KB925672)
MSXML 4.0 SP2(KB927978)
MSXML 4.0 SP2(KB936181)
MSXML 4 Parser
Plaxo toolbar for Outlook and Outlook Express
Rome Total War - Unless you're still playing it
Spysweeper
Westwood Shared Internet Components - If you remove Rome Total War take this out, too
Google Toolbar for internet explorer - I don't like tool bars. Others say this one is OK.
Software Suite - Associated with anything?
Tooshiba Assist
Tooshiba Mobile Extension 3 For windows XP V3.71.00.XP
Adobe Acrobat 5.0
Business Contact Manager For Outlook 2003
FranklinCovey TabletPlanner
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0
Microsoft.NEt. Framework 1.1
Mircosoft Office Onenote 2003
Microsoft Offica Small Business Edition 2003
Notebook Maximizer - Lets you adjust power setting. Have you ever used it?
Quicken 2005
Quicktime
SD Secure Module
Sonic DLA
SoundMAX
Toshiba Accelerometer Utilities
Toshiba Display Deviceds Change Utility
Toshiba HDD Protection
Toshiba Hotkey Utility for Display Devices
Toshiba Mic Effect
Toshiba Password Utility
Toshiba PC Diagnostic Tool
Toshiba registration
Toshiba Rotation Utility
Toshibe SD memory boot utility
Toshibe SD memory Card Format
Toshibe Software Upgrades
Toshiba Tabliet Access Code Logon Utility V1.05.00
Toshibe TouchPad On/Off Utility V2.05.00
Toshiba Utilities
Toshiba Virtual Sound
Toshiba Zooming Utitlity
Viewpoint Media Player - I remove this one. It sends information about you to Viewpoint servers.
Canon Utilities EOS utility
Mozilla Firefox(2.0.0.11)
Trend Mirco Antivirus
CCleaner(remove Only)
Canon Camera Window DC_DV 5 for Zoombrowser EX
Canon Camera Window DC_DV 6 For Zoombrowser EX
Canon Camera Window MC 6 For Zoombrowser EX
Canon MovieEdit Task for Xoombrowser EX
Canon RAW Image Task For ZoomBrowser EX
Canon RemoteCapture Task for Zoombrowser EX
Canon Utilities Zoombrowser EX
K-lite Codec Pack 3.2.0 full
Adobe Flash Player 9 Activex
Adobe Flash plaer ActiveX
ALPS Touch Pad Driver
AOL Spyware Protection
AOL You've Got picture Screensaver - I'd dump it
AT&T Connection Services Manager
Canon G.726 WMP-Decoder
CD/DVD Drive Aoustic Silencer
C-Dilla Licence Management System - I've read a lot of bad things about this, but apparently removing it can cause problems. I would advise you to research it, then decide.
Comcast Toolbar - I don't like tool bars.
DVD-RAM Driver
Instafinder - Dump it
Intel(R)Extreme Graphics 2 Driver
Intel(R)Pr Network Adapters and Drivers
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix(KB928366)
Mircosoft Internationlized Domain Names Mtigation APIs
Realplayer Basic
Tablet Demo Screensaver - Dump it
Toshiba Controls
Toshiba Power Saver
Toshiba Software Modem
Toshiba Speech System Applications
Toshiba Speech System SR Engine (U.S.) Version 1.0
Toshiba Speech System TTS Engine(U.S.) Version 1.0
Toshiba Tbioosdrv Driver
Windows Installer 3.1 (KB893803)
An awful lot of the items here I just don't know enough about - mostly the Toshiba items.

I noticed HiJackThis on your computer. This can be a very dangerous tool if you don't know what you are doing. If you ran it recently and removed an item you shouldn't have, that could be the cause of your problems. Always use this program with extreme caution!
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Texas
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There area several sites where all they do is read Hijack This stuff, and they know what they are doing.
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:27 PM
 
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An awful lot of the items here I just don't know enough about - mostly the Toshiba items.

I noticed HiJackThis on your computer. This can be a very dangerous tool if you don't know what you are doing. If you ran it recently and removed an item you shouldn't have, that could be the cause of your problems. Always use this program with extreme caution!
I have not used Hijackthis. I had a trojan once so I had to take it to Geeksquad. They installed the program. They also left it better than before. How do I get my computer to automatically connect me to the wireless. It now takes forever to?
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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I don't see anything there that's clearly malicious, but there's way more junk there than you need launched on start-up. Rather than letting all of it fight for memory and CPU while your machine is trying to start, much of it can be switched over to starting on demand. Unfortunately, most software these days comes in assuming it's the most important thing and always pushes itself into the start-up list, so folks end up with machines that when powered up take forever to respond to the user.

There's a list of start-up processes at Startups - Contents
Lots of mirror links listed on that site, and at least a couple of dead ones too.

How you change to the "start on demand" setting varies from tool to tool, unfortunately. Different places in the Control Panel and elsewhere. Unless you can get someone to take your machine and do it for you, you'll have to figure them out individually yourself; there's info on that in pages linked from that Startups page above. It'll be laborious, though, and it's best done from a machine other than the one you're trying to fix while you're trying to fix it.
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I think he may have gotten that last list from the Add or Remove Programs list. CCleaner, for example, doesn't show up on my startup list, nor does Hijack This -- others, too.
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