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? about a startup file in the sys config utility

by AndrewXtreme / September 7, 2008 4:34 PM PDT

hey yall. im looking at the startup list here and i see that i have a blank. the start up item column is blank and the command column is blank, the location is specified but it has a... so i really cant see what it is. what could this be, adware,spyware? should i disable it? thanks guys

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How to find that location.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 7, 2008 7:56 PM PDT

It's tricky, because that System Configuration Window cannot be enlarged, but it can be done.

Those Column headers can be narrowed/widened. Find the divider between the "Startup Item" and "Command", mouse over until the mouse displays a left and right arrow, then drag to the left. Do the same to the divider between "Command" and "Location".

If you have any more dividers to the right of the Location header, drag that to the right.

See my image here, http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr108/MarkF-photos/SCU.jpg

If you can't do that, let us have a similar screen print please.

Mark

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In addition to Mark's info . . .
by Coryphaeus / September 7, 2008 9:41 PM PDT

I have the same entry. But I also have the program Starter (from CodeStuff). See how it looks here:

http://www.wayne2.net/blank.jpg

In Starter, right click the blank line and choose Explore Section Key:

http://www.wayne2.net/blank1.jpg

Here is the registry key that explains the blank line.

http://www.wayne2.net/blank2.jpg

Sooooo, go get yourself Code Stuff Starter (Google).

Wayne (IBM freak - 6)

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(NT) Nice.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 8, 2008 2:26 AM PDT
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