[bct] Re: a good registry cleaner.

  • From: "Maria R." <malyn87@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 23:53:47 -0500

Hi Neal,

I'm not as techy savi as many of you guys, but I was thinking...  You know
how you can install jaws to come up speaking when you turn on the computer,
or not allow it to come on until you press Ctrl-alt-J to start it up?  Well,
why can't all programs come like that?  If you need to use them, then  you
could press a key combination to start them up.  That would work for me.

Maria R.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Neal Ewers" <neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 12:07 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: a good registry cleaner.

> Haven't we all wondered what the hard drive is doing when, in the middle
> of just doing nothing, it just starts taking off on it's own for several
> minutes.  And there are all those programs which we down load which are
> egotistical enough to believe that they absolutely have to run at start
> up.  I mean, if I download Real Player, do I necessarily want it to take
> several seconds to load when I reboot my computer every day, or would I
> really mind it taking that several seconds longer to load the two times
> I used it this year?  I think I'll invent a computer broom and just have
> it sweep away all that unnecessary stuff.  But then, one would have to
> program it to know what we want to have running, and of course, it would
> have to run each time we started the computer.  So, we are back to
> square one, and the hard drive is still running.
> Neal
> -----Original Message-----
> From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lois Goodine
> Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 10:28 AM
> To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bct] Re: a good registry cleaner.
> Dan.
> Yes, there are many items in the MS-config list that are unidentifiable.
> Someone once sent me a list of things that are apt to turn up there, and
> their description.  But I never found anything in it that had useful
> information for me.  I'm wondering if there is someplace online that can
> give us such info.  I know once I inadvertently unchecked something that
> my Open Book program needed. There was nothing listed with the item to
> warn me of the item's purpose.  So when OpenBook didn't cooperate the
> next time I opened it I got on the phone to Freedomscientific.  The tech
> guy went into a tale spin trying to figure out what might be wrong.
> Then I remembered I had done some unchecking in the ms-config list.
> Fortunately I had written down what was done.  I read this to the tech
> man and he had a fit, telling me to stay out of there!  I laughed and
> told him we had both learned something.  And why didn't FS tell us
> somewhere in the unhelpful help files, that this item was vital to the
> running of the program? So I don't uncheck anything I can't identify.
> But at least I can uncheck the identifiable things that don't need to
> run at boot up.  I'm hoping Debee's coming podcast may give some clues
> about some of the obscure things.  I know I have something that's called
> something like "Statistical analysis" that pops up and runs something
> seemingly whenever it has a mind to do so.  Since I have no troubles on
> the system that I know about, I wish this would just go away until I may
> want it.  There has to be somewhere to shut it off.  Such is life with
> computers. Lois
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