-=PCTechTalk=- Re: Interesting entries in mscofig startup

  • From: "Don101" <don101@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 07:58:37 -0400

Except for the place holder, I had figured out the entries that I listed.  I 
listed them to show the entire contents of the registry key to show there 
was no entry for the blank startup items mentioned I asked about in the 
first part of my message.

Do you have any idea what the unknown startup items are?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gman" <gman.pctt@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 3:49 PM
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: Interesting entries in mscofig startup

> Hi Don,
>    The first one is a placeholder and should be left alone.  The second is
> the entry that starts up your MS Messenger.  Removing this entry alone 
> will
> not always prevent it from starting up.  You also (in the same computing
> session) must go inside the settings area of MS Messenger and uncheck the
> box that says something to the effect of "Start Messenger when Windows
> starts".  The Sonic RecordNow! entry looks partially removed, but may be
> similar to Messenger in that the program itself may have a box that needs 
> to
> be unchecked to make it disappear completely.
> Peace,
> G
> "The only dumb questions are the ones that are never asked"
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <dsw32952@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 8:06 AM
> Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Interesting entries in mscofig startup
>>I have two odd entries in the startup tab of msconfig.  They both are
>>located in
>> HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
>> and neither one has an entry in the Startup Item or Command columns.
>> When I navigate to that registry location I find 3 entries:
>> (Default)      REG_SZ     (Value not set)
>> MSMSGS    REG_SZ    "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
>> Sonic RecordNow!
>> (The RecordNow data field is empty)
>> It seems to me that in the past I have tried disabling these but they 
>> kept
>> comong back or no consequences were noted after they were disabled.  Not
>> sure which scenario applies.
>> Anybody got any ideas as to the identity or purpose of these mysterious
>> entries?
>> Don

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