Blank entry in MSConfig startup tab

By Tpie
Apr 13, 2008
  1. I have just checked through my startup list to disable any programs that aren't nessesary, and noticed a blank entry in the list.

    The entry shows no name or command, but shows a location. I have no idea what this is and don't want to just disable it incase it is something important.

    PC specs:
    Windows XP Home SP2
    AMD 64 processor
    Gefore 6200
    1Gb ram​

    If anyone has an idea what this is, or if it is safe to disable your input would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Probably safe to remove
    But what is the location specified?

    By the way, it is preferred not to use msconfig to disable startup items
    Actually ideally it should be done by the program settings themselves.

    But I always use Startup Control Panel, it avoids msconfig being in any diagnostic mode. (But you should re-enable all the MsConfig entries again, and restart first)
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Sorry kimsland, I don't agree with you. Why get the extra software when you can do it yourself! I send users to choose Selective Startup and "stay" in this mode, simply closing the nag message, checking 'don't show this message again.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I've had this argument before (maybe with you, I can't remember)

    Anyway the ending result, was that both were ok !

    But if you do decide on MsConfig, then I would suggest to download (another download!) msconfig cleanup utility
  5. Tpie

    Tpie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks guys, both ways seem to work alright. I turned off the blank entry and it seems no harm has been done.

    So it's all good :)
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