which msconfig files are really necessary?

By bettyboop911
Aug 13, 2006
  1. I'm trying to clean up my msconfig but don't really know what the unnecessary files are. Are there guidelines to follow? Files that are absolutely necessary?

    For example, there are 6 or 7 files that begin with:

    HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Run

    thanks a lot!
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    It is the end that counts.

    Just google these programs, there are plenty of sites that explain the most common resident software. Or just post the whole list here.
  3. bettyboop911

    bettyboop911 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    Here's what in the msconfig startup:

    CePMTray C:/Program files/TOSHIBA/Power managment/CePMTray.exe
    tfswctrl C:/windows/system32/dla/tfswctrl.exe
    Apoint C:?ProgramFiles/Apoint2K/Apoint.exe
    NDSTray NDSTray.exe
    CeEKey C:/Program Files/TOSHIBA/E-Key/CeEkey.exe
    ZoomingHok C/WINDOWS/SYstem32/ZoomingHook.exe
    igfxtray C:/Windows/system32/igfxtray.exe
    hkcmd C:/windows/system32hkcmd.exe
    atiptaxx C:/Program Files/ATI Technologies/'ATI ControlPanel/atiptaxx.exe
    qttask C:/Program files/QuickTime/qttask.exe" -atboottime
    MWSBAR rundll32C:/progra~/MYWEBS~1/bar/3.bin/MWSBAR.DLL,S
    mswoemon C: PROGRA~/mywebs~1/BAR/3.BIN/MWSOEMON.EXE
    cfssERV cfssERV.EXE -nOcLIENT
    PlaxoHelper C:/Program Files/P~1/MYWEBS~1bar/3.bin/mwsoemon.exe
    RAMASST C:/windows/system32/RAMASST.exe

  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    This might be necessary if you change the laptop power management settings often.

    If you don't use packet writing software (ie. burn CDs/DVDs with Windows Explorer), you don't need this.

    This is a softmodem utility. If you have a dialup connection, you'll need this.

    Touchpad utility. If you have special settings for it, or want to change them quickly / often, you'll probably want this.

    Network device switcher for Toshiba laptops. If you don't change them often, you won't need this.

    Hotkey utility for Toshiba laptops.

    If you don't use display zooming utility, you won't need this.

    Intel Graphics tray icon. If you don't change your display settings often, you won't need this.

    Intel Graphics hotkey utility. See above.

    ATI control panel utility. Do you have two graphics adapters? See above.

    A system tray shortcut for QuickTime utilities.

    My Web Search. Removal instructions.

    Wireless network utility for Toshiba laptops. If you don't use wireless networks, you won't need this.

    Your firewall.

    Assistant for DVD-RAM discs. If you don't have any, you probably won't need this.
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    I just have to say this.. Absolutely Awesome, Mictlantecuhtli :D
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