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« on: August 31, 2003, 03:12:11 PM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version:win 98
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Problem Hardware Make & Model:HP pavilion PIII
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I think there may be a program running in the background because my pointer keeps flashing back and forth to the timer even when I am idle on the desktop.  I tried msconfig but dont know what I can uncheck safely.  I used your 'diagnostic startup' tips but if I go back to normal startup, it loads all of the junk I don't want so I have to stay on diagnostic and manually uncheck all that I don't want.  All that is left is: still image monitor, task monitor, system tray, keyboard manager, load power profile, cme sys, and gstartup.  Can I get rid of any of them safely?  Have I unchecked something I need?
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2003, 08:05:00 PM »

Hi,

Don't know what 'still image monitor' and 'gstartup' are, therefore you can remove them from Startup. The worst that can happen by disabling an item to load on startup is that the particular application that requires that item may complain or not work properly when you run those apps. It will not "break" anything because you can simply reselect the item and after a reboot all will work like before.

To me 'gstartup' almost sounds like adware/spyware, I would run a spyware remover to clean your system.
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2003, 08:00:47 AM »

http://www.3feetunder.com/krick/startup/list.html
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2003, 04:10:16 PM »

Did you clean your system with a spyware remover yet?
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