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What do my startup programs mean and do and which ones can I delete from msconfig to speed up my boot as I do not know what all of them do.

The ones I am unsure about what they are are:

Adobe switchboard
Java Update Sched
Realtek HD Audio
CS5 Service Manager
Adobe Reader SL
Adobe ARM
StartCCC
GoogleUpdater

Are these necessary or can some of them be disabled?

Thanks.


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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/

Use this website to see what you can and can't disable. I used it on an Old XP laptop, it will let you know what is safe to disable.

Just search the name of the startup program (Adobe ARM, Java Update Sched, etc...) and you're good to go. Most of those programs can be disabled because they just check for updates on startup or facilitate (speed up) the star up of things like adobe reader.
Edited by CovertCover - 1/1/11 at 9:15am
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post #3 of 18
I'd disable all of those.

Edit:

Tab along to start up, and untick them (thats what i thought you meant).


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Everything but Audio and CCC.
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ccc is catalyst control center for your ati vid card, CS5 service manager is the startup service for CS5.. pretty much it.. Realtek is the audio manager, All those adobe things are unnecessary, Google updater checks for updates on gtalk, and whatever other programs from google you've downloaded and installed
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Originally Posted by CovertCover View Post
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/

Use this website to see what you can and can't disable. I used it on an Old XP laptop, it will let you know what is safe to disable.

Just search the name of the startup program (Adobe ARM, Java Update Sched, etc...) and you're good to go. Most of those programs can be disabled because they just check for updates on startup or facilitate (speed up) the star up of things like adobe reader.
Thanks for that.

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ccc is catalyst control center for your ati vid card, CS5 service manager is the startup service for CS5.. pretty much it.. Realtek is the audio manager, All those adobe things are unnecessary, Google updater checks for updates on gtalk, and whatever other programs from google you've downloaded and installed
I have Chrome installed, if I disable google updater will it not auto update Chrome? What about Java updater will I miss updates on that too? I barely use CS5 anyway, although I use PDF's quite often... will it slow down if I disable it?

I heard that CCC isnt' necessary at startup as the settings you have set load anyway and my games/drivers run OK with it off... should I turn it back on anyway?
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here's my input

wireless mouse (drivers start with system, not as a program - thats probably just addon software)
sunJavaUpdate, you can update that ur self or whenever its run
sidebar - unless you use windows gadgets, get rid of this
RAVcpl - its the control panel for realtek, I would leave this on cus u might find some issues w/ disable it
IAStor - you can kill this, its intel storage driver front, not the driver
Avast5- disable this to disable your antivirus
adobe stuff: kill it all. it doesnt need to be running. it auto turns on when u start the program, why start it with ur pc
CCC - i wouldn't touch this, display driver software
google update - killlllllll
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I heard that CCC isnt' necessary at startup as the settings you have set load anyway and my games/drivers run OK with it off... should I turn it back on anyway?
Well you can try it, but I always assumed that if you have your card OC'ed at all, CCC needs to be up and running for those settings to apply.
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Originally Posted by OC96junkie View Post
here's my input

wireless mouse (drivers start with system, not as a program - thats probably just addon software)
sunJavaUpdate, you can update that ur self or whenever its run
sidebar - unless you use windows gadgets, get rid of this
RAVcpl - its the control panel for realtek, I would leave this on cus u might find some issues w/ disable it
IAStor - you can kill this, its intel storage driver front, not the driver
Avast5- disable this to disable your antivirus
adobe stuff: kill it all. it doesnt need to be running. it auto turns on when u start the program, why start it with ur pc
CCC - i wouldn't touch this, display driver software
google update - killlllllll
quicktime- DIEEEEE
Nooo about the anti virus lol

not sure about the intel one:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/

^ Just seach for Iastor
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Quote:
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Nooo about the anti virus lol

not sure about the intel one:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/

^ Just seach for Iastor
I know what IAStor does - its Intel's software front for the storage driver

what comes up on the link you gave me is what the .sys file does- that's mission critical.

What you've posted on CCleaner's disabler is going to be the iastoricon - aka think CCC for your GPU. iastoricon is CCC for the southbridge

Its not needed, but it can aid in configuring (IE turning on write back caching on your RAID 0 array )

edit: why is what i quoted different than what you posted lol
    
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