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Hinrichisgod 10-09-2004 11:41 AM

Startup question
Looking at the programs that run when I startup, using msconfig, I was curious as to whether CTFMON is needed or even what it is.

The command line is c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe

Any clue?

sippin codeine 10-09-2004 11:48 AM

delete the reference to ctfmon

Hinrichisgod 10-09-2004 12:11 PM

what do you mean by that?

sippin codeine 10-09-2004 12:25 PM

I mean delete what ever is starting ctfmon because you dont need it running, unless you want to use memory for no reason.

mre30 10-09-2004 12:39 PM

Do a search for the program

Hinrichisgod 10-09-2004 06:35 PM

Okay, I searched for any files with ctfmon in it and all I got back were:

1 - c:\windows\system32
2 - c:\Servicepackfiles\i386
3 - c:\windowsSoftwareDistribution\Download\9ded(bunch of letters and numbers)

I would think these are files I need to keep...Any suggestions?

sippin codeine 10-09-2004 07:08 PM

OK, i'm not telling you to delete the actual file, i'm telling you to delete the refrence to CTFMON in startup, does that make sense?

note that deleting the startup refrence will actually prevent the program from starting, if you could imagine that.

Hinrichisgod 10-09-2004 07:53 PM

so just uncheck it in msconfig is what your telling me?

waynejkruse10 10-09-2004 08:42 PM

yes, just uncheck it, if you want it to start up again just re tick it

Hinrichisgod 10-09-2004 09:59 PM

I unchecked it and it sounded like my computer was going to take off like a flippin plane! I don't know which fan it came from but something sounded like it was going to lift off of my desktop lol. Anybody have a clue?

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