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Task Manager > startup progams = Empty

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    Task Manager > startup progams = Empty


    Just found out that when I go to Startup items from Task manager and msconfig, Startup is not populated at all. All the items set to start are working and visible, just no listing in Startup for any. System scan including Dism comes up clean as a whistle and so is malware detection. Haven't checked since newest updates but can's see a reason for them to do only that.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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    Oh well, C:\Users\_username_\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup is empty while

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup is full. In the mean time I found that none of System restore pints before last update are not restoring. Cleaned up restore points, added a new one and tested, it's working. sfc /scannow, still clean.
    Also it will not let me perform clean boot. It always reverts to Selective and Normal. Safe Boot runs normal.
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Are You showing anything in this registry key?

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    CCleaner has been known to delete those entries for some reason.
    Emptying Startup folder(s) and repopulating them works.
    Or, re-install the programs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
    Are You showing anything in this registry key?

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Only default with: "Value not set" and "MouseDriver" with a value: "Tilt WheelMouse.exe"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    CCleaner has been known to delete those entries for some reason.
    Emptying Startup folder(s) and repopulating them works.
    Or, re-install the programs.
    Didn't use Ccleaner for anything except now to check on Startup and didn't change anything there either. It shoves all in there.
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    OK. I fixed it. Went to C:\Users\Count]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and there was no Startup folder so I created it (empty), restarted windows and Startup Tab now shows everything started even disabled items. Happy camper now.
    Still cant do Diagnostic Sartup from Msconfig but that's probably another problem. Didn't have a reason to do that until now.
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Task Manager > startup progams = Empty
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