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What does NA in StartUp mean?

  1. #31


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    Ok, so that's a job well done then, KUDOS
    Will back up now

    To all those who were helpful & watched this thread - keep helping and increase your knowledge

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  2. #32


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    Ok Edwin, didn't know there was a way like that

    No worries. I've enabled it

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  3. #33


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    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    First of all a Very BIG thanks to aph & adam - I have disabled everything aph suggested & guess what:
    the startup time is now 20seconds (from power on to windows start screen/desktop) - KUDOS!

    I really googled each one of it as aph suggested and found everything in startup unnecessary except for the Realtek audio manager (which I'm unsure of )
    Glad to be of help.. You can remove the Realtek Audio Manager from startup also, nothing is going to happen to your audio. The only function it provides is connector retasking, if that does't sound familiar you don't need it.

    What it does is change the power output on plugs so that you can match the ohms on high-end headphones for example, and not get super-low volume.

    It doesn't do it automatically, it's a popup that asks you what you just plugged in and it's very rare that it has any effect at all since audio hardware has gone the way of lower resistance in the last decade. I'm waxing a bit off topic here, but you don't need it, and if you ever do, you can just run it.

    Hack and slash... wisely.
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  4. #34


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    @aph
    Okay, I'll do that,
    Thanks for that too
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  5. #35


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    Quote Originally Posted by aph View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
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    Anything i can do to bring down start up time of windows
    What you infer from the screenshots- any unwanted things to get rid off or is it something else?
    Yes, here's a rundown from personal experience removing these exact processes from various computers over the years

    NCPluginloader - See HPMessageService. Disable.
    @aph @adam

    I've found the culprit today again when the delayed startup again recurred..i.e., from welcome screen to start screen - it took 20-30seconds now again,

    So I checked autoruns & saw NCPluginUpdater is seen as a duplicate entry under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce Registry entry, so I had the one I unchecked earlier from it & again same NCPluginUpdater as another entry below that is Checked.

    I couldn't see any items in Task Manager StartUp.

    The file name is : NCPluginUpdater Hewlett-Packard located as c:\program files (x86)\hewlett-packard\hp health check\activecheck\product_line\ncpluginupdater.exe

    I again unchecked NCPluginUpdater from autoruns, closed the program & reopened it and could see only one NCPluginUpdater entry this time that is Unchecked as was there previously.

    I think it is scheduled to run a scan or something at sometime, How can I disable it permanently?

    When I opened up Task Scheduler - I don't know where exactly to look , but I could only manage this:
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    The trigger for PC Health analysis under HP Support Assistant menu is given evey Wednesday 3PM, but my scan for it ran today Wednesday at 10:51PM (around the same time I started up my laptop).
    I don't know if this is the same thing as NCPluginUpdater though.
    Last edited by visruth; 10 Sep 2014 at 13:56.
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  6. #36


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    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aph View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Attachment 50381

    Anything i can do to bring down start up time of windows
    What you infer from the screenshots- any unwanted things to get rid off or is it something else?
    Yes, here's a rundown from personal experience removing these exact processes from various computers over the years

    NCPluginloader - See HPMessageService. Disable.
    @aph @adam

    I've found the culprit today again when the delayed startup again recurred..i.e., from welcome screen to start screen - it took 20-30seconds now again,

    So I checked autoruns & saw NCPluginUpdater is seen as a duplicate entry under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce Registry entry, so I had the one I unchecked earlier from it & again same NCPluginUpdater as another entry below that is Checked.

    I couldn't see any items in Task Manager StartUp.

    The file name is : NCPluginUpdater Hewlett-Packard located as c:\program files (x86)\hewlett-packard\hp health check\activecheck\product_line\ncpluginupdater.exe

    I again unchecked NCPluginUpdater from autoruns, closed the program & reopened it and could see only one NCPluginUpdater entry this time that is Unchecked as was there previously.

    I think it is scheduled to run a scan or something at sometime, How can I disable it permanently?

    When I opened up Task Scheduler - I don't know where exactly to look , but I could only manage this:
    Click image for larger version

    The trigger for PC Health analysis under HP Support Assistant menu is given evey Wednesday 3PM, but my scan for it ran today Wednesday at 10:51PM (around the same time I started up my laptop).
    I don't know if this is the same thing as NCPluginUpdater though.
    Not uncommon for bloat ware to be buffered from removal by tasks. Just right click the task and click disable. That's it.

    if you want a flamethrower type in gpedit.msc and disable run once items
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  7. #37


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    aph,

    Disabled PC Health analysis & HP Updater from Task Scheduler, hope it'll not come again

    Just tried to run gpedit.msc , but throws an Windows error message :
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  8. #38


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    gpedit is only in Windows 8 Pro
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  9. #39


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    Ok, Thanks adam,
    So disabling those in taskscheduler resolves the problem I hope
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  10. #40


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    Should stop the task adding them back, yes. You can disable or delete tasks through task scheduler or autoruns as you prefer.
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