Here they are. Wish I could get it all at once but don't know how. I unchecked the rest and will continue with instructions. Once again, I really appreciate the help with this. Perhaps I can repay you somehow. Once we are done with this, I would like to know how to avoid all this startup clutter that seems to be the problem.
Did system check and no violations were found. I will do rest of instructions now.
I asked you to not uncheck the Microsoft, Intel, or Avast entries as I don't know what they are yet and I still cannot see what they are.
I would advise downloading MalwareBytes AntiMalware Free and doing a scan with that
NOTE: On the last page of the install uncheck the option to try the PRO version.
If you do NOT have an SSD we will do a defrag.
We will also stop the automatic restore point that gets made each time you start the computer and set a schedule for one in it's place.
Then you can run the boot speed timer and let me know how long it takes to start now.
Press the Windows key and E
Right click on Local Disc (C) and click Properties
Click Tools, then Defrag Now.
Sorry I have to go out now so will continue when I return.
OK, No to the SSD (Solid State Drive) being the same as a flash drive.
It sounds like your computer does not have a SSD so a defrag would be good to do.
To see what the Microsoft entries are in msconfig
In msconfig hover your mouse between Startup Item and Manufacturer and you should get a double arrow. If you double click and drag to the right it will expand the items so you can see what they are.
Here is something you can try
Copy the file below into notepad and save as bootspeedtimer.vbs
Where is says Save As Type click the down arrow on the right and select All Files
You should end up with a boot speed timer visual basic script file (.vbs)
double click this and it will shut down your computer and reboot it giving you a time in seconds it takes to restart.
On Error Resume Next
Dim Wsh, Time1, Time2, Result, PathFile, MsgResult, MsgA, AppName, KeyA, KeyB, TimeDiff
MsgA = "Please close all running applications and click on OK."
KeyA = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\RestartTime"
KeyB = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\RestartTime"
AppName = "ReBoot-Time"
Set Wsh = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
PathFile = """" & WScript.ScriptFullName & """"
Result = wsh.RegRead(KeyA & "Times")
if Result = "" then
MsgResult = Msgbox (MsgA, vbOKCancel, AppName)
If MsgResult = vbcancel then WScript.Quit
Wsh.RegWrite KeyA & "Times", left(Time,8), "REG_SZ"
Wsh.RegWrite KeyB, PathFile, "REG_SZ"
Wsh.Run "cmd /c Shutdown -r -t 00", false, 0
Wsh.RegDelete KeyA & "Times"
TimeDiff = DateDiff("s",Result,left(Time,8))
MsgBox "Your computer reboots in " & TimeDiff & " seconds", VbInformation, AppName
It took 283 seconds to reboot