"Fix" confusion RRS feed

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  •   I did not see that anyone has addressed the "fix" issue, or maybe no-one else had one.   For several days I had a red flag, so to speak, to "fix" unused program(s) in my startup.  I waited, hoping I could find out what sort of "unused" programs they were so I wouldn't be uninstalling some program that was essential (over the years, PC operating systems have seemed to mis-identify what is well-used and what appears to be inactive programs... and have labelled essential programs as "unused", in my experience... so I am leary).    I got tired of the nagging, and told it to "fix" whatever the problem was.  Is this another one of those "too much information" glitches?   I think it was the Symantac Norton program that used to fix things over and over and over.  I hope that OneCare can fix whatever is acting up (correctly), since I have no idea what it was after. 

    Friday, November 2, 2007 4:01 PM

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  • I moved your post as I'm not well versed in this area of OneCare. Perhaps someone else can comment.



    Saturday, November 3, 2007 2:37 AM
  • Hi Willy1,


    After clicking on the "fix" button for the startup programs was OneCare able to fix the issue for you?


    The "FIX" unused programs for the startup by OneCare is a feature that would enable it to eliminate startup application entries that are either seldom used or startup applications that were removed previously but still have entries on the startup. Basically it behaves in the same manner as the Cleanup Desktop Wizard. It essentially would help increase the speed of booting up your system during the logon phase of your computer since Windows won't be looking for those applications or programs anymore if OneCare was able to remove them from the startup entry. OneCare would not necessarily delete or uninstall those unused programs from your computer once it did the fix. You'll still be able to use those applications or programs (unless they are startup items for malware or conflicting applications).

    Sunday, February 24, 2008 12:20 PM