Sunday, June 6, 2010

Asus U30JC-QX010X : Tuning Windows 7 Part 4 : Auto Run

Many programs are configured to start automatically. Note that a couple of x86 applications are configured in the x64 registry. I prefer to remove the keys and keep the application installed, just in case... It is still possible to reset the keys afterwards.

You must disable Asus FastBoot to find some applications listed below.

Keys than can be removed safely :

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run :
  • Sidebar (C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run :
  • AmIcoSinglun64 (C:\Program Files (x86)\AmIcoSingLun\AmIcoSinglun64.exe) : Alcor Micro USB Card Reader. Not needed to read USB of SD cards.
  • ASUS WebStorage (C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ASUS WebStorage\SERVICE\AsusWSService.exe MySyncFolder) : No free 20 GB account is available for this Asus.
  • IgfxTray (C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe) : Intel Graphics Tray Icon. I rarely need to modify these settings.
  • NvCplDaemon (RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup) : NVidia startup utility. Does not prevent the NVidia control panel to start. Seems useless ?
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run :
  • Adobe Reader Speed Launcher ("C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe")
  • ATKMEDIA (C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Media\DMedia.exe) : To configure a media key to launch Windows Media Player but no such key exists on my laptop.
  • ATKOSD2 (C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATKOSD2\ATKOSD2.exe) : Driver for the missing fingerprint reader. Also provides pretty UI for Fn function keys. When disabled, Fn keys still work, but with a classic UI.
  • CLMLServer ("C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe") : Cyberlink Media Library.
  • HControlUser (C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Hotkey\HControlUser.exe)
  • RemoteControl9 ("C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD9\PDVD9Serv.exe") : DVD Remote Control.
  • Setwallpaper (c:\programdata\SetWallpaper.cmd) : Batch is missing !
  • UpdateLBPShortCut ("C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\LabelPrint\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\LabelPrint" UpdateWithCreateOnce "Software\CyberLink\LabelPrint\2.5") : DVD printing startup utility. WTF ?
  • UpdateP2GoShortCut ("C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go" UpdateWithCreateOnce "SOFTWARE\CyberLink\Power2Go\6.0") : DVD burning startup utility. WTF ?
Other keys :

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run :
  • ETDWare (C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe) : Smart-Pad.
  • HotKeysCmds (C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe) : Hot Key Commands from Intel graphics driver.
  • Persistence (C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe)
  • RtHDVCpl (C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run :
  • ASUS Screen Saver Protector (C:\Windows\AsScrPro.exe)
When playing with these settings, the ELAN Smart-Pad can be disabled. Actually, it was running until I enter my password to open a session. Then, it was disabled. I needed to open the mice parameters in the control panel, open ELAN tab and enable the device. The laptop might also fail to detect the usb mouse. In this case, open the Device Manager, right click (with the touchpad) on the mouse section and scan for hardware changes.

Edit 2010.08.14 : Asus Web Storage.


Wallace said...

Thanks for explaining what "AmIcoSingLun.exe". This little window kept popping up on my laptop (ASUS) and was always wondering what the hell that was. It sort of looked like something was logging on to my pc and I began to doubt the power of windows 7. Thanks again for your help.

Larry said...

I know this is old, but...
Can you explain what "setwallpaper.cmd" is? Is it some sort of virus, or just something Asus uses?

ded said...

@Larry : A .cmd is just a text file used to batch some system commands. No virus here.