I have recently removed a number of programs from starting at Startup. But there is a file in my Startup folder which I know nothing about. It is called Digital Line Detect. I can't find anything on it in the Help and Support section. What is its purpose and do I need it to load at startup?
Also when I check System Information/Startup Programs, there is a long list of items, and I can't determine what some of them are for? How can I research the necessity for these items?
Finally, when talking to Tech Support the other day on a problem relating to my modem, which causes my system to hang when receiving a FAX, the tech support person recommended that I use msconfig to disable all of the programs listed to load at startup. Is this a good idea? Don't I want some things to load at startup like Norton Anti-Virus, for example?
I am using regular phone line for the internet. I read what you posted and unchecked digital line detection from the start up folder. Do I need to recheck this in the start up folder if I do change to DSL or would I be using a different modem then and wouldn't have to worry about it?
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