Saddled with a slow startup? If the options in MSConfig feel too limited for you, try out Sysinternals' Autoruns, which is a startup manager on steroids. Autoruns allows you to look up everything that loads up when you boot your machine, from autorun programs, drivers, shell extensions, pre-boot programs and more. Handy tabs and filters help you sort through them. Cull your startup programs, explorer extensions, codecs and more. While a right click contextual menu allows you to search for more information about entries, Autoruns is most definitely not for an unseasoned user or the faint of heart, as a mistake when tinkering here can negatively affect your system.