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Startup program entry details:

NvCplDaemon (RUNDLL32.EXE NvCpl.dll,NvStartup)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

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Description:

Installed with display drivers for NVIDIA based graphics cards prior to late 2002, this entry allows the System Tray icon to be displayed - which gives access to (amongst others) the display settings (such as Antialiasing, OpenGL, Direct3D and colour) and Desktop Manager (nView). If you don't change display settings very often then this is not required and settings can be changed manually via display properties

Startup information:

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup

Other information:

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