New, undesired "Performance Options" Window at start up.

On each start up, a window opens titled "Perfromance Options." It says to "Choose how to allocate processor resources." Two options exist: "Programs" or "Background Services."  I select Programs  and Ok and the computer then behaves otherwise normally. 
This window is new though. 

I can get to an identical screen by going "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Performance Information and Tools," selecting "Adjust visual effects" and then the "Advanced" tab. 

How do I get the computer to quit coming up with this question at startup?

Anwsers to the Problem New, undesired "Performance Options" Window at start up.


Hi Kimberly Fischer,

It's a possibility that one of the programs is causing this window to open up at the startup.
I would recommend you to check it in the safe mode if it appears.
If the issue does not exist in Safe Mode perform a clean boot troubleshooting to find which program
and service is causing the conflict.
 
Let us check if we can get into the safe mode, we can perform a clean boot troubleshooting.

Please check whether you face the same issue while working in the safe mode.
Step 1 Safe Mode
1.
Restart your computer.
2.
When the computer starts you will see your computer's hardware being listed.
When you see this information start to gently tap the F8 key on your keyboard repeatedly until you are presented with the Windows 7 Advanced Boot Options screen.
3.
Using the arrow keys, select the Safe Mode option you want.
4.
Then press the enter key on your keyboard to boot into Windows 7 Safe Mode.
5.
When Windows starts you will be at a typical logon screen.
Logon to your computer and Windows 7 will enter Safe mode.
6.
Do whatever tasks you require, and when you are done, reboot to go back into normal mode.
Clean Boot
You are required to perform a clean boot to find the program that is causing this and then disable or remove it.
Here is the procedure to do it:
 Clean Boot Troubleshooting: 
1.
Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
     User Account Control permission.
     If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the

     password, Or click Continue.
2.
On the General tab, click Selective Startup.
3.
Under Selective Startup, click to clear the Load Startup items check box.
4.
Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All.
5.
Click OK.
6.
When you are prompted, click Restart.
7.
After the computer starts, check whether the problem is resolved.

 
If the issue is resolved check which third party is causing the problem, referring the link given below:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
 
8.
Also you need to uninstall and reinstall the problem software on your computer.
Once you have found the conflicting service, stop it.
Boot to the computer and stop it.
 
Stop this service now.
a.
Open the Control Panel in the Start Menu.
b.
Select Administrative Tools in the Control Panel.

c.
Open Services in the Administrative Tools window.

d.
Select the service and then click Stop in left column of the main window of the Services window.

Reset the computer to start as usual

9.
After you have finished troubleshooting, follow these steps to reset the computer to start as usual:
Click Start, type msconfig.exe in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
10.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
On the General tab, click the Normal Startup option, and then click OK. 

11.
When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Restart.
 
 
Hope this helps.


Thanks and Regards:
Shekhar S - Microsoft Support.


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