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Sandra

Hi,
I hope someone can help.
when I run msconfig there are a lot of things in the startup tab, that
although I have unchecked them, I cant seem to remove them completely.
Any ideas?
 
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WTC

Sandra said:
Hi,
I hope someone can help.
when I run msconfig there are a lot of things in the startup tab,
that although I have unchecked them, I cant seem to remove
them completely.
Any ideas?

To remove disabled items from the startup list in msconfig. Open the
registry editor (Start > Run > regedit) and delete unwanted subkeys of

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SharedTools\MSConfig\startupfolder]
and
[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg]
 
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Bruce Chambers

Sandra said:
Hi,
I hope someone can help.
when I run msconfig there are a lot of things in the startup tab, that
although I have unchecked them, I cant seem to remove them completely.
Any ideas?


Msconfig was designed to be a troubleshooting tool, not a "startup
configurer." Use MSConfig to determine the location of the command that
is attempting to start the program, and remove it. To cease the
selective startup notifications, either return your settings to the way
they were, or permanently remove the undesirable programs from your
startup configuration.

In most cases, with "well-mannered" applications, it's usually as
simple as opening the undesired program and deselecting the option to
"display icon in the system tray" or to "start when Windows starts."

Additionally, Look in the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start
Menu\Programs\Start Up and C:\Documents and Settings\username\Start
Menu\Programs\Start Up folders, and in the system registry, primarily in
the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run keys.

How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310560



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Bruce Chambers

Sandra said:
thank you for your help, it worked and I am extremely grateful.
regards
sandra

You're welcome

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