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Good day. I have a certain running application called "msmsgs.exe" in my Task Manager/Process. I checked and found that it's got to do with MSN Messenger which I am not using. How do I get rid of his active running process? Also, I try to get rid of unimportant stuff in MSCONFIG so as to have a faster boot up process. Apart from my Norton AV and Zonealarm Firewall, I have 2 others, namely HKCMD.EXE, located in C/Windows/System 32 and is identified as"installed with media devices. Used for configuration & diagnosis and IGFXTRAY.EXE, located in C/Windows/System 32 and is identified as "installed with Intel Motherboard Software to control Intel Graphics Hardware". Are these 2 necessary to be in my startup process? Can I unchecked these 2 for a even quicker boot up? Thanks in advance.

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...to shut down Messenger. Click on Start-Run, type "msmsgs" (without the quotes), then click on OK. When the Messenger window opens, click on "Tools", choose "Options", then the "Preferences" tab. UNCHECK ALL the boxes in the "General" section. Click on OK, then click on the red X in the upper right corner to close the Messenger window..

The other two items are your choice. HKCMD.EXE (the HotKEY program for your keyboard that isn't required unless you use your internet or sound buttons located on the keyboard) and IGFXTRAY.EXE (The tray icon for Intel onboard graphics can usually be reached from the Control Panel) are generally NOT required. UNCHECK them in "msconfig" and test the machine.. It should be fine.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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