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AutoStart Problem XP?

by sugarbear246 / October 11, 2011 4:58 AM PDT

When I Boot Up, Not Every Program I have "To Start" On Start Up, Show Up in my System Tray?
***WHEN I "LOG OFF", AND "BACK ON"....ALL PROGRAMS I HAVE SET TO "START ON BOOT UP", SHOW UP IN MY SYSTEM TRAY?
Does anyone KNOW WHY this is Occurring, AND "HOW DO I FIX THIS"?

Thanks ahead of time;
sugarbear 246

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Good question. The answer might be
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2011 4:49 AM PDT
In reply to: AutoStart Problem XP?

That these programs have DEPENDENCIES. That is, PROGRAM A may not start until PROGRAM B is running.

There is no HOW TO on this. And you learn a lot solving it.
Bob

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Windows XP forum: AutoStart Problem XP?
by sugarbear246 / October 13, 2011 8:22 AM PDT

Hi Bob! I'm Assuming you're Speaking of "Services" that "Must" be Running in order for these Programs that "should" Appear in the System Tray to Appear?
Am I Correct? And if so....WHAT SPECIFIC SERVICES "MAY BE TURNED OFF"? ANY SUGGESTIONS?
Sugarbear246

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Sorry no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2011 8:30 AM PDT

When we read about dependencies many that have dealt with this would think "Aha, that's services." But the dependency issues extend to programs or apps as well.

Remember we can't see what you are starting and I don't see anything written except the "symptom."

If I were to dive into this I would have to look at the machine with tools like HIJACKTHIS, AUTORUNS and then see what apps are starting and think which could interfere.

There was a time when a AUTOSTART (autorun) DELAYER was used. Let's find that thing.

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/startdelay.html

There it is. Startup Delayer.
Bob

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Windows XP forum: AutoStart Problem XP?
by sugarbear246 / October 13, 2011 2:51 PM PDT
In reply to: Sorry no.

Well once again Bob you have steered me in a direction I had not been Familiar with before? Truly this IS a Learning experience for me! I LOVE LEARNING EXPERIENCES!! I have downloaded the Freeware Tool, and will now test it out, and get back to you!
SugarBear246

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Good to read that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 14, 2011 1:31 AM PDT

I think the area you are exploring is a good one. It lets you take a closer look at the machine and how it works.
Bob

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Windows XP forum: AutoStart Problem XP?
by sugarbear246 / October 14, 2011 7:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Good to read that.

Bob; you're not going to believe this! The problem was Actually "Malware"? I ran "XoftSpySE", and "Emsisoft"...(they both picked up different stuff),...You won't believe HOW MANY SPYWARES WAS FOUND ON MY SYSTEM? OVER 2,000? Would you believe it? Anyway my problems are solved, and my computer is now Booting Up Fine!
Thanks though for the Startup Delay Tool, This can be a useful item!
Thanks Again!
Sugarbear246

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About malware detection.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2011 3:05 AM PDT

I like Grif's view and post on those. Here's a link and hope all the above helped.

7726-6132_102-5098912.html?tag=posts;msg5099421
Bob

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