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Clean Msconfig

by lions / December 9, 2004 12:12 PM PST

I open my msconfig file and unchecked many programs I don't need to start at power up.I woud like to know how to delete those lines not needed any longer in my msconfig file.
Thank you.

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Re: Clean Msconfig
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2004 12:19 PM PST
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Re: Clean Msconfig
by lions / December 9, 2004 1:10 PM PST
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Thanks Bob. I think I didn't explain correct; what I want is to remove all those unchecked lines; they never cause any harm exept loading up to many programs at power up. Are 20 lines which do no good. I kept only 5 to open at boot up.
Thank you.

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Re: Clean Msconfig
by glb613 / December 9, 2004 6:48 PM PST
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Once the programs are unchecked, they don't load at startup. Modifiying the registry to remove these from the msconfig list will not improve the performance of your computer. And if you don't know what you are doing or do it incorrectly, you could make a real mess of your computer for no gain.

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And I think you didn't try this software.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2004 7:53 PM PST
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As such, you dismissed it and missed an easy fix.

Bob

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Re: Clean Msconfig
by Ameth / December 9, 2004 12:29 PM PST
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Hey Buddy my name is Ameth. I'm from Panama, I have news for you. You can't erase those lines at msconfig. The only thing you can't at msconfig is disable those files by clicking in a little square.

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Re: Clean Msconfig - YOU CAN!
by pearljamkornfan / December 9, 2004 2:37 PM PST
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**THIS IS FOR WINXP HOME SP2, I am unsure about XP PRO.**

Actually, you can. **BE VERY CAREFUL HOW YOU DO THIS.** It deals with modifying your registry, so make a backup if you feel unsafe. I believe you will need ADMINISTRATOR privileges. Go to start, the click run and type regedit. Then click the "+" next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then the + next to "SOFTWARE" then the + next to "Microsoft" then the + next to "Shared Tools" then the + next to "MSCONFIG" then "startupreg". Here you should see a list of items that are in the box. BE CAREFUL that you do not disable anything required by your drivers and make sure that what you are deleting you won't need to re-enable. REMEMBER, make a back up of your registry just incase! This worked for me, so if anyone else is interested!

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Re: Clean Msconfig
by Papa Echo / December 9, 2004 2:30 PM PST
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You can try to remove some of them by removing their 'root' programs at Control Panel> Add/Remove. Most of them are 'system' programs, i.e. they are part and parcel of the OS, so removing them, if that is possible, may destroy the OS. Can you give examples of what you want to remove ?

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Re: Clean Msconfig
by Cetin Denislam / December 9, 2004 8:31 PM PST
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Here's another answer similar with the following message.

Before doing the following procedure, create a Restore Point. Click Start, Run type regedit and press Enter.

Expand the following path:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg

Note

HKLM is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Under this path there are subfolders. Click each subfolder "one by one" and look in the right pane. You'll find the corresponding info with what's displayed on the disabled items under Startup Tab. Delete the unecessary items.


Good Luck,

Cetin


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,


T. S. Eliot

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Re: Clean Msconfig
by lions / December 9, 2004 10:55 PM PST
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Thank you very much to all of you for your great help.I got the picture and I remove those lines with no problem.

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