MSConfig does not show you all programs that are running at startup. That's my experience, anyway. There are other alternatives, and free at that. I use "Startup Control Panel", which, when installed, puts an icon in your Control Panel labeled "Startup". Once you open that, you'll see a box with multiple tabs that shows you what locations these programs are running from (registry, or Statup menu, etc.)
See the screenshot and download/install from here:
Note the differences between the installer located in the zip file (which installs the program to Control Panel) or the "Standalone EXE" file, which you just put in any folder you want and run it from there.
I use the Control Panel version, but both do the same thing.
There is a more sophisticated app --also free-- from sysinternals that goes quite a bit deeper. It's called Autoruns. Here it is:
At first glance, it looks like it's for "Windows 95", but it's actually "Autoruns for Windows" Version 9.5. You need to be careful with this app, as you could easily untoggle stuff you shouldn't.
Now, as far as your problem goes, I'm thinking there might be other or older versions of mouse software running that's preventing the Logitech stuff. So, take a look at Startup Control Panel and see exactly what's running.
MSCONFIG - Certain items not appearing in start up.
by dawillie - 6/10/09 11:11 AM
If this has been posted before, my apology.
Running XP-Pr0-SP3 on a standalone home PC with 4GB RAM, 300 GB HD split 3- ways with OS on the 'C' drive, a 64- bit processor and TELUS high speed Internet.
In the old days of Win 98SE and a whole lot less resources, I had selective start up and designated what items I wanted to load a start up.
Recently having replaced the mouse with a Logitech Wireless and not having had it start up, I read in the Logitech forum that a workaround would be to go to MSCONGIG and uncheck everything, re- start, then re-check the items I wanted to start up and re-start.
This got me thinking as to why not check all items in the startup tab and run a normal startup instead of selective.
I did this and now both Logitech and my Webshots program do not start at startup.
Is there a workaround or possible change of permissions that I need to do to resolve?
Moderators: please note, I originally posted the above in 'Computer Help'. If applicable please lock that thread.