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MSCONFIG - Normal OR Selective Startup?

by Harv / August 23, 2004 4:31 PM PDT

Before I had my H/D reformatted, I was able to choose the Selective Startup option under Startup Selection in msconfig. Now, the setting won't stay and will revert back to Normal Startup after I restart my pc. On a few occasions, I was able to get the Selective Startup option to remain, BUT the check mark next to Load Startup Items would disappear each time after rebooting.

I have only three Startup Items under "Startup": APVXDWIN (Panda AV), zlclient (Zone Alarm Pro), and tca (The Cleaner). Am I correct to assume that I should have the radio button next to Selective Startup checked rather than Normal Startup? I notice that machine boot up time is much longer with the Normal Startup option.

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Re: MSCONFIG - Normal OR Selective Startup?
by Cursorcowboy / August 23, 2004 9:27 PM PDT
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Re: MSCONFIG - Normal OR Selective Startup?
by jerrywh1 / August 24, 2004 4:13 AM PDT

I've been through this issue, and the main problem in useing MSCONFIG is that if you want to keep your changes, you must operate in the Selective mode. I think the machine will be less of a hassle by useing the Normal mode. A great free program to make these changes is "Start Man". Type "Start Man" in your search engine.

jerry

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Re: MSCONFIG - Normal OR Selective Startup?
by Testy / August 24, 2004 9:31 AM PDT

Shouldn't systray be there and loadpowerprofile.

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