at Start, All Programs, Startup?
What "other utilities" are you talking about. I use free Codestuff Starter. It lists all startup items and allows you to stop them. It also lists Processes and you can do the same there.
My PC is older, now running Windows XP Pro, SP3 fully updated thru last week. For some time after I upgraded from Windows 2000 Pro I had no start-up issues. However, for the last several months I've been getting some interference in starting up that really slows down the process & requires me to clear some items from the screen before I can proceed. Can anyone help me find the source of these issues?
With every start-up I can see Microsoft Word (Office XP version) trying to start, resaving the normal.dot file, & then it shuts down & proceeds. This should never appear at start-up. Also, I get at least two error messages that Microsfot Excel & PowerPoint failed to start correctly. These are in the form of the same type of message see when Internet Explorer has to shut down because of an error. I have to clear the "Restart Excel/PowerPoint" check box & close the error message. Again, these programs should not load on start-up. I also get an Windows Explorer-like window that shows the folders for Office Live & an associated folder. I don't know why this is starting up.
I've used msconfig as well as other utilities to edit the items that are marked to start-up during that process, & can't seem to find the solutions to preventing the items above from appearing on every boot. This issue is just adding time to my boot procedure & causing me a lot of wasted time.
Can anyone help edit my start-up routine? Thanks.