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by nburghardt / March 4, 2005 2:14 AM PST

How do I remove the auto start programs that are already in the task bar but not remove them from my computer totally? Thanks. Nancy

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Nancy, This Should Help...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 4, 2005 3:19 AM PST

It would also help US if we knew more about your computer. Things like the operating system, processor speed, etc. will help us help you.

In the meantime....

Please follow the instructions in the link below:

For Windows 2000/XP, ignore the first couple of sentences about checking "resources" in the link below but follow the rest of the procedures including the "Services" links at the bottom.

How To Shut Down Unnecessary Start Up Programs

Hope this helps.


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by nburghardt / March 4, 2005 5:33 AM PST

The computer has a 1.8 mghz Celeron processor with 512 mg of RAM. OS is Windows XP home edition. It's being used to create videos and DVD's of photos. Pinnacle Studio is being used for the video rendering. It seems better after running Norton System Works 2003 but it deteriorates in speed after that. We have it scheduled to defrag every day, but I am questioning the value of doing that, when it may be something else that is contributing to the slow down. Thus the question about disabling start up programs. Thank you for your previous suggestion, and I would also like to know if there is a good backup program to backup videos he has created. Even better if it would be one that was incremental, and fairly automatic as to filling a DVD and then announcing it's full and to replace with blank disc and continue. This forum is very, very helpful. Thank you. Nancy

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