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by waqas180 / September 15, 2006 8:41 AM PDT

Hi. How can i disable the start up programs uploading in right lower corner tray? it really slows down the bootup.

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This Should Help...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 15, 2006 9:18 AM PDT
In reply to: start up

It would sure help if we knew more about your computer.. Operating system, etc. In the meantime, click on the links below and follow the procedures listed:

For Windows 2000/XP, ignore the first couple of sentences about checking "resources" and "Performance" tab 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

Because the links for the "Services" are no longer functioning in the link above, use this one to prevent unneeded Services from running.:

http://majorgeeks.com/page.php?id=12

or

Services Guide For Windows XP

Hope this helps and let us know how it goes.

Grif

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read your tips on msconfig startup. problem listing is blank
by pc1001questions / October 17, 2007 3:22 PM PDT
In reply to: This Should Help...

I have one listing that is blank under start up item and blank under command and then just "HLKM\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run for location.
all the other startup commands are listed and with their associated start up item name. I checked the site you mentioned www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php but had a hard time with this blank one. Is it ok to leave checked or to me it is odd. thanks

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Check The Registry Location
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 18, 2007 12:54 AM PDT

It's generally not a problem to UNCHECK those "Blank" entries in msconfig...But to be sure, open the registry and check "HLKM\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run" for the blank listing.(Start-Run, type: regedit, then click on OK. Navigate to the path indicated.) IN the "run" directory/key, you'll look on the right side of the screen and see many of the programs that are set to "run" at startup. INcluded in that list will be one that's blank.. You should be able to determine which program it's attempting to startup by reading the data values.. If it's an uninstalled program or something not needed, then you can delete that particular registry entry only.. BE CAREFUL...If you've never done any registry editing before, be sure to create a backup FIRST before deleting that entry..

After that entry is deleted, restarting the computer should wipe the "blank" listing from msconfig.. ON the other hand, it's your option to simply UNCHECK the box in msconfig.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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MSCONFIG
by terryparker / September 18, 2006 10:30 AM PDT
In reply to: start up

As Grif Thomas said it would help if you give us more info about your OS, but I gather its Windows OS. To stop these programs starting up WITHOUT downloading a third party program just go to the start menu, press run, and in the little pop up box just punch in "msconfig" (without the ""). You will then see tabs at the top, click on the one that says STARTUP and it will give you a list of what starts up, uncheck what you don't want to startup with windows!!
HINT: Don't uncheck all because if you have a AntiVirus that is also listed there and you don't want to stop that from starting up!!
If you need anymore help just let me know!!
Good luck!!!

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