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Start-up List in System Configuration Utility

by Woodys / October 29, 2004 1:06 AM PDT

We have discussed steps to take to free up system RAM space in one of the latest discussions. In the steps listed it was recommended to remove from the "start-up" list found in the system configuration file those extra programs (games, quicktime, real player,etc.) that attach themselves to this file. I have removed all those that I can easily recognize, but my computer (an HP Pavilon running Windows XP) still takes a long time to startup. Can anyone provide a list those startup programs that are not to be removed, i.e. essential to starting and running your computer so I can uncheck the "active" box for all the others?
A second question:
Once you have "deactivated" the unwanted startup program, how do you delete it from the list?
Thanks for your help.

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Re: Start-up List in System Configuration Utility
by cardinal_33 / October 29, 2004 1:30 AM PDT

AND I ALSO ,(RUNNING hp PAVILLION a533w ) would also like tto have the anwser to this ...thanks to those who reply .................
lynnwalters@charter.net

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Re: Start-up List in System Configuration Utility
by gkvhome / October 31, 2004 1:38 AM PDT
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Re: Start-up List in System Configuration Utility
by gkvhome / October 31, 2004 1:20 AM PDT
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Re: Start-up List in System Configuration Utility
by Woodys / October 31, 2004 10:57 PM PST

Thanks for the input, I will visit the site and see if it can help identify the un-needed startup programs. The 2nd part of my question was "how do I delete the un-wanted programs from the list in my sysconfig startup file after I un-check the box?
Any advice?
Steve

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