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Startup Tab in Sysconfig

Exactly which file does config get the program names to launch at boot time? I want clean out the "trash", not just uncheck the boxes. I've been looking for years, anything associated with "start", can't find it.

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Run MSCONFIG, click Startup tab

The Startup tab of MSCONFIG is the place to start. There you can uncheck anything but your antivirus program. There are other places, but this is the place to start.
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Good luck.

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Run MSCONFIG, click Startup tab

Thank you sir.
I am running msconfig startup tab.
I do not want to uncheck boxes.
I want to delete the name of the program of the box I have to uncheck.
Msconfig must be reading the name of the program from a file someplace.
What is the name of that file? I haven't been able to find it.

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Delete the name or remove the app?

I know it's techy but if you want to remove some app that's one thing. If you don't want it to run, you uncheck it. If you want to delete the line that runs it, use HIJACKTHIS.

Then if you want to delete the name, well, what does that mean?

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Delete the name or remove the app?

Mr Profitt, if you delete the app, the name of the deleted app still appears in the startup tab. Therefore, msconfig is reading the name from another text file someplace. Has to be.
When I say I want to delete the name of the app, I want to find the file the msconfig is reading, and whack that name out of it. Then it will not appear as a choice (checked box or unchecked box) in the startup tab.

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So delete the name is delete that line!

HIJACKTHIS can remove that line.

As to whack the name out of the line, that would result in a new interesting error.

And about deleting the app and the line stays, TRUE!!! so true. Deleting an app does not remove shortcuts, startup items and more. For that we have more work to do.

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So delete the name is delete that line!

Thank you, Mr Proffitt. I'll try it. Mike

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The place for uninstalling things is the Pgms & Feats applet

If you want to uninstall a program, go to the Control Panel and click the Programs and Features applet. That will give you a list of things installed on your computer. There you can click on something and uninstall it. Admittedly some of the names in that Startup tab list are a bit cryptic, but in the Programs and Features list, the names are the same as what's installed. If you uninstall from there, they will be removed from the Startup tab's list too.
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Good luck.

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