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Stop a Start up

by Zeeinnm / February 16, 2004 7:15 AM PST

How do you stop a program from automatically loading when you turn on the PC?

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Re:Stop a Start up
by Michael Geist / February 16, 2004 7:21 AM PST
In reply to: Stop a Start up

Start/Run/ type in msconfig. Uncheck whatever program you wish on the Startup tab, apply and OK.

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Re:Re:Stop a Start up
by SkyWatcher4 / February 24, 2004 3:07 PM PST
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Michael is right except that you have to be very careful in this area because if you click on the wrong program, you could disable something that you need to start your system. It's safer to click Start>Run, then type in SERVICES.MSC and when the window pops up you can find your file in there and then have a choice of setting it to AUTO, MANUAL, or DISABLE. The MANUAL setting will only allow the program to run when it is needed. Hope this helps.

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Use ''Starter''.
by Cursorcowboy / February 24, 2004 11:15 PM PST
In reply to: Stop a Start up

"Starter" is yet another free startup manager that allows you to view and manage all the programs that are starting automatically whenever Windows boots. It lists all the hidden registry entries, as well as the common Startup Folder items. You can choose to safely disable selected entries, edit them or delete them altogether (if you know what you're doing). Expert users can even add their own entries.

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