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too many programs open and run when logging on

by sharynn6 / October 29, 2005 2:36 PM PDT

how do i stip them from running . i tried misconfig but i seem to have lost it I am running xp

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try changing settings
by elbrado / October 29, 2005 3:22 PM PDT

after u logged on find whatever programs it is starting up and look in their settings to see if theres an option so they dont start on startup

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try this
by fridaymourning / October 29, 2005 5:56 PM PDT

go to control panel/admin. tools/services. If the name is listed than you can change the start-up type. Be sure you have the right name. If that dont work download a spyware program, the free ones will work fine. If that dont work than save the files that you need( check for viruses on these files) on a flash drive or burn on a cd and reinstall your os. Dont forget you xp numbers.

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Avoid recommendations to 'reinstall'...
by Edward ODaniel / October 30, 2005 2:43 AM PST

go to this link and download the Standalone EXE Version (34kb) of Mike Lin's Startup control Panel.

http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

Far better control than msconfig.

For services the suggestion to make use of the Services applet in control panel is how to control them and their startup.

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Sharynn, Wrong Spelling...This Should Help Too..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 30, 2005 8:41 AM PST

The spelling for that program is "msconfig"...You might try following the steps in the link below to eliminate unnecessary start up programs and services in Windows XP:

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

Because the links for the "Services" are no longer functioning in the link above, use this one:

Services Guide For Windows XP

Hope this helps.

Grif

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