How to clean traces of uninstaled programs from Startup tab in msconfig?



Iopoulos
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
Windows XP Home SP2 - Working Great

I've had Windows XP Home installed in my computer for years, only
updating and upgrading it from the original version through SP1 and
SP2. I use it every day and have never had any major problems to make
me re-install the O/S

This is a one user/one account machine, and over the years, I've
uninstalled programs that I no longer needed, but some have left traces
behind in the System Configuration Utility (msconfig) Startup tab.

An example of one is:

FastTVSync C:\Program Files\Common
Files\InterVideo\FastTVSync\FastTVSync.exe

It is supposedly in the registry in
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

But using regedit to get there manually, FastTVSync is not there at
all, nor is there anything pertaining to InterVideo either, but System
Configuration Utility still shows it.

I have unchecked those that no longer exist in my system from the
Startup tab, but how can I manually make them disappear from the
Startup tab in msconfig?

Can anyone shed some light on this subject?

Jon
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
Make sure you're not confusing

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

with

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Jon


"Iopoulos" <Iopoulos@proudeuropean.zzn.com> wrote in message
news:1116107289.712763.69530@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Windows XP Home SP2 - Working Great
>
> I've had Windows XP Home installed in my computer for years, only
> updating and upgrading it from the original version through SP1 and
> SP2. I use it every day and have never had any major problems to make
> me re-install the O/S
>
> This is a one user/one account machine, and over the years, I've
> uninstalled programs that I no longer needed, but some have left traces
> behind in the System Configuration Utility (msconfig) Startup tab.
>
> An example of one is:
>
> FastTVSync C:\Program Files\Common
> Files\InterVideo\FastTVSync\FastTVSync.exe
>
> It is supposedly in the registry in
> HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
>
> But using regedit to get there manually, FastTVSync is not there at
> all, nor is there anything pertaining to InterVideo either, but System
> Configuration Utility still shows it.
>
> I have unchecked those that no longer exist in my system from the
> Startup tab, but how can I manually make them disappear from the
> Startup tab in msconfig?
>
> Can anyone shed some light on this subject?
>

bumtracks
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
maybe just download and unzip into a folder RegSeeker and let it find it
for you
http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm

or
There's more than one Run key & RunServices keys and files that programs
might start from.
Even some dang .ini files.

Might go to
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\FastTVSync\FastTVSync.exe and
delete it if there.

search for files advanced for hidden & system files
FastTVSync
and also search regedit FastTVSync

if still around, search again hidden & system for files containing text
FastTVSync

that's pretty much what I'd do


> This is a one user/one account machine, and over the years, I've
> uninstalled programs that I no longer needed, but some have left traces
> behind in the System Configuration Utility (msconfig) Startup tab.
>

Nepatsfan
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
To remove the entries for the items you've unchecked in the
System Configuration Utility try the following:
Run the registry editor, Start -> Run -> regedit.
Navigate to the following locations:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared
Tools\MSConfig\startupfolder

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared
Tools\MSConfig\startupreg

Right click the Values listed in the right hand pane and select
delete.

You can also go to this web site and download the script from
line 148 on the right:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

--
Nepatsfan
"Iopoulos" <Iopoulos@proudeuropean.zzn.com> wrote in message
news:1116107289.712763.69530@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Windows XP Home SP2 - Working Great
>
> I've had Windows XP Home installed in my computer for years,
> only
> updating and upgrading it from the original version through SP1
> and
> SP2. I use it every day and have never had any major problems
> to make
> me re-install the O/S
>
> This is a one user/one account machine, and over the years,
> I've
> uninstalled programs that I no longer needed, but some have
> left traces
> behind in the System Configuration Utility (msconfig) Startup
> tab.
>
> An example of one is:
>
> FastTVSync C:\Program Files\Common
> Files\InterVideo\FastTVSync\FastTVSync.exe
>
> It is supposedly in the registry in
> HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
>
> But using regedit to get there manually, FastTVSync is not
> there at
> all, nor is there anything pertaining to InterVideo either, but
> System
> Configuration Utility still shows it.
>
> I have unchecked those that no longer exist in my system from
> the
> Startup tab, but how can I manually make them disappear from
> the
> Startup tab in msconfig?
>
> Can anyone shed some light on this subject?
>

Jon
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
Alternatively put a tick mark by them in msconfig > apply
and then navigate to the specified location

Jon


"Nepatsfan" <nepatsfan@SBXXXIX.com> wrote in message
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> To remove the entries for the items you've unchecked in the System
> Configuration Utility try the following:
> Run the registry editor, Start -> Run -> regedit.
> Navigate to the following locations:
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupfolder
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg
>
> Right click the Values listed in the right hand pane and select delete.
>
> You can also go to this web site and download the script from line 148 on
> the right:
>
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>
> --
> Nepatsfan
> "Iopoulos" <Iopoulos@proudeuropean.zzn.com> wrote in message
> news:1116107289.712763.69530@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>> Windows XP Home SP2 - Working Great
>>
>> I've had Windows XP Home installed in my computer for years, only
>> updating and upgrading it from the original version through SP1 and
>> SP2. I use it every day and have never had any major problems to make
>> me re-install the O/S
>>
>> This is a one user/one account machine, and over the years, I've
>> uninstalled programs that I no longer needed, but some have left traces
>> behind in the System Configuration Utility (msconfig) Startup tab.
>>
>> An example of one is:
>>
>> FastTVSync C:\Program Files\Common
>> Files\InterVideo\FastTVSync\FastTVSync.exe
>>
>> It is supposedly in the registry in
>> HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
>>
>> But using regedit to get there manually, FastTVSync is not there at
>> all, nor is there anything pertaining to InterVideo either, but System
>> Configuration Utility still shows it.
>>
>> I have unchecked those that no longer exist in my system from the
>> Startup tab, but how can I manually make them disappear from the
>> Startup tab in msconfig?
>>
>> Can anyone shed some light on this subject?
>>
>
>

Iopoulos
07-10-2005, 12:29 AM
Thanks to each and every one of you who came up with things to try.

In my case, the only thing that worked was the second option given by
Nepatsfan:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mi­crosoft\Shared
Tools\MSConfig\startupreg

I found all those pesky traces of old, uninstalled programs there.
Once I removed the absolete entries, they were completely gone from
within msconfig's Startup tab.

It's really a pleasure to see how we can really help each other here.

Thanks again to all of you.


Nepatsfan wrote:
> To remove the entries for the items you've unchecked in the
> System Configuration Utility try the following:
> Run the registry editor, Start -> Run -> regedit.
> Navigate to the following locations:
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared
> Tools\MSConfig\startupfolder
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared
> Tools\MSConfig\startupreg
>
> Right click the Values listed in the right hand pane and select
> delete.
>
> You can also go to this web site and download the script from
> line 148 on the right:
>
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>
> --
> Nepatsfan
> "Iopoulos" <Iopoulos@proudeuropean.zzn.com> wrote in message
> news:1116107289.712763.69530@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> > Windows XP Home SP2 - Working Great
> >
> > I've had Windows XP Home installed in my computer for years,
> > only
> > updating and upgrading it from the original version through SP1
> > and
> > SP2. I use it every day and have never had any major problems
> > to make
> > me re-install the O/S
> >
> > This is a one user/one account machine, and over the years,
> > I've
> > uninstalled programs that I no longer needed, but some have
> > left traces
> > behind in the System Configuration Utility (msconfig) Startup
> > tab.
> >
> > An example of one is:
> >
> > FastTVSync C:\Program Files\Common
> > Files\InterVideo\FastTVSync\FastTVSync.exe
> >
> > It is supposedly in the registry in
> > HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
> >
> > But using regedit to get there manually, FastTVSync is not
> > there at
> > all, nor is there anything pertaining to InterVideo either, but
> > System
> > Configuration Utility still shows it.
> >
> > I have unchecked those that no longer exist in my system from
> > the
> > Startup tab, but how can I manually make them disappear from
> > the
> > Startup tab in msconfig?
> >
> > Can anyone shed some light on this subject?
> >


How to clean traces of uninstaled programs from Startup tab in msconfig?