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Sandy
07-09-2005, 10:10 PM
When I turn on my compputer it takes over 4 and 1/2 minutes before everything
is "started". I have useless programs in the startup process that I don't
need how do I remove them from startup (hidden icon area). Please help

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 10:10 PM
Startup items are loaded from the Start Menu, Programs, Startup folder, or via the Registry. Many programs that auto-start, have an option to turn this feature on/off. That's the first place to check. Then click Start, Run and enter MSCONFIG Go to the Startup tab. Here you can disable the items that are loaded from the Registry and/or Start Menu. You'll be prompted to reboot. When you do, and log back on, you'll get a dialog indicating that you're in Selective Startup mode. This is normal. You can tell it OK, or you can check the box for "Don't show me this again." However, if you tell it to go to Normal startup, all of the things you've disabled will be re-enabled.

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"Sandy" <Sandy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:87DBF572-120B-471C-8C76-8CA251D316DA@microsoft.com...
> When I turn on my compputer it takes over 4 and 1/2 minutes before everything
> is "started". I have useless programs in the startup process that I don't
> need how do I remove them from startup (hidden icon area). Please help

Harry Ohrn
07-09-2005, 10:10 PM
You may want to run a spyware sweep to clear out any parasites on your
system. You can find links to what you need here
http://aumha.org/win5/a/parasite.htm

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"Sandy" <Sandy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:87DBF572-120B-471C-8C76-8CA251D316DA@microsoft.com...
> When I turn on my compputer it takes over 4 and 1/2 minutes before
> everything
> is "started". I have useless programs in the startup process that I don't
> need how do I remove them from startup (hidden icon area). Please help


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