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dave6818
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
how do i limit the number of programs that start automatically when i turn on
my computer?

Winguy
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
Set a System Restore Point.
Click Start, then click Run, then enter "msconfig" into the box and click
OK. Go to the Startup tab.

"dave6818" <dave6818@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> how do i limit the number of programs that start automatically when i turn
> on
> my computer?

niknik1971
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
startupcpl is better than msconfig

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

NIK

"Winguy" <NoSpam@Wanted.com> wrote in message
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> Set a System Restore Point.
> Click Start, then click Run, then enter "msconfig" into the box and click
> OK. Go to the Startup tab.
>
> "dave6818" <dave6818@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:3F78161F-6C9F-4D4E-877D-E141C66674A2@microsoft.com...
>> how do i limit the number of programs that start automatically when i
>> turn on
>> my computer?
>
>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
Open the corresponding program and disable the "Load at startup" or similar
options. If the program does not have an option, use the MSCONFIG utility:

How to troubleshoot by using the System Configuration utility in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310560

--
Ramesh, MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com
http://windowsxp.mvps.org

Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx


"dave6818" <dave6818@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> how do i limit the number of programs that start automatically when i turn
> on
> my computer?

Ron Martell
07-10-2005, 01:33 AM
"dave6818" <dave6818@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>how do i limit the number of programs that start automatically when i turn on
>my computer?

Use Start - Run - MSCONFIG and go to the Startup tab. Compare the
list of items that are loading at startup with the following checklist
web site to see what can be safely dispensed with:

http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.php


Note: Please ensure that you fully understand the purpose of a
startup item, how and why it was put into the startup, and the
consequences (if any) of removing it before you make any changes.
Some items are very important for the proper and safe functioning of
your computer.

Disabling an item by unchecking it in MSCONFIG should only be done for
testing purposes or as a "last resort" when no other way of getting
rid of the unwanted item can be found.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm


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