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how to disable startup item in xp

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ashishkamat

Broken In
how to disable startup item in xp . i was not able to locate it ....in windows 98 disbaling start up was in system tools but i m not able to locate in xp ....help me
 

enoonmai

Cyborg Agent
Go to Start>Run and type in msconfig
and on the window that opens up, go to the Startup tab and uncheck the programs that you don't want to load at startup. Be careful you don't uncheck that's actually necessary.
 

swatkat

Technomancer
u can do this using msconfig.
Go to Start>Run and type msconfig and press Enter.
and here click Startup tab.........
 

it_waaznt_me

Coming back to life ..
I like this one better ..
Start > Run > Regedit <Press Enter>
Navigate to
HKLM \ Softwares \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run

HKLM \ Softwares \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ RunServices

HKCU \ Softwares \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run

HKCU \ Softwares \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ RunServices


Delete the entries that you dont want ..

(Added the Current User list in Edit)
 

enoonmai

Cyborg Agent
Yeah, but then what happens if he doesnt know what he's deleting and ends up deleting some important app that he wants loading every single time, like the graphics card control panel, etc. At least with msconfig, you can re-check the ones you want if you make a mistake.
 

godsownman

Padawan
try the startup tab in start-> programs -> startup or follow the msconfig .

But doing that in msconfig will lead u to a selective startup and that will shoot warnings on ur screen every time u boot .
 

paraman

Journeyman
Something even better than msconfig is called 'Startup'. Do a google search for it and download. I can't remember where I downloaded it from. BTW, it is free!

It gets installed into the Control Panel and offers more control over startup apps.
 
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