Stopping programs at Startup

  russmini 17:27 23 Aug 2008

Ok, i've looked and Looked in Help, but i Can't find out how to do it...

I want to Stop some Programs that Automatically Start when i Start the Computer.

How do i do it Please ????

Thank You, Russ

  rossgolf 17:31 23 Aug 2008

go to start
then run
then type in the box...msconfig
then go to the startup tab and uncheck what you like

  VoG II 17:31 23 Aug 2008
  woodchip 17:36 23 Aug 2008

As a short term solution, try holding the shift key down as it boots. As above for permanent stopping use msconfig

  russmini 19:15 23 Aug 2008

Thank You all.

Thats Better.


  Graham. 22:09 23 Aug 2008

When I next start up, the ones I unticked are ticked again.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:07 23 Aug 2008

The System Configuration Utility displays items that start with your PC. These items are generally located in one of two areas. The registry or in Common Startup.

Should you decide to prevent specific items from starting up you can uncheck them in the System Configuration Utility. Though this method is fine it is ultimately best to remove them from the source. To access the common registry locations of these items take a look in the following areas:





If you have disabled items in the System Configuration Utility and would like to remove them from the registry also they can be found in one of the following locations:


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

Note: Always make a backup of the Registry prior to making changes.

  Graham. 23:27 23 Aug 2008

So is the msconfig, Startup route a waste of space, because it doesn't work?

  DieSse 01:01 24 Aug 2008

This very neat little program avoids you having to dig into the registry, and allows you full control over startups of all types.

click here

Far superior to msconfig.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:21 24 Aug 2008

Good one wish had known about it earlier, would have save a lot of typing.


  RFB 09:36 24 Aug 2008

Here`s another good one click here

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