Does anyone know how I can get make an application that runs on startup not run? The startup folder is empty, but several programs will still run on startup. Help?
Go to Start/Run.
Type MSCONFIG then hit okay. When the configuration utility comes up, check "selective startup"
Then go to the startup tab. Here, you can de-select anything that's there by removing the checkmark. In this way, you're not removing it from the registry, just disabling it. In this way, you can go back at any time, and re-select it.
I could show you how to remove them from your registry directly, but if you get used to doing it this-a-way, you'll avoid registry problems (at least for a while, huh?) HA!
Good Luck In All...
You could also use a program called Startup Cop. It is a freeware app made by the people at PCMag. You could go to their website http://www.pcmag.com and do a search for it. It works the best IMO, because it can selectively disable/enable startup items in the registry and the startup folder.
Easy way to stop all the instant loading stuff..if using win98 go to: programs/accessories/system tools/system information...under tools bar select"system configuration utility"..there you'll find a tab for start-up..you should find your culprit there
wht os r u running? wni95 does not have the msconfig utility. u should also remember that the msconfig utility is a diagnostics tool and really should not be used to run the system normally. might want to look in the specific running applications themselves first. most will allow you the ability to disable the run at startup option. if that doesnt work u may have to enter your registry to disable them.
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