When i try to use msconfig to turn off several startup programs, no matter what I chose,when I click apply and ok, and close msconfig, and then open msconfig again, all the programs i tried to turn off have a tick by them again... there seems to be some junk programs there - i use AntiVir Guard as virus protection so I guess it's unlikely to be a virus
When i try to use msconfig to turn off several startup programs, no matter what I chose, when I click apply and ok, and close msconfig, and then open msconfig again, all the programs i tried to turn off have a tick by them again... there seems to be some junk programs there - i use AntiVir Guard as virus protection, so I guess it's unlikely to be a virus
Is there a way to find out what programs that are associated in msconfig. Some are recognizable, and others, don't know or won't seem to disable? dumprep 0-k %stemroot%system32dumprep 0-k(dash is a small dash seemingly attached to the k)I don't recall this one, and tried to disable it CTHelpercthelper.exe
Win XP Home edition. I'm in the Speed Up Windows Startup class. I currently have a very long list of startup programs running. Is it safe for me to disable all except security programs (Symantec Norton,AdAware,Spyguard)?Charles
I have a problem. Quite recently I was using the msconfig to manage startup programs and services. I had to temporarily diasble all start up programs, and right after (no restart) i went to the services tab. I wanted to check the "hide all ms services" but accidentally i clicked on "disable all services." msconfig froze, so ended it and started it again. I went on the service tab and most of the services were gone (all essential & virusscan stayed).
Then I restarted it, and windows asked me to reactivate my account. I cliked on (do it through internet" and tried it. It didnt work. It said that there was no internet. I clicked on "remind me later" and the desktop loaded. My theme is now the classic theme! so i tried to change the theme and the the "blue/silver/olive" themes weren't there. So then i went to the help topics and it said "please run the help service" i did not know what this meant. So i thought that i should do system restore, but i couldn't! There was only one save point, and that was from when i just accessed system restore during this situation.
First off I am new to the forums and I really hope that someone can help me. I am not sure if I posted this in the right area but hopefully I did. Yesterday I relocated my girlfriends computer. I shut it down, disconnected everything and re-set it all up. Once everything was connected, I turned it on. I noticed that it took forever and that there were a ton of applications being opened upon start up. So I went to run and went to msconfig to disable them all. Afterwoods I restarted the computer. Once it rebooted, I did a disk cleanup as well as a defrag. All went fine. Then a window popped up saying that there was an update available and I agreed to update the computer. I remember it saying that it was a windows service pack 3. Anyway the update went through with no issues to my knowledge. Well this morning she went to use it an dnoticed that there were several problems. One the user account that was established no longer exhists, all of her photos, videos, and music is gone, and the computer is not reconizing the wireless card we have for the internet so she cannot connect. Naturally she is blaming me for all these problems cause I was that last person on the computer and I cannot see how I screwed this all up.
I want a program to run at startup and I want to be able to change what I have done at any time.
There are a number of unchecked entries in msconfig and I have to use Selective Startup all the time.
If I want to revert to Normal Startup under the General tab instead of Selective Startup, the program's box automatically rechecks itself in Startup.
The Startup tab gives me a handy record of what I did and allows for an easy change of mind so long as I continue to use Selective Startup.
If I edit the Registry to stop programs running at startup, they won't show in msconfig and I lose the handy record of how it was and I may have to reinstall the program to go back to it running at startup.
I would like to accomplish this:
1. Use Normal Startup instead of Selective Startup.
2. Have some programs not run at startup, but be able to easily change back to having them run at startup.
3. Have a readily accessible list of those programs and the details as shown under the Startup tab as a reminder of how it was without having to manually enter it all into a text file or keep a notebook or reinstall.
Is there some way to use Normal Startup, stop programs running at startup, but retain or find a list of those programs (including the details under the headings Startup Item, Command, Location) that is shown when using Selective Startup with unchecked boxes under the Startup tab?
To put it another way, use Normal Startup but somehow retain the convenient flexibility of Selective Startup.
Try making my laptop less slow and not freeze all the time when doing the simplest of tasks.
However, my problem happens after trying to disable the Startup Items from the MSconfig dialogue.
-After I have unchecked the boxes I don't want, I click OK or Apply;
-It then tells me I have to restart for the changes to take place, so I do this;
-Then after completing its restart a message says that "The System Configuration Utility is in Diagnostic or Selective Startup mode, causing this message to be displayed and the utility to run every time Windows starts up."
-it then opens the MSconfig dialogue box again.
If I just close the utility or click ok, sure enough it keeps on opening every time I startup. Or else, what it's trying to convince me to do is to start up in Normal Mode. But I won't do this because then all the Startup Items I'd disabled become enabled again and the whole lengthy task was a waist of time!
I think I might need to do this.It's now impossible to click or d/click on a programme or even an email and have it open I have to click 6-10 times before the little hourglass appears.I think I need to change my startup : what do you think? Msconfig shows my startup options to be -Normal Diagnostic Selective Ought to to choose diag?Or Selective?because I can't decide which programmes I ought to remove and which to leave in, but I'm sure I have too many.
Is there a way to find out what programs that are associated in msconfig.Some are recognizable, and others, don't know or won't seem to disable?dumprep 0-k %stemroot%system32dumprep 0-k (dash is a small dash seemingly attached to the k)I don't recall this one, and tried to disable it with no luck.
Dell XPS T450, 576 MBWindows XP Pro OSI'm trying to make some startup changes using msconfig.exe and services.msc from the run command line. Despite running under an administrator login, I get a message to the effect that I don't have administrator privileges to run these commands.
I open the System Configuration Utilility, go to the "Startup" tab, click on a program I no longer wish to run at startup and get an error message stating: "An access denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator Account to make the specified changes".I then click on OK to the error message and then the text box pops up stating the usual "You must restart your computer for some of the changes made by System Configuration to take effect". "Restart" - "Exit without Restart".
I have got windows xp.I don't seem to have all the necessary things in my startup menu. In fact I've only got 4 things in there and they are programmes I have installed. This I think has resulted in me having "no audio devices" in the control panel.
I have 11 computers at one of my work venues that I use for a class. I would like to disable some of the startup items on them. They are all 2000 or NT OS. When I type MSCONFIG in Run I get a message saying"cannot find the file (or one of its components)". I did login as administrator, by the way. I don't have the discs for these machines. They were donated by the County for our use.
I have a Windows XP Home installation and the main account is set as an administrator account.when we log into this account the command prompt window is displayed, but not with a c prompt and there is nothing we can do to exit it (i.e unable to type exit)
On looking at the startup options in msconfig, which is what's causing the command prompt window to open:
In my WinXPSP2 In msconfig, I have several items ticked and several items unticked. These unticked items don't load at startup, but I'm guessing the system still spends time checking that they DON'T need to be loaded. The system takes long time to start up. (Dont need to check hijack this & viruses, we've been through all of that on here already).
Nomally, in the Windows Current Version registry key there is an entry "Run" for those items ticked to start up and a key "Run -" where the non-starting up items are listed. However I don't have the Run - key, therefore I can't delete these items.
I suspect that previously when there were some items I wished to delete, I might have deleted the whole key rather than the individual items in it.
I thought this key would automatically be regenerated - but obviously not. Can anyone help me - I'm not sure whether it's Run- or Run - with a space - and should it be in the local machine set, the local user set or both? Do I just type it back in & will these unticked items then appear in it? Or would only newly unticked items appear in it? How else can I delete these items that are unticked in msconfig which I wish to remove?
Do you ever uninstall programs and they are still listed under startup items in msconfig? Personally, I found myself with 30 such items from old installs. Microsoft leaves you no way to clean up this list, but have no fear, I have figured it out for you.1. Open MSconfig and click on the startup items tab2. Open Regedit and navigate to HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Sharedtools/MSconfig3. Compare the list of registry keys under startupfolder and startupreg with their counterparts in msconfig.4. Delete the keys which are no longer valid.5. You've cleaned up msconfig. they always tell you to back up your registry before doing stuff so I suppose I should say the same, although I assume most of you are somewhat proficient in windows xp it never hurts to be safe.
Need Suggestions on Which Applications Can be Un-Checked (as listed by: MsConfig.exe application) for Windows - XP Pro
I installed Windows XP Professional on my unit and then ran the MsConfig.exe file, to check which processes / applications got loaded at Start-Up. The list is too big and quite difficult to figure out as to which items are good and which are useless.
I have created a WordPad file, wherein image files of Screens have been pasted. The two files are
I have a long list of codes that appear under Start-up in MSCONFIG, and suspect they're slowing up my computer. Examples are CFSServ, ctfmon, and quttask. I used to know a website that lists such codes as things to keep or things to remove, but can't find it. Can someone tell me the name of sites that will do this for me?
My OS: WinXP Home/SP2. How can I disable the following from loading at startup and appearing in my system tray: 'Vinyl Deck/S3tray plus utility/Windows Messenger' . Also how to disable 'Safely remove hardware' from startup. Msconfig does not show these items in Startup.
I recently began having problems when restarting- 90% of desktop icons were gone,replaced with generic program icons then, after a few seconds, windows explorerwould crash. When starting in safe mode the icons reappeared , so I used msconfig /selective startup to quickly determine the cause. It's in a file called *[annie] with the item *'Frame Rate=666666' the apparent culprit.
If you have too many things checked on the startup menu when you run msconfig it will slow your computer down.While I can figure some of those things out, there are a lot of them I have no idea what they run. How can I find out what is neccessary or not?
I know that when you have windows 98 and you type msconfig in the run then you click on the tab saying startup you can remove unnecessary things from loading that will only slow down your computer.But on windows 2000 pro when I type msconfig it says it is not there - what do I use to remove unnecessary things from starting up that are not kneeded to run the computer ?And what should stay there and load at startup so the computer has no problems ?
I am having a problem accessing startup (msconfig). I am running Windows XP Home SP2. I had this problem once before in the past and I reinstalled Windows to fix the problem. Is there any other way to fix this without having to reinstall Windows again? Error Message: Windows cannot find 'msconfig'.
System Configuration Utility (startup tab) I have an entry, which specifies a location of HKLM SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows Current Version Run There is no startup item or command visable, what is it and how do I get rid of this entry if it's invalid. Or is this a valid entry?
I am using Netflix's new media player to view flix online.Problem is, my CPU usage is hovering at round 90% as I watch them.I know that there are unessential services in XP that start at boot time and was wondering which ones I could disable so as to avoid crashing my laptop while view a movie.