Unessential Services In MSconfig / Removing From Startup?
Jan 27, 2008
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.
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'm trying to set up a new user account on my PC (XP SP2) that only has one user right now, "Default", that is an Admin and only I use. What I want to do is set up a new User profile called "Games" or something that I will only load when I want to play a PC game. Now I want this Games profile to be completely bare bones so as much of the computer's power is available for gaming performance as possible. My question is, if I create this new profile and use MSConfig and Services.msc to tweak what starts up, will that only affect the Games profile? Basically, can I safely disable almost everything on that profile without any adverse effects on my other profile and the functionality of my other programs?
when I reboot its extremely slow. Control Alt Delete shows 99% cpu use under processes. Not sure whats going on but been running find for a month at least haven't installed anything odd lately. Have a virus scanner and ad-ware installed.
edit * safe mode it loads fine no slow down. edit 2 - If I set windows to not load system services in msconfig it fixes the problem. What options does that load?
How can I determine what startups apps and services should be checked in msconfig? I find some old posts regarding this topic on the forum, but the info seems outdated and the links provided are no longer valid. My PC starts very slowly and seems bogged down.
Can anyone tell me what things I absolutely have to leave checked on the MSCONFIG screen? I want to turn off everything that doesn't need to be on but I don't know which ones have to be left on. Also is it safe to uncheck anything in the Services section? There are a lot of things running, can any of that stuff be turned off without hurting anything? There are a lot of AOL things that run all the time, what about those? Does turning any of those off help the computer run better at all
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.
XP made it more confusing with what you can/should/don't need to run. what's the difference between what's in your Startup and what's in Services running and what would be safe/not safe to either delete or close?
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 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.
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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.
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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 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?
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
I have XP Home and am trying to delete some startup items using msconfig. Even tho my user account is the administrator account, it will not let me make any changes. It says I am not the administrator. I don't have any idea why it is saying this. I have tried to do things like this before and always get the same answer.