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Bought and loaded Microsoft Sidewinder game pad.Now a file Daemon32.*.* loads during boot-up and puts an icon in the systray,which gives us options to configure the game pad or unload the "driver." Q. Is there a way to turn off this automatic loading,and set up an icon to install it when we're going to use the game pad?
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Yes,if its an .exe file.  First you need to find it.  Is it listed under start->programs->startup.  If so just edit the startmenu and move it to another folder(or to desktop).
If its not there then look in the win.ini file look for a lines named run and load.  If you find it delete it from the line.  You can then make a shortcut to the start menu or desktop.
If it is not in either place then its in the registry. I would not recomend editing the registry if you don't know what you are doing.  It could mess up your system.

If its not a .exe file ignore everything I just said.
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In which H-Key ,sub key will I find this entry? What changes are needed to accomplish what I request,in the registry?
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Try: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
also Runonce,RunServices, RunServicesOnce
The registry is huge; I know there are prabably other places to run programs, but I don't know what they are.  If its not in the above places try searching for it.
If you find it you can delete it and then make a shortcut to it on the startmenu or desktop.
Be careful deleting keys from the desktop.  Not all references to the program should be deleted!!  Make a backup copy first.
From the regedit do a registry export before you begin.
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Thank you, n3mtr. Will proceed with caution and a  back-up in the registry. DKelly
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F.Y.I. Your suggestion worked n3mtr! Had no problems with the registry,and stopped all the resouce robbers from starting up. Had no problems creating shortcuts for starting the programs,when needed. Many thanks,DKelly
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