Intellimouse in SYSTRAY

I have a Microsoft IntelliMouse with an optical sensor instead of a mouseball.  The mouse properties icon appears in the systray when Windows 98 starts.  How do I prevent this from starting.
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Check Control Panel, Mouse.  I think there is an option there to show properties.  If not, it may be in IntelliMouse itself (Start, Programs,...)

Go to Start, Run, type MSCONFIG and hit OK, click the startup tab, uncheck the Intellimouse

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Robin, on the new intelli-mouse, the icon is supposed to be there in order to manipulate the mouse properties, especially for the mice with the Intelli-Eye technology as there are no native drivers for this mouse in Windows 98. You can right click on the icon and then hide it, but don't disable it in the system tray.
Like ray said... you should be able to turn it off through msconfig... but like Dew said... if you disable it ... some of it may stop working... hiding it is probably a better solution.
Robin_ChadwickAuthor Commented:
Rayt333 you are a winner
I was able to disable everything I wanted.  

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