msconfig.

When I choose start>run>msconfig and click on the "startup" tab, there are many prg. entries from prgs. that's been removed from the pc, and some prgs. have double entries. How do I remove these?
grykrisAsked:
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
I know WHY it happens, still haven't found an easier way to resolve other than what's stated here or perhaps (other than manually editing the registry which I'm not willing to try yet).

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q177/2/85.ASP?LNG=ENG&SA=ALLKB

Since I've done many reinstalls, and troubleshoot frequently (unchecking/rechecking loads, etc), I've got many multiple entries.  It sounds as though Microsoft here states it's fixable by cleaning up first and then reinstalling, but I don't want to have to update everything again via WindowsUpdate.

Thus, listening further.

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http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q180/1/29.ASP?LNG=ENG&SA=ALLKB

Cannot Disable Shortcuts in StartUp Folder Using Msconfig Tool

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dew_associatesCommented:
Asta, you haven't tried to edit the registry yet, I'm suprised at you! We'll have to work on broadening your horizons! <grin>

Anyway, grykris, you can get these entries out of the registry relatively easy. Note however that in Msconfig you will probably see two entries for power profile. This is normal and they should remain that way.

You'll find an entry in the registry for each entry in the startup that you see via Msconfig.

Open regedit and scroll down to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

When you have gotten this far and understand what you see, we can remove the entries you want removed.

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boodabellyCommented:
Very simple fix.
Open regedit. and go to the following keys.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices-

The values for the stuff that shows up in the startup box that is unchecked is listed on the right.  You can delete that whole run- key or just delete all the info from the right side.

Have fun.
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boodabellyCommented:
Sorry the third one should be.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run-
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Hi, Dennis.  You really cracked me up when you said: "Asta, you haven't tried to edit the registry yet, I'm suprised at you! We'll have to work on broadening your horizons! <grin> "

I surely misrepresented myself in the earlier comment.  What I meant is I hadn't editted the registry yet for the start-up issue only.  Regedit is one of my mainstays (as you can imagine), especially in my patchwork system.  All the more surprising that my registry is roughly a mile long; you'd think it were tiny with all the manual deletions I've executed since Win98.  It still scares me ... silliness, huh?  


Listening for the outcome of all this.

Asta
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rayt333Commented:
In addition to the above noted Registry entries, since not all the programs have a listing in the registry there are a few other places to look in order to remove them all.
Also goto Start, Programs, Disabled startup items, (delete them all)

Also Win.ini and look for line that says "no load=" or "no run=" and delete that line. These programs are not loading at bootup but because the entries remain here then they are still listed in MSCONFIG

You might also want to look at the autoexec.bat for programs that load from there
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grykrisAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much!
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dew_associatesCommented:
Did I miss something here or did Boodabelly duplicate my comment as his answer and then you accepted it? Nice going!
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boodabellyCommented:
Actually no I didnt.  You did not answer the question at all.  The things that show up in MSCONFIG are in the keys with the "-" next to them.  Secondly, you only mentioned one reg key and there are three.  Thirdly, when I started to type the answer to the question your comment was not on the screen.
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dew_associatesCommented:
Booda, bunk! run- and runonce- and runservices- are items NOT running. Furthermore, in case you missed it, experts here have not posted answers for quite some time, thereby allowing questioners to accept comments as answers after testing it. Lastly, your post is a full 4 minutes after mine and you had an opportunity to withdraw it and didn't. But that's quite okay, turnabout is fair play!
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boodabellyCommented:
dew,
well I havent used this site in awhile, so I havent noticed that the experts are not posting answers.  Sorry for typing so slow to put an answer up, I guess I dont meet up to your standards.  By the way why are you always so bitter.  To you work your self to hard at your job.  I mean I know it cant be your boss thats pushing you to hard since you are your own boss, but why ALWAYS such a bitter attitude?
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dew_associatesCommented:
Booda, its a principle you wouldn't understand..it's called ethics!
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boodabellyCommented:
hmmm... Someone might be confused.  
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rayt333Commented:
boodabelly
If you really want to get technical then you only covered one place where the entries come from, I added the other three, so if anyone followed only your answer then there is a very good possibility that some entries will still be listed in MSCONFIG. I really think I help your answer out.
You are welcome
I am glad I could help out even if it is in such a small way.
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grykrisAuthor Commented:
I'm very glad for all the help i'm receiving. Hope I have not offended anyone, but as far as I know I have given my points for the answer? Thanks to all of you!
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boodabellyCommented:
rayt333,
all the stuff you mentioned was not in the "startup" tab
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rayt333Commented:
boodabelly
What are you talking about??? Do you think the whole world is stupid???  There are several programs that load from the Win.ini and autoexec.bat. And for your knowledge any that you disable is moved to the "Disabled Startup items" on the Programs menu. Now you may be able to fool some people with your apparent lack of knowledge and lack of ethics but some of us KNOW!!!
Have a nice days and I hope it doesn't bother you too much to know that there is some people smarter then you.
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boodabellyCommented:
rayt333,
yes I realize that there are people out there that are a WHOLE lot smarter than I am and you may be one of them.  However you might want to read the questions a little better next time.

>> When I choose start>run>msconfig and click on the "startup" tab

Its okay though, smarter people dont have to pay attention as much since they are so smart.  Love you too.
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rayt333Commented:
boodabelly
When I choose start>run>msconfig and click on the "startup" tab, there are many prg. entries from prgs. that's been removed from the pc, and some prgs. have double entries. How do I remove these?

I did read the question, he wanted to know where to remove all the entries that was not being used, your answer told him where some are located, I simply told him where the rest may be, not ALL are listed in the registry. PLEASE read the questions and comments before you jump the gun here, YOUR ANSWER WAS INCOMPLETE and I finished it for you, BUT you are so ungrateful
PLEASE GET A LIFE AND HOPEFULY IT DOESN'T INCLUDE HAVING TO HELP SOMEONE IN NEED!!!
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