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msconfig equivalent in NT 4 SP 5 ?

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Fiddled with my daughter's laptop to install NetZero (new version 4 build 2)  on her NT setup and configured it to autoload at boot and connects fine, thought all was well.  Patted myself on the back and sighed (NT is one OS I've dealt with rarely).  Much to my dismay, though, wasn't thinking, since most of the time she's not connected to the net and this is likely going to cause her startup problems.  She's since taken it with her, but wanted to send her a note to modify the startup routine and stop NetZero from loading at boot/start up.

In W98 and others, there's an easy way to modify using msconfig, need to know how to do this on NT4 SP5.

Thanks a bunch for the education and help.

":0)  Asta
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Cleanup the startup stuff. In, NT or win2k,
Download the Startup COP a free pcmag utility from
           http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/pctech/content/18/08/ut1808.001.html
 Run it and it will show you everything that is listed in all the possible startup
                        places, and allow you to disable things one at a time until the problem is eliminated.

I hope this helps !
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Thanks, but it's a work shared device and all must agree prior to installing any third party SW, so really looking for the details within NT.  
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NT has no tool to do this automatically. You can edit the registry and *.ini files if needed.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
                     CurrentVersion\RunServices
Also check for any run= lines in system.ini and win.ini

I hope this helps !
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Also - obviously check the startup folder in the programs menu !!

that's about it.

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Cool, that's just like the other OS processes (almost).

Thanks a lot!

":0)  Asta
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I've sure that'll do the trick.  Thanks again.
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