?
Solved

msconfig equivalent in NT 4 SP 5 ?

Posted on 2001-06-14
6
Medium Priority
?
194 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
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
0
Comment
Question by:Asta Cu
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:SysExpert
ID: 6192955
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 !
0
 
LVL 27

Author Comment

by:Asta Cu
ID: 6193677
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.  
0
 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
SysExpert earned 600 total points
ID: 6193779
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 !
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:SysExpert
ID: 6193785
Also - obviously check the startup folder in the programs menu !!

that's about it.

0
 
LVL 27

Author Comment

by:Asta Cu
ID: 6197430
Cool, that's just like the other OS processes (almost).

Thanks a lot!

":0)  Asta
0
 
LVL 27

Author Comment

by:Asta Cu
ID: 6197431
I've sure that'll do the trick.  Thanks again.
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

IF you are either unfamiliar with rootkits, or want to know more about them, read on ....
The article covers five tools all IT professionals should know about, as they up productivity by a great deal!
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
Suggested Courses

750 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question