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How do I disable programs from auto starting upon system boot up of Win 98?
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Click Start, Run, type msconfig and click OK.  Go to the Startup tab and uncheck programs you don't want to run.
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by:LeeTutor
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Type MSCONFIG at the Run Dialog box off the Start Menu. You can put check marks to disable starting of programs.
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Whoops, Asyscokid, you must have beaten me by a hair. :o}
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LOL, I'm usually on the other side of these situations!
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by:reghakr
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I'd suggest right-clicking on the icons in the tray and look through the options for a way to turn off the "tray" or "run at startup" feature.

Then go to msconfig,

Then go to Start>Run, type sysedit. Look over the autoexec.bat for unneccessary lines, click the win.ini and check for programs loading here:
[windows]
load=
run=

Check the Start>Programs>Startup folder for shorcuts.

reghakr
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by:dilligaffuq
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Also check:
c:\windows\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp\


dill
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by:pelejab
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you could try PC Magazines Startup Cop which is freeware and you can download it from the following link. This program allows you to control which programs run on start-up. Click on this link for more info http://www.zdnet.com/downloads/stories/info/0,10615,77594,00.html
cheers, Pete
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