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"painting nuisance"!!

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I have windows 98, Office 2000.
Whenever I start my computer the "microsoft paint" wiondow appears on the screen.
I then have to click x for it to disappear.
What can I do. I don't know how it gets on to the opening window.
Your help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Question by:eltham
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by:slink9
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Start-Settings-MSCONFIG
Is it in the Startup tab?  If so, uncheck it.
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by:jatcan
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Start button\programs\startup folder, right-click it, click open, click tools, options, view, unchecked anything that says hide files and click the show all files, apply it, ok, anything in here?

Slink9 DOES have the right idea, I am just proposing an alternate method, no matter which one you use, slink9 should get the points, if it resolves the situation that is.

Cheers.
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by:harrlow
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The startup tab in MSCONFIG will show all the programs loaded on startup.

There is no need to check the startup folder. Programs can also be loaded on startup without them in the startup folder. For instance, in the windows run and runservices registry keys.
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by:alfanhendro
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however, removing item from StartUp folder might be a better idea, since if you just untick it from MsConfig, the shortcut isn't removed. it goes to DisabledStartUpItem. after a while keep doing the same thing, the system might look messy.

if you know how to do so, if you cannot find the mspaint startup folder, you can remove it from registry Run.

just try to give some idea. still, slink9 should get the point.
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by:harrlow
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I am curious how "microsoft paint' could hv gotten into the startup in the first place.

Care to share, eltham?
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by:jatcan
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Probably just a mistake while organizing the startup menu...if this is even the situation...
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by:frankylew
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I am sure eltham has got his answer from all above.
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by:eltham
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The answer by 'Slink9' I cannot understand.
It states: Start-Settings-MSCONFIG

'Start-Settings' is fine but what do I do or how do I get 'MSCONFIG' ????
I don't know what do.
Please help me with this.
Thank you.
Eltham
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by:slink9
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Oops.  Make that Start-Run-MSCONFIG.  Sorry about that.
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by:jatcan
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Start button=>run\type in MSCONFIG, click OK, the System Configuration Utility will appear. Click the startup tab at the top of the window. All the items listed here are starting when you start your computer. If you go here:

http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_index.htm

and read the whole page you will have a much better understanding of msconfig and why we are asking you to use it.

Then go to this page so you can "cleanup" you startup menu:

http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_pages/startup_full.htm


Using the list found on this page you should be able to find 99% of the entries in it.

Cheers and good luck. Let us know what you find.
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by:eltham
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Hi there,
I got the answer from "jatcan". Thank you.
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by:slink9
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So what was the final solution?  Was it through MSCONFIG or cleanup?
You need to accept one of the comments as the answer that helped you most.
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by:jatcan
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Maybe you and I should split the points slink9? After all, you did have the right idea, just didn't explain it clearly enough for Eltham. I'm willing if you are.

Cheers.
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by:slink9
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That would be fine with me.
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Eltham, you should pick one of us( slink9 or I) and click the button next to our post that says "accept".

Cheers and I am glad that your problem is solved.
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by:slink9
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That wouldn't split the points, though, until after CS cuts the points in half.
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by:jatcan
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Yeah I know, what I was thinking of doing is just taking all the points and just posting my own question giving you 50 points. I got over 3500 question points...or we could get the modes involved. I hear their extremely busy lately. If you klnow HOW to get the modes involved and what to go ahead. Makes no diff's to me.

Cheers.
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by:slink9
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Post is made.  The last time I asked for intervention it happened in a few hours.  Maybe it will be just as quick this time.
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by:jatcan
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I guess Eltham needs to accept a post as an answer first? Or will the modes just do it based on his posts saying the problem is resolved? Thanks Slink9.

Cheers.
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by:Computer101
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eltham,
what are your intentions?  How many to jatcan and how many to slink.

Thanks
Computer101
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by:jatcan
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Well, Eltham's input is always wlecome but slink and I have agrteed on a 50/50 split...I really don't know if it matters what slink and I think but there ya go.
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by:slink9
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I guess jatcan said it better than I did.  I try not to get too wordy, but more words help some people get the words that count.
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