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in the msconfig you uncheck the ones you dont want. and when you go back in to the msconfig the words to what you wanted are still unchecked like you did but there not gone how do you get them off the list so there not there anymore because there not in the add and remove spot
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try looking for the startup.ini file and removing the ones that you don't want from there. After unchecking them, they are not started when win boots, but they are still read into the configuration.

As always, be sure to create a backup of your original startup.ini just in case.

hope that helps
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Remove a startup application from the MSCONFIG startup tab:
If you're trying to remove a program and can not find it in the StartUp folder (usually C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp), then it may be launching from one of the registry keys below. To remove it, delete the value associated with the program you want to remove.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]

It may also be loaded from the [Load] or [Run] sections of your WIN.INI file, found in the Windows directory.
Also Autoexec.bat entry

Also check the "disabled startup" on the programs menu.
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In addition, everything you uncheck with msconfig is moved into


ok where do i find that rayt333
start -> programs -> ...


thats not what im looking for when you go in the msconfig i want some of the things that pop up on there to be removed so that when i go in the msconfig again there not in my list how do  i remove them without reformating my hard drive

The keys listed can be accessed using regedit.
Go to START, then RUN, type REGEDIT and hit OK, now expand to the keys listed above.
If you already have then disabled then they will be under the keys:


If that doesn't remove them all then look at the other places listed above
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