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Many programs open when I start the window. How to stop that ?

Posted on 2007-04-01
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Hello,

I have many programs open when I start the windows xp proffesional.

How to let these programs are NOT open when I start the windows ?

Please , help.
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start-run-mscofig-startup
Uncheck the programs which u do not want to run at startup.
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by:Nick Denny
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Also have a look in > All programs > Startup and delete any shortcuts in there too that you don't want.
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by:and235100
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Also - look in the registry:

Start, run, type regedit

Browse to HKLM, SOFTWARE, Microsoft, Windows, Currentversion, Run

Make sure there is nothing in there that shouldn't be - if you are unsure - post the names of the programs up - and someon can help you out deciding which ones you don't need.
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Hi,

First, see if there is an option similar to "load at startup" in the corresponding application(s). If so, uncheck the option. Secondly, you may use the MSCONFIG.EXE utility in Windows to troubleshoot Windows startup.

How to troubleshoot by using the System Configuration utility in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310560

Common loading points of threats in Windows 2000/XP:
http://aumha.org/a/loads.htm
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/startup.htm
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nav.nsf/docid/2001060517115206

Manually Disabling Startup Programs:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prmc_str_elqj.asp


Startup managers:

Sysinternals Freeware - Autoruns:
http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Autoruns.html

Autoruns: Hunt down autostart programs wherever they hide
http://www.windowsitpro.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=44089

Startup Control Panel
http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

How to use MSCONFIG: NetSquirrel.com:
http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/
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by:LeeTutor
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Also, a lot of startup programs -- for example, AOL Messenger, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, have options built into the program to start at bootup.  Many of the programs that put an icon in your system tray have an option on one of their menus to start the program at system boot; all you have to do is disable that.  For example, if AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) is on of them:  load up AOL IM, click the menu My AIM, then go to the menu Edit Options, then Edit Preferences.
Now in that window, click the General TAB and look for a check box with the text "Start AIM when Windows starts". Uncheck that and that'll solve your problem for AIM. Yahoo Instant Messenger is similar:  click on the Messenger menu, select Preferences, click on the General tab, remove the check mark next to When I start up my computer Automatically start Yahoo! Messenger.
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Glad I could provide something useful.

Thanks.
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