HOW DO YOU CLEAR MSCONFIG (Startup)??

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Black_Pride, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. Black_Pride

    Black_Pride OSNN Addict

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    HELLO...
    How do you clear the contents of the "Startup" Tab under MSCONFIG??

    I have many many old programs in there and the list is soooooo long and none of my boxes are checked. Is there a way to delete programs from that list?

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated...Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

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    There are 2 places that you will find these program entries, in your 'Users' Start menu, in which case click your 'Start' button, then 'Startup' and then delete the unwanted entries with a right click. The other place is in the registry. If you open your registry editor and find: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    In this Run directory there will be a list of autoexecuting programs, again, delete the unwanted ones.

    Good luck

    TOK;)
     
  3. Black_Pride

    Black_Pride OSNN Addict

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    Gothic...

    Thanks for your reply but the only ones I am showing in my registry under the key you directed me to, are the ones I have left active in my startup box. I have about 20 other programs listed in that box that are not checked and they still show up in the list.

    I remember the MSCONFIG utility in WInME had a "Cleanup" button to remove old programs from that list. I am just wondering where that list is stored.

    Thanks for any input guys.....
     
  4. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    just search your reg for the file and/or path pointed to in msconfig
     
  5. Black_Pride

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    As I stated above...the only path pointed to in MSCONFIG is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr
    entVersion\Run

    When I go there it only shows me the list of items I have checked to run at startup which consists of 5 items, not the entire list of 25 items in the Startup box.

    Thanks anyways.....
     
  6. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    hmm
    could check system.ini / win.ini or you startup folder in both all users and your current user ?
     
  7. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    nothing
     
  8. gajef

    gajef OSNN Addict

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    After a small test it appears that msconfig put those disabled items in 'sub-folders' under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig

    So use regedit to navigate to there and look in the different 'sub-folders' to see if you can delete those disabled items from there...

    ps
    Always first export it to a .reg file before you delete something from the registry :)
     
  9. BOBbagels

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    The Reg cleaner at http://www.jv16.org/ will do what you want.
    Just go to its "start up list" tab and remove what you want.
     
  10. Black_Pride

    Black_Pride OSNN Addict

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    Thanks Guys for all the help....!!:D