How to remove programs from Msconfig ->Startup

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by PlagueWielder, Feb 9, 2003.

  1. Hey
    I have a big list of unchecked programs in the Start-Up tab in msconfig that Ive uninstalled. Is there a way to remove them??

    Thanks
     
  2. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    you can from the registry and to make your life easier use RegCleaner
     
  3. zyfos

    zyfos Resurrected

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    everything that's in the startup tab of msconfig is from the following places:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    X:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

    X:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

    Sometimes stuff in Win.ini or System.ini

    If msconfig has disabled something in the registry, I noticed that it usually puts it in a -Run key (I think).
     
  4. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    I do fully agree with what Zyfos wrote: that's the way I do this myself.
     
  5. hey
    sorry for bringing this old topic back but im having a problem.

    I have a list of things in the startup tab in msconfig and Ive tried to use RegCleaner and went to all those registery keys but not all of the items are there.

    Anyone know how to remove them from the list?

    thanks
     
  6. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

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    Are these checked or unchecked items?
    Disabled items should be in the keys mentioned by Enyo.
    Active items should be in the keys mentioned by Zyfos and perhaps also in the RunOnce keys (directly beneath the Run keys).
    Never heard of any other locations.
    Msconfig should display the address from where an item is started.
     
  7. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    Try Startup Control Panel. With this program you can disable/remove items from any startup folder, without fiddling with your registry.
     
  8. thanks yoyo, didnt see that other post.