System Configuration Utility

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Led2112, Jan 16, 2002.

  1. Led2112

    Led2112 Guest

    How do you delete strings in your startup tab in the System Configuration Utility, I have so many programs that put themselves there that I will never use on startup and some that are just "suspect". How do I get rid of these permanently? I know I can uncheck them but can I remove the line altogether?
     
  2. Kylie

    Kylie Guest

    Go here - but backup first!!! and dont delete unsure ones without a backup.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run


    k
     
  3. Led2112

    Led2112 Guest

    I found it in the registry but there is only one string there.. and a optional components folder. I think Im lost.
     
  4. Kylie

    Kylie Guest

  5. Led2112

    Led2112 Guest

    Thanks, only a few listed there also.. i deleted the ones i could but still have so many more i dont use. I also have a few that have no description and i few that I have no Idea where they come from. Check this pic out to see what i mean.
     
  6. Kylie

    Kylie Guest

    If you dont study your "dump" file when the sytem crashes delete that

    Delete the other blank as well.... cant see as its cut off but its a prgram thats not related to Anti V

    Post back with a list of JUST the ones running ie: ticked

    also get startupCPL linked in the thread I said read then pop back with all remaining running stuff

    k
     
  7. Led2112

    Led2112 Guest

    Thanks all is well now, I used the StartupCPL and deleted what I didnt use. The problem was that I had to enable all of them for the strings to show up in StartupCPL, making it possible for me to delete them. Thanks again
     
  8. existenz

    existenz Guest

    Well, I've had that before. Unticked stuff in my Startup tab in msconfig...

    In fact, that is not the place to delete the registry entries.

    It is:
    HK Local Machine/Software/Microsoft/Shared Tools/Msconfig/startupreg

    Delete the entries there...
     
  9. Led2112

    Led2112 Guest

    You know I did see that in the registry when I couldnt find what I was looking for and thought I had hit the jackpot but not know for sure. I didnt want to mess with it. Good to know thanks a bunch existenz