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Slow startup & Systray items missing



After starting my laptop, I get as far ask the desktop, then everything slows down for a while. XP Professional.

During the slow down, I cannot access the Start bar (cursor turns into arrow&egg timer).

After a few minutes it all comes back though, but Windows Messenger no longer appears in the systray.

I can't find a way of uninstalling Messenger, so I can try and reinstall it again, does anyone have any ideas?

Strangely, though, I am still getting the systray popup notices when my Messenger contacts sign in!

I'm convinced the problem with messenger is related to the slow startup, too, as it all happened simultaneously.
to uninstall messenger


RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

type that in exactly or use cut and paste

this will uninstall it

good luck :D

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