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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by guidance, Jan 30, 2005.

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  1. guidance

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    I was checking to see if startup programs were working, so I placed my "calculator" to start at logon; how do I disable calculator? Where in regedit?
     
  2. Bryan

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    How did you get calculator to start at startup? Did you drop a shortcut to it into the Startup folder? If so, delete the shortcut from the startup folder.

    If you edited the registry and added a key in the Run folder, it would be in

    Hkey_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Winodws\CurrentVersion\Run

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    Hkey_Current _User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
     
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    I can't remember; I know I was testing startup in regedit last week; I tried what you suggested, but I can't seem to locate it;

    I did locate SM _ Accessories Na... Reg_Sz Accessories and I wonder whether this is what I ought to delete; of course, I'd have to find it again.

    Thank you,

    Guidance
     
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    Start, run, type msconfig and hit ok, go to the startup tab. Is the calculator showing there?

    If not, check the startup folder.
     
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    Not anywhere; msconfig doesnt show
     
  6. ~Candy~

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    What operating system?
     
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    Windows 2000 Professional
     
  8. ~Candy~

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    Ok, it doesn't have msconfig. No experience with that OS. Not sure how to see what is loading at startup.
     
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    Bizarre issue, but I just saw this on a friend's PC where her Active Desktop was corrupted and the calculator would open at startup, yet calc.exe was no where in the registry for startup items and not in the Startup folder in the start menu.

    Turned out, after systematically killing running processes, it was the hkcmd.exe process that was running the calc. This is usually a HotKey type item, so I didn't give it a second glance.

    Hope this helps someone in the future!

    -SB
     
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