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How to disable programs from msconfig

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BabyG, Mar 26, 2003.

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  1. BabyG

    BabyG Thread Starter

    Mar 15, 2003
    I'm trying desparately to resolve my XP Pro Shutdown Problems.

    I ran msconfig to disable my non microsoft services & startup. I clicked apply, then clicked restart when prompted. My computer still froze when it got to the point where it says "windows is shutting down" (which I can't remember if it's supposed to get to that point for a restart or not). So I physically powered down, and restarted my computer, and all the start up programs were running again, as were all the non microsoft services.

    What did I do wrong? :confused:

    Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.

    BabyG :)
  2. BTS '76

    BTS '76

    Dec 7, 2002
    yes, it does do that for a restart, windows is shutting down properly as to not lose any saved data. Try it again, and let windows restart on it's own. Patience.....
  3. steamwiz


    Oct 4, 2002
    Hi BabyG

    If you post your startup list we may be able to spot something

    Please post your startup list by doing the following :-

    Please go here and download startuplist 1.52 :-


    Download to any folder or your desktop
    Unzip the zipfile
    Double click the exe file
    go to Edit - select all - copy - and paste the results in a new post here

  4. BabyG

    BabyG Thread Starter

    Mar 15, 2003
    ok STEAM,

    I hope this is what you requested that I post here.

    StartupList report, 3/27/2003, 2:22:32 AM
    StartupList version: 1.52
    Started from : C:\Documents and Settings\Default\Local Settings\Temp\StartupList.EXE
    Detected: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
    * Using default options

    Running processes:

    C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
    C:\Program Files\Kazaa\kazaa.exe
    C:\Program Files\DownloadWare\dw.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
    C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
    C:\Program Files\TimeSink\AdGateway\TSAdBot.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hotbar\bin\\HbInst.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\Money Express.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
    C:\Program Files\America Online 7.0\aoltray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\Program Files\AnalogX\POW\pow.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Hotbar\bin\\HbSrv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\urlmap.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Default\Local Settings\Temp\StartupList.exe


    Listing of startup folders:

    Shell folders Startup:
    [C:\Documents and Settings\Default\Start Menu\Programs\Startup]
    PowerReg SchedulerV2.exe
    Webshots.lnk = C:\WebShots\Webshots\WebshotsTray.exe

    Shell folders Common Startup:
    [C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup]
    America Online 7.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\America Online 7.0\aoltray.exe
    Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = ?


    Checking Windows NT UserInit:

    [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    UserInit = C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,


    Autorun entries from Registry:

    AtiPTA = atiptaxx.exe
    BJCFD = C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
    Connect2Party = c:\program files\dialers\connect2party\connect2party.exe /noconnect
    KAZAA = C:\Program Files\Kazaa\kazaa.exe /SYSTRAY
    MediaLoads Installer = "C:\Program Files\DownloadWare\dw.exe" /H
    Microsoft Works Portfolio = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe /AllUsers
    MoneyStartUp10.0 = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\Activation.exe"
    NAV Agent = C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
    NeroCheck = C:\WINDOWS\System32\NeroCheck.exe
    POINTER = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
    QD FastAndSafe = wfxsnt40.exe
    RealTray = C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
    Starter = C:\WINDOWS\System32\STARTER.EXE
    tgcmd = "C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe" /server
    TimeSink Ad Client = "C:\Program Files\TimeSink\AdGateway\TSAdBot.exe"
    wcmdmgr = C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\wcmdmgrl.exe -launch
    WFXSwtch = C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\WinFax\WFXSWTCH.exe
    WinFaxAppPortStarter = wfxsnt40.exe
    WorksFUD = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe
    Hotbar = C:\Program Files\Hotbar\bin\\HbInst.exe /Upgrade


    Autorun entries from Registry:

    ATI Launchpad =
    ctfmon.exe = C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    Microsoft Works Update Detection = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
    MoneyAgent = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\Money Express.exe"
    MSMSGS = "C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE" /background


    Shell & screensaver key from C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.INI:

    Shell=*INI section not found*
    SCRNSAVE.EXE=*INI section not found*
    drivers=*INI section not found*

    Shell & screensaver key from Registry:

    drivers=*Registry value not found*

    Policies Shell key:

    HKCU\..\Policies: Shell=*Registry key not found*
    HKLM\..\Policies: Shell=*Registry value not found*


    Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

    (no name) - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\ycomp5_1_2_0.dll - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670}
    (no name) - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}
    (no name) - C:\WINDOWS\Speech\Dragon\web_ie.dll - {2843DAC1-05EF-11D2-95BA-0060083493D6}
    (no name) - C:\Program Files\Hotbar\bin\\HbHostIE.dll - {B195B3B3-8A05-11D3-97A4-0004ACA6948E}
    (no name) - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872}
    (no name) - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyviewer.dll - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC}


    Enumerating Task Scheduler jobs:

    Norton AntiVirus - Scan my computer.job
    Norton SystemWorks One Button Checkup.job
    Symantec NetDetect.job


    Enumerating Download Program Files:

    [sys Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\PCPitStop.dll
    CODEBASE = http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB

    [EABootStrap Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\System32\eabtstrp.dll
    CODEBASE = http://www.ea.com/downloads/games/common/boot_strap/iegils.cab

    [IEDial Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\System32\IEAccess2.dll
    CODEBASE = http://fr4-download.nocreditcard.com/download/Object/ieaccess2XP.cab

    [YInstStarter Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\yinsthelper.dll
    CODEBASE = http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst.cab

    [HbInstObj Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\Program Files\Hotbar\bin\\HbInstIE.dll
    CODEBASE = http://installs.hotbar.com/installs/hotbar/programs/hotbar.cab


    [Update Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\System32\iuctl.dll
    CODEBASE = http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37635.3405324074

    [WONWebLauncher Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\WONWebLauncherControl.ocx
    CODEBASE = http://www.flipside.com/cab/WONWebLauncherControl.cab

    [YahooYMailTo Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\ymmapi.dll
    CODEBASE = http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yse/ymmapi.dll

    [WTHoster Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\wt\webdriver\wthostctl.dll
    CODEBASE = http://www.wildtangent.com/install/wdriver/sportsgames/ssxtricky/ea/wtinst.cab

    CODEBASE = http://www.talkingbuddy.com/characters/tiggie.exe


    [Shockwave Flash Object]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\System32\Macromed\Flash\flash.ocx
    CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

    [NSUpdateLiteCtrl Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\System32\nsupdate.dll

    [Yahoo! Companion]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\ycomp5_1_2_0.dll
    CODEBASE = http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/toolbar/yiebio5_1_2_0.cab

    [Hotmail Attachments Control]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\HMAtchmt.ocx
    CODEBASE = http://lw10fd.law10.hotmail.msn.com/activex/HMAtchmt.ocx


    Enumerating ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad items:

    PostBootReminder: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll
    CDBurn: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll
    WebCheck: C:\WINDOWS\System32\webcheck.dll
    SysTray: C:\WINDOWS\System32\stobject.dll

    End of report, 9,581 bytes
    Report generated in 0.156 seconds

    Command line options:
    /verbose - to add additional info on each section
    /complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
    /full - to include several rarely-important sections
    /force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
    /forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
    /forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
    /history - to list version history only

    I have NO idea what this says. So, I'll be waiting for you to make sense of it and let me know what's next. :confused:

    Thanks for your help.
    BabyG :)
  5. Mollie


    Nov 2, 2002
    Don't disable services through msconfig - it'll screw things up. Instead, click on start, then run, type in "services.msc" (without quotes), and click ok. This will bring up the Services Mangement Console window, which is where services should to be disabled (or enabled, as the case may be).

    Hope this helps. :)

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  6. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

    Nov 2, 2002
    A couple of things stand out on your computer. They are related to Spyware.

    I would at least start by romoving Kazaa, Hotbar and Webshots. Then download a good spyware removal program like Spybot and scan your system.

    You also do have a lot starting automatically that might be unnecessary. For example:

    BJCFD = C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
    Connect2Party = c:\program files\dialers\connect2party\connect2party.exe /noconnect
    KAZAA = C:\Program Files\Kazaa\kazaa.exe /SYSTRAY
    MediaLoads Installer = "C:\Program Files\DownloadWare\dw.exe" /H
    Microsoft Works Portfolio = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe

    WorksFUD = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe
    Hotbar = C:\Program Files\Hotbar\bin\\HbInst.exe /Upgrade

    QD FastAndSafe = wfxsnt40.exe

    TimeSink Ad Client = "C:\Program Files\TimeSink\AdGateway\TSAdBot.exe"

    In general I would uninstall anything you don't need. All those little cutsie programs are generally not very well tested and can cause problems. Anything you don't need period I would uninstall as well.
  7. Tact


    Sep 8, 2002
    an idea of something you can try if your willing to try. :p cause i'm just confused by this, i dont know too much but if i were you, i'd try this.

    normally, i try and end wahtever is in the startup taht i dont want. like stupid quicktime, or realone, or msn messenger, whatever.

    if you dont know how to mess with that, or like..too scared or whatever, not much too worry about, but if you like, under the "general" tab in the system configuration utility (start>run>msconfig)

    click on "diagnostic startup" and see what happens. if it dont crash. one by one (though monotonous) add back some of the programs you DO want to start under the "startup tab" restart, and see if it loads properly again.

    at one point you'll reach wahtever it is that's mucking yoru computer up. when you find out, take it out. or see what you can do to fix it or whatever. many options after that. :p

    just an idea.
  8. chaltun


    Apr 29, 2001
    Check out blackviper.com. I had 70 services running at startup. Was able to whittle them down to 44. Good info at this site.
  9. BabyG

    BabyG Thread Starter

    Mar 15, 2003

    First, thank you all for your suggestions and advice.

    Here's where I stand now:

    I have tried everything here, but I still freeze at shutdown. What I need, is to disable services & startup programs, they keep starting up again as soon as I start my computer again in Normal Mode, so I am not able to check which one is the problem child. :confused:

    Am I missing something, or not doing something properly? Please help!

    Thanks again,
    BabyG :)
  10. Top Banana

    Top Banana

    Nov 10, 2002
    Download SCPL from HERE. This will allow you to disable startups and start in normal mode.

    You should consider trimming your startups and running Spybot Search And Destroy as some programs should be uninstalled/removed from your system. They are doing you no good.
  11. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Aug 26, 2001
    Top Banana is right.

    You NEED to start by doing this:

    Download Spybot - Search & Destroy

    After installing, press Online, and search for, put a check mark at, and install all updates.

    Next, close all Internet Explorer windows, hit 'Check for Problems', and have SpyBot remove all it finds.

    NOTE: SSD will sometimes not be able to remove all active components in the first 'run'.
    In that case you will get a dialog asking you to run SSD at next start.
    Click yes and reboot.
    Subsequently SSD will come up before the system puts these components 'in use', and it will then be able to 'fix' the rest.

    Next, trim your list of Startups.

    Download SCPL as TB advised, and uncheck everything not ABSOLUTELY necessary.

    Some of them however are required, so please don't go wildly unchecking everything in sight.

    Instead, use Pacman's List of Startup Applications to determine what should stay and what can go.

    If in doubt, don't hesitate to ask.

    Good luck,
  12. jm100dm


    May 26, 1999
    It is not necessary to start in normal mode. Normal mode puts all the checks back in place. It's okay to always start in selective mode. That is the mode that gives you the control as to what starts. If you remove all the unchecked boxes from disabled startups and run- items from the registry then they will be gone for good. But it is not necessary to do this.
  13. Mollie


    Nov 2, 2002
  14. Swiper


    Mar 13, 2003
    go into your device manager by right clicking My Computer icon and choosing properties....... then clicking hardware tab, then clicking device manager
    in device manager, click at top VIEW, click " show hidden devices "
    when you do that, see if you have any devices listed under system
    " i think something like NT legacy somthing or other will appear with an X thru it "

    right click on it, and enable device and see if that fixes you up
  15. DVOM


    Jun 20, 2002
    Has this machine EVER shut down normally? If not Swiper may have it. Here's my notes from when I had the problem with w2k. (this also applies to XP)

    What I had to do was to right click "my computer" then "manage" then open the device manager. Go up and hit "view" then "show hidden devices". Now on the right look for "NT Apm/Legacy support". Under that should be "NT Apm/Legacy Interface Node". Enable that if it isn't.

    If you haven't got "NT Apm/Legacy support" don't worry about it. Whether or not it's installed depends on your hardware. I had it on my old Compaq but not on my new machine.
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