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problem w/startup win98se

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by bboop, Jan 17, 2002.

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  1. bboop

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    When I boot up everything does not load , it loads all desktop icons but not the ones on the taskbar right bottom by the clock. Then it want let me do anything. I have to reboot again then it will load the rest. anybody know whats up with that?
     
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    Hi bboop,welcome to TSG.

    Did this just start happening? What operating system are you running?
     
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    <font face="comic sans ms" color="#577ac6">That area of the taskbar is called the System Tray, or, more affectionately - Systray - for short.
    How many icons do you have in your Systray under normal circumstances?
    Are there any duplicate items?</font>
     
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    I am running windows 98se, normaly i have 4 icons counting the time . when i boot up it will load only the time & then locks up , I boot a second time then it load s everything. icons are task sch, antivirus ,msn messenger. thanks
     
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    <font face="comic sans ms" color="#577ac6">Something's causing you to freeze at bootup, although not necessarily one of the items in your Systray.
    Then again...

    Go to Start > Run, type in the word msconfig, and click Ok.
    On the General tab, choose Selective startup.
    On the Startup tab, uncheck any items listed there that aren't crucial to launch at startup.
    If you aren't certain which items to uncheck, there is a comprehensive list here, that will explain each individual entry: http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_pages/startup_full.htm
    When finished, click Ok, and reboot.

    The site listed above says you can't disable MSN Messenger, (msmmsge.exe), through the Startup tab of your System Configuration Utility.
    They say you must do so through the registry.

    If your problem persists, and you would like to try disabling MSN Messenger from launching at startup, someone else here can help you do this through the registry, or you might like to try this little program, available from CNet: <a href="http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-3356729-100-2769165.html"> MS Messenger Startup Fix 1.00</a></font>
     
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    THANK YOU MUCH FOR THE REPLY. i WILL TRY THAT, LET YOU KNOW THE IF IT WORKS.i'M SO GLAD I FOUND THIS SITE .You guy's are very helpful.
     
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