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Removing non-existant startup items?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Kazix, Jan 13, 2003.

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  1. Kazix

    Kazix Thread Starter

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    'afternoon
    How would one go about removing items that don't exist from the startup config. util.? For example, using Start -> Run -> msconfig -> startup options tab.. There is a checked listing that has the header "Money express" and is set to load every time at startup. Having removed the entire microsoft suite in favor of OpenOffice, however, its a little confusing. Does it actually load whatever fragments of the program it still has, or is it just a remanent that does nothing? I have the same problem with listings for shockwave and realplayer.

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  2. rawmeat

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    You may still have a reference to the program in the registry. Where are the startup actions refering to (i.e. the registry, system.ini, etc)?
     
  3. Kazix

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    Not really sure. To refer to the original example, the command is "Money.exe", which doesn't exist. Another would be
    "RealPlay.exe -SYSTEMBOOTHIDE" They both refer to a location HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run

    Help any?
    K
     
  4. Mosaic1

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    The entries which are not selected are found close to where you are looking.

    HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run-

    Or HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run-

    Possibly in the Start Menu
    Start> All Programs>Disabled Startup Items folder
     
  5. Kazix

    Kazix Thread Starter

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    You lost me there, sorry.
     
  6. JohnWill

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    The easiest way to clean stuff like this up is with a utility like Norton's WinDoctor. You can also go into the registry and manually edit them out, but I don't recommend this if you're not very comfortable working in the registry. One slip and you have a doorstop until you reload your O/S! :eek:
     
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