1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Removing programs from start-up problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Cheryl, Jan 23, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Cheryl

    Cheryl Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2001
    Messages:
    663
    I have Windows XP-Home - Dell Inspiron 2500 laptop (1 year old) 56K - dial-up ISP. We have been noticing that it is running a lot slower than when we first purchased it.

    I talked with Dell and they told me to remove quite a few programs at start up - which I did. I then restarted the computer and a box came up saying that I had changed the way the computer starts. Instead of it starting in "normal mode" it is starting in "selective start-up". It said if I want to have the computer start in "normal mode" it would put back in all the programs I had just unchecked to be running in the background.

    What do I do now? How can I get it to start in "normal mode" and not put all those programs back in at start-up?

    :confused:
     
  2. cnm

    cnm

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2002
    Messages:
    246
    1. You could just check the box that says 'Don't show me this message'. Doesn't matter if Selective Startup.

    2. (Better). Find what's starting them - often this is a registry key, usually in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
    Delete the key.

    Or it may be in your Documents and Settings\All Users\Startup Menu\Programs\Startup folder - if its shortcut is there, delete it.
    Also check same for particular user(s).
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Similar Threads - Removing programs start
  1. Technoid1
    Replies:
    12
    Views:
    767
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/114952

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice