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l_zero

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A while ago I was able to open something that let me stop some things from running when I start my computer, things like Quicktime and other useless programs. Well now I have a friend who wants to know how to do it and I can't remember how. Can anyone help me out?
 
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msconfig
For yours all you need checked in staartup is scanregistry and systemtray. It is wise to also have your anti-virus and firewall checked....in 98 chose selective start up on the general tab and uncheck process autoexec.bat and process config.sys.
 
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"I can't remember how"
All I did was jog your memory..your welcome and thank you for your quick responses.
 

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Thanks, I will. I'll just show her all the info and let her decide what she wants to do.
 

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My girlfriend did MSCONFIG and unchecked a couple things she didn't want running. When she restarted the computer it said something about the computer will keep starting up in selective startup and diagnostic mode. I know about the selective startup but why does it say diagnostic?
 
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My wife has xp and she did the same thing. It's been awhile but I think it means that POST[power on sys test} and scandisk on bad shut down etc.will continue to run on startup as needed. I could be wrong! Has she shut down and restarted with any noted problems?
Check back here to see if anyone confirms or adds to above. Also there probably is a lot of services and other changes to settings that can be done but someone else will have to advise on. This forum is full of good advise on xp, do a search on and go to the xp forum on TSG. There are many forums dedicated to xp only. Google and get mind bog! I also like XP Forum {Brian's site} but there are many. Good luck!
 

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She checked the box that said "don't show this message again" so she can't remember everything it said now. I wish she hadn't done that because I could've posted exactly what it said. From what she told me it made it seem like it was going to keep starting like that, in selective startup and diagnostic mode. Everything seems to be working fine though so I don't know if there's a problem or not. I'll look around at some of the XP stuff and see if maybe I can find some answers there. Thanks for all your help.
 
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hello
xp does not like msconfig used!!
you need to log on as administater and alter from the control panel. but a lot of process rely on others to work so you need to read up on the os.
hope this helps
 
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