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(Solved) Can't Uncheck 2 Programs In Msconfig

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  1. GoJoAGoGo

    GoJoAGoGo Thread Starter

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    There are 2 programs in msconfig that I uncheck and then on the next reboot they remain checked. The programs are devldr16.exe and Resolution Assistant. I can close devldr16.exe program in the close program window after I reboot but don't know how to close the Resolution Assistant program. Is there a tweak I can perform to have these 2 programs remain unchecked in msconfig? Thanks ;)
     
  2. TonyKlein

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    Hi.

    To disable the first, uncheck it in Msconfig, but then go to Control Panel -> System -> Device Manager and disable "Creative SB16 Emulation" under Creative Miscellaneous Devices.

    About Resolution Assistant, no idea why it keeps coming back. You may want to query Dell support.
     
  3. GoJoAGoGo

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    Tony:

    Thanks for your reply. I'm on a different computer now and unable to try your suggestion. When I do try it, I'll reply back and let you know how it turned out. :)
     
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    Hi Tony:

    In Control Panel > System > Device Manager there is no "Creative SB16 Emulation" under Creative Miscellaneous Devices listed. I forgot to mention in my first post that my O/S is Windows ME if that might make a difference.
     
  5. TonyKlein

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    Hmmm, I can't check that here myself, but I got it from <A HREF="http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_pages/startup_full.htm">Pacman's List of Startup Applications</A>

    I've got to go now, but you may want to browse through these newsgroup threads

    Good luck,
     
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    Hi Tony:

    I took a browse through the newsgroup threads and read if you rename devldr16.exe to devldr16.old, it will disable the file. I tried this and I got a message that says: this file can't be renamed, it is used by windows.
     
  7. TonyKlein

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    That stands to reason.

    You'd have to do it in Safe Mode, when the file is not in use by Windows. Next, go to Msconfig\Startup, and uncheck it once again.

    I just hope the settings will stick.
     
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    Hi Tony:

    I went into the Safe Mode and renamed the file to devldr16.old and then unchecked it in msconfig. After I rebooted I then went back to Search > For Files and Folders to see it devldr16.exe would appear, it didn't. The file is no longer in the Close Program Window but still remains in msconfig with a check. When I use the Cleanup tab in msconfig, devldr16.exe disappears. When I reboot, it reappears in msconfig with a check but remains missing from the Close Program Window. I guess it has been in msconfig so long with a check it just doesn't want to leave...LOL. As long as it doesn't appear in the Close Program Window, I can assume it is gone, right. I sure hope so. Thanks for all your help in getting rid of this program. ;)
     
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    As long as you've renamed the file, it won't run, so I guess you've seen the last of it. :)

    Cheers,
     
  10. GoJoAGoGo

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    Hi Tony:

    Concerning the Resolution Assistant program and why it wouldn't remain unchecked in msconfig. I tried running the program and keep getting errors. So I went to Add-Remove Programs and uninstalled it and then reinstalled it. The program is running error free and remains unchecked in msconfig when I uncheck it. So I believe the corrupt program was causing it to remain checked all the time. :cool:
     
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    Glad to hear it's working now. :)

    Thanks for letting us know.
     
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