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Solved: Start Programs - Want them to stop!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mytrailsend, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. mytrailsend

    mytrailsend Thread Starter

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    I did try using the search option, but I guess I am not sure what words to use to find what I need. My problem is when I start up the computer, I have too many running programs. When I log on and all I want to do is load my desk top and click on AOL, I have all these programs I need to click thru til I can actually get to the process of getting on the internet. I thought I could go to start menu - control panel - start menu and select what I wanted to start running when I logged on to the computer, I don't see anything there that will allow me to not have spybot, spysweeper, aim, yahoo start running when I log on. I know I researched this before but cannot for the life of me remember how to start up my computer and stop all these processes from running and holding me up. Thank you for any info!
    Tam
     
  2. bonk

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    Welcome,

    I assume your running XP

    Click Start>>Run type msconfig click OK

    Then in the new window click on the Startup tab

    But be careful what you stop some maybe need
     
  3. happyrck

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    if its a desktop uncheck everything in the startup EXCEPT your anti virus and firewall...if its a laptop you will have to be more selective or you can have other problems..you do this by START...RUN...type in ...msconfig...then click on the ..startup tab...if you use a non standard mouse and keyboard leave those checked too
     
  4. mytrailsend

    mytrailsend Thread Starter

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    you guys are great! It took me less then 1 minute to fix this! I spent days trying to find how to fix the start menu! Kudos!
     
  5. rhettman5

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  6. happyrck

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    your welcome..(y)
    use the thread tools up towards the top of the page to mark this thread solved
     
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