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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by l+Dark+l, Apr 24, 2004.

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  1. l+Dark+l

    l+Dark+l Thread Starter

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    i have some things in my startup list in "msconfig" that i dont have and want anymore, is there a way i can delete them out of there? :confused:
     
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    if you are sure they are not need by PC then you should be able to untick them - that will stop them running - or if you goto add/remove programs and remove the programs you do not want the associated startup file should be removed from msconfig.

    for a description of startup files look here http://www.sysinfo.org/startupinfo.php
     
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    i tried to delete it from the add/remove programs list but i get an error "the specified module could not be found" :mad:
     
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    If you are getting "the specified module could not be found" then you need to remove the registry entries.

    To do that:
    Make sure you backup the registry before editing.
    Select Start > Run

    type "regedit",without quotes, and press Enter.

    Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

    The Add/Remove Programs list is built from the keys listed beneath the Uninstall folder.

    Locate the key for the program that has been uninstalled, right click the key and click Delete.

    Be very careful. Once the key has been deleted it's impossible to use Add/Remove Programs to uninstall if you make an incorrect selection
     
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