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startup dilemma

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by cubbycuddly, Jan 18, 2003.

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  1. cubbycuddly

    cubbycuddly Thread Starter

    Dec 1, 2001

    I've been having problems with memory resources being low. In a bid to compensate I am trying to disable some programs via msconfig-startup. Problem is there is a couple of programs that i disable which when I check again after rebooting have selected themselves again. I definitely clicked on apply after disabling these programs before clicking ok.

    These programs are:

    Update grokster

    easyshare digital camera software

    kodak live update


    description of shortcut (no idea what that is)

    Can someone please tell me how I can disable these programs without them enabling themselves after rebooting?


  2. ohheck


    Jan 5, 2003
    first off try starting those programs and see if you can find any "load with windows" boxes you can uncheck under their options menus
    next- trying deleting them from your windows-start menu-startup folder
    if the doesn't work-
    run regedit.exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - Software - Microsoft - Windows -
    CurrentVersion - Run
    left click Run, go to top menu- select "registry, export registry file..." , check the "selected branch" button, name it startup or whatever
    (just in case something goes wrong- then just double click
    startup.reg to return to you original settings)
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