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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

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    Hi,

    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

    zonealarm

    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?

    thanks.

    cubbycuddly.
     
  2. ohheck

    ohheck

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    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
    goto:
    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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