Startup/System Tray

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Nuke

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In Windows XP, where the time is displayed, and sometimes those icons start up when you start your system/reboot, how do I get rid of them, for good?

This is the following procedure I use.

Start>>>Run>>> I type in msconfig, click start up and disable all. I then restart the computer and then none of those annoying start up things are there and my computer starts quicker.

Now sometimes I do this, I reboot with say Aol Instant Messenger. When I come back, it's there again! And the start up takes for ever!

I have to continue to do this, so I was wondering, is there anyway that I don't have to do this all the time? Like one simple command that'll never let me put those starts up there when I reboot?

What's the name for it also?
 
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That area is called systray.

The best way to prevent icons from appearing there is to open the individual program causing the problem and look for a setting. Often the program will give you the option running at start.
 
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