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Startup/System Tray

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Nuke, Feb 12, 2003.

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  1. Nuke

    Nuke Thread Starter

    Feb 11, 2003
    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?
  2. Mosaic1


    Aug 17, 2001
    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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