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batha

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Stupid question, but I forgot how to go in and get rid of all the annoying programs that startup when you boot your computer. And I am not talking about just going through the start menu.

Also, what programs actually need to be running in the background. Seems like I have a ton of them running.



Thanks in advance.

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Depending on your OS, you can remove most by going to Start>Run, type 'msconfig', [Enter]. Choose the Startup tab.
Some apps require you disable them from automatically starting from within the program itself.
As for which should or should not be running, let's see what you have. Go to Start>Run, type 'msinfo32', expand Software Environment and choose Startup. Now choose Edit>Select All, Edit>Copy and paste the list here.
 

batha

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Hope this is what you were looking for. Also, w/ 2000 it says it cannot find msconfig.

System Information report written at: 12/11/2001 08:25:07 PM
[Startup Programs]

Program Command User Name Location

Start WingMan Profiler WEST-5S36Y6H5BM\West Brookland Timbe HKU\S-1-5-21-725345543-436374069-1060284298-1000\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

HP OfficeJet Startup c:\progra~1\applic~1\business\hpoffi~1\bin\hpostr05.exe All Users Common Startup

Synchronization Manager mobsync.exe /logon All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

NvCplDaemon rundll32.exe nvqtwk,nvcpldaemon initialize All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

UpdReg c:\winnt\updreg.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

AudioHQ c:\program files\applications\audio\creative\sblive2k\audiohq\ahqtb.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

POINTER c:\program files\accessories\intellimouse\point32.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

NPS Event Checker c:\progra~1\applic~1\business\norton~1\norton~3\npscheck.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

NAV DefAlert c:\progra~1\applic~1\business\norton~1\norton~3\defalert.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

SymTray - Norton SystemWorks c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\symtray.exe "norton systemworks" All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

iamapp c:\program files\applications\business\norton personal firewall\iamapp.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

WinampAgent "c:\program files\applications\audio\winamp\winampa.exe" All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Adaptec DirectCD c:\progra~1\adaptec\directcd\directcd.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

PLXSTART c:\progra~1\access~1\plexto~1\plxstart.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

PLXTASK c:\progra~1\access~1\plexto~1\plxtask.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
AtiPTA atiptaxx.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
 
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Try installing <a href="http://www.zdnet.com/downloads/stories/info/0,10615,77594,00.html">Startup Cop</a>. This util will allow you to manage what starts up automatically. It doesn't say Windows 2000 but pretty sure others here have used it with 2000.
As far as what you listed, I'm not sure what a couple of them are. Someone here will let you know what you can and should not disable.
 

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batha: You can close the following:

HP OfficeJet Startup c:\progra~1\applic~1\business\hpoffi~1\bin
\hpostr05.exe All Users Common Startup YOUR PRINTER


Synchronization Manager mobsync.exe /logon All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersi
on\Run

AudioHQ c:\program files\applications\audio\creative\sblive2k\audiohq
\ahqtb.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersi
on\Run

POINTER c:\program files\accessories\intellimouse\point32.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersi
on\Run

These Items listed above can be shut off. Maybe someone else can help with the remaining items. ALL of these items can be turned on again if you feel you need them running. Play with it awhile. Hope this helps

Adaptec DirectCD c:\progra~1\adaptec\directcd\directcd.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersi
on\Run


WinampAgent "c:\program files\applications\audio\winamp\winampa.exe" All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersi
on\Run
 

batha

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Thanks for everyone's help so far. Will have to work on it and see how it turns out.

Great forum! Now if only someone would have told me about Home XP incompatibility with a 2000 network....
 

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Don't ya just love surprizes? Not to worry I have my share of surprizes too. Dave
 
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