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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by barbaranna, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. barbaranna

    barbaranna Thread Starter

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    Hi please help me before I make a big mistake. tech guy at my internet service said I could go to misconfig and stop all the programs running in the backround so it would speed up my system. I don't know which one to pick there is a start up and a sevices and etc. I dont know if I understood him correctly, he said that I could uncheck them and it would not delete them. When I wanted that program all I would have to do is click on the icon and it would start. I do not know much about this type of arranging and do not want to screw up anything. Also could you tell me what wild tangent is? evertime I start my computer it shows I am missing something from them . Is it something I need? How do I get rid of this
     
  2. colmaca

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    well it hard to say witch to untick without knowing whats there.
    so if you run msconfig,click the startup tab.wright down just the first bit off all enteries
    like "MsnMsgr"the bit just after the tick,then i will look and advise on some you can remove without any problems
     
  3. mtown_onsite

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    Wild Tangent is pretty much spyware. Likely adaware (or something) removed the files. But there is still a startup reference (maybee in msconfig) for it. So, it trys to start and is missing a file...

    Post a list of whats in msconfig. Start->run->msconfig... Click on the startup tab. Post that list. We can help tell you with which ones to safely uncheck.

    Mike
     
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