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  1. BradN10

    BradN10 Thread Starter

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    how do you delete icons off of the system tray at the bottom right corner. so it doesnt take that long to start up and load. thank you.
     
  2. jdean

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    The problem is really the programs behind the icons, not the icons themselves. These programs are "startup programs" that automatically run when you start your machine.

    There are a couple of utilities that you can use to control your startup programs. My favorite is PC Magazine's StartUp Cop (I don't have a URL for it at hand, but you can Google it); I've seen a recommendation for StartMan (in another forum), available at:

    http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/startman/

    There's also a utility that comes with Windows which will do the same thing but I usually avoid it.

    Now for the important part: do NOT turn off all startup programs. If you do, you may well disable something important, so important that you may not even be able to boot your machine. If you mess up, start your machine in safe mode and then use the utility to undo the damage.

    Take a look at the startup programs and see if you can recognize them, either by their name, or by their directory. I would recommend turning them off one at a time, to make recovery easier.

    Hope this helps...
     
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  4. somak_de

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    well do one simple thing.
    go to start>run>type msconfig
    then go to startup and disable which you dont want
    good luck
    let me know if it does the trick
     
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