View Full Version : Msconfig ??? What does this do?
26-08-2003, 07:00 PM
Hi ya - windows xp home!
I have been told by someone as I mentioned that something I used was always slow to download.
They have told me to msconfig and how to do it.
What I want to know - why do this and what does it achieve??
And will it make any problems further down the line???
Thanks Bug :)
26-08-2003, 07:17 PM
MSConfig is used to selectively exclude specific programs from running at startup.
Its *safe enough* to use, provided you know what you want to stop loading, and have a reasonable understanding of the processes.
From your description "something I used was always slow to download" its unclear what the problem could be or if MSConfig is appropriate.
By "download" what do you mean exactly?
26-08-2003, 08:51 PM
OK - I have downloaded Java for use mainly on a game site i use as I had this on microsoft but have since had a new hard drive put in and had to reinstall wind xp home. So I downloaded Java from its site.
But I find that everytime I go into this game site it takes several minutes to load the page unlike previously when it was basically instant before.
But going by your thread I dont know enough about this so I will just leave it as it is as it works fine once I have it.
Thanks for your reply
28-08-2003, 12:17 AM
Its just system processes and programs running in the background of Windows, and by shutting any of them u could cos ur computer to become unstable and restart due to that. I think there was a site on the net which told u wot processes were needed and wot wernt, i cant remember, but if i find it i will pass it on.
28-08-2003, 01:03 PM
Have a quiet read of this site.
Lengthy but interesting and I think it answers your query.
28-08-2003, 06:19 PM
Thanks Scouse and Vk
DONT TOUCH WHAT YOU DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT. - this is what Ive come to the decision and like I say previously I will just put up with the Java being slow and it does load in the end - oh well just an excuse to wander and make a coffee while its loading I guess.
Yes an interesting read although some was up there and I have put it in favourites to go back and read at some time.
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