View Full Version : Multiple entries in mscofig/startup

26-09-2001, 04:43 AM
I have a P111 450running Win98SE. When I run msconfig and check the Startup list some programs appear more than once. Examples are: Nortonprotect, Scheduling Agent, Load Power Profile. I assume this results from uninstall and reinstall situations. Apart from unchecking duplicates (or both copies if I do not want that app to run at startup) is there a way to tidy up the Startup list and delete duplicates.

26-09-2001, 08:54 AM
To remove these keys permently, run Regedit from the run dialog on the start menu. Items to run on startup are stored in the following two keys.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Run

Items that you have already disabled using msconfig are moved to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\-Run

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\-Run

Back up these entries first by exporting the selected key (File / Export). Delete any unwanted keys.

26-09-2001, 09:59 AM
just be carefull, some things such as power profile, tweakui, need dual entries for it to work.

26-09-2001, 01:13 PM
The double entries are because there is one in services and another in local run.

MSCONFIG doesn't make the distinction between them so it shows two entries. Try installing startup control panel (www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml) if you want to check.

Services get started earlier than other entries.