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Christopher
19-03-2005, 08:32 AM
:confused: Hi, I just wanted to know if there is a way to remove items in the startup section of msconfig, cause some of the programs I uninstalled, but still are there.

Speedy Gonzales
19-03-2005, 08:34 AM
Yup under the startup tab, after u type in msconfig. Just untick the entries u think are no longer installed. And reboot.

Or whatever it is, it maybe under start/all programs/startup menu.

Christopher
19-03-2005, 08:36 AM
That was fast, thanks for that

Speedy Gonzales
19-03-2005, 08:42 AM
No worries :) HTH

Jen
19-03-2005, 08:49 AM
If uninstalled programs are still listed in the startup list (even if not ticked), then you might need to remove the old references to those programs from the registry. You can use a registry cleaner for this. CCleaner (http://www.ccleaner.com/) has been recommended many times on this forum. See if this helps. :)

Christopher
19-03-2005, 10:36 AM
CCleaner is unbelievable, I just erased over 500mb on my Pc and it is much faster now. thank-you for that.

Greg
19-03-2005, 11:40 AM
If uninstalled programs are still listed in the startup list (even if not ticked), then you might need to remove the old references to those programs from the registry. You can use a registry cleaner for this. CCleaner (http://www.ccleaner.com/) has been recommended many times on this forum. See if this helps. :)

Just fyi, cCleaner doesn't remove the msconfig entries - pretty sure I read ages ago somewhere that it has to be done manually.

JJJJJ
19-03-2005, 01:09 PM
CCleaner is unbelievable, I just erased over 500mb on my Pc and it is much faster now. thank-you for that.

I prefer Registry Mechanic. I've got to say that , I paid for it.

johnboy
19-03-2005, 02:38 PM
Kelly has a neat little program called "Clear Disabled Items From MSconfig
Start Up" located at http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm. It is
located at line 148 on the right side. This might be what you need.
hth

zqwerty
19-03-2005, 02:43 PM
Don't know why you are using MSCONFIG to do this job, this program is far better:

http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

I have used it to disable startup programs since I have been using computers, not one problem so far.

zqwerty
19-03-2005, 02:45 PM
Starup Monitor is a good program as well, get it from the same site:

http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml