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Anonymous
June 14, 2005 12:35:45 AM

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How do you remove items from startup trays? I removed some by going
to preferences and then unchecking a box, but some do not have that
option, such as task scheduler. How would I remove that from my
system tray?

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Anonymous
June 14, 2005 12:35:46 AM

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Are you sure you want "Task Scheduler" disabled? That is what will happen
if you remove it from loading in the background and not showing in the
system "startup" tray.

To remove programs that startup with the computer and run in the background,
go to START - RUN and type in "msconfig" (without the quotes) and press
ENTER. Then go to the STARTUP tab and uncheck the programs you do not want
to run at startup. (This will get most of them, but other get started by
the WIN.INI and SYSTEM.INI files. While others get started because a startup
is put into the "Startup" folder.)

"WinterWind" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message
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> How do you remove items from startup trays? I removed some by going
> to preferences and then unchecking a box, but some do not have that
> option, such as task scheduler. How would I remove that from my
> system tray?
>
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Anonymous
June 14, 2005 1:59:18 AM

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If you want to stop programs from loading on boot there are several ways to
accomplish it:
You should only use msconfig for troubleshooting problems, although it could be
used for stubborn programs until you find a way to disable them otherwise.
Click Start > Run, type in: msconfig and hit enter.
Click on the Startup tab and uncheck the program you wish to disable.
If the program adds a new second entry on reboot, then there is probably a way
in the programs options that will disable it.

Right click on the programs icon in the systray to see if there is an option to
disable it from loading on boot.

Open the program/s in question and check their options to see if they have one
to disable it from loading on boot.

Remove any entries from the Startup folder that you do not want to load on boot.

Uninstall the program you don't want loading if out of other options.

Look in Start > Run, type in: sysedit and hit enter.
Click on the win.ini window and see if there is anything after load= or run=,
these lines are usually blank after the =. Remove anything after the = on those
lines if you do not want it running.

Look in the Registry under these keys to either remove the entry or comment it
out to disable it from loading on boot:
Start > Run, type in: regedit and hit enter. Navigate to the following keys:
hkey_current_user\software\microsoft\windows\current version\run
hkey_current_user\software\microsoft\windows\current version\RunOnce
hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows\current version\run
hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows\current version\RunOnce
hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows\current version\RunOnceEx
hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows\current version\RunServices
hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows\current version\RunServicesOnce

Remove the entire entry in a key by right clicking in the right pane on the
data name in the Name column, click Delete in the popup menu, confirm deletion
and close regedit.

Or

Add REM and a space to the beginning of the data string value by double
clicking on the data name in the Name column, click once in front of the string
value so your cursor is at the beginning of the string, type rem, press the
space bar, click OK and close regedit.



Always backup the registry before making any changes so that you may import the
keys back in should anything go wrong. Haphazardly removing keys in the registry
is very dangerous and can render your system useless. Be 100% sure of what you
are doing and what you remove can be safely done.

You can Backup the registry key/s while in regedit: Click on Registry on the
menu bar while in the registry, click on "Export Registry File.". Choose a
location, I recommend saving it to the desktop and it makes it easy to find.
Place a check next to "Selected Branch" and give the file a memorable name,
select save, make your changes and close out. If you have no problems after say
2 weeks, you can delete the exported files.
If you have problems, double click the reg file on the desktop to import/merge
it back into the registry.

Do Not back up the entire registry in the registry editor. Importing it back
while in windows can be harmful to the machine. A registry backup is created
each new calendar day a machine is booted.
If you wish to perform a new backup of the registry after the machine has been
booted, got to Start > Run, type in: scanregw and hit enter. You will be
prompted that a registry has already been backed up for the day and do you wish
to create a new one, click yes.

More on Backing up/restoring the registry:
How to Back Up the Registry in Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;256419

HOW TO: Backup, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows 95, Windows 98, and
Windows Me
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;322754

How to Manually Restore the Windows 98/Me Registry
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;221512

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> How do you remove items from startup trays? I removed some by going
> to preferences and then unchecking a box, but some do not have that
> option, such as task scheduler. How would I remove that from my
> system tray?
>
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Anonymous
June 14, 2005 3:18:50 AM

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To remove Task Scheduler, you have to stop *using* Task Scheduler. If you do that,
Scheduled Tasks will not be run. If you do not have any scheduled tasks you want
run, then do this:
- Double-click the Task Scheduler icon, then click the Advanced menu in the Task
Scheduler window.
- Click the entry "Stop Using Task Scheduler", then close the window.

For other apps, see here:

Clean up your startup group:
http://www.rickrogers.org/clean.htm

Startup Programs Loading:
http://aumha.org/a/loads.htm

Start-ups:
http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_index.htm

Task List Programs:
http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist....

StartUps:
http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/Uncheck.htm

StartUp List:
http://www.3feetunder.com/krick/startup/list.html

Windows Startup Online Repository:
http://www.windowsstartup.com/wso/search.php
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"WinterWind" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message
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> How do you remove items from startup trays? I removed some by going
> to preferences and then unchecking a box, but some do not have that
> option, such as task scheduler. How would I remove that from my
> system tray?
>
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Anonymous
June 14, 2005 11:55:16 AM

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You may want to consider downloading a neat little free utility that
will manage this for you. You can get Startup Control Panel 2.8 by
Mike Lin at; www.mlin.net .

Dan

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> How do you remove items from startup trays? I removed some by going
> to preferences and then unchecking a box, but some do not have that
> option, such as task scheduler. How would I remove that from my
> system tray?
>
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Anonymous
June 15, 2005 5:36:12 PM

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"WinterWind" wrote:
> How do you remove items from startup trays? I removed some by
> going to preferences and then unchecking a box, but some do
> not have that option, such as task scheduler. How woudl I
> remove that from my system tray?

Thanks for the help!

My computer now starts up much faster.
!