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Anonymous
July 8, 2005 11:59:00 AM

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I have many items listed in the startup menu in System Configuration Utility
that I no longer use. Is there a way that I can delete these items from this
startup menu?
Thanks,
Gordon
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 1:17:11 PM

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BigBuck98 wrote:
> I have many items listed in the startup menu in System Configuration
> Utility that I no longer use. Is there a way that I can delete these items
> from this startup menu?
> Thanks,
> Gordon

Do you mean System Information?
Anyway, most all of those are only shortcuts anyway so yes you can delete
them, but really System Information and the other basics are good to have
easy access to otherwise if you ever need them on the fly you will have to
find the actual exe's for them.

If your purpose is to clean up your Start menu then consider consolidating
all your other regular installed programs into likeminded group folders. If
you go to Start> Explore then you have more flexibility in that menu to
combine/create folders, for instance like taking all the Microsoft programs
and putting them in a folder called Microsoft ..right there you can gain
alot; make another folder called Utilities... and so on. But best to leave
the Accessories> System Tool folder as is except of course for deleting the
shortcuts of DriveSpace and things like that which you don't need...

Rick
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 1:57:29 PM

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"BigBuck98" <gdubs@anywhere.net> wrote in message news:T9adnVqBT_cM91PfRVn-hg@suscom.com...
> I have many items listed in the startup menu in System Configuration Utility
> that I no longer use. Is there a way that I can delete these items from this
> startup menu?
> Thanks,
> Gordon

If you are trying to remove unchecked entries in msconfig, start regedit and
expand the following keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Beneath each key, you will probably find a similar key followed by a hyphen(Run-,
RunServices-). This is where the information for some of the disabled programs
is stored. You can delete individual entries or the entire key. Next, check
"C:\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Disabled Startup Items" and move or delete any
unwanted items. Finally, open "C:\Windows\Win.ini", find the "[windows]" section
and remove any lines that begin with "norun=" or "noload=".

Ben
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Anonymous
July 8, 2005 2:11:32 PM

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Ben Myers wrote:
[...]

...oh gosh you're right Ben he's talking about msconfig, geeze I misread his
post entirely this morning in the original name of System Configuration
Utility... arf.. embarrassed am I and will go back to bed I go then.

Rick
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 10:09:35 PM

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I don't know what you're talking about, BUT...

First pick one of these to identify what loads at boot. Next, see
whether there is an option in it's menus to disable it from starting up.
If you really want to rid yourself of it on a more permanent basis, then
look for it in "Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs". However, it isn't
often easy to know what is what in there. One of these URL's may say.
Only last, go to StartUpCop.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q137367
Startup Items
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q179365/ Startup Group
http://aumha.org/a/loads.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/sheppard.p/startup.htm
http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist_...
http://www.djbdesigns.com/wtvzone/startup.html
http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.php
http://www.rickrogers.org/clean.htm
http://www.sysinfo.org/startupinfo.html
http://www.windowsstartup.com/wso/search.php
http://www2.cajun.net/~theriots/blk/start.htm
http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/Uncheck.htm
http://www.3feetunder.com/krick/startup/list.html

http://www.pcmag.com/ 's StartUpCop has "undo", and it is more than a
combination of "START, Run, MSInfo32, Software Environment, Startup
Programs" and "START, Run, MSConfig, Startup tab". It can even do a
permanent delete. Of course, first see whether the app has an option in
it's own menus to remove itself from the Startup Group. This is
configurable, and one may maintain multiple configurations.

Update definitions & check for viruses, and...
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://www.mvps.org/inetexplorer/Darnit.htm#tshoot
http://patrick.kolla.de/spybotsd.html SpyBot- Search & Destroy. SpyBot
is gabby in it's "Checks" & "Fixes" logs. Turn them off in "Settings".
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/ AdAware
http://www.lavasoftusa.de/ Also AdAware
http://www.merijn.org/cwschronicles.html CoolWebSearch Chronicles
http://www.merijn.org/files/cwshredder.zip & CWShredder
http://www.merijn.org/files/hijackthis.zip Finally, Hijack This
http://aumha.org/a/hjttutor.htm
Hijack This Logs Tutorial-- MUST read!
http://hometown.aol.co.uk/jrmc137/hjttutorial/tutorial....
Another one worthy of serious study!
....may find something. (Actually, they certainly will.)

.......Quote..........................
Download and run Hijack This, but don't remove anything with it yet:
http://www.merijn.org/files/hijackthis.zip
Follow the instructions at this Tutorial:
http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
to save the log files and paste them into a new post at one of these
forums:
http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showforum=11
http://www.net-integration.net/cgi-bin/forum/ikonboard....
http://tomcoyote.org/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=4&t=499

--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
....End of quote..............


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
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"BigBuck98" <gdubs@anywhere.net> wrote in message
news:T9adnVqBT_cM91PfRVn-hg@suscom.com...
| I have many items listed in the startup menu in System Configuration
Utility
| that I no longer use. Is there a way that I can delete these items
from this
| startup menu?
| Thanks,
| Gordon
|
|
Anonymous
July 14, 2005 4:44:23 PM

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Ben that is what I was trying to remove the unchecked entries in msconfig.
Your instructions worked great. I now have everything removed in msconfig
that I don't use anymore.
Thanks for the great instructions.
Gordon

"Ben Myers" <benjmyers@mindR-E-M-O-V-Espring.com> wrote in message
news:%23GDYSU8gFHA.2444@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
"BigBuck98" <gdubs@anywhere.net> wrote in message
news:T9adnVqBT_cM91PfRVn-hg@suscom.com...
> I have many items listed in the startup menu in System Configuration
Utility
> that I no longer use. Is there a way that I can delete these items from
this
> startup menu?
> Thanks,
> Gordon

If you are trying to remove unchecked entries in msconfig, start regedit and
expand the following keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Beneath each key, you will probably find a similar key followed by a
hyphen(Run-,
RunServices-). This is where the information for some of the disabled
programs
is stored. You can delete individual entries or the entire key. Next,
check
"C:\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Disabled Startup Items" and move or delete
any
unwanted items. Finally, open "C:\Windows\Win.ini", find the "[windows]"
section
and remove any lines that begin with "norun=" or "noload=".

Ben
!