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Msconfig keeps opening after startup, having disabled startup items

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June 10, 2010 9:18:52 PM

Hello,

I've been trying out all the advice in this article:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/expert/n...

...to try making my laptop less slow and not freeze all the time when doing the simplest of tasks.

However, my problem happens after trying to disable the Startup Items from the MSconfig dialogue.

-After I have unchecked the boxes I don't want, I click OK or Apply;

-It then tells me I have to restart for the changes to take place, so I do this;

-Then after completing its restart a message says that "The System Configuration Utility is in Diagnostic or Selective Startup mode, causing this message to be displayed and the utility to run every time Windows starts up."

-it then opens the MSconfig dialogue box again.

If I just close the utility or click ok, sure enough it keeps on opening every time I startup. Or else, what it's trying to convince me to do is to start up in Normal Mode. But I won't do this because then all the Startup Items I'd disabled become enabled again and the whole lengthy task was a waist of time! :cry: 

Any Ideas what I'm doing wrong??
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June 10, 2010 11:34:25 PM

When it opens next time check the box which says Do not show this box again on startup
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