too many programs running at start up

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when i start the computer, way too many programs are
running. i confirm that by using the task manager.

how do i set the machine so that only the programs i want
running are running?

thanks
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Is your computer running well?.. if it is and you had not looked in Task
    Manager, this would not be an issue, would it..

    if it is not running well, check for spyware, temp files etc..

    "jeff" <jeffp1013@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:20ea01c47d5a$a5404dc0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    > when i start the computer, way too many programs are
    > running. i confirm that by using the task manager.
    >
    > how do i set the machine so that only the programs i want
    > running are running?
    >
    > thanks
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    >-----Original Message-----
    >Is your computer running well?.. if it is and you had not
    looked in Task
    >Manager, this would not be an issue, would it..
    >
    >if it is not running well, check for spyware, temp files etc..
    >
    >"jeff" <jeffp1013@aol.com> wrote in message
    >news:20ea01c47d5a$a5404dc0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    >> when i start the computer, way too many programs are
    >> running. i confirm that by using the task manager.
    >>
    >> how do i set the machine so that only the programs i want
    >> running are running?
    >>
    >> thanks
    >
    >
    >.
    >mike: thanks for the tip.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Jeff,

    Check if the respective software has an option to disable it from startup. Secondly, you can use MSCONFIG utility in XP to enable or disable the startup entries. Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG. A much superior tool from Sysinternals.com, Autoruns is available from: http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/autoruns.shtml

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

    Windows 2000 Group Policy Registry Table:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/en-us/gp/gpref.asp

    "jeff" <jeffp1013@aol.com> wrote in message news:20ea01c47d5a$a5404dc0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    when i start the computer, way too many programs are
    running. i confirm that by using the task manager.

    how do i set the machine so that only the programs i want
    running are running?

    thanks
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    >-----Original Message-----
    >Jeff,
    >
    >Check if the respective software has an option to disable
    it from startup. Secondly, you can use MSCONFIG utility in
    XP to enable or disable the startup entries. Click Start,
    Run and type MSCONFIG. A much superior tool from
    Sysinternals.com, Autoruns is available from:
    http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/autoruns.shtml
    >
    >--
    >Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    >Windows XP Shell/User
    >http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k
    >
    >Windows 2000 Group Policy Registry Table:
    >http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/en-us/gp/gpref.asp
    >
    >"jeff" <jeffp1013@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:20ea01c47d5a$a5404dc0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    >when i start the computer, way too many programs are
    >running. i confirm that by using the task manager.
    >
    >how do i set the machine so that only the programs i want
    >running are running?
    >
    >thanks
    >.
    >ramesh: thanks for the tip.

    appreciate it.
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    You're welcome.

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

    Windows 2000 Group Policy Registry Table:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/en-us/gp/gpref.asp

    <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:216001c47d6a$ed1c8090$a301280a@phx.gbl...

    >-----Original Message-----
    >Jeff,
    >
    >Check if the respective software has an option to disable
    it from startup. Secondly, you can use MSCONFIG utility in
    XP to enable or disable the startup entries. Click Start,
    Run and type MSCONFIG. A much superior tool from
    Sysinternals.com, Autoruns is available from:
    http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/autoruns.shtml
    >
    >--
    >Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    >Windows XP Shell/User
    >http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k
    >
    >Windows 2000 Group Policy Registry Table:
    >http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/en-us/gp/gpref.asp
    >
    >"jeff" <jeffp1013@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:20ea01c47d5a$a5404dc0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    >when i start the computer, way too many programs are
    >running. i confirm that by using the task manager.
    >
    >how do i set the machine so that only the programs i want
    >running are running?
    >
    >thanks
    >.
    >ramesh: thanks for the tip.

    appreciate it.
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