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Anonymous
July 28, 2005 11:25:01 PM

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When I look at my Task Manager there are lots of "Processes" that seem to be
there and using resources (e.g. Kodak Software, iPodService and goodness
knows what else). How can I prevent these "Processes" from starting when I
start my machine? Is there any easy way of identifying the
important/critical "Processes" vs the junk? Many thanks.
Anonymous
July 29, 2005 5:53:50 AM

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Items that are running like Kodak Software should have an icon in the
Notification Area, by your clock.

Right click the appropriate icon and look in Options, Settings,
Preferences, Properties or similar. Look to see if there is an option
like: Load at startup, or: Start when Windows starts or similar.
Uncheck or de-select these options.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:A122463D-AF2F-43EC-8F70-BB12B06E35E2@microsoft.com,
help8400 <help8400@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> When I look at my Task Manager there are lots of "Processes" that seem to
> be there and using resources (e.g. Kodak Software, iPodService and
> goodness knows what else). How can I prevent these "Processes" from
> starting when I start my machine? Is there any easy way of identifying
> the important/critical "Processes" vs the junk? Many thanks.
July 29, 2005 5:05:14 PM

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When you say *resources*, what exactly do you mean by that?
What problem do you have with your computer?

"help8400" <help8400@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A122463D-AF2F-43EC-8F70-BB12B06E35E2@microsoft.com...
> When I look at my Task Manager there are lots of "Processes" that seem to
> be
> there and using resources (e.g. Kodak Software, iPodService and goodness
> knows what else). How can I prevent these "Processes" from starting when
> I
> start my machine? Is there any easy way of identifying the
> important/critical "Processes" vs the junk? Many thanks.
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Anonymous
July 30, 2005 11:23:01 AM

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Wes, thanks for the tip. Unfortuantely in the Preferences there is no such
option for me to prevent running at start-up. Is there a Start-up
folder/script where Windows generally stores what programs to run at start-up
that I can edit to take it out of? Thx.

"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> Items that are running like Kodak Software should have an icon in the
> Notification Area, by your clock.
>
> Right click the appropriate icon and look in Options, Settings,
> Preferences, Properties or similar. Look to see if there is an option
> like: Load at startup, or: Start when Windows starts or similar.
> Uncheck or de-select these options.
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:A122463D-AF2F-43EC-8F70-BB12B06E35E2@microsoft.com,
> help8400 <help8400@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > When I look at my Task Manager there are lots of "Processes" that seem to
> > be there and using resources (e.g. Kodak Software, iPodService and
> > goodness knows what else). How can I prevent these "Processes" from
> > starting when I start my machine? Is there any easy way of identifying
> > the important/critical "Processes" vs the junk? Many thanks.
>
>
Anonymous
July 30, 2005 11:29:02 AM

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Mak Slow to start-up and lots of hard drive activity. I have 512MB DDR2
memory. But the question was more general; how do I identify and prevent
non-critical programs from loading at start-up (I know the ones I mentioned
below are non-critical)? I prefer to have the machine run lean rather than
throwing more memory etc into it. thx.

"Mak" wrote:

> When you say *resources*, what exactly do you mean by that?
> What problem do you have with your computer?
>
> "help8400" <help8400@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A122463D-AF2F-43EC-8F70-BB12B06E35E2@microsoft.com...
> > When I look at my Task Manager there are lots of "Processes" that seem to
> > be
> > there and using resources (e.g. Kodak Software, iPodService and goodness
> > knows what else). How can I prevent these "Processes" from starting when
> > I
> > start my machine? Is there any easy way of identifying the
> > important/critical "Processes" vs the junk? Many thanks.
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 30, 2005 1:17:26 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Some programs use...
10) C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
or %allusersprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
11) C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
or %homepath%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

With some programs there is no option to stop this. The only way is
with editing the Registry. My suggestion would be to download, install
and run Startman or an equivalent start manager.

[[StartMan is a startup manager created to address some of the
shortcomings in Microsoft's original System Configuration Utility
(MSCONFIG.EXE). MSCONFIG is primarily a troubleshooting tool, not a
startup manager, and as such it does not permit the permanent removal of
startups - they can only be disabled.]]

Startman will show what the startup programs are and allow you to
disable their startup properties. It shows how or where a program is
started. If a program is started from Registry entry, it shows the
path, so you can go there and edit (delete) the entry. There is also an
option that sends you to Pacman's Portal to show a recommendation if a
particular program should or should not start at startup.

Startman 1.3.96 is available here:
http://www.pt.lu/comnet/desc/startman.html

StartMan is a GOOD Utility, I use it all the time, especially after
installing software. Everything you install wants to run at startup.
StartMan shows where something starts from. Check out the Help in
StartMan also! You can either have StartMan disable startups or just
use it to find where something is loading from. Best thing is, it only
runs when you start it. StartMan does not run in the background.

Startup Control Panel is another pretty good application.

[[Startup Control Panel is a nifty control panel applet that allows you to
easily configure which programs run when your computer starts. It's simple
to use and, like all my programs, is very small and won't burden your
system. A valuable tool for system administrators!]]

Download the EXE Version and just extract the executable wherever you want.

Startup Control Panel
http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

These are the two most likely registry keys...
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

With Windows XP, There are 13+ places that programs can start from and
they are executed in the following order:

Before Logon
1)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce
2) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

After Logon
3)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\Setup
4) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
5) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx
6) WIN.INI [Windows] Load
7) WIN.INI [Windows] Run
8) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
9) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
10) C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
or %allusersprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
11) C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
or %homepath%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
12) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
13) As a Scheduled Task set to run at startup.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:26ADFAC9-94A1-41EF-8AA2-7066117B5ADA@microsoft.com,
help8400 <help8400@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Wes, thanks for the tip. Unfortuantely in the Preferences there is no
> such option for me to prevent running at start-up. Is there a Start-up
> folder/script where Windows generally stores what programs to run at
> start-up that I can edit to take it out of? Thx.
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>> Items that are running like Kodak Software should have an icon in the
>> Notification Area, by your clock.
>>
>> Right click the appropriate icon and look in Options, Settings,
>> Preferences, Properties or similar. Look to see if there is an option
>> like: Load at startup, or: Start when Windows starts or similar.
>> Uncheck or de-select these options.
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:A122463D-AF2F-43EC-8F70-BB12B06E35E2@microsoft.com,
>> help8400 <help8400@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> When I look at my Task Manager there are lots of "Processes" that seem
>>> to be there and using resources (e.g. Kodak Software, iPodService and
>>> goodness knows what else). How can I prevent these "Processes" from
>>> starting when I start my machine? Is there any easy way of identifying
>>> the important/critical "Processes" vs the junk? Many thanks.
Anonymous
July 30, 2005 1:17:27 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Wes: thanks very much for these. Let me have a look and if I have any
further issues I will get back to you. Many thanks for the help. Saludos.

"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> Some programs use...
> 10) C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
> or %allusersprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
> 11) C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
> or %homepath%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
>
> With some programs there is no option to stop this. The only way is
> with editing the Registry. My suggestion would be to download, install
> and run Startman or an equivalent start manager.
>
> [[StartMan is a startup manager created to address some of the
> shortcomings in Microsoft's original System Configuration Utility
> (MSCONFIG.EXE). MSCONFIG is primarily a troubleshooting tool, not a
> startup manager, and as such it does not permit the permanent removal of
> startups - they can only be disabled.]]
>
> Startman will show what the startup programs are and allow you to
> disable their startup properties. It shows how or where a program is
> started. If a program is started from Registry entry, it shows the
> path, so you can go there and edit (delete) the entry. There is also an
> option that sends you to Pacman's Portal to show a recommendation if a
> particular program should or should not start at startup.
>
> Startman 1.3.96 is available here:
> http://www.pt.lu/comnet/desc/startman.html
>
> StartMan is a GOOD Utility, I use it all the time, especially after
> installing software. Everything you install wants to run at startup.
> StartMan shows where something starts from. Check out the Help in
> StartMan also! You can either have StartMan disable startups or just
> use it to find where something is loading from. Best thing is, it only
> runs when you start it. StartMan does not run in the background.
>
> Startup Control Panel is another pretty good application.
>
> [[Startup Control Panel is a nifty control panel applet that allows you to
> easily configure which programs run when your computer starts. It's simple
> to use and, like all my programs, is very small and won't burden your
> system. A valuable tool for system administrators!]]
>
> Download the EXE Version and just extract the executable wherever you want.
>
> Startup Control Panel
> http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
>
> These are the two most likely registry keys...
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
>
> With Windows XP, There are 13+ places that programs can start from and
> they are executed in the following order:
>
> Before Logon
> 1)
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce
> 2) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
>
> After Logon
> 3)
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\Setup
> 4) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
> 5) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx
> 6) WIN.INI [Windows] Load
> 7) WIN.INI [Windows] Run
> 8) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
> 9) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
> 10) C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
> or %allusersprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
> 11) C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
> or %homepath%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
> 12) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
> 13) As a Scheduled Task set to run at startup.
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:26ADFAC9-94A1-41EF-8AA2-7066117B5ADA@microsoft.com,
> help8400 <help8400@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > Wes, thanks for the tip. Unfortuantely in the Preferences there is no
> > such option for me to prevent running at start-up. Is there a Start-up
> > folder/script where Windows generally stores what programs to run at
> > start-up that I can edit to take it out of? Thx.
> >
> > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
> >
> >> Items that are running like Kodak Software should have an icon in the
> >> Notification Area, by your clock.
> >>
> >> Right click the appropriate icon and look in Options, Settings,
> >> Preferences, Properties or similar. Look to see if there is an option
> >> like: Load at startup, or: Start when Windows starts or similar.
> >> Uncheck or de-select these options.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >>
> >> Wes
> >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >> In news:A122463D-AF2F-43EC-8F70-BB12B06E35E2@microsoft.com,
> >> help8400 <help8400@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> >>> When I look at my Task Manager there are lots of "Processes" that seem
> >>> to be there and using resources (e.g. Kodak Software, iPodService and
> >>> goodness knows what else). How can I prevent these "Processes" from
> >>> starting when I start my machine? Is there any easy way of identifying
> >>> the important/critical "Processes" vs the junk? Many thanks.
>
>
Anonymous
July 31, 2005 12:05:09 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

You bet. Keep having fun. :-)

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:8B8E3984-CE83-4458-B98A-759336174265@microsoft.com,
help8400 <help8400@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Wes: thanks very much for these. Let me have a look and if I have any
> further issues I will get back to you. Many thanks for the help. Saludos.
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>> Some programs use...
>> 10) C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
>> or %allusersprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
>> 11) C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
>> or %homepath%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
>>
>> With some programs there is no option to stop this. The only way is
>> with editing the Registry. My suggestion would be to download, install
>> and run Startman or an equivalent start manager.
>>
>> [[StartMan is a startup manager created to address some of the
>> shortcomings in Microsoft's original System Configuration Utility
>> (MSCONFIG.EXE). MSCONFIG is primarily a troubleshooting tool, not a
>> startup manager, and as such it does not permit the permanent removal of
>> startups - they can only be disabled.]]
>>
>> Startman will show what the startup programs are and allow you to
>> disable their startup properties. It shows how or where a program is
>> started. If a program is started from Registry entry, it shows the
>> path, so you can go there and edit (delete) the entry. There is also an
>> option that sends you to Pacman's Portal to show a recommendation if a
>> particular program should or should not start at startup.
>>
>> Startman 1.3.96 is available here:
>> http://www.pt.lu/comnet/desc/startman.html
>>
>> StartMan is a GOOD Utility, I use it all the time, especially after
>> installing software. Everything you install wants to run at startup.
>> StartMan shows where something starts from. Check out the Help in
>> StartMan also! You can either have StartMan disable startups or just
>> use it to find where something is loading from. Best thing is, it only
>> runs when you start it. StartMan does not run in the background.
>>
>> Startup Control Panel is another pretty good application.
>>
>> [[Startup Control Panel is a nifty control panel applet that allows you
>> to easily configure which programs run when your computer starts. It's
>> simple to use and, like all my programs, is very small and won't burden
>> your system. A valuable tool for system administrators!]]
>>
>> Download the EXE Version and just extract the executable wherever you
>> want.
>>
>> Startup Control Panel
>> http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
>>
>> These are the two most likely registry keys...
>> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
>>
>> With Windows XP, There are 13+ places that programs can start from and
>> they are executed in the following order:
>>
>> Before Logon
>> 1)
>>
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce
>> 2)
>> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
>>
>> After Logon
>> 3)
>>
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\Setup
>> 4) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
>> 5)
>> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx
>> 6) WIN.INI [Windows] Load 7) WIN.INI [Windows] Run
>> 8) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
>> 9) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
>> 10) C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
>> or %allusersprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
>> 11) C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
>> or %homepath%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
>> 12) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
>> 13) As a Scheduled Task set to run at startup.
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:26ADFAC9-94A1-41EF-8AA2-7066117B5ADA@microsoft.com,
>> help8400 <help8400@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> Wes, thanks for the tip. Unfortuantely in the Preferences there is no
>>> such option for me to prevent running at start-up. Is there a Start-up
>>> folder/script where Windows generally stores what programs to run at
>>> start-up that I can edit to take it out of? Thx.
>>>
>>> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>>>
>>>> Items that are running like Kodak Software should have an icon in the
>>>> Notification Area, by your clock.
>>>>
>>>> Right click the appropriate icon and look in Options, Settings,
>>>> Preferences, Properties or similar. Look to see if there is an option
>>>> like: Load at startup, or: Start when Windows starts or similar.
>>>> Uncheck or de-select these options.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>>
>>>> Wes
>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>>>
>>>> In news:A122463D-AF2F-43EC-8F70-BB12B06E35E2@microsoft.com,
>>>> help8400 <help8400@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>>>> When I look at my Task Manager there are lots of "Processes" that seem
>>>>> to be there and using resources (e.g. Kodak Software, iPodService and
>>>>> goodness knows what else). How can I prevent these "Processes" from
>>>>> starting when I start my machine? Is there any easy way of
>>>>> identifying the important/critical "Processes" vs the junk? Many
>>>>> thanks.
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