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September 1, 2004 7:00:53 PM

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

I have a problem similar to Norman's...but not exactly.
SP2 deposited Messenger back on my PC AND my startup. I
keep un-checking it in msconfig>startup, and it's gone
from my tray after rebooting. But the next time I restart,
it's back in the tray AND magically re-checked in startup.
It's not even listed in add/remove programs. I can live
with it on my PC, but NOT on startup! Help?

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Anonymous
September 2, 2004 1:00:44 AM

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

Greetings Sandy,

You cannot disable Windows Messenger using MSConfig.

You'll simply need to disable Windows Messenger. To do so, open it up (click Start, then
Run, type "msmsgs" and click OK), click Tools, Options, Preferences tab and uncheck 'Run this
Program when Windows starts' or 'Run Windows Messenger when Windows starts' (depending on
version) as well as 'Allow this program to run in the background' or 'Allow Windows Messenger
to run in the background' (depending on version). This won't remove Windows Messenger, so
features like Remote Assistance, Whiteboard and Application Sharing will continue to work,
but it will let it stay out of your way.

Also, do you have Norton Antivirus installed? Recent versions of Norton Antivirus added a
new "instant messaging scanning" feature, which can conflict with Messenger and cause it to
also keep starting. To stop it, open Norton Antivirus (Right-click on the Norton Antivirus
icon in the System Tray/Notification Area (by the clock), choose 'Open Norton Antivirus'),
click Options, then Instant Messenger then uncheck MSN Instant Messenger and click OK.
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.


"Sandy" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:038c01c4906f$26b59320$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>I have a problem similar to Norman's...but not exactly.
> SP2 deposited Messenger back on my PC AND my startup. I
> keep un-checking it in msconfig>startup, and it's gone
> from my tray after rebooting. But the next time I restart,
> it's back in the tray AND magically re-checked in startup.
> It's not even listed in add/remove programs. I can live
> with it on my PC, but NOT on startup! Help?
Anonymous
September 2, 2004 8:24:33 PM

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

Under add/remove programs, click on add/remove Windows
Components-there you can "uninstall" Messenger, though
I've noticed on some CPUs, it continues on...thanks
Microsoft.
Anonymous
September 3, 2004 1:32:55 AM

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

Hi,

Actually if you read exactly what it's going to do within that dialog box, all that option
does is simply remove the shortcuts.
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

"Catherine" <cioneill@creighton.edu> wrote in message
news:041201c49144$00d5c5f0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> Under add/remove programs, click on add/remove Windows
> Components-there you can "uninstall" Messenger, though
> I've noticed on some CPUs, it continues on...thanks
> Microsoft.
!