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msconfig changes= a message when I start up, and computer manageme

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Brian V, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Brian V

    Brian V Flightless Bird

    Hi.

    I recently went into msconfig and shut off some programs at startup. I did
    not start anything else up. I shut off something to do with my photoediting
    program, ZuneLauncher (I have a Zune player and the software installed) and
    an icon that pops up to open and edit my HIDef Audio Deck. The Audio Deck is
    not the driver or anything, my sound still works. It is the interface to
    adjust sound properties like the sound icon/option you can adjust in windows
    notmally. I adjusted NOTHING else.

    In msconfigs general tab it is not on Normal startup (to load all device
    drivers and services). It's on Selective start up. All processes are checked
    and the use original BOOT.INI is selected too.

    When I turn on my computer a message pops up when windows is loaded. Before
    I can click on icons and use the START menu: It says something about system
    configeration has been modified, it will always open at start up and the only
    way to stop it is by clicking on Normal Startup in the General tab. But I
    want to keep those 3 processes off at startup. I can click a box that will
    disable the message and stop system config from opening up.

    Is this a problem? Or just happening to notify me I changed those things and
    I can change it back? My system is running smoothly (? :-??????), so I think
    I should just check the box to stop the message from appearing.

    I changed somethings in Computer management - Services and Applications -
    Services. I also am having problems find information about certain processes
    and would like some help. (A person can also go to: Start - Right-click My
    Computer - select Manage)

    When I set a process to Manual do I need to press start the service? Or will
    it start when the service is needed? (eg: Something is plugged in, or a
    program started or a program ran, a windows update, etc)

    I installed Zune software and iTunes. I turned all those associated
    processes to manual. I did the same with some services associated with my
    music making program or other programs I can clearly read about in the
    descriptions. I looked at everything tonight and was more thorough and pretty
    much left everything alone. Because I can understand some are vital and need
    to be automatic and some are only used when needed and set at manual. Again,
    my system is running.

    About some specific services:

    I know messenger is not msn mesenger. On microsofts web-site it said that
    regular home computer users can shut that off. On this site it was
    recommended I leave that on always. Can I leave this as Manual? - Do I have
    to start the service? It was Disabled and I'v never touched it. If I have my
    laptop and desktop connected: Do I need to have it on?

    Should .NET Runtime Optimization Service 32-bit be left as automatic, or
    manual? Do I need to start the service if stopped? What is this and what is
    it used for? I'v seen updates downloaded in automatic updates.

    Should Telephony be automatic, manual or disabled? I do not run a phone or
    fax through my computer, only the internet LAN connection. Someone at work
    told me this is useless and it's ok to shut it off.

    Is it ok for Logical Disk Manager to be set to Manual? Should I start the
    serice then? Or should it always be set to Automatic? Are hard-disk drives
    only hard-drives or also dvd-rom drives, usb, flash, etc? I know there is a
    smart card process and universal-plug and play ones. Those are probably
    manual I left them.

    I am tweaking. Today I'm done and only will undo as needed. Thank you for
    the help. Laptop is next..........Desktop
    needs..............imaging..............ugg........so close.........
     
  2. Richard in AZ

    Richard in AZ Flightless Bird

    Which problem do you want solved.
    Try one problem at a time.

    On the MSconfig advisory window: There is a little box in the lower left corner that you can check
    so that it will not show every time your start.

    "Brian V" <BrianV@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:5F401CFF-3226-488B-BE4F-4144729402DC@microsoft.com...
    > Hi.
    >
    > I recently went into msconfig and shut off some programs at startup. I did
    > not start anything else up. I shut off something to do with my photoediting
    > program, ZuneLauncher (I have a Zune player and the software installed) and
    > an icon that pops up to open and edit my HIDef Audio Deck. The Audio Deck is
    > not the driver or anything, my sound still works. It is the interface to
    > adjust sound properties like the sound icon/option you can adjust in windows
    > notmally. I adjusted NOTHING else.
    >
    > In msconfigs general tab it is not on Normal startup (to load all device
    > drivers and services). It's on Selective start up. All processes are checked
    > and the use original BOOT.INI is selected too.
    >
    > When I turn on my computer a message pops up when windows is loaded. Before
    > I can click on icons and use the START menu: It says something about system
    > configeration has been modified, it will always open at start up and the only
    > way to stop it is by clicking on Normal Startup in the General tab. But I
    > want to keep those 3 processes off at startup. I can click a box that will
    > disable the message and stop system config from opening up.
    >
    > Is this a problem? Or just happening to notify me I changed those things and
    > I can change it back? My system is running smoothly (? :-??????), so I think
    > I should just check the box to stop the message from appearing.
    >
    > I changed somethings in Computer management - Services and Applications -
    > Services. I also am having problems find information about certain processes
    > and would like some help. (A person can also go to: Start - Right-click My
    > Computer - select Manage)
    >
    > When I set a process to Manual do I need to press start the service? Or will
    > it start when the service is needed? (eg: Something is plugged in, or a
    > program started or a program ran, a windows update, etc)
    >
    > I installed Zune software and iTunes. I turned all those associated
    > processes to manual. I did the same with some services associated with my
    > music making program or other programs I can clearly read about in the
    > descriptions. I looked at everything tonight and was more thorough and pretty
    > much left everything alone. Because I can understand some are vital and need
    > to be automatic and some are only used when needed and set at manual. Again,
    > my system is running.
    >
    > About some specific services:
    >
    > I know messenger is not msn mesenger. On microsofts web-site it said that
    > regular home computer users can shut that off. On this site it was
    > recommended I leave that on always. Can I leave this as Manual? - Do I have
    > to start the service? It was Disabled and I'v never touched it. If I have my
    > laptop and desktop connected: Do I need to have it on?
    >
    > Should .NET Runtime Optimization Service 32-bit be left as automatic, or
    > manual? Do I need to start the service if stopped? What is this and what is
    > it used for? I'v seen updates downloaded in automatic updates.
    >
    > Should Telephony be automatic, manual or disabled? I do not run a phone or
    > fax through my computer, only the internet LAN connection. Someone at work
    > told me this is useless and it's ok to shut it off.
    >
    > Is it ok for Logical Disk Manager to be set to Manual? Should I start the
    > serice then? Or should it always be set to Automatic? Are hard-disk drives
    > only hard-drives or also dvd-rom drives, usb, flash, etc? I know there is a
    > smart card process and universal-plug and play ones. Those are probably
    > manual I left them.
    >
    > I am tweaking. Today I'm done and only will undo as needed. Thank you for
    > the help. Laptop is next..........Desktop
    > needs..............imaging..............ugg........so close.........
     
  3. LD55ZRA

    LD55ZRA Flightless Bird

    No problems. On the message screen you will also find a small square
    box where
    you need to click to indicate do not show this message again. Just
    click on it
    so that a tick appears next to it. This will stop this message from
    appearing again.

    You need to be an administrator or user with these privileges for this
    to stick.

    hth


    Brian V wrote:
    >
    > Hi.
    >
    > I recently went into msconfig and shut off some programs at startup. I did
    > not start anything else up. I shut off something to do with my photoediting
    > program, ZuneLauncher (I have a Zune player and the software installed) and
    > an icon that pops up to open and edit my HIDef Audio Deck. The Audio Deck is
    > not the driver or anything, my sound still works. It is the interface to
    > adjust sound properties like the sound icon/option you can adjust in windows
    > notmally. I adjusted NOTHING else.
    >
    > In msconfigs general tab it is not on Normal startup (to load all device
    > drivers and services). It's on Selective start up. All processes are checked
    > and the use original BOOT.INI is selected too.
    >
    > When I turn on my computer a message pops up when windows is loaded. Before
    > I can click on icons and use the START menu: It says something about system
    > configeration has been modified, it will always open at start up and the only
    > way to stop it is by clicking on Normal Startup in the General tab. But I
    > want to keep those 3 processes off at startup. I can click a box that will
    > disable the message and stop system config from opening up.
    >
    > Is this a problem? Or just happening to notify me I changed those things and
    > I can change it back? My system is running smoothly (? :-??????), so I think
    > I should just check the box to stop the message from appearing.
    >
    > I changed somethings in Computer management - Services and Applications -
    > Services. I also am having problems find information about certain processes
    > and would like some help. (A person can also go to: Start - Right-click My
    > Computer - select Manage)
    >
    > When I set a process to Manual do I need to press start the service? Or will
    > it start when the service is needed? (eg: Something is plugged in, or a
    > program started or a program ran, a windows update, etc)
    >
    > I installed Zune software and iTunes. I turned all those associated
    > processes to manual. I did the same with some services associated with my
    > music making program or other programs I can clearly read about in the
    > descriptions. I looked at everything tonight and was more thorough and pretty
    > much left everything alone. Because I can understand some are vital and need
    > to be automatic and some are only used when needed and set at manual. Again,
    > my system is running.
    >
    > About some specific services:
    >
    > I know messenger is not msn mesenger. On microsofts web-site it said that
    > regular home computer users can shut that off. On this site it was
    > recommended I leave that on always. Can I leave this as Manual? - Do I have
    > to start the service? It was Disabled and I'v never touched it. If I have my
    > laptop and desktop connected: Do I need to have it on?
    >
    > Should .NET Runtime Optimization Service 32-bit be left as automatic, or
    > manual? Do I need to start the service if stopped? What is this and what is
    > it used for? I'v seen updates downloaded in automatic updates.
    >
    > Should Telephony be automatic, manual or disabled? I do not run a phone or
    > fax through my computer, only the internet LAN connection. Someone at work
    > told me this is useless and it's ok to shut it off.
    >
    > Is it ok for Logical Disk Manager to be set to Manual? Should I start the
    > serice then? Or should it always be set to Automatic? Are hard-disk drives
    > only hard-drives or also dvd-rom drives, usb, flash, etc? I know there is a
    > smart card process and universal-plug and play ones. Those are probably
    > manual I left them.
    >
    > I am tweaking. Today I'm done and only will undo as needed. Thank you for
    > the help. Laptop is next..........Desktop
    > needs..............imaging..............ugg........so close.........
     
  4. Brian V

    Brian V Flightless Bird

    In msconfig: Is it a problem if in srat-up I shut off Reader-sl: It's to do
    with Adobe Acrobat Reader.?
     
  5. mm

    mm Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 29 Mar 2010 18:53:02 -0700, Brian V
    <BrianV@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Hi.
    >
    >I recently went into msconfig and shut off some programs at startup. I did
    >not start anything else up. I shut off something to do with my photoediting
    >program, ZuneLauncher (I have a Zune player and the software installed) and
    >an icon that pops up to open and edit my HIDef Audio Deck. The Audio Deck is
    >not the driver or anything, my sound still works. It is the interface to
    >adjust sound properties like the sound icon/option you can adjust in windows
    >notmally. I adjusted NOTHING else.
    >
    >In msconfigs general tab it is not on Normal startup (to load all device
    >drivers and services). It's on Selective start up. All processes are checked
    >and the use original BOOT.INI is selected too.


    Isn't the Start-up Programs grey with a check instead of white with a
    check.


    >When I turn on my computer a message pops up when windows is loaded. Before
    >I can click on icons and use the START menu: It says something about system
    >configeration has been modified,


    You yourself said the config has been modified.

    > it will always open at start up and the only
    >way to stop it is by clicking on Normal Startup in the General tab. But I
    >want to keep those 3 processes off at startup. I can click a box that will
    >disable the message and stop system config from opening up.
    >
    >Is this a problem? Or just happening to notify me I changed those things and
    >I can change it back? My system is running smoothly (? :-??????), so I think


    Are these question marks from a foreign language?

    >I should just check the box to stop the message from appearing.
    >
    >I changed somethings in Computer management - Services and Applications -
    >Services. I also am having problems find information about certain processes
    >and would like some help. (A person can also go to: Start - Right-click My
    >Computer - select Manage)
    >
    >When I set a process to Manual do I need to press start the service? Or will
    >it start when the service is needed? (eg: Something is plugged in, or a
    >program started or a program ran, a windows update, etc)
    >
    >I installed Zune software and iTunes. I turned all those associated
    >processes to manual. I did the same with some services associated with my
    >music making program or other programs I can clearly read about in the
    >descriptions. I looked at everything tonight and was more thorough and pretty
    >much left everything alone. Because I can understand some are vital and need
    >to be automatic and some are only used when needed and set at manual. Again,
    >my system is running.


    Reader-sl is Adobe reader speed launch. You can do with out that.
    If you only use adobe reader one sessoin out of two or so, you're
    better off with one slow launch than two speed launches (which require
    starting some of it at start-up. There is no such thing as a free
    lunch.)

    >About some specific services:
    >
     
  6. LD55ZRA

    LD55ZRA Flightless Bird

    You can shut off any service you want in MSConfig. there is no problem at
    all except that launching these applications may take some 10 seconds more
    to open.

    hth

    "Brian V" <BrianV@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:56F2CEFB-88F4-4CE6-8B63-C1956BF098DD@microsoft.com...
    > In msconfig: Is it a problem if in srat-up I shut off Reader-sl: It's to
    > do
    > with Adobe Acrobat Reader.?
     
  7. Lem

    Lem Flightless Bird

    Brian V wrote:
    > In msconfig: Is it a problem if in srat-up I shut off Reader-sl: It's to do
    > with Adobe Acrobat Reader.?


    No. This is the "speed launcher" which "Speeds up the time it takes to
    load the Adobe Reader PDF document reader."

    If you are concerned about tasks that start at boot time, this is a very
    useful web site to know about: http://www.sysinfo.org/startupinfo.html

    Although, as others have explained, you can check a box to keep msconfig
    from reminding you that you have used it to disable something, you can
    instead use one of the many start-up control applications -- as long as
    you pick one with an "undo" function.

    One of the most powerful (and therefore most dangerous) of these is
    Autoruns from Sysinternals:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx

    Another similar utility that is still pretty powerful but less likely to
    get you into quite as severe difficulty if you delete the wrong thing is
    Code Stuff Starter: http://codestuff.tripod.com/products_starter.html

    Whether you use Autoruns, Starter, or another similar utility, I suggest
    that you "disable" startup items (typically by unchecking the box next
    to the item) rather than "deleting" the item. "Disabled" startup items
    can be restored simply by re-checking the box. Usually, once a startup
    item is "deleted," it's gone for good.

    --
    Lem

    Apollo 11 - 40 years ago:
    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html
     

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