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Startup issues

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Rob Graham, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. Rob Graham

    Rob Graham Flightless Bird

    In System Config Utility there's a whole list of progs which load at
    startup. OK so far. If I uncheck any of them I am automatically taken to
    Selective Startup and if I OK my changes I will then get various
    messages at various times, particularly on a reboot telling me I'm on
    Selective Startup. How do I just uncheck what I don't want and let it go
    at that?

    Rob Graham
     
  2. R. McCarty

    R. McCarty Flightless Bird

    There is an option box that disables reminders that selective startup has
    been used. Alternately you can use a more comprehensive startup tool,
    SysInternals' AutoRuns which doesn't have any nag screen/reminders if
    Startup changes are made:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx

    "Rob Graham" <rttgraham@btinternet.com> wrote in message
    news:apKdnchyG4YI3-TWnZ2dnUVZ8gWdnZ2d@bt.com...
    > In System Config Utility there's a whole list of progs which load at
    > startup. OK so far. If I uncheck any of them I am automatically taken to
    > Selective Startup and if I OK my changes I will then get various messages
    > at various times, particularly on a reboot telling me I'm on Selective
    > Startup. How do I just uncheck what I don't want and let it go at that?
    >
    > Rob Graham
     
  3. Rob Graham

    Rob Graham Flightless Bird

    On 15/02/2010 13:01, R. McCarty wrote:
    > There is an option box that disables reminders that selective startup has
    > been used. Alternately you can use a more comprehensive startup tool,
    > SysInternals' AutoRuns which doesn't have any nag screen/reminders if
    > Startup changes are made:
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
    >
    > "Rob Graham"<rttgraham@btinternet.com> wrote in message
    > news:apKdnchyG4YI3-TWnZ2dnUVZ8gWdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >> In System Config Utility there's a whole list of progs which load at
    >> startup. OK so far. If I uncheck any of them I am automatically taken to
    >> Selective Startup and if I OK my changes I will then get various messages
    >> at various times, particularly on a reboot telling me I'm on Selective
    >> Startup. How do I just uncheck what I don't want and let it go at that?
    >>
    >> Rob Graham

    >
    >


    Thanks, but I can't see why unchecking an option should invoke Selective
    Startup. It's not just the pain of getting nagged, it's bugging me as to
    why I can't just uncheck something if I don't want it in Startup. End of
    story. Finito. Fin. Done. Exit. OK. Over.

    I note that computer magazines and the like which have articles on this
    sort of thing never mention the points I'm making. It just seems so easy
    when they do it!

    Rob
     
  4. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Feb 15, 11:39 am, Rob Graham <rttgra...@btinternet.com> wrote:
    > On 15/02/2010 13:01, R. McCarty wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > >   There is an option box that disables reminders that selective startup has
    > > been used. Alternately you can use a more comprehensive startup tool,
    > > SysInternals' AutoRuns which doesn't have any nag screen/reminders if
    > > Startup changes are made:
    > >http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx

    >
    > > "Rob Graham"<rttgra...@btinternet.com>  wrote in message
    > >news:apKdnchyG4YI3-TWnZ2dnUVZ8gWdnZ2d@bt.com...
    > >> In System Config Utility there's a whole list of progs which load at
    > >> startup. OK so far. If I uncheck any of them I am automatically taken to
    > >> Selective Startup and if I OK my changes I will then get various messages
    > >> at various times, particularly on a reboot telling me I'm on Selective
    > >> Startup. How do I just uncheck what I don't want and let it go at that?

    >
    > >> Rob Graham

    >
    > Thanks, but I can't see why unchecking an option should invoke Selective
    > Startup. It's not just the pain of getting nagged, it's bugging me as to
    > why I can't just uncheck something if I don't want it in Startup. End of
    > story. Finito. Fin. Done. Exit. OK. Over.
    >
    > I note that computer magazines and the like which have articles on this
    > sort of thing never mention the points I'm making. It just seems so easy
    > when they do it!
    >
    > Rob


    msconfig is not a start up manager. It is a troubleshooting tool. If
    you are using it as a startup manager, you are not using the tool as
    it was meant to be used. Get a start up manager if you don't like the
    way msconfig works.

    When you make changes in msconfig and confirm them, it creates a new
    start up entry that will not be removed until you check the box
    acknowledging the change after a reboot. That is what it is supposed
    to do. You should only get reminded once if you respond
    appropriately. If it doesn't behave, something is broken.

    It creates an entry like this in the startup portion of the registry:

    C:/WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto

    You can enter that command into Start, Run and see the same message.

    Acknowledge the message and the entry gets removed.

    What are the various messages you see at various times?
     
  5. Bruce Chambers

    Bruce Chambers Flightless Bird

    Rob Graham wrote:
    > In System Config Utility there's a whole list of progs which load at
    > startup. OK so far. If I uncheck any of them I am automatically taken to
    > Selective Startup and if I OK my changes I will then get various
    > messages at various times, particularly on a reboot telling me I'm on
    > Selective Startup. How do I just uncheck what I don't want and let it go
    > at that?
    >
    > Rob Graham



    Remember, MSConfig was designed to be a troubleshooting tool, not a
    "startup configurer." Use MSConfig to determine the location of the
    command that is attempting to start the program, and remove it. To
    cease the selective startup notifications, either return your settings
    to the way they were, or permanently remove the undesirable programs
    from your startup configuration.

    In most cases, with "well-mannered" applications, it's usually as
    simple as opening the undesired program and deselecting the option to
    "display icon in the system tray" or to "start when Windows starts."

    Additionally, Look in the C:/Documents and Settings\All Users\Start
    Menu\Programs\Start Up and C:/Documents and Settings\username\Start
    Menu\Programs\Start Up folders, and in the system registry, primarily in
    the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and
    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run keys.

    How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310560


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