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Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Chichay, Dec 9, 2008.

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  1. Chichay

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    Have two computers running on XP where I (as "administrator") am unable to effect changes on Start-Up in msconfig. Want to speed the boot up. Appreciate any help.
     
  2. Ahab

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    Go to Start, then Run Then type in MSCONFIG, click OK, then when the new window opens, click the Start Up tab. Uncheck anything that you don't want on start up then click OK. Reboot you 'puter and you are done.
    PS............In the lil window that pops up after reboot , just check that you don't want to see it again.
     
  3. Chichay

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    Ahab,

    Thanks for your reply. I did what you said but still no go.
     
  4. HSLDS

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    Sounds like you may have a bunch of spyware/malware on board.

    Try Glary Utilities - it will check for and then remove (only if you want it to) these types of problems.

    It is free and only runs when you want it to. Many others want to 'control' your machine, which I do not like.

    Check above link...
     
  5. Quack Shot

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    Try running it in Safe mode in the "Administrator" Account. If there is any malware or Viruses present, that may affect it also. An older version of the Kleg Worm was troublesome years ago. The other thing to look for is your Antivirus program. McAfee is sometimes known to interfere with it and some others do as well. If you have an antispyware program such as SpyBot, you could also have it locked down there. You may also need to edit your "policies" and as a last resort, you can edit out whatever programs you wish to stop in the Registry. The last two items would NOT be for an inexperienced user. Back up the registry before playing with it.
     
  6. Chichay

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    Thanks for all the replies.
     
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