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Thread: Start Up Problems

  1. #1
    trajillo's Avatar Fitter Happier
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    Sep 2003
    Meccamputechture, USA
    Hey i seem to have a problem with my icons in my system tray...during start up some of them dont even load. then i went to msnconfig and i found out that something keeps changing it to Selective Startup with "Load Startup Items" unchecked..i think... then i set it to Normal Startup and the reboot and the icons are all there...does anyone know what is doing this.. i ran all the anti spware programs and antivirus and they picked up some spyware but when i delete them its still the same..

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  3. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    VIP...just ask any
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    Jan 2004
    in a box, in an alley
    try the event log, and see what's starting up, that changes it.

    microsoft diagnosis

    might help ?

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    tesco's Avatar FST Programmer
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    Aug 2003
    you can disable them from loading in msoonfig.

    whenever you use msconfig to disable a program from starting up it changes the mode to selective startup.
    If you cahnge it back to normal startup it's going to make everything startup that you disabled...

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    erm...lemme get this straight
    are u saying that everytime u restart ur comp, the msconfig will always go back to Selective Startup? matter how many times u try to put it to Normal Startup?

    Last edited by gildan2020; 01-05-2005 at 02:29 PM.
    Please be kind to the noobs...we were once them after all

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    backlash's Avatar usenet lover
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    I'd permanently remove items from startup instead of just disabling them via msonfig. Try regcleaner to remove them.

  7. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    Chewie's Avatar Chew E. Bakke
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    Feb 2004
    @ Rossco & backlash:
    He knows what msconfig does but it's not him disabling items in there - he want's to know what is.

    @ trajillo:
    Download and run Hijackthis, scan and save a logfile, then post it here.
    There isn't a bargepole long enough for me to work on [a Sony Viao] - clocker 2008


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