On my desktop, my startup items are no longer loading when I boot up the computer. What happened is, I have a desktop and laptop that are winXP and I decided to remove mcafee from the laptop and try AVG anti virus(free). AVG worked out great on laptop, so I decided to put it on desktop also. Now, when I boot up the desktop the startup items that use to load no longer do. Not even the AVG anti virus.
Here is what I did on laptop:
a. add/remove programs and removed mcafee.
b. ran MCPR by mcafee to clean all of mcafee out.
c. installed AVG, latest free from cnet.
All is good on laptop and after many reboots to test, all startup items I have load up and are on bottom task bar.
did the same on desktop, but no startup items. I have looked at msconfig and the items are still checked on the startup tab. Everything to me looks the same on the desktop as it does on the laptop. Could I have somehow messed up the registry on the desktop.
Thanks for any help.
EDIT: I have discovered that this only happens on a system bootup. If I boot up, then log off, and log back on, then all startup items load up fine. I only have this desktop setup for one user (me).
Edited by brews, 02 January 2008 - 09:10 AM.