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#1 madwill

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 06:10 AM

Hi,

I'm a new member, resident in Madrid, Spain, and I skipped the Introductions page 'cos I couldn't figure out how to post! And I had something "important" on my mind...

First, a brief description of my setup: Windows 2000, professionally installed, OfficeConnect Remote 812 ADSL Router + OfficeConnect Secure Router + Norton Personal Firewall 2002.

A few days ago, I happened upon a means of turning off the irritating HP tray icon warning me of impending doom due to empty ink cartridges (despite the fact they are new and original). It was somewhere in the Control Panel - maybe System or Administrative Tools - and it literally listed all the stuff that happens automatically on startup with checkboxes beside each item. I merrily turned off the HP icon and one or two other things I considered unnecessary! Now, it turns out my Irfanview image viewer won't start and the new v3.95 I downloaded won't start, saying it generated errors. And the problem is, I can't find my way back to where I unchecked the boxes. I've found a list of the startup stuff but no ON/OFF option.

Please tell me where it is and, if possible, what other files there are essential.

Many thanks.

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 08:06 PM

Maybe:

Start / Run / type in; msconfig / Startup tab

You can click on "Startup Database" at the top of this page, to check out your startup programs
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#3 madwill

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 01:56 PM

Thanks for your reply.

Unfortunately, this has not worked as I get a message saying "Cannot find the file 'msconfig' (or one of its components). Make sure the path and filename are correct and all required libraries are available."

Any other suggestions will be welcome.

thanks

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 04:03 PM

Hi madwill and welcome to BC.

In Windows 2000 you can bring up a list of start up programs by going to Start>Run and typing in services.msc.

You can also use the msconfig utility in XP and you can get that here. "You can add msconfig to Windows 2000. Put it in the c:\winnt\system32\ (c:\winnt\ works also) folder."

Edited by Leurgy, 29 March 2005 - 04:05 PM.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 04:21 AM

That seems to have worked. Thanks very much.

Though it hasn't turned up exactly what I was expecting to find!

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 08:07 AM

Glad we were able to help madwill and thanks for posting back.

Now you have left me wondering what it is you were expecting to find. :thumbsup:

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