Posted 04 May 2008 - 11:32 PM
msconfig is only for testing, not to turn on and off startup programs permanently. Autoruns is a great program, as is Process explorer. For turning on and off these programs, go to Start>Administrative tools>Services(there is also a RUN command to open it). Right click on any service and select properties. Then select the type of startup: Automatic, manual, or Disabled. Click at the top of the window, and you can sort by startup type. Look at all the Automatic ones and decide which way you want it. "Manual" will not start until a program requests it, and it will then be active until the next reboot. "Disabled" is self explanatory.
There are some you can access with Autoruns that aren't listed in Services, and visa versa, so use both programs for the best control over your system.