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Question About Start Up Programs

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#1 Dennis H

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 04:43 AM


I wanted to stop some programs from running when I start my computer. This is what I did.

I clicked start and the run. I typed in the command msconfig.exe.
When the list came up I unchecked a few programs . (Quicktime, google updater, Lexmark, Itunes, Apple.)
I was told to restart the computer in order for the changes to take effect.

After the restart the following screen popped up.

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I was unsure what to do, so I went back and restored the programs in start up.

Should I have checked the box instead ?

Almost every time I try to make changes to my computer without checking with Bleeping Computer I mess something up.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank You for your time.
Dennis :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 06:36 AM

That is a perfectly normal pop up when you first reboot after having made changes in msconfig, and is nothing to worry about.

Just click ok, and proceed on your way.

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 08:12 AM

msconfig is a diagnostic tool and should not be used to permanently disable items. A better and safer solution is to use Autoruns
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#4 Dennis H

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 04:46 AM

Thanks for the replies.

Dennis :thumbsup:

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