1. Go to "mode" and check "advanced."
2. This results in new tabs down the left side of the screen after you click on the accept box.
3. Down at the bottom is a "tools" tab which you can expand.
4. Find "system startup" and put a checkmark in its box. Then double click on the icon/line.
5. You will find a list of everything that can start up when you boot your computer. The checked items actually do this.
6. There are boxes beside the Key that you can uncheck AFTER making sure that killing them will NOT interfere with Windows operating correctly.
The "value" column will give you a hint about what application or program is associated with it. The "command line" colum will give you the path to the launcher. If you check on "show more information" in the centre of the screen, a short explanation of what you see will appear.
Note that each line is colour coded (click on "help" for what each colour means), as yet another guide to help you, but remember this is just a GUIDE.
Unless something is obvious, remember to ALWAYS check against the BC startup database before making any changes!!!!!!!!
Managing startups can take some time at first, but will result in an overall increase in performance every day, and will put YOU in control of your computer.
Edited by jgweed, 01 September 2005 - 07:55 PM.