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Opening Programs On Startup


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#1 Grace Loynes

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 07:57 AM

Hi,

There are two programs that I would like to start when my computer starts up, but I can't seem to get them to do it. They're both set to start up in System Configuration => Startup. One of the programs is Skype which hasn't started on startup since the last time I updated it.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 08:20 AM

Did you try dragging a shortcut (for each program) to the Startup folder?

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 07:02 PM

Hi, Grace. :huh:

I recently had the same problem with the same Skype update. Both msconfig and Skype's settings were set to start Skype upon boot, but alas, it never would start.

Reinstalling Skype fixed it. :huh:

Be sure to manually download the latest version before reinstalling (don't install an old version, then have to update again).

What is the other program you are having trouble with?
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#4 Grace Loynes

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 07:40 AM

I moved a shortcut for Skype into the Startup folder and now it does start on startup, so thanks for that.

The other program is called PeerBlock. I also added a shortcut for it to the Startup folder, but it still doesn't open on startup.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 01:48 PM

Have you tried reinstalling PeerBlock? That would be my first plan of action.

Use Revo Uninstaller to uninstall it (delete everything it finds).
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Posted 27 May 2010 - 01:17 AM

I installed Revo Uninstaller, but PeerBlock didn't show up in it. I already had Perfect Uninstaller installed and it doesn't show up in that either. I tried uninstalling it in the normal way and reinstalling, selecting to have it start on startup again, but it still isn't doing so.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 03:00 AM

Hi have you tried uninstalling it this way.
Start.
Control Panel
Programs and Feachers
Programs
Then let it load, then scroll down and if you find it in there, click on it and it will ask you do you want to change or uninstall it, press uninstall and you should after a second or two start to uninstall follow what it is asking you to do, once it has finished close everything then you should be able to install it again.

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