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#1 busygal

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 07:28 AM

[COLOR=blue] :flowers: I am running Windows xp . My question is I go to msconfig and look to see what i am running at start up but i can"t fiqure out what most of the stuff in their means(computer lingo). I want to run firewall,virus protection,a couple of other things like weather, daily events calender.
how do i fiqure out what all the other things are? any help for me out their :thumbsup:

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#2 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 09:05 AM

This is one of my HJT list things but it will serve the purpose. Just type in the name you get in msconfig and search it here. It will tell you what it is so you can use your judgment to make it not start up when windows boots.
http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php
Hope it helps you!

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 11:07 AM

Wonder if this one might help you too - it's a general list of tasks with explanations.
http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 11:01 AM

Useful suggestions about what to allow and what not to allow are found at:

http://www2.whidbey.net/djdenham/Running_items.htm


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Posted 05 November 2004 - 01:31 PM

I and others use the Black Viper's listing {which he recently updated for WIN XP sp2}. I have printed it out to keep a record of the services/start up that I have either deleted, made manual only or kept in automatic.. Black Viper also suggests that you use "services.msc" rather than msconfig for WIN XP to work on your start up fixing. I believe Grinler and others have also recommended his listing for this endeavor? If more experienced members would like to put in their yeas or nays I would not be offended :flowers: :thumbsup: http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htmhttp:www.blackviper.com
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#6 busygal

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 07:01 PM

I would like to thank every one for their help. :flowers: I will do some changes soon. thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 November 2004 - 12:19 AM

You may also like this utility that will show you exactly what each startup process is... and exactly what it's doing to you PC. Its free. process explorer
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Posted 07 November 2004 - 10:24 PM

Knowing little about computers, I have found quite a bit of info on here that has helped me out Tremendously. You ALL ROCK !!!! :thumbsup: :flowers:
God Bless,
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