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How to prevent MSN Messenger loading?

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#1 solero


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Posted 11 November 2004 - 08:14 AM


I'm trying to prevent MSN Messenger from loading when I start WinXP.

I went into msconfig>startup and there are 2 msnmsgr files, it seems that when I deselect them and later use MSN Messenger, one of them gets reselected because when I start my computer the following day, Messenger reloads.

Any ideas on the subject?


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Posted 11 November 2004 - 08:15 AM

Do u mean the Instant Messenger? If so go into your preferences, options, tools or whatever applies within your MSN IM. And uncheck the choice for it to run at startup.

Edited by scarlett, 11 November 2004 - 08:24 AM.

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 08:22 AM


Doh! Ok, I'll try that, lol....it seems simple enough,

Thanks for the advice,

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 09:15 AM

If it doesnt work I know of the way I use. start/run/msconfig/start up tab/unckeck "msnmsgr"

Hope it helps!

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 09:43 AM

It is a common problem and because of that, there is an easy fix. It's called Shoot the Messenger.

An article from PC World, and the download program can be found at the link below.

PC World

Edited by JEservices, 11 November 2004 - 09:43 AM.

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