Making a backup copy of your photos, if possible to a disk that you can store safely elsewhere than beside your computer is something you should seriously consider, especially if these are family photos.
If you have Spybot Search and Destroy on your computer, it has a set of tools in addition to its spyware functions. You can find these by clicking on Mode
and chosing 'advanced." Under "Tools" you will find one called System Startup that can be used to manage your startup applications in conjunction with BC's excellent Startup List (a database of startup applications categorised into necessary, optional, and unneeded).
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Edited by jgweed, 29 August 2006 - 07:15 PM.