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#1 sydman1673

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 03:03 PM

Hey guys, I was trying to remove some programs from start up to help my computer start up faster. I am running on windows 2000. I used msconfig but it is not working. I used that for my XP program and it worked fine. am just wondering if there is another command used for windows 2000 and what is it?

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 03:48 PM

I'm not familiar with Windows 2000, so I can't comment on using msconfig but, have you tried going into the individual programs options, and seeing if there is a way to disable them from running at startup?

Do you use Spybot S&D?
If so, it has a Startup Manager.
Open Spybot.
On the tool bar, at the top left, click Mode.
Select Advanced Mode.
A box will open, asking if you want to go to Advanced Mode, click Yes.
On the left, at the bottom, click the Tools bar.
Select System Startup.

This lists all the programs set to run at startup.
Information on each entry can be obtained by highlighting the entry (single click), then clicking on the set of double arrows on the far right.
If there's no information on the entry, you can check it with the Startup List located on the tab at the top of the forum pages.

Note:
Always research an entry before stopping it. Stopping the wrong entry could cripple a necessary program, causing problems.


Remove the check from anything you want to stop from running at startup.
If you have TeaTimer running, a box will pop up asking if you want to allow this change.
Click Allow change.
Do this for every entry you want to stop running at startup.
When finished, close Spybot.

If you don't use Spybot, a good, free program, that just manages startups, is Startup Control Panel.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 12:00 PM

You are much better off using something other than MSCONFIG to handle your startup applications, whether you use XP or 2000. Spybot's tool is a good way to control startups.
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Posted 07 November 2006 - 07:51 PM

thanx guys. will try that and see how it works. DO I remove my norton or is it ok to leave it?
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Posted 07 November 2006 - 10:28 PM

Hey guys, I was trying to remove some programs from start up to help my computer start up faster. I am running on windows 2000. I used msconfig but it is not working.

Hi sydman:

Msconfig.exe is not a valid Win32 application and, so far as I know, doesn't exist in Win2K, at least not in mine.

If you want a really super program to control startups you should download CODESTUFF STARTER. I've used it for years. It's perfectly safe and has always worked flawlessly.

Here is the snapfiles entry on CODESTUFF at:

http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/Starter/starter.html

Starter

manage your startup programs

Our Rating: 5 stars (Excellent)

Starter is yet another startup manager, that allows you to view and manage all the programs that are starting automatically whenever Windows boots. It lists all the hidden registry entries, as well as the common Startup Folder items as well. You can choose to safely disable selected entries, edit them or delete them altogether (if you know what you re doing). Expert users can even add their own entries. Nice interface, easy to use, no documentation though (but hardly needed).

Freeware
Product Details

Starter Publisher CodeStuff
File Size 654 kb
Version 5.6.2.0 (history)
Last updated May 18, 2006
License Freeware
Windows Win (All)


Try it and you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Cheers,

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Edited by scratcher, 07 November 2006 - 10:33 PM.

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#6 sydman1673

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 09:28 AM

thanx man. I did try it and it worked perfectly well.
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Posted 10 November 2006 - 12:27 PM

Windows 98 came with msconfig and so does XP. But not 2000.

You can add it, though. See THIS.
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