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#1 bluesjunior

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 07:35 AM

Reading a thread on Google about this virus /worm and how to get rid of it by going into MSconfig and unticking the box. I did this and was prompted to restart PC for changes to take effect.

On restart I get the following message/warning.

"You have used System Configuration Utility to make changes to the way Windows starts.

The System Configuration Utility is currently in Diagnostic or Selected start up mode, causing this messege to be displayed and the Utility to run every time Windows starts.

Choose the Normal Start Up mode in the General tab to start Windows normally and undo the changes you made using the System Configuration Utility."

Underneath this is a tick box and the message stating "Don't show this message or launch System Configuration Utility when Windows starts"

I ticked the box and okayed it but it still comes up when I start my PC.

I decided just to run with it and if I noticed any difference it would be easy enough to undo.

Not being very PC technical I am not exactly sure how to take the above message and thought it would be a good idea to post it here for your views / opinions.Thanks in advance for any help offered,

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 07:07 PM

I can't help with the msconfig error - but I can recommend a tool that's much easier to use (and it's free). It's called StartupCPL, it was written by Mike Lin, and it's available here: http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 06:11 AM

I will try that, but should I leave the changes I have made to SysConUtility or should undo as the message printed says.

I have noticed no changes in my PC since I unticked the box but don't really understand what the message is telling me.
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 09:22 AM

I really don't like msconfig and I avoid using it whenever possible - it's just too confusing for me!

I'd let it revert to the original settings (undo the changes), then use the StartupCPL utility (BTW - it makes a new entry in your Control Panel called "Startup" - and you can run it from there).
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 06:00 AM

Hi Usasma,
Sometime last night my Pc crashed and restarted. I believe it would have been in conjunction with my weekly scheduled Windows Update.

When I came on the Pc this morning I got the SysComUtility message popup so undid changes and checked the normal start up box and restarted Pc for changes to take effect.

I have looked at the link to Mike Lins Startup CPL programme and am interested as you say it is better than the MSconfig.

If I install this programme how do I know which boxes to tick and untick or does the programme do this automatically.

Sorry if I seem dumb but I am not very Pc literate and don't want to mess up.I guess what I need is a simple step by step instruction.

Again thanks in advance for any help/advice offered.
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 09:06 AM

Just make sure the box that is checked in msconfig is set to start in normal mode.

This situation is one of the reasons I do not recommend it.

The easiest startup manager for a non-expert to use is Startup Inspector.
Startup Inspector (manages startup menu helps you identify aps in the startup menu so you can disable unnecessary programs from running in the background when they are not needed)

And

Startup Monitor (a small freeware ap available on the same page to notify you and require your permission for any program to add itself to your startup menu)

http://www.windowsstartup.com/download.php




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