Posted 07 July 2007 - 07:49 PM
Besides the "msconfig attempt", go into the individual programs.....if it allows you to...and go to its "preferences" or "tools" drop-down, and see if there is an option to load at start-up or something of that nature. This can also sometimes be accomplished by right clicking the icon in the "tray" (lower right corner of the desktop) and see if it gives you the "preferences of tools" options there.
You can also go to Control Panel and then to "Add/Remove Programs" and get rid of them there. If you really want them, try re-installing them then. NOT too sue about removing anything about "Windows Installer" though. Sounds perhaps too critical!!!