General discussion

Locked

Deleting Software

By john.cb1 ·
In my System Config Utility i have noticed that there are still programs that i have unticked for the software to stop running at start up. I have uninstalled the program but would like to get rid of the software in the command and location.

I have noticed that my computer is getting slower to load up. What can i do to get it back to start up quick like it was.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

14 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

by dmiles In reply to Deleting Software

Hope this is of help

The enteries which are already deleted/disabled from msconfig and still show under Start Up tab are located
as follows:
1) Open Regedit
2) For Common Startup disabled enteries which are normally under Start --> programs --> Startup folder
HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Shared Tools/MS Config/Startupfolder
3) For HKLM/.../run the disabled enteries are in
HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Shared Tools/MS Config/Startupreg

You may delete the individual keys in the above folders if not required to be shown under msconfig

Also you can try REGCLEANER utility (freeware)

Collapse -

by john.cb1 In reply to

Poster rated this answer.

Collapse -

by kannuvappa_ngr In reply to Deleting Software

Hi,
Restart in Safe Mode. do it what u had done in msconfig and again restart in safe mode. Start-> Run-> type regedit.
Hkey_Local_Machine->Software->Microsoft->Windows->CurrentVersion->Run / Run- : clear all and restart the system in normal mode.

- Kadar -

Collapse -

by john.cb1 In reply to

Poster rated this answer.

Collapse -

by sgt_shultz In reply to Deleting Software

some ideas about why systems become slow to boot up:
(besides the stuff you have already tried, removing programs that load and run at start of windows)
anti-virus software running boot time scans
fragmented hard drive
spyware (ad-aware, spybot)

Collapse -

by sgt_shultz In reply to

snipped from support.microsoft.com mskb 310419
<snip>
Verify that any programs that start automatically when you start your computer are truly needed and, if not, quit them. For example, an antivirus program is a program that you probably want to run all of the time, but you may have other less essential programs that you do not need to have running all the time.
To determine which programs are running, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, click Task Manager, click the Applications tab, and note of all of the programs that are listed.
To quit a program, click the Applications tab, click the program that you want to quit, and then click End Task.
To permanently prevent a program from starting automatically, view the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
310353 How to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows XP
</snip>

Collapse -

by john.cb1 In reply to

Poster rated this answer.

Collapse -

by DAN_HAMMOCK In reply to Deleting Software

Another good utility to use to speed up XP booting is XPTune. It is freeware, you can get it here:
http://www.driverheaven.net/dforce/default.php

Collapse -

by john.cb1 In reply to

Poster rated this answer.

Collapse -

by lara_cy In reply to Deleting Software

this should help solve your start-up problem where it just freezes/doesn't load for 2-3 mins.. apparently it may be due to one specific service (Background Intelligent Transfer) running in the background. Microsoft put out a patch
for this but it didn't work for me. Here's what you do:


1) create a restore point.. just in case u do something wrong. (its in your control panel options i believe)

2) a). Click on Start/Run, type 'msconfig',then click 'OK'.
b) Go to the 'Services' tab, find the 'Background Intelligent Transfer' service,disable it, apply the changes & reboot.

xp glitch, your system should start up much faster now that that is disabled.

.:L

Back to Windows Forum
14 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next

Related Discussions

Related Forums