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By thewisdoms ·
All, Why is it that whey I make changes to the msconfig file (i.e. amend startup items), are these changes not implemented. I select Apply, nothing. When I disable the service this make no difference.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Regards
Alan Wisdom

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Do you clic on

by ComputerCookie In reply to msconfig

Exit and restart?

What processes are you trying to disable?

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by thewisdoms In reply to Do you clic on

These are the secondary programs that I infrequently use, Roxio, Adobe, DMX etc. namely programs using start-up resource. I would rather utilise the system as and when I need them (activate from desktop) rather than having them run all of the time in background without being used.

I am starting to have concerns about whether the previously stated ?administrator rights? to my account are still current as the management of disc shares seems an issue also..

P.S. O/S is XP.

Regards
Alan

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It doesn't matter what the application is

by ComputerCookie In reply to MSConfig -

it doesn't need to start at startup.

Not sure why msconfig is not working, do you SP2 installed? Who could replace the file from your CD http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310560, and the download the update for it http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906569/en-us

If you are not worried about MSconfig, you can use Ccleaner to edit Startup.

It is quite a handy tool.

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Hm

by wesley.chin In reply to It doesn't matter what th ...

What kind of environment is the PC in? Corporate, home, educational? Standalone, workstation?

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by thewisdoms In reply to Hm

Thanks for the response, Yes SP2 is installed. It is a home PC environment without any other connectivity (other than to the WWW).

Are there any other characteristics that a corrupt file would deliver or are you suggesting that the whole SP2 update be re-installed?

Is "Ccleaner" a freeware product?

Regards
Alan

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Ccleaner

by wesley.chin In reply to MSConfig

When I last used it, it was freeware. It should still be freeware.

SP2 has not caused that much of a difference in workflow here.

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