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reducing automatic star-up programs

By careermov ·
I would welcome a definitive answer to the problem (in Win 95) of delays and conflicts from the 20+ programs that run-in-the-background. I can close them, temporarily, thru the Desktop, Control/Alt/Delete, BUT I can't seem to: Select the ones to display in the SysTray, and keep in the background only Explorer, and Systray, and whatever others are required so as not to foul up tomorrow's boot-up with waiting to run ScanDisk? I've read many magazine and newspaper squibs on this--but they're all superficial, incomplete, and don't really answer the question. Any help appreciated.

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by pherr In reply to reducing automatic star- ...

Edit the registry if you don't need them running(and if you have that many you don't need them running)HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrenVersion\Run ; RunServices ; RunOnce. Check these and remove the entries that you don't need running.

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by cdlarson In reply to reducing automatic star- ...

There are a few places where programs may be launched at startup. Obviously there's the startup group under startmenu/programs. If you have any legacy programs, they may be loaded through windows\win.ini. Check the load= and run= lines. Don't forget autoexec.bat: legacy programs may be loaded there, also. There's also the system registry as mentioned by pherr. If the source of a program seems to be hidden, try searching for the program name as listed in the task list (ctrl/alt/del) in all of these locations.

As for cleaning up the systray, most of the applications that load there have config or preference settings to disable their presence in the systray. Check the context menu that pops up when you right-click the systray icon.

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by rpdf In reply to reducing automatic star- ...

try running msconfig.exe (from c:\windows\system) to customize what you want running at startup.

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