start up

By hstone111 ·
after starting my desktop (Dell dimension running ME) I enter Ctl/Alt/Del and there is a long list of programs running. If I del all but "explorer" my machine runs a lot faster. How do I prevent these progams from automatically starting every time I start up?

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You need to identify what the programs are first.

by 1bn0 In reply to start up

Some of them may be necessary to correctly run your hardware.

Others could be part of anti-virus or other software.

Printer drivers will sometimes also show up on the list.

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by bhbh5 In reply to You need to identify what ...

type MSCONFIG in your run command box. Then the easy way is to go into your startup tab and uncheck the programs/files that you do not want to load...BE VERY CAREFUL!!!!
you can really mess things up if your not sure what your turning off. As the above post indicated find out what each item is before you turn it off! Good Luck!

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start up programs

by hstone111 In reply to You need to identify what ...

1bn0, if I send you a list, can you ID them? Ron

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You could Google them

by IC-IT In reply to start up programs

just type the exe or dll into Google and check the results.

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"Process Quicklink" will tell you

by jdclyde In reply to start up

It will identify all of the running processes for you.

More good information available here

Good luck.


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