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    Slow Boot up

    I am running WinXP Home Premium SP3. My initial boot up always takes a couple minutes. In trying to speed things up I went to msconfig and the start up tab. I unclicked several items after checking on Google, then clicked apply and OK.

    However after rebooting as directed the startup tab still has all the unchecked items back with a check mark.

    I think I am misssing a step here but don't know what to try next.

    Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

    Thank you.

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    Try What's In Startup. You have to make sure Selective Startup is checked.
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    Some programs will reinstall the startup item if it's deleted so you have to disable it in the options section of the specific application.

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    Take a closer look at the NAMES of the programs listed in the MSCONFIG startup tab.
    Go directly to those programs and find their respective properties and see if they can be configured NOT to start at system start.
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    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    I use ccleaner to manage my startup items.
    I would also suggest scanning your computer for virus.

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