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    Problem with Set Program Access & Defaults (XP Pro)

    I am unable to use Set Program Access & Defaults on the Start Menu. The icon is a generic windows icon and is greyed out so that I can not select it. I have the same problem when I try to access it from Start>All Programs.
    I am also having a problem deleting programs from start up. I used msconfig to delete the program (in this case Win Zip) and chose apply. The computer restarted and was in some type of Safe Mode and warned that it would not start up regularly until I reversed the changes. Are these problems related? I am the only System Administrator selected.
    One other question...how do I turn the indexing service off?
    I appreciate all of your help. Thanks.

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    Re: Problem with Set Program Access & Defaults (XP Pro)

    Cherie,
    1. Another way into program access & defaults is go to control panel, click add remove programs and there should then be a link to it on the left side of the display.
    2.To turn Indexing service on or off. Again, control panel | administrative tools | Computer management | highlight indexing | click on action on the top toolbar. There should be a start and stop indexing bullet.

    Let's start with those and see how you do. <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>

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    Re: Problem with Set Program Access & Defaults (XP Pro)

    Thanks Viking. I appreciate your help. Indexing Service is now off. I followed your instructions and located the Settings & Defaults in the Control Panel. (For some reason, I can't use Smiles or I would give extra thanks!)
    I found an answer to the question on deleting items from the startup program from a thread that began on 01/06/03. The System Configuration Utility has a box that can be checked but the screen comes back every time there is a change.
    Thanks, again, for your help!

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    Re: Problem with Set Program Access & Defaults (XP Pro)

    Cherie,
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    For some reason, I can't use Smiles
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    Do you have any "popup stopper" type of utility running? That seems to be the most common reason for no smilies.
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    Glad to hear the other probs are OK.

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    Re: Problem with Set Program Access & Defaults (XP Pro)

    Thanks, Bob. I was running a popup stopper while my router firewall was disconnected. I can now use smilies. A small thing maybe, but fun. <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>

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