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    Stop Everything Starting!

    Help wanted please! Having loaded all sorts of programs on my PC nearly everything wants to run automatically! They do not seem to be in the Startup folder - does that mean they are in the registry or something? If so, I don't know how to get rid! It takes about half an hour to boot up my Pc - any advice greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Stop Everything Starting!

    Many load differently, you need to tell us what they are so we can help.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Stop Everything Starting!

    Hi DaveA
    Thanks for the quick response! These are mostly odd things such as Dr.Speed (Internet Accelerator), Exif Launcher, Window Washer, XTND Connect for Sony Ericsson. These are the immediate ones that appear in my system tray.

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    Re: Stop Everything Starting!

    I do NOT use any of these, but if you were open each one, see if there is a "Options" or "Preferences" and such listed in the menu. If so, you may find a entry such as "Start on Windows start up". You will need to clear the entry to turn this function off.

    Maybe someone else that uses these programs may have more help.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Stop Everything Starting!

    Have you tried choosing Start|Run and entering MSCONFIG? (For Windows XP, you have to download this from here.)
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    Re: Stop Everything Starting!

    You might want to check out <!post=Startup items,what are they?,275403>Startup items<!/post> to find out what you have got running.
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    Re: Stop Everything Starting!

    Hi Raineb

    You might find Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel helpful.

    Have a Great day!!!
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    Re: Stop Everything Starting!

    Hi TimOz
    A very belated thank you as this link did the trick perfectly - did not want your assistance to go unnnoticed <img src=/S/bravo.gif border=0 alt=bravo width=16 height=30>

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