Removing programmes from start menu

  DAKAR 16:12 31 Aug 08
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Hi
I am getting a lot of programmes starting up when I boot up and consequently my computer is taking a long while to boot.
How can I remove unwanted programmes from starting up.
Windows XP media centre OS
Regards
Dakar

  VoG II 16:18 31 Aug 08
  wee eddie 16:24 31 Aug 08

click here

click here

also Start > Run > enter "msconfig" (without the inverted commas) > Startup.

  provider 2 16:24 31 Aug 08

A useful alternative to msconfig, I think:

click here

  baldydave 16:30 31 Aug 08

Autoruns is excellent,get it here
click here
unzip it and pick autoruns not autorunsc
pick the logon tab and untick what you dont want at start up

  DAKAR 17:33 31 Aug 08

Thanks to all for your help and advice
Have downloaded Autoruns will see if boot up has improved after removing unwanted programmes
Regards
Dakar

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