Slow Boot/Startup

  Duncanf 23:15 24 Oct 03
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Help please. O/S is Windows ME. System loads lots of programmes at startup that I don't need hence a long startup time. How can I empty some out the system tray?
Thanks in anticipation!

  powerless 23:17 24 Oct 03

Yes, use this to see what you have >>> click here <<<

  pj123 23:50 24 Oct 03

Go to Start, Run and type msconfig and press enter. on the next window select Startup. You will see a list of all programmes that start when you boot up. Untick the ones you do not want to start and reboot. DO NOT UNTICK ScanRegistry, SystemTray, LoadPowerProfile or any Anti Virus programme you have or any Firewall programme you may have. If you find something doesn't work afterwards go back into msconfig and put the tick back in again and reboot.

  Duncanf 00:11 25 Oct 03

Thanks Powerless and pj123.
msconfig.exe did the trick and things are better.

Thankyou again!

  WebGuy 00:11 25 Oct 03

Click Start--> Startup. You can delete some of the items from this list, but it might be dangerous. You need: right click on a proggramm you don't want to run at startup--> properties-->Find Target. You'll see the folder with a lots of files. Unintallation file can be called "uninstall" or "unwise". Otherwise click Start--> Control Panel--> Add/remove proggrams--> You can remove now unwantes programms, but be carefull some of the programs can be used by System.

  Duncanf 00:15 25 Oct 03

Thanks Webguy...it's now sorted.
Many thanks!

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