Stopping Messenger Auto Starting with Windows XP

  larios 10:38 05 Jan 03
  larios 10:38 05 Jan 03

Can anyone tell me how to stop Messenger auto starting when Windows XP Home starts up? I have run msconfig and taken it out of the startup programmes but back it comes each time - had it under control but now that I have installed Norton Internet Security it seems to have brought Messenger back again.

  eddie937 10:39 05 Jan 03

have you pressed 'apply' in startup after removing the tick .

  larios 11:31 05 Jan 03

Yes, have done Eddie

  Pauper 11:35 05 Jan 03

Open messenger, click on: tools – options – preferences, and uncheck ‘Run this program when windows starts’ and ‘Allow this program to run in the background’

  larios 13:15 05 Jan 03

Thanks Pauper - I have done that - I'll let you know how it goes.

  larios 13:22 05 Jan 03

Thanks Pauper! - that appears to have done it.

  larios 14:00 05 Jan 03

No, sorry - it's still running in the background - stupid thing!

  Pauper 14:26 05 Jan 03

What version of messenger are you using (open messenger - click 'help' followed by 'about'), and do you use Outlook express?

  erkmatrix 15:00 05 Jan 03

I had the same problem well what am I on about did have still do, so fustrating, I tryed removing it from remove /add programs, tryed the above unticking the start when windows starts up, they shouldn't be allowed to do this, make these programs that are virtually impossible to get rid of. Well I never even wanted, everytime I go into Outlook express does this damn messenger thing tell me there is a new version of messenger, I don't bloody want it but will it listen, its a stubbern old program windows messenger, I much prefer Yahoo messenger.


  Pauper 15:03 05 Jan 03

junipaire did you try this ? Last post click here

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