system tray slow

  charlton200 07:27 01 May 08

When i bootup the system tray takes forever.

is there a program where i can safely get rid of some of these unwanted icons.


  Covergirl 07:36 01 May 08

Win Key + R (Run) then MSCONFIG & Enter and in the Startup tab, deselect everything except your AV / security products.

When you next reboot, tick the box saying "don't tell me again" & press OK.

Check the startup panel again after every new installation.

  rawprawn 07:39 01 May 08

Go to Start> Run > and type msconfig and hit Enter. Click on the Start Tab and untick any program you do not want to appear in your tray. Apply and reboot. You will get a warning notice when Windows loads. Tick the box "Do not show me this again"

  rawprawn 07:41 01 May 08

I should learn to type faster, you beat me by 3 seconds ;-)

  charlton200 07:54 01 May 08


When i have unticked what I don't want do I than click enable all or disable all button.

  rawprawn 07:59 01 May 08

No, just click "Apply"

  charlton200 08:06 01 May 08

A box came up saying

An access was denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. you must log on using an administrators account to make any changes.

What doe all this mean please.

  rawprawn 09:04 01 May 08

Are you the Administrator? if not you cannot change the settings.

  charlton200 09:41 01 May 08

I just clicked OK on it and it worked fine.
Only deselected a few to begin with and it loads so much faster.

Found a good link here if anyone's interested.
click here

Many thanks.

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