Windows XP background programmes 11:17 27 Oct 05

Can anyone advise where I can find out what programmes Windows XP automatically runs in the background (loads on startup), What programmes are absolutely necessary, and what Programmes I can switch off.

My system seems to take ages to start up and shut down and I feel that many of these programmes are the problem.

  keith-236785 11:24 27 Oct 05

click start / run and type


this will take you to the config setup where you can view the startup files (end tab)

there you can see what is starting each time.

  iscanut2 11:31 27 Oct 05

This is also a very good little program that tells a lot more about program start ups. Worth a look..

click here 15:39 28 Oct 05

Thanks for you help. Problem solved

  ann-199314 18:28 06 Nov 05

When I open my pc the little hourglass next to the mouse is jumping all over the place. I'm not sure if there is a programme running in the background, but it is behaving very erratically -but everything else is OK except for this annoying little hourglass. How can I get rid of it.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Best phone camera 2016/2017: Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 7 vs Google Pixel vs HTC 10 Evo vs OnePlus 3T vs…

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

These are the Best Christmas Ads and Studio Projects of 2016

Super Mario Run preview | Hands-on first impressions of Super Mario Run: Mario's iPhone & iPad…