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Spartak
17-01-2004, 16:52:39
I have win2k. I know its possible somewhere to find a list of apps that start up with my PC and frankly most of its bound to be crap I don't need or use and anyway, my pc is fast enough that apps can boot from cold in an acceptable time.

Only trouble is, where do I find it to erase some of the shit that is slowing down my initial boot? Oh yes, the start up folder on my PC has already been purged...

Thanks...

Sean
17-01-2004, 18:36:32
Start -> Run -> msconfig

Spartak
17-01-2004, 19:26:18
I have msconfig in some of my old win98 files but nothing of that name in win2k. Not of course that I'm goung to try a win98 application on win2k...

Anyone know the name of the correct file with win2k?

Scabrous Birdseed
17-01-2004, 20:05:33
You could look in the registry somewhere... On win98 it's HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
17-01-2004, 20:31:47
If it's win2k you're using, check out the Services bit in Administrative Settings. There are sites that explain what services Win2k has as standard, which ones do what, and which ones you can safely kill. Google'll find 'em :)

Sean
17-01-2004, 20:50:15
Originally posted by Spartak
I have msconfig in some of my old win98 files but nothing of that name in win2k. Not of course that I'm goung to try a win98 application on win2k...

Anyone know the name of the correct file with win2k?
%SystemRoot%\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\Binaries\msconfig.ex e

:rolleyes:

Sean
17-01-2004, 20:50:39
And yes, that works from the Run dialogue.

Spartak
17-01-2004, 21:23:53
Not on mine it doesn't. But thanks for the thought. I suppose I'm gonna have to google.

Sir Penguin
17-01-2004, 21:46:28
Have you done a file search for msconfig.exe?

SP

Spartak
17-01-2004, 21:49:00
Own goal. Didn't I say that earlier?

Anyway I found the following sites of great interest:

http://www.windowsstartup.com/wso/index.php - Enormous list of what program is what and its searchable
&
http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml - A great little program that lets you identify your startup progs and disable them. {a bit like msconfig but it works on my pc :D}

Sir Penguin
18-01-2004, 01:51:54
No, you didn't. :)

You could probably use the Win98 version of msconfig, if it doesn't tell you that you can't.

SP

Vincent
18-01-2004, 09:38:07
http://is-it-true.org/nt/nt2000/utips/utips22.shtml

There is a quite interesting site where you can find stuff like this:

www.google.com

Spartak
18-01-2004, 10:18:10
Originally posted by Sir Penguin
No, you didn't. :)


I have msconfig in some of my old win98 files but nothing of that name in win2k.

For an ex uni student you seem mighty slow on the uptake SP. :rolleyes:

Scabrous Birdseed
18-01-2004, 10:33:15
If the Win98 version of MSConfig works on WinNT it's obviously the same registry key it's editing. :cute:

Spartak
18-01-2004, 10:48:26
I did give it a go but as scabby suggests its obviously taking the programs from one regy key.; Apparantly win2k stores start up progs all over the registry which is why startup.exe (see my earlier post) listed about 2 dozen more than msconfig.

Vincent
18-01-2004, 12:01:31
Just (c)lick on the link I posted before and download "Startup Control Panel". It also says the the msconfig version of Win9x (Windows 95 and 98) work with Win2K (2K means 2000), though you will get some errormessages. Read the words. Or find someone to explain it to you.

Spartak
18-01-2004, 12:42:18
Vincent, that link you want me to follow is the same one I posted earlier having found the utility by googling.

Thanks.

Vincent
18-01-2004, 12:47:11
So everything is said now.
What's next?

zmama
18-01-2004, 13:07:57
Nah, no one has said format C

yet :D

Spartak
18-01-2004, 13:40:17
Originally posted by Vincent
So everything is said now.
What's next? Nothing but the next time someone has this problem we can just act all knowledgeable and bump this thread.

Vincent
18-01-2004, 19:50:51
How do you bump a thread?

Sir Penguin
18-01-2004, 20:45:43
Originally posted by Spartak
For an ex uni student you seem mighty slow on the uptake SP. :rolleyes:
I know all about that statement you made in your second post. I did read the thread, and I read it two more times to make sure that you hadn't said that you'd done a file search for msconfig.exe. Still, you never said you did a file search for msconfig.exe. :)

And I'm an ex-ex-university student.

SP

zmama
18-01-2004, 20:50:44
Ain't tech support fun!?! :D

Spartak
18-01-2004, 21:43:20
Originally posted by zmama
Ain't tech support fun!?! :D No. :D

Spartak
18-01-2004, 21:43:43
Originally posted by Sir Penguin
I know all about that statement you made in your second post. I did read the thread, and I read it two more times to make sure that you hadn't said that you'd done a file search for msconfig.exe. Still, you never said you did a file search for msconfig.exe. :)

And I'm an ex-ex-university student.

SP Ah! Does that mean you are going back to Uni? Excellent!:bounce:

Spartak
18-01-2004, 21:44:05
Originally posted by Vincent
How do you bump a thread? I have no idea.

^BUMP^

Sir Penguin
18-01-2004, 21:50:17
Originally posted by Spartak
Ah! Does that mean you are going back to Uni? Excellent!:bounce:
I've been back for a couple weeks, and I've already done some homework!

SP

Spartak
18-01-2004, 21:54:54
Cool. Well done SP. Now try not to drop out again...

Sir Penguin
18-01-2004, 22:37:02
I never dropped out, I just went home for a semester because I got sick of classes and couldn't get a co-op job (they had a 36% placement rate for the semester I was trying to get one).

SP

Spartak
19-01-2004, 09:37:32
Oh right.