Windows startup question

Discussion in 'PC and I.T support/Advice posts' started by kjay, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. kjay

    kjay Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    First off, hope you all had a good xmas !!

    My laptop's been slowly grinding to a halt over the last few weeks and in the last few days, it just refused to do anything.

    Thankfuly, I managed to get a new HD today from Stockport - And Hello to the guy who tested my ABS. I wasn't sure wether the finger you gave me was the number of brain cells you have or the gallons of snakebite you'd consumed. Whatever - I hope you got home safe.:D


    So.... new hard drive installed. I'm trying to keep programs to a minimum.

    But, in msconfig and start up menu's, how can I keep things to a 'minimum'?

    how much can I disable in start up an services??



    Many thanks.
    Jay.

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    Merry Xmas Jay, hope you had a good 'un :D

    What flavour Windows you using?

    IIRC msconfig refuses to disable anything critical
     
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    kjay Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    XP.

    Are you thinking I can disable everything?
     
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    I wouldn't advise you do that..

    Have a read here, may help.
     
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    Forget MSconfig and Install CCleaner, lets you manage start up and will disable what you want unlike windows, also allows you to manage and repair the registry. I found it after I posted the exact same question as you on here It's been brilliant ever since, the web support also identifies exactly what files do that are located in the start up
     
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    kjay Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks guys.

    I'm determined to keep things to a minimum this time - I hate clutter!!

    I'll check out the suggestions.


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    I use CCleaner too, recommended.

    Russ
     

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