when I turn my pc on...
How do I stop certain programs starting up when I turn my pc on? when I look at all the programs running, I have this list:
How do I stop them starting? Isnt there a file in which I can delete parts to prevent this? Oh and which are the essential programs?
msconfig is the easiest way I've found to do that.
Although I've only ever seen it in windows XP, I have no clue if it's in other versions or not.
To get to it you just go to "Run" in the start menu and type in "msconfig".
Its reasonably simple to use, under xp the last tab is titled "Startup". That lists most of the programs that will start with windows and they are mostly safe to disable.
in the reg this is where all the startup prog are listed.
delete the keys neccessary
from your list, what i can say is -->
things that are not needed (i think)
Imgicon - looks like an imaging/icon thing
Mdm - debugger manger or something
Rundll32 - dll/executable runner - needed??
thing that are Needed
Systray - your system tray
Navapw32 - AV
dont know about the following
Iowatch - input output watcher??
Loadqm - loads QM whats that??
Rnaapp - modem related i think?? why is this running?
maybe somebody else can help you better.
do NOT take out Rundll32... you need this...
i would remove
the 2 A ones...
Iowatch (sounds like Iomega software to check drives for disks)
it depends... take everything out of your startup under Start->Programs->Startup
then go into msconfig... usually if you remove something important, it will add it back in btw... i would try to find out what some of those are tho... you might need them
mdm is a MSVC app I think. Microsoft Developer ?.
I don't think mdm is part of visual studio.
I'm pretty sure it was on machines with out visual studio installed.
Then again, quite a few bits are packaged with internet explorer, so it could still be.
Task List Programs
Machine Debug Manager. Windows 98/ME. This is used purely by Technically Advanced Users and Developers, and in very specific cases at that. It is not needed in most normal day-to-day uses of a PC.
Disable using Startup Manager
many thanks all, this has been very helpful
It seems that mdm.exe is a stubborn process and even after disabling in the msconfig, it starts up again when I connect to the internet. Anyone know how to permanently disable it??
i think mdm checks for like errors in the html etc files.
Now I have managed to remove Navapw32 from my startup. Dunno how but it wont start and I want it to. Any idea how?? In the startup manager the checkbox is still checked but it doesn't start on its own I have to do it manually :(
Help me plz!!!!!!!!!
I would make a backup before editing the Reg file.
msconfig, which can be executed by typing msconfig into the "run" box, is avaliable, I think, in MSW98+