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Unregistered
03-21-2002, 05:00 AM
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:

Imgicon
Gbpoll
Mdm
Armon32a
Arupld32a
Systray
Point32
Rundll32
Navapw32
Gbmenu
Iowatch
Wkcalrem
Loadqm
Rnaapp

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?

shtarker
03-21-2002, 05:08 AM
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.

ihsir
03-21-2002, 06:44 AM
in the reg this is where all the startup prog are listed.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURR EN
TVERSION\RUN

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
Gbpoll
Armon32a
Arupld32a
Point32
Gbmenu
Iowatch - input output watcher??
Wkcalrem
Loadqm - loads QM whats that??
Rnaapp - modem related i think?? why is this running?


maybe somebody else can help you better.

:)

ober
03-21-2002, 07:01 AM
do NOT take out Rundll32... you need this...

i would remove

gbpoll
imgicon
mdm
the 2 A ones...
Iowatch (sounds like Iomega software to check drives for disks)
wkcalrem

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

novacain
03-22-2002, 01:00 AM
mdm is a MSVC app I think. Microsoft Developer ?.

shtarker
03-22-2002, 03:43 AM
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.

RobR
03-22-2002, 03:52 AM
From

Task List Programs (http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm)

Mdm
MDM.exe

(Microsoft)
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.

Recommendation :
Disable using Startup Manager

Unregistered
03-22-2002, 06:22 AM
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??

ihsir
03-22-2002, 08:04 AM
i think mdm checks for like errors in the html etc files.

Unregistered
03-22-2002, 11:11 AM
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!!!!!!!!!

compjinx
03-22-2002, 03:14 PM
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+