win98 help needed

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win98 help needed

Postby Deltin » Wed Sep 03, 2003 8:41 pm

I noticed when I hit ctrl alt and del I have some programs running but no clue what they do, I can shut them down and nothing seems to happen, how can I keep some of these programs from running in the first place, on start up? I thought it was the win.ini file but that doesn't seem to be it, I can keep doing in manually with the ctrl alt del but that just a pain.
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Postby Rausrh » Wed Sep 03, 2003 8:51 pm

If you see a program when you hit ctrl-alt-del and you don't know what it is, try googling for it. This helps.

Are you comfortable using regedit?
If so look at:

My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\


My Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\

If you dont want to use regedit, try msconfig. The startUp tab is what you want.

msconfig comes with win98 and here is a tutorial:
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Postby Todrael » Wed Sep 03, 2003 9:21 pm

And here's a list of things you'll find when you run msconfig: ... p_full.htm
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Postby Llaaldara » Fri Sep 05, 2003 2:55 am

Hey Rausrh, thanks a lot for that link! :D

I always wondered how you could edit that stuff. Now my pc boots up a tad faster. Omg you should see how fast my roomy's boots now! She has a ton of crap on her computer, it being a compact and all, and I just edited hers. It normally takes like 5-10 mins to boot up. It took a whole minute this time! She had so much stuff I could turn off. It was amazing!

Thanks! :D

Oh gawd I'm so happy real player doesn't boot at all now unless I tell it to. Droooooooooooooooool.
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Postby Daz » Fri Sep 05, 2003 3:23 am

run some of the tools that comes with it

this program is the bomb

clean your registry, get rid of old files, clean your startup programs, improve performance - this is some of the best shareware there is
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Postby Sarell » Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:49 am

if you open start > programs > accessories > system tools > system info ... you can actually see much more detail on what is running, is a good way to quicjkly check what viruses are residents on peeps computers, tells you where they are run from etc too and give more idea of what they do.

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