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startup problem-

March 8th 2004, 04:08 PM
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Wizard help needed. I downloaded a program on a trial basis that was not suitable for me so I went to 'add/remove' and deleted it (could not find an uninstall). B.u..t upon turning the computer on this program is still there and automatically starts along with other startup programs. It flashes at me and the program starts. It then asks me to proceed. This program is not really there so how is it working and how do I get rid of it? I've tried right-clicking on it but there's nothing there except 'open' & 'close'. Also tried re-deleting but it's no longer listed. It is also starting to screw up other programs on the computer. Bummer! There need to be some laws against this kind of crap.
Thanks oh wise ones.
March 8th 2004, 04:16 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Start-run-msconfig.

Select the Startup tab.

Uncheck the program that's causing you trouble.
March 8th 2004, 04:19 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
I don't like doing that for three reasons:
1) Not every [Windows] platform has msconfig.
2) Msconfig does not include services.
3) After restarting, you get a message. Even if you check the "Yo, don't show this again" box, you feel unclean.

I prefer regedit. .
March 8th 2004, 04:26 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
1) AFAIK, only Windows 95 doesn't have it. And besides Kat, I don't think there is another human who uses it Oh, and possibly some of the NT variants.

2) No shoot. Desertgrl is dealing with a *program* that keeps running itself, not a service.

3) Wow. A message. How perplexing.

4) Regedit isn't a cure all, as the program startup code might be in the Startup folder or in win.ini. Manually editing the registry generally isn't a good idea, as there is so much that can go wrong. It makes me feel unclean.
March 8th 2004, 05:30 PM
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Thanks redink you mighty wizard you.
March 8th 2004, 06:22 PM
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WooHoo redink, that worked too. The page opens up full screen. How simple! Hugs to you.

Btw, what does 'AFAIK' mean?
March 8th 2004, 06:30 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
As Far As I Know.
March 8th 2004, 06:41 PM
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SimonK
Peasant Male Australia
 
Or

As For Another Innane Knapsack

or...

Another Fortunate Ancillary Indispensible Knot
March 8th 2004, 07:22 PM
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Whew! Almost aFraid whAt sImon Knew. He can be dangerous, doncha know! But simon, really,
"knot"??
That is a difficult one actually. Hmm... let's see....

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