XP Pro - Erratic Start Up

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System is an upgrade from Windows ME and has SP2.
Selective start up in MSCONFIG is used because
there are old programs like flatbed which I am
unable to remove from the start-up because they
have been removed but the entry stays in MSCONFIG.
Show Volume icon is checked. It does not always
show in Sys Tray. Note: A Restore always brings
the icon back in restart.
Also, Norton AV 2004 and/or AIM V5.9 may or may
not be started. HELP does not lead me to any
solution.

Skid
 
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Selective startup is intended for diagnostic purposes, not as a way to run
your computer.

If the programs were correctly uninstalled and left behind startup entries,
you need to remove them from the registry manually.

"A Definition of the Run Keys in the Windows XP Registry"
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314866

Be extremely careful when working in the registry; there is no 'undo'
function. Create a backup point first, so you can easily restore your
registry if problems occur.

"Erratic startup" is an overly general term; you need to be more specific if
you want specific advice.

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need to contact AOL for help with AIM. Same thing with Norton Antivirus;
you'll need to contact Symantec technical support.
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"Skid Schermerhorn" <sscherme@adelphia.net> wrote in message
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> System is an upgrade from Windows ME and has SP2.
> Selective start up in MSCONFIG is used because
> there are old programs like flatbed which I am
> unable to remove from the start-up because they
> have been removed but the entry stays in MSCONFIG.
> Show Volume icon is checked. It does not always
> show in Sys Tray. Note: A Restore always brings
> the icon back in restart.
> Also, Norton AV 2004 and/or AIM V5.9 may or may
> not be started. HELP does not lead me to any
> solution.
>
> Skid
 
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TNX Ted.
I always Backup before doing registry edits.
The "how to" for Run is a help.

Skid


Ted Zieglar wrote:
> Selective startup is intended for diagnostic purposes, not as a way to run
> your computer.
>
> If the programs were correctly uninstalled and left behind startup entries,
> you need to remove them from the registry manually.
>
> "A Definition of the Run Keys in the Windows XP Registry"
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314866
>
> Be extremely careful when working in the registry; there is no 'undo'
> function. Create a backup point first, so you can easily restore your
> registry if problems occur.
>
> "Erratic startup" is an overly general term; you need to be more specific if
> you want specific advice.
>
> AOL Instant Messenger is the proprietary software of America Online. You'll
> need to contact AOL for help with AIM. Same thing with Norton Antivirus;
> you'll need to contact Symantec technical support.
 
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Skid Schermerhorn wrote:
> System is an upgrade from Windows ME and has SP2.
> Selective start up in MSCONFIG is used because
> there are old programs like flatbed which I am
> unable to remove from the start-up because they
> have been removed but the entry stays in MSCONFIG.
> Show Volume icon is checked. It does not always
> show in Sys Tray. Note: A Restore always brings
> the icon back in restart.
> Also, Norton AV 2004 and/or AIM V5.9 may or may
> not be started. HELP does not lead me to any
> solution.
>
> Skid

MVP Kelly has a utility that will allow you to selectively remove disabled
items from the msconfig start up list. Go to her website and scroll down to
Line 148, right side. Click the link to download the file, double click the
file to run the utility.

Troubleshooting Windows XP, Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm


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Ronnie Vernon MVP wrote:
> Skid Schermerhorn wrote:
>
>>System is an upgrade from Windows ME and has SP2.
>>Selective start up in MSCONFIG is used because
>>there are old programs like flatbed which I am
>>unable to remove from the start-up because they
>>have been removed but the entry stays in MSCONFIG.
>>Show Volume icon is checked. It does not always
>>show in Sys Tray. Note: A Restore always brings
>>the icon back in restart.
>>Also, Norton AV 2004 and/or AIM V5.9 may or may
>>not be started. HELP does not lead me to any
>>solution.
>>
>>Skid
>
>
> MVP Kelly has a utility that will allow you to selectively remove disabled
> items from the msconfig start up list. Go to her website and scroll down to
> Line 148, right side. Click the link to download the file, double click the
> file to run the utility.
>
> Troubleshooting Windows XP, Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP:
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>
>
Many thanks, Ronnie.

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Skid Schermerhorn wrote:
> Many thanks, Ronnie.
>
> Skid

Your Welcome.

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Microsoft MVP
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