At 4/10/09 09:18 PM, bgraybr wrote:
Why won't my computer let me block certain start up programs?
I've seen this before on my computer and asked the same question. I asked one of thoes geeksquad guys at the mall and he told me that you will never be able to remove thoes from the start up menu :::unless you hack it::: But the program was set to have thoes programs start up with the computer. Do you think it is slowing down your computer when you boot it up? It could be alot of crap on your computer.
Removing unused programs is a great way to free up disk space, which will speed up your computer. Another way to find wasted disk space is to use the Disk Cleanup tool by following these steps:
Open My Computer, right-click Local Disk, and then click Properties.On the General tab, click the Disk
Cleanup button. Disk Cleanup will spend a few minutes examiningyour disk. The Disk Cleanup dialog box opens. As you can see in Figure 2, it found almost three gigs of space on my computer that it could free up.
This will answer your start up programs question and how to remove them.
this will increse performance is to identify any unnecessary programs that start automatically. Often, programs configure themselves to run in the background so that they appear to start quickly when needed. Some of these programs show an icon on your taskbar to let you know that they're running, while others are completely hidden. These autostart programs probably won't noticeably slow down your computer as it starts up, but they will steal away trace amounts of memory and processing time as your computer runs.
Windows XP comes with the System Configurationtool (Msconfig.exe), an excellent way to manage the startup process. To start it:
Click Start, click Run, type Msconfig, and then press Enter. On the Startup tab, you'll see a list of all the programs and processes that are set to run when Windows XP loads. Speed up your overall start time by clearing the check box next to any item you think you don't need. Click Apply, and then restart your computer for the changes to take effect