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HI hope some one can help, I would like help for 2 questions.

1. my friends pc is running slow - i have downloaded everything i hope i need to fix it but how do i get to the "startup programs"? Start, Run....? i use winpatrol so can't remember.

2. is there a way on xp home to set all folder options to open in the "details" or "list" style? they currently open in "tiles". i'm a minimalist.
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as far ast the startup programs...are you wanting to get to their physical location or just stop them from running at startup?

as for number two...
open up my computer > view > then select the view type then > tools > folder options > view > apply to all folders
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Hi dsenette thank you for your reply - stop them from running at startup.
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folders look fantastic, thank you so much
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well...if you click start > programs > startup ...there should be a list of all the things that were intentionally put there....

or you can do start > run > msconfig and choose the startup tab and disable the ones you don't want running at startup for testing purposes to see which one's are causing the problems...that's not the proper method for a permanent fix though...
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thank you dsenette - no i doubt it would heal this guys pc - but i imagine he has a lot of un-needed startup programs, i am just trying to prepare myself before i start.
Again thank you for your help.
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