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Exactly what is the Windows "Drawing Pad"


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bettei

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Since doing a system restore to resolve a cd burner issue, I now have the icon the "drawing pad in my running programs at all times now. Do I actually need it in that startup menu?
That restore caused some problems with my virus programs, and I am just getting back to normal, so I don't want to delete and cause more problems.....so I though I would ask.

Thanks!
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Hi bettei.

Whatever Drawing Pad is, it definitely should not be starting at boot time.

Is there anything in Add or Remove Programs about Drawing Pad? If so, uninstall it since you don't know what it is.

If you don't want to do that, you can disable it in msconfig but that is only a temporary fix. To do this:

Click on Start then Run, type msconfig and press Enter or click OK.
Click on the Startup tab and disable anything to do with Drawing Pad.
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I tried that, but nothing clearly is worded "drawing pad", so reluctant to change anything. I did run Spybot yesterday, and I noticed that the drwaing pad icon is no longer there this morning at startup. Maybe it could have been a hijacker or something? :)

It is not listed in "programs". I also wondered what "DIScover" is. I did not want to run it or uninstall it until I knew what it was. Do you know what it is? I didn't take the time to see if I could find the properties of it.

One thing for sure...I am not asking HP for help again! :)

Thanks!

Edited by bettei, 20 February 2008 - 08:40 AM.

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go to START..RUN...type in MSCONFIG...then click on OK or press ENTER..
click on START UP TAB...uncheck everything EXCEPT your AV and firewall...if its a laptop you have to be careful about what you uncheck or your touch pad and wireless and things like that will not function for you..
if this is a laptop
google each start up item to decide if you need it to load with windows...unchecking them does not remove them ..they are still available to use...
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