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magusbuckley

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Hello:

I am trying to figure out how to disable startup programs in Windows 2000 Professional. I am quite use to the MSCONFIG program included with XP. I recently upgraded Windows Media Player on my PC here at work to version 9 for Win2k. Every time I boot the system, Windows Media Player loads and tries to make a connection to the Internet.

Where can I go to disable the startup programs? And, since we have multiple users for this machine, will I have to disable this program for each user?

Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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peterm

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Is it not showing in msconfig ?
what about in the startup folder has it put it's own short cut in there?
or has it put an icon next to your clock, right click has it got a disable
I would try startup folder 1st
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No Luck Thus Far.

I had already checked the "Startup" folder. It's empty.

MSCONFIG doesn't run under Win2k so I can't even check that.

And finally, there is no icon for WMP near the time clock display.

Any other ideas? :tazz:

Edited by magusbuckley, 05 June 2005 - 03:54 AM.

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Hello:

I found the answer to my problem from the following website:

http://www.adriansro...Windows_Run.htm

I had to edit the registry.

Thanks a million for trying. :tazz:
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Murray S.

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Howdy:

Have you tried putting msconfig on the Win2000 system??

MSCONFIG Windows 2000

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From another forum:

I actually got this fixed with the help of pcmech forum, I was told to run a great program called hijackthis then post up the log results. Then someone who actually knew what they were looking for would take a look at the log and tell me what to get the program to delete. The offending file/program was called monitor.exe If anyone one wants more details click the link below to my thread on pcmech


http://forum.pcmech....ad.php?t=121006
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Murray:

I followed the link you provided and successfully installed the Microsoft Configurator.

Thanks for the help. :tazz:
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No probelm.. Glad I was able to help !! :tazz:

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Yet Another Update:

After my last post, I disabled Windows Media Player from the startup list. There was another "Something" listed. It didn't have a name or a location listed. Those two fields were blank. ;)

I disabled that "Something" also. When I rebooted, to my dismay, Windows Media Player opened again. In the end, I had to uninstall the update I made for WMP version 9.

All is as it should be now.

I still appreciate your help getting MSCONFIG on this PC.

Thanks, :tazz:
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