Prevent undesired program from starting up..........Edit registry and others..... RRS feed

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  • As such a program in ur system wouldnot starts.

    There are many ways through which a program can make itself run at system booting and these annoying program slows down our computer .....

    Let me discuss some ways that i know in windows XP to prevent unwanted program from starting up.

    HINT 1: Prevent process starting from startup folder

                        Click START and move to programs under programs u can see 

    'STARTUP' tab remove unnecessary program  .Just right click and delete.

    HINT 2: Prevent process starting up through registry editing

                        To edit registry one should use registry editor.To open registry editor ,click START and then click Run now enter the command  'regedit' to open registry editor.

    After opening registry editor navigate to


                  On clicking the key Run on left u could see the process that are starting at boot for u alone. Know just right click and delete unnecessary programs.

                 They change now made affects the logged on user alone .To prevent process from starting to all user navigate to


                Now do the same....

    HINT 3:     Try using system restore option         

                    If u feel that  u cannot edit registry directly then try using system restore.

    System ,backup urs registry periodically and u can use it to bring life back to ur system...

    To find system restore utility click 'Start Menu' then 'Programs' and then 'Accessories' and

    then 'SystemTools' ..Under 'System  Tools' ,,u can find system restore option click it to begin the wizard

    Tips to uninstall  ..........

           There are some programs that cannot be uninstalled or even if we uninstall it we see some part of that program till running ......

        To prevent such process just navigate to there location on disk and try to remove them permenently...Most  time u may get message saying that the process is currently running and cannot be deleted  ...so do the following procedure.............


    Unlike other previous os from Microsoft ,Windows XP comes with some handy features to suite most to our serve.

    *   If feel ur system is unhealthy and some unknown programs are running in background

    then restart your computer while the system is about to boot up PRESS F8 .

    u will be taken to a window asking u how to log on .......

    select safe mode and log on .If feel that the annoying is not found be happy to feel that ur os not  spoiled.

    *   Now move to the folder that containg spy program and delete it ...

    Hope these hints and Tips works well to bring life back to ur system ..

    Tuesday, February 13, 2007 7:20 PM

All replies

  • start-->run---> type msconfig   go to start up remove wotever you want but bee sure of wot u are removing
    Tuesday, February 13, 2007 7:23 PM
  • if any unnecessary services get started up in background then go to cntrl panel-->admin tools--> services and change them to manual
    Tuesday, February 13, 2007 7:25 PM
  • piyush is r8........ it works anyway..
    Saturday, February 24, 2007 3:56 PM
  • Thanks buddy. Really nice tips. Smile
    Saturday, February 24, 2007 6:11 PM