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    Default To Guru Oldsod regarding msconfig

    Re your suggestion "...the easiest way to find out what is wrong is disable all of the items in the msconfig and reboot." after point 29 of the cleanup thread
    http://forums.zonealarm.com/zonelabs...ssage.id=17764

    How safe is it to disable all in msconfig? What if the computer won't even start with some important service disabled? Or are important things not included there? (never used the thing )

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    Default Re: To Guru Oldsod regarding msconfig

    Not the Services in the msconfig, but the Startups.
    Ever try the Diagnostic mode or the Selective Startup? Same effect almost as disabling all the startups but the diagnostic has more ins and out. By disabling all the startups and keep adding one more to startup and reboot and repeat until finished is still one of the easiest ways to find the "buggy" application.
    Oldsod
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    oldsod

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    zaswing Guest

    Default Re: To Guru Oldsod regarding msconfig

    Thanks. I got it mostly now But what if one of the startups starts a service that's needed (very little is needed, I know, still...)No, never did the Diagnostic mode yet. I guess I will have to just to see what you're saying.

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    Default Re: To Guru Oldsod regarding msconfig

    Hi!
    just select "hide MS services" and UNcheck everything else...
    This way the essential MS elements to boot your system will be there...

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    zaswing Guest

    Default Re: To Guru Oldsod regarding msconfig

    oh, yes, that makes sense, thank you Fax. Good to see you back!

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    Thank you Fax

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    Default Re: To Guru Oldsod regarding msconfig

    If ever unsure about the Services needed, just set everything to Manual and turned off that will go to off and then immediately do a completely new startup or boot. Basically windows will start everything it needs ( and a few extras) and will start it. This is the fastest way to make the windows a little leaner. This method doesn't find the service at issue, but usually it is a startup that causes issues.

    But be forewarned - if there is no internet after doing this, then the needed internent/networking services have to previously known (dns client, dhcp client, network connections, remote procedure call, etc) and reset. Then the pc has to be rebooted.

    Oldsod
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    oldsod

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    zaswing Guest

    Default Re: To Guru Oldsod regarding msconfig

    I saw it, tried it, understand it. Thanks!

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    Default Re: To Guru Oldsod regarding msconfig

    You are welcome.
    Oldsod
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    oldsod

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