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Stopping Programs From Starting


Can anyone tell me how to stop programs from starting up in windows 7? I know how to do it in vista, & microsoft support says to do it basically the same, but it does not seem to have the same options to choose as vista. Meaning: the "software explorer" does not appear when you get into the "tools" section of defender. I can't seem to bring software explorer up at all. I have tried typing it in the seach option of the start menu also. Please help. I don't want many programs slowing my computer.

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Startup Programs Not Starting

Have just moved a few pc's at home to windows 7 (one ultimate and the others home premium) and am having problems with startup programs not starting. The programs are all in msconfig as startup items but when i log in they don't start. All of the users are administrators but the only way to get them to start is via the start menu. When i do start them it comes up with the warning about do you want the following program make changes to your computer. Is there anyway to make these programs run at startup?

Posted On: 2010-03-06 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Running win7 64bit (doesn't help) home prem.amd phenom2 x4 9404gb dual channel g_skill9800 nvidia gt 9800(it's really hard to minimize everything to look at cpu-z to see what i have)i had the below installed before prob started. I know what your thinking. Yeah, i've been burned. Ok, i'm paranoid. I also run online scanners when i have no other life. Norton suite, free from comcast threat fire super anti spyware microsoft security essentials. The ms essentials is latest and free.

Recommendations i've done the intermediate knowledge thing, i think it's a ms issue, but? Even uninstalled some nothing program recommended by a frenchman. Actually helped for day or two. Please, if u know anything, i'll send you, uh, something. 'puter useless at this point.


Posted On: 2010-07-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Print Spooler Service Keeps Stopping

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Posted On: 2009-11-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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When the wireless mouse stops working, the built in touch pad works fine, but this is a pain, i have never gotten used to using the touch pad. When the mouse stops working, device manager displays unknown device in the usb driver's section. I have updated all of my drivers, both from intel and hp.


Posted On: 2010-01-28 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Stopping Microsoft Office Updates Offer

Os: windows 7 home premium 64-bit my computer came preloaded with a trial of microsoft office home and student 2007. I have since uninstalled it. Even though it is no longer installed on my machine, windows update continues to pester me with office updates i do not want or need. I have all updates installed, even a handful of earlier office updates from when i did have the software installed. Since i no longer have office, i have no use for any more updates to it. Therefore i would like to know how to stop this incessant nagging to update office. I would appreciate a real helpful response and not just an irrelevant copy-paste auto-response.

Posted On: 2010-07-18 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Updates Are Stopping Laptop From Booting / Shutting Down

Windows updates are stopping my laptop from booting or shutting down. For the third consecutive day my pc has spent a good 20 minutes shutting down and at least 10 minutes booting because it is configuring updates. What to do?

Posted On: 2010-01-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2012-01-28 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Starting Gaming Program

I am having trouble with one of my gaming programs. I try to start it and it stops and says that buckingham.exe has stopped working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. I have tried to get it to work on other versions of windows but it will not. When i bought the program, it said on the package that it operates on windows vista, xp, 2000, ect. I have other programs that say the same thing and they operate just fine. What can i do?

Posted On: 2010-01-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Trouble Starting Into Windows

I recently bought a computer from best buy and i have been using it for just over a month now. I left it on last night so it would finish doing what ever it was doing, and when i went to start using it today it was off for some reason, then when i turned it on, it said it hadn't shut down correctly, well i know that i wasn't doing anything so i just pressed start windows normally, it went and started fine up until the part where it has the windows logo and the bar scrolling below it. I tried to start it up a few times, then i remembered hp had their diagnostics program pre-installed on the computer.

When i went to use that, it said that every thing but the hard drives had passed, the hard drive gets to 50-something then fails the test. I tried starting into safemode, and it starts showing you all of the drivers, then it gets stuck on one of them, it was show-something or another. I have looked around and haven't found this to be a big issue, and i had current av software installed on there. Everything was up to date, i am really trying to avoid taking the computer back to best buy because they will want to charge me money to say something is wrong with the hard drives, because i already know that. So is there anything i can do to get this problem fixed or am i just going to have to take it in?


Posted On: 2010-07-20 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Error When Starting Outlook 2007

When starting outlook 2007 a small "error" dialog box appears. Click "ok" box goes away and program loads.

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Posted On: 2009-11-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Msn & Bing Always There When Starting Ie8

Msn.com & bing always there when starting ie8 even tho i always reset it to hotmail! I have a compaq presario 2200 laptop with intel celeron m processor running wxp and ie8 with 1 gig ram. I have set the home page to hotmail and deleted or moved all the msn related favorites in the toolbar several times. No matter how many times i do this ie8 opens with msn.com as the home page with a 2nd tab open for bing - and all those @#%*ing favorites links have returned to the toolbar!What the heck is microsoft doing?  They're shoving microsoft related sites down my throat! How can i fix this - or must i resort to deleting ie8 and using firefox only? 

Posted On: 2010-08-16 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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I should mention, from the beginning, when i first installed win 7 (over vista, ) win 7 has been unable to perform the system restore function. Several times i have tried to restore the system back a day or two, but it has always failed to complete successfully. When this slow startup problem began, i ran the startup repair program; it asked if i would like to restore the system to an earlier time, but it also failed to complete. Startup repair says simply, it cannot
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Posted On: 2010-04-28 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Bios Boot Menu Goes To Starting Windows

I build a pc recently and bought windows 7 off of ebay. It was not opened and still had the plastic wrap around it. It came with a 64 bit and 32 bit home edition. When i installed win7 64 bit os on my pc, for some reason it installed as 32 bit. (I made absolutely sure that the cd read 64 bit and i reformatted 3 times to triple check {2 customs and 1 upgrade}). I talked to microsoft and they are trying to help me determine what the problem is.

My system is 64 bit compatible with:intel core i7-930 2. 8ghz lga 1366 130w quad-core desktop processor corsair dominator 6gb (3 x 2gb) 240-pin ddr3 sdram ddr3 1600 (pc3 12800) desktop memory xfx radeon hd 5770 (juniper xt) hd-577a-znfc video card gigabyte ga-x58a-ud3r atx intel motherboard me and the tech rep also ran windows 7 upgrade tool advisor to double check the my system was 64bit compatible, and the test showed that my system passed. So our next idea was to try the 32 bit disc to check if maybe the labels on the two discs were mixed up. When trying to boot the 32 bit disc, i hit f12 which takes me to the boot menu.

I select cdrom and when it asks for me to press a key to boot i do so. Once i pass this part it proceeds to "starting windows" and takes me to my login screen. I have tried using this disc on my laptop to see if maybe the disc was the problem but my laptop was able to start the setup. When trying to run the disc from my computer i receive the error:"the version of this file is not compatible with the version of windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher.


Posted On: 2010-07-13 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Wmp 12 Exits Fullscreen When Starting The Next Video

If i create a play list of videos, despite switching into full screen mode wmp switches back to windowed mode when starting the next video:video 1 (full screen) ends -> wmp switches to windowed mode -> video 2 starts (windowed). Is there an actual fix for this?

Posted On: 2010-03-09 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Error Message - There Was A Problem Starting Printui.dll

I can't add a printer, windows either does nothing or has an error message of "there was a problem starting printui.dll invalid access to memory location. " When i click on "add a printer" in the devices and printers window, nothing happens.

When i click on "add a printer" in the control panel > hardware and sound window, i get an error message saying: "there was a problem starting printui.dll invalid access to memory location. ".

I've only had windows & up and running for a couple weeks now. This is the first time i tried to install a printer. The printer i am trying to install is an hp laserjet 2100 with network print server card installed.

Here are the details of my pc:
Athlon 64 x2 4200+
Asus a8n-sli premium motherboard
4gb pc3200 ram
Two nvidia 7800 gtx cards
Windows 7 pro


Posted On: 2009-12-04 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Dvd Hangs After Loading Files And Starting Windows

Install of windows 7 h. P from dvd hangs after "loading files" and "starting windows"; just have mouse icon on black screen. I am trying to do a clean install of win7 home premium off of 32bit dvd.
Pc is 1gb ram athlon 1700xp zotac nvidia 6200 agp graphics card on a pcchips m810l mb with a 20gb primary hard drive 3gb secondary and lg dvdrom drive. My current operating system is win2k which is why i need to do a clean install from dvd as you cannot run setup from win2k.

First problem was "cannot boot from cd code 5" which i overcame by using "ultimateboot cd" which then allows win7 dvd to load. Now the problem is hang/stall. Win 7 sequence (all on black background) is "loading files" then "windows starting" with the 4 colours to make the flag then check of hard disk then nothing with large mouse icon in the middle of the screen. Cant move mouse and no keys work; left for an hour and no joy, just in case its slow.

I am running graphics through the vga adaptor and also have disabled floppy drive which i have seen as solutions to this elsewhere. Have unplugged all usb devices. Harddisk currently has win2k on it which i expect to reformat when i get that far. Do i need to format it primary disk so its empty first? Secondary disk has all my saved data on it to copy back later (also on flash drive; belt n braces.


Posted On: 2009-11-06 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Desktop Icons Flicker On Starting Ms Office Application

This is not a huge problem, it is just irritating, but i would like to know the answer to it if possible. I am running windows 7 home premium on a new pc and after running up my pc, the first time i start an ms office 2010 application the desktop icons flicker or turn white and then re-establish themselves in a second or two; working isn't affected and the shortcuts still work. This only happens the first time you start any one of the ms office 2010 applications; word; xl; powerpoint, or publisher.

Once any one of those applications has been run, for example word, it doesn't happen again when you start another ms office application, for example xl. This doesn't happen when i start any of my other installed software applications, only the ms office 2010 ones. I upgraded to 2010 from 2007 trial version which was pre-installed on the pc and don't recall it happening when i was running the earlier version, could it be something to do with having upgraded to 2010?


Posted On: 2010-07-26 . View Related Posts . . View 19 Replies .

Win 7 Failed To Startup - Freezes On Starting Point

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Posted On: 2010-08-07 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2012-05-14 . View Related Posts . . View 28 Replies .

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I have both openoffice.org and microsoft office 2007 installed on my windows 7 computer and i would like to use microsoft office as the default for all files it can open but it does not appear in the default programs list.

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Openoffice.org does appear, and when i click on it in the list and click choose defaults for this program many of the defaults are already set to the equivalent microsoft office application. But there are some associations (such as text files) that are not correctly associated, and possibly others that i don't know about. I'd like to click on microsoft word and then click set this program as default so that it will automatically open all the files it can.


Posted On: 2010-03-27 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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How to manually remove programs from the add or remove programs tool on windows 7? I installed a program and than did system restore and it never got installed back but its still on my pc allover the program files the shortcuts on the start menu and on the control panel programs. I tried fixing the install cause it wont let me uninstall so i tried fixing it to uninstall it again but it wont install it either. Is there a way i can force unistall or manually do it from the add or remove program tool?

Posted On: 2010-02-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .