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Posted: 7/20/2002 5:15:05 AM EDT
I can't recall what command/file I need to run in Windows to open up my Startup programs - I used to be able to Click on Run in the Start menu, then type in a name, and it would pull up all the programs that are supposed to start up automatically each time I reboot. From there I could click on or off certain programs. I have been trying to delete a program (an OCR program that came with a scanner that I can't get to work for some stupid reason) and there are a couple of files that won't delete. When I reboot the computer it gives me an error message because it is trying to locate the ocr .exe file to start up that program, which I don't want on there anymore. There is no Uninstall for that OCR software, but it won't let me delete all the files. SO I think if I can get Windows to stop trying to open it on startup, it should stop being a problem. Anyone know how I can solve this problem?
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 5:16:23 AM EDT
regedit
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 5:21:23 AM EDT
Have you tried turning the application off in the MSCONFIG.EXE file? This application allows you to select which applications will actually startup when Windows boots. This assumes you're using Win98? Anyway, you open this app and flip to the STATUP tab and select/deselect the items that are already queued for startup.
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 6:25:21 AM EDT
msconfig is the best way. If your operating system doesn't support it IE win2000, there are programs you can download to do the same thing as msconfig did. I wouldn't use regedit unless you knew exactly what you were doing. You can really harf up your system with that command.
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 7:52:33 AM EDT
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSCONFIG.EXE
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 12:21:37 PM EDT
Thanks, guys - msconfig did it. I wish I could figure out why this scanner won't work, though. It is a Umax 2000U - USB. I followed all instructions, but it won't scan. It seems to recognize the scanner, but won't test properly. I tried all the suggestions in the Troubleshooting, but no luck. I wonder if it won't work with XP Professional? It is about 3 years old, though in new shape. Went to the website of Umax, but no help there. I'm about ready to let one of you guys have it to see if you can get it to work. If you can, keep it and pay me $20 plus shipping. Any takers?
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 1:20:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 1:22:27 PM EDT
click start/run then type msconfig.exe, click ok
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 1:45:02 PM EDT
Windows XP Professional
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 7:44:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2002 7:50:08 PM EDT by Raptor22]
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 8:07:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2002 8:08:59 PM EDT by DefMan]
I came across this: "UMAX 2000u Scanner 3.55 This works fine now, but was a bear to install. It took a few tries and a few combinations. Install 3.53, reboot. Install 3.55 update. Go to Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > System. Open the driver manager. Find the scanner. Choose the one that has the MS driver installed. In properties tell it to use the Umax Driver. Close and reboot. Good luck." from [url]http://www.myshipmates.net/xpsc/guestbook.asp?action=search_results[/url] Or: [url]http://www.scanner-drivers.com/companies/1096.htm[/url] I would look here first though: [url]http://www.driverscollection.com/main.php?file_id=1850[/url]
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 10:30:09 AM EDT
Good free program out there called Start Up Cop. Check ZDNET and CNET. Very useful.
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