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Windows startup file...

 3:10 pm on May 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

I recently uninstalled a MySQL for windows program and when I start the computer it does the searching dialog box thing. I can't for the life of me remember which .ini file will have the string I need to remove. Can anybody name it?



 4:08 pm on May 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

What version of windows, plus there is more than one place it can be called from.
Check your startup folder (start menu..programs..startup) if you are on 98/me/2000 you can just right click and select delete.
It may be in your registry in which case you will have to poke around a little ( [tarbard.co.uk...] may help)


 4:11 pm on May 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

Sorry you said ini file didnt you :) .. goto start..run and run sysedit - hey presto all the ini files will be there.


 4:17 pm on May 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thanks perly...got it.


 12:31 am on May 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

Since we are on the subject of Windows startup. Does anyone know how to clean out old lines from the Startup tab in the MSCONFIG panel?

I know Win ME has a little clean button below the list(finally MS used some of their last brain cells) but I cannot find a way to clean it out in Win 98.

The files that are "checked" on the list show up in the Registry under the Run Services section but I cannot find out the list as a whole. Does it exist somewhere or will I have to just check them all and then go delete them from the registry? I would try it but I don't want to make things worse.

What happened was I went in there before to uncheck some startup software and then when I uninstalled them I forgot to re-check them so that they would be deleted. Now I have a list of 10 programs that do not exist plus a few duplicates as well.


 1:21 am on May 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

I'm not sure if this will help but I've always run a "scanreg/fix" from the c prompt in dos to clean up the registry.


 1:25 am on May 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

I'm no longer on 98, but I'm pretty sure TweakUI can do it without going around your registry deleting keys (always gave me the creeps)...


 6:48 pm on Jun 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

If anyone doesn't know what tweakui is, it's a tool that adds a lot of miscellaneous features to Windows. Very, very useful. Written by programmers at Microsoft on their own time, and distributed on the Microsoft web site. Available from here: [microsoft.com...]

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