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3:10 pm on May 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Thanks perly...got it.
12:31 am on May 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

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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)

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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)

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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)...
hth

Xoc

6:48 pm on Jun 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

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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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