Solved I have a new laptop for work and have the old Toshiba

June 18, 2015 at 03:46:09
Specs: Windows XP
Portege M800 at home. As it was part of a network in a company it has networking stuff in the autoexec.bat file I suspect.
How can I remove these network related files so I can revert to using the laptop without the long delays in startup.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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June 18, 2015 at 04:32:02
This is what I use as a first step in the clean up process.

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June 19, 2015 at 11:36:33
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autoexec.bat was an old DOS configuration file. It may exist on Operating Systems prior to and including NT, but it's not used in Windows XP and new Operating Systems. If present, it would actually be autoexec.nt and is not used when the OS boots. Just when the MSDos environment is started.

Is your issue just that the system is running slow? Start by looking at the Add/Remove Programs and see what's listed there.

Also, run msconfig from the Start Run menu, and look at the Startup Tab. That will show you the executables that are running when XP boots.

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June 21, 2015 at 00:02:54
Thanks for your help. This is what I wanted to know. You have now set me in the right direction.

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