|For the most part, programs that start, and run in the background, when you start Windows, are the programs listed on the Startup tab in msconfig.|
You can do Start, then RUN, then type
Then uncheck items in the Startup tab.
Programs can run from three places at startup:
1.The Startup groups
(Startup folders or msconfig Startup tab)
2.The "run=" and "load="
lines in the Win.ini file.
3.The Run and RunOnce lines in the registry
(Lots of those)
A Definition of the Run Keys in the Windows XP Registry