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September 18, 2009 at 09:06:51
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 3 GHz / 1919 MB
How do I keep WLM from starting whenever I boot?

William Lockie


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#1
September 18, 2009 at 09:13:42
Just create a shortcut to the msnmsgr.exe file, and drag & drop that shortcut into the Start/Documents and Settings/Programs/All Users/Start Menu/Programs/Startup folder, then reboot your computer.

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#2
September 18, 2009 at 10:52:26
You told me how to make it start each time I booted. I wan't to now how to stop it.

William Lockie


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#3
September 18, 2009 at 11:06:00
oops

go to start > run > write msconfig > go to startup tab and uncheck msnmsgr.exe > click apply and restart

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#4
September 20, 2009 at 14:33:12
After I followed your advice about msconfig I did not have any problem for several booyups. However, this morning WLM tried to start up along with "Photo Gallery" . Msconfig as well as a"Cupertino Start Up program do NOT have WLM marked for startup. Screen shot included.
Also why do I gert the error about being the administrator when I am the only one on this computer and I have such privileges and log on as such?
Now I find that I don't know how to attach a screen shot.

William Lockie


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#5
September 21, 2009 at 05:14:59
msconfig now has one marked WLM and one unmarked

note that if you start any component of WLM ( mail, photo gallery , then WLM will be set for startup too

and...tell me more about the error

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#6
September 21, 2009 at 09:32:26
I don't know what you mean by:
"msconfig now has one marked WLM and one unmarked"

How do I send you a screen shot. I made one but don't know how to attach to a reply.

No error messages. Just WLM and Photo gallery trying to load using the Windows installer. Just goes on and on. Only way to stop it is to use the Task Manager. I have the current installer.

William Lockie


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#7
September 21, 2009 at 11:01:09
I don't know what you mean by:
"msconfig now has one marked WLM and one unmarked"

i mean that in msconfig is one msnmsgr item that is not marked, and there is one that is marked for startup

UNINSTALL WLM

go here and re-install it

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#8
September 21, 2009 at 13:08:19
Double entries often arrive when you use msconfig to monkey around with things - it is only really for diagnostics.

If you want to retain MSM but disable it, then first ensure both msconfig options are ticked (which hopefully should revert to only one entry on bootup).

After reboot type services.msc in the Run box and disable the Windows Messenger service (which is the proper way to disable it). Now try rebooting.

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#9
September 21, 2009 at 13:37:34
There is no services.msn on my computer.
I also get the error msg that I must be an administrator to edit the msconfig. I am

William Lockie


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#10
September 21, 2009 at 13:41:14
Ooops, sorry, I meant services.msc (I had MSN on the brain LOL).

Seems odd that you could get to msconfig before but not now - no idea.

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#11
September 21, 2009 at 13:51:01
There is not a Windows Messenger listed at all.
Still need advice on the Administrator thing.

William Lockie


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#12
September 21, 2009 at 14:01:43
It's claimed to be there as "Windows Messenger" but it's not on my XP Home either.

Seems you will have to uninstall it, as already suggested by imperator, and maybe a re-install will cure your issue. See here:
http://help.uk.msn.com/livemessenge...

I'm unsure about the msconfig problem. Am I right to say that it was OK a few posts back and it has now suddenly blocked you?

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#13
September 21, 2009 at 15:14:04
I will do as you suggested.
Regarding the Msconfig problem. I have had this problem for some time. Didn't bother me too much, but now it does. I am logged in as the administrator but I sometimes get this error about not having administrator rights or priviledges. Now I cvan't get any spelling recommendation although the spell checker identifies bad spelling. Works fine in other programs.

William Lockie


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#14
September 21, 2009 at 15:22:00
Viruses can sometimes block stuff but I don't get the feeling this is your issue as you would have had other symptoms. I really don't know the answer to the msconfig issue situation, so let's hope someone else comes up with some ideas.

If you uninstall WLM there is a fair chance that the both the msconfig entries will then go.

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#15
September 22, 2009 at 06:15:01
i use Advanced System Care to disable start up items for good

go to www.iobit.com, download it, install it

when you open it, click on utilties button > go to Admin tools tab > open Startup Manager

click on the unwanted items and delete them by using "Delete Item" option on the left

if the problem persists, reinstall WLM

you can use Advanced System Care to fix other problems, like registry problems

try this out...

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#16
September 22, 2009 at 07:58:10
Here is what I finally did. Got this info from a Google search of"Photo Gallery" keeps trying to load.
When the Windows Installer is trying to load "photo Gallery" it asks for a disk. Doesn't say what disk. I put in my HP printer disk and pressed OK. It went thru whatever. Then I rebooted and WLM or photo Gallery did not try to load. Rebooted several times and it seems to be fixed. Who knows if it will ever come back to haunt me. I then reinstalled WLM only and everything seems to be Ok for now.
Thanks to everybody for jumping in here and suggesting fixes. I'll look at Advanced System care too.
Bill

William Lockie


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#17
September 22, 2009 at 16:12:00
Glad to hear you sorted it out and thanks for taking the trouble to pop back and let us know how you fixed it.

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