Cant stop certain programs opening on startup

Lenovo / 0769b5g
November 14, 2010 at 05:24:07
Specs: Windows 7, 1.5 GHz / 2550 MB
I have Windows 7. When I log on to my computer, certain programs open in the main window (not the taskbar). These programs include: media player, media center, windows dvd maker, windows gadgets, XPS viewer.

So I turn on the computer, log on, and suddenly all of these programs load up without me doing anything. I noticed that they all had one thing in common. I have put them all in the same folder in the start menu.

I'm not sure of the cause, although I had reorganised the start menu, cleaned the registry and defragmented the hard drive prior to this problem (reverting to a backup file did not solve the issue).

Any suggestions for solving this problem would by much appreciated.

Cheers,
James


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#1
November 14, 2010 at 06:56:34
Which folder in the start menu have you put them into?

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#2
November 14, 2010 at 07:22:16
You evidently have those programs in the Start up folder. That means they are set to start when Windows starts. Remove them if you don't want them to run at start up.

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#3
November 14, 2010 at 07:25:53
open ""msconfig"" in run, go to startup and uncheck the programs you dont want starting, that should clear the problem all in one go.

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#4
November 14, 2010 at 20:14:27
you can run a free utility that works much better than msconfig.
Winpatrol:
http://www.winpatrol.com/download.html

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#5
November 14, 2010 at 20:29:53
seems to me that although win patrol gives you a bit of extra info it only uses msconfig to switch of programs..why is it better?
as for any programs that are not in msconfig and are delayed startups, you can go to services, open the particular program and set to manual from auto/delayed..no third party apps needed..

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#6
November 14, 2010 at 20:39:11
you also have the option of seeing the secret startup locations.
You can lock your file types and it also updates your host file.

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