Control Windows XP Startup with MSConfig

Windows XP is an updated Windows 2000. It is in the family line of Windows NT.
But XP also includes elements from the Win9x, ME family line. Msconfig, the System Configuration
is one of the most important of these tools. Start -> Run -> msconfig to access. For background, see
Where do things load
from? How to you stop them?
. Want to view and or control the programs and
elements of XP’s startup process, study the information delivered by msconfig which is a menu of locations that control startup
loading of programs. :

  • General tab : select from

    • Normal startup : load all device drivers and services
    • Diagnostic startup : load basic devices and services only
    • Selective startup : role your own
    • Launch System Restore : create a restore point or restore back to a restore

  • System.ini tab
  • Win.ini tab
  • Boot.ini tab
  • Services tab : another method to disable services
  • Startup tab : which programs are automatically loaded
    disable / enable
    all or selectively

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