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Using Msconfig to alter what runs at startup
*Applies to: Windows 98, 2000 and XP*

With the introduction of Windows 98 there were about 10 new debugging and troubleshooting utilities introduced. The Msconfig application allows you to manage TSR and various services that start running at the start up of the computer.  This is a way to shut off things that might be found in the Config.sys, Autoexec.bat, System.ini, Win.ini or registry (Run, RunOnce and RunServices).  These are items that you might find in your system tray that drain valuable resources.  With this tip comes a create responsibility, this tip is posted with the intent to educate people and not give permissions to disrupt system policies that your company may be using.  Check with your System Admin before making any changes on your own.

Step 1 -  Click on the Start button located in the taskbar area.

Step 2 -  Select the Run... option.  When the dialog box pops up type in msconfig and click the OK button.


Terminology
TSR
- Terminate-and-Stay Resident. Is a program that runs in the background and is normally transparent to the end user. Some of these programs can be accessed in the System Tray in the taskbar area.