Disable Start Up Programs
Examples provided for Windows XP users.
Click the Start button, select Run..., type in msconfig
and press OK
This takes you to the System Configuration Utility. Select
the Startup tab, now un-check unnecessary startup programs, select apply and
You now have to reboot your PC.
You will get a message saying that your startup
programs have changed. Check the box to prevent from
If you are unsure about a specific program you can look
it up at