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Re: Windows media player

  • Subject: Re: Windows media player
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 07:18:07 +0000
  • Newsgroups: uk.comp.misc
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Martin Dawson wrote:

>> Do a Google for Mike Lin's 'Startup.exe', brilliant app that he wrote
>> when he was 9 years old (well young anyway), shows you exactly what is
>> set to start with the OS and lets you disable individual apps.
> I think this is a dialer because when the media player is left on at
> startup you can hear the modem trying to connect up.
> The problem is what am i looking for? and where is it?

That's even more odd. It sounds like there's a bunch of processes going on
'behind your back'. You should worry about: 1) What placed the processes
there in the first place, and only then; 2) How to remove them. Whatever
gets them invoked could insist on returning them upon deletion.

I used to be using one or two startup programs under Window$ 95. Try that
one from Mike Lin. What I also suggest is that you go to the registry
editor. I don't know if 'regedit' is still a valid command under XP.

Once I get there, I run a search for a program that I know for a fact exists
in my startup list (for example, hotsync.exe). This leads me to the startup
section where I can erase the unwanted entries. In your case, this would be
Media Player, or dial-up...

Hope it helps,


Roy Schestowitz

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