Disable items in Startup in Windows XP

Issue

What utility in Windows XP can disable items in Startup?

Product Line

Other

Environment

Windows XP

Cause

Items that run on startup can sometimes make the boot up process for a PC very slow. Depending on which applications have been added to start automatically on startup, it can also cause problems if things load in the incorrect order.

Resolution

  1. Click the Start button in Windows XP
  2. Select Run
  3. Type msconfig and click OK.