Finding how to disable StartUp apps not in the Startup Group..

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  1. Jay H

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    I've installed the AC97 sound drivers for the on-board sound chip on my EPoX 8kha+ (my old sound card was an ISA card which is no longer supported) and with it it seems to run this sound program called 'SoundMan' and for the life of me I can't find out how to disable it. I know the executable, but would rather not just move it or rename it. I can't find any options or preferences that disable it though, can anybody recommend to me places to look for?

    This is in windows 2000...

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  2. Rob Gillespie

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    Right-click My Computer >> Manage >> Services & Applications >> Services.

    You'll see a whole load of stuff that W2K runs (or doesn't run). There's a good chance you'll see what you're looking for in there.
     
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    Hmm, nope, don't see it in there. It's weird, I might do an internet search on it, I bet I'm probably not the only one...

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    Do a search in RegEdit for the name of the program. It has to be in there somewhere.
     
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    OK, I found one and a bunch that I have no idea how it found, but it's basically:

    Name.........Type.......Data

    SoundMan.....REG_SZ.....SOUNDMAN.EXE

    That's the value, should I perhaps delete that key? I'll of course, back up the registry files.. I found a section for Avance Logic (company that writes it)but nothing in there that means anything.. I checked Avances website but it seems to be no help.. Can't find anyting in Epox's knowledgebase either..

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    Don't delete anything yet. The location in the registry to look is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurr entversionrun

    Any other locations you shouldn't have to futz with.

    Another possability, I don't recall if this is in W2k or not, do a start>run and type in msconfig, then hit enter. If it's present in 2k it'll have a startup tab where the app should show up.

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    Msconfig doesn't exist in W2K. They bought it back in XP though.

    Apparently the program will work if you copy it into W2K but I've not tried it myself.
     
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    Yup, I went ahead and deleted it last night so this morning, I checked and it's no longer running... Yippee!!! I also deleted some other keys in there from Gator... When I downloaded Snood, that stupid installer automatically installed Gator and their uninstall program doesn't get rid of the registry stuff so I happen to come across it and deleted those too. But anyway, my problem is done!

    I checked that location Thom, but of course I didn't read your your reply til just now so I'm not sure where that was.. But it doesn't seem that the "FIND" command in regedit will tell you where it found it...

    Anyway, it's all good again... However, anybody know what that NEROCHECK.EXE is? I found that in the Registry in the diretory too.. Obviously, this has something to do with Nero 5.5 I have installed but kind of curious what that thing does and why it's there...

    Jay
     
  9. Kimmo Jaskari

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    If you look, you'll find tons of "startup managers" out there that check all the possible startup locations and give you the choice to disable stuff.
    Don't have any specific recommendations but check out this Google Search for instance.
    http://www.google.com/search?q=startup+manager+windows
     

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