Ok i have too many programs that open on startup i need one that will let me edit which ones do and dont!
Something that will give me a list of all the ones which currently do and then allow me to change them to either open or dont!
it gets really annoying when about 17 programs open up and you only want to use about 2 when it would be much easier if nothing opened and then you could open the two yourself
You could always go (on Windows, which I assume you're using since you have these problems) Start.. Run.. type in msconfig and press enter. Then press the Startup tab and uncheck programs you don't want to start when you log on to the computer.
There's probably a better way to do this, but I believe this works (if I understand your question correctly).
Alot of programs have an option to either enable or disable run on system startup, but in the event that they dont, you could try xptools as it has something in it disabling startup programs or you could try what nilsmo said.
thanks for the reply the "msconfig" is exactly what i wanted
The anti-spyware program 'spybot search and destroy' includes in it's expert options a complete list of all things that start up when the system starts up, with options to disable any of them. Be careful with that, though. It picks up things that are essential for the system to work as well.
Do it manually its safe also you know what you do.
make a list of things the pc uses and check what they are mayby you will throw your sound driver out of it, wich will make it useless.
If you want you can also use Autoruns by Sysinternals or Anvir Task Manager Free. Anvir task manager allows you to even set some items to launch 1 min after you login. This is very helpfull as it means you dont have to wait for your system to become responsive after logging in.
You can also use a free program, actually there are two of them. ncleaner and ccleaner. I recommend them both highly.
This is bit risky if you make mistakes, but I like it as it is the most powerful method. You can not only stop them from automatically starting but also remove those entries from Startup tab of msconfig.
1. Open registry editor (type regedit on Start>>Run)
2. On left panel browse upto computer\hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows\current version\run
3. Choose the programs you want to stop auto starting from the right panel
4. delete that entry (press DEL key on keyboard)
5. Good work! Now check on msconfig, there are no entries for those programs.