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,