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'Windows has blocked some startup programs' Problem

  1. #1


    Michelle Guest

    'Windows has blocked some startup programs' Problem

    I have stopped a program from loading at startup. No problem there. However
    I keep getting a little pop-up window from the 'sys-tray' telling me that
    'Windows has blocked some startup programs'. It doesn't only happen at
    startup but seems to pop up randomly throughout my day. Sometimes it comes
    up every five minutes. I have tried to acknowledge it by clicking the box,
    but clicking the close button and by ignoring it, but nothing seems to stop
    the irritating thing from reappearing a few minutes later.

    Can I stop it?

    How?

    Very grateful for any help with this - I'm tearing my hair out.


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  2. #2


    MyronH Guest

    RE: 'Windows has blocked some startup programs' Problem

    Are there programs showing when you click the sys tray icon for the blocked
    programs. If there are, then you need to choose to run or block those
    programs. If you are blocking them, you will next want to delete these
    programs from your start up sequence. This will stop the notification from
    coming up at all. If you want those programs run, then you chose run. Of
    course if you want these programs to run, then they will always come through
    with this same notification on every restart until the program is updated.
    You might want to check with the originator of the program to see if they
    have any updates or patches that will run them automatically instead of
    blocking them on start up.

    As an alternative, there is way, in the control panel, to turn off the
    system notifications. I can't recall how that is done though, but there are
    instructions in Vista General Discussion that you should be able to find with
    a key word search.
    --
    Myron


    "Michelle" wrote:

    > I have stopped a program from loading at startup. No problem there. However
    > I keep getting a little pop-up window from the 'sys-tray' telling me that
    > 'Windows has blocked some startup programs'. It doesn't only happen at
    > startup but seems to pop up randomly throughout my day. Sometimes it comes
    > up every five minutes. I have tried to acknowledge it by clicking the box,
    > but clicking the close button and by ignoring it, but nothing seems to stop
    > the irritating thing from reappearing a few minutes later.
    >
    > Can I stop it?
    >
    > How?
    >
    > Very grateful for any help with this - I'm tearing my hair out.
    >
    >

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  3. #3


    IkidUnot Guest

    RE: 'Windows has blocked some startup programs' Problem

    Speaking of which, does Vista still support the "run-" registry entry? This
    was a handy place to move startup program entries in windows (before vista)
    in case you might want them back. And this was the place that MSConfig would
    place entries when you'd use it to stop a startup program.
    --
    -me.
    Let this forum know if this helps or if you figure out the problem, so
    others can benefit. As far as I know the "notify me of replies"
    does not work, so do not count on this feature.



    "MyronH" wrote:

    > Are there programs showing when you click the sys tray icon for the blocked
    > programs. If there are, then you need to choose to run or block those
    > programs. If you are blocking them, you will next want to delete these
    > programs from your start up sequence. This will stop the notification from
    > coming up at all. If you want those programs run, then you chose run. Of
    > course if you want these programs to run, then they will always come through
    > with this same notification on every restart until the program is updated.
    > You might want to check with the originator of the program to see if they
    > have any updates or patches that will run them automatically instead of
    > blocking them on start up.
    >
    > As an alternative, there is way, in the control panel, to turn off the
    > system notifications. I can't recall how that is done though, but there are
    > instructions in Vista General Discussion that you should be able to find with
    > a key word search.
    > --
    > Myron
    >
    >
    > "Michelle" wrote:
    >

    > > I have stopped a program from loading at startup. No problem there. However
    > > I keep getting a little pop-up window from the 'sys-tray' telling me that
    > > 'Windows has blocked some startup programs'. It doesn't only happen at
    > > startup but seems to pop up randomly throughout my day. Sometimes it comes
    > > up every five minutes. I have tried to acknowledge it by clicking the box,
    > > but clicking the close button and by ignoring it, but nothing seems to stop
    > > the irritating thing from reappearing a few minutes later.
    > >
    > > Can I stop it?
    > >
    > > How?
    > >
    > > Very grateful for any help with this - I'm tearing my hair out.
    > >
    > >

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    Re: 'Windows has blocked some startup programs' Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle View Post
    I have stopped a program from loading at startup. No problem there. However
    I keep getting a little pop-up window from the 'sys-tray' telling me that
    'Windows has blocked some startup programs'. It doesn't only happen at
    startup but seems to pop up randomly throughout my day. Sometimes it comes
    up every five minutes. I have tried to acknowledge it by clicking the box,
    but clicking the close button and by ignoring it, but nothing seems to stop
    the irritating thing from reappearing a few minutes later.

    Can I stop it?

    How?

    Very grateful for any help with this - I'm tearing my hair out.
    Hi Michelle,

    Method Two steps 9 to 12 in this tutorial will show you how to get rid of that message pop-up for good.

    Startup Programs - Enable or Disable

    Shawn

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