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  1. #1


    Robin Guest

    startup programs

    The programs in my startup folder stopped loading when I reboot, I have to
    start them manually. Zonealarm seems to be running but there's no icon in
    the system tray.

    Thank you,
    Robin


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  2. #2


    MICHAEL Guest

    Re: startup programs

    "Robin" <greetings@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:#0PVj0#VIHA.4808@xxxxxx

    > The programs in my startup folder stopped loading when I reboot, I have to start them
    > manually. Zonealarm seems to be running but there's no icon in the system tray.
    >
    > Thank you,
    > Robin
    Have you used Task Manager to make sure the startup
    programs aren't actually running. I bet they are still loading
    but their icons are not being displayed in the notification area.

    Normally this can happen if Windows Explorer crashes
    and restarts itself. However, that doesn't seem to be
    your problem. Have you checked to see what icons
    are "Hidden" and what's set to "Always Hide"?

    This can be a perplexing issue. I've had this happen twice.
    Never on Vista, though.
    There are different procedures that might fix this.

    This fix seems to help some;
    http://samuelgordonstewart.com/2007/...-windows-vista

    Or, try this;
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/
    Clean Up Past Notification Icons in Windows Vista

    When this happened to me using WinXP, I was
    booting straight to the desktop without a password. (AutoLogin)
    I gave my account a password, and the problem
    went away.

    I've seen a lot XP users state that putting the Services
    SSDP and UPnP on Manual fixed it.

    When you start your computer do you have
    logon screen? Or, do go straight to your desktop?
    Do you have to use a password to get to your desktop?

    Do some reading here for more info;
    http://winhlp.com/node/16

    You could try using System Restore.


    -Michael


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    MICHAEL Guest

    Re: startup programs

    "Robin" <greetings@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:#0PVj0#VIHA.4808@xxxxxx

    > The programs in my startup folder stopped loading when I reboot, I have to
    > start them manually. Zonealarm seems to be running but there's no icon in
    > the system tray.
    >
    > Thank you,
    > Robin
    Robin,

    In case I sent you in the wrong direction;
    Copy/paste "msconfig" into Start Menu's
    Search Bar. Right-click the result at the
    top, and click "Run as Administrator".

    Go to the "Startup" tab and see what programs
    are checked.


    -Michael

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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