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Posted By : Nyree of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 22, 2004

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How do I eliminate unwanted running applications? When I hit Ctrl-Alt-Del the computer list a lot of different applications that are running and I only want those that are necessary to run my windows 98 so I can do system maintenance without the computer restarting.. Your help would be greatly appreciated.


This question was answered on April 22, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Ok you can try this:

You can perform Clean Boot to make sure there are only basic processes running and nothing else.

1 Click "Start" -> "Run" and type "msconfig", press Enter;

2 Under "General" tab choose "Selective startup" and unselect all the checkboxes;

3 Reboot and check if that is what you wanted.

Also, if you are not able to access internet after performing Clean Boot, go to Start > Run and under General select Normal Startup.

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Posted by Nyree of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 22, 2004

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