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Need some help with disabling windows services

Discussion in 'General Software' started by KBD, May 28, 2008.

  1. KBD New Member

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    So i disabled some stupid services (print spooler, fast user switching, etc) in my Win Xp Pro. I did it by accesing msconfig and unchecking the stuff i don't want and applying and then i had to restart. After i get back into XP i get a pop up saying that Windows is in diagnostic & repair mode because i messed with msconfig. well, i don't think i want in that mode so i went to see if the services i disabled were stopped, they were, and in the general category i selected normal startup as opposed to Selective startup that XP defaulted to. After i rebooted all the services i disable are running again, so what am i doing wrong? :confused:
     
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    Disabling the print spooler and fast user switching wouldn't make your machine do that. What else did you disable? The best way to disable services is Right click My Computer->Manage->Services. Right click on the service you want to disable and do it.:)
     
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    You know what, i think you are right. I didn't disable anyrhing critical. However, i do get occasional BSODs upon boot (a problem that i never could solve, i get a BSOD that says that my BIOS is not ACPI compliant) and it happened right after i disabled the services so that's why i got Diagnostic mode.

    I'll try to do it throufg services in Admin Tools like u sed.
     
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    Hmmm use Run> Services.msc then disable services you don't need... There was a guide around here with optimizations for XP with some services that are ok to be turned off...
     
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    Thnx, i'm already using that guide.

    Now i have a new problem, i used Services.msc to disable services i don't want (most of the services recomended to be disabled in that guide), i checked msconfig to make sure they have stopped and they have. However, after i reboot the machine some of them are running again according to msconfig. What am i doing wrong?

     

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