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I would like to know why I can't uncheck programs from the Windows start program list when I go to MSCONFIG. It says I don't have the Administrator rights to do it (I'm the only administrator). I have to do it in Safe mode instead. It works then but the same error message appears. It used to work fine before. Do you know how to fixe that ?

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No, nothing seems to have changed there. There has to be something easier.
Now, I can change settings but I still get the same error message.

I'm not questionning your method of solving this problem but it seems to complicated and long to create a new user account and transfer files. There must have been an error of some sort in an installation or uninstallation process of some programs.

There has to be another simpler way to fixe this. Maybe a key in the registry, I don't know. If there is nothing else I can do, I will keep it that way. We don't play that very often.
My system is super clean I can assure you.

I'll try to explain the problem a little more.

When I type msconfig, everything works fine. Never said there was something wrong with msconfig.

In the window that opens from msconfig, there is a tab that tells you wich programs or applications will start when Windows starts.

There, I can click an item to either activate an application or deactivate it so it won't start when Windows opens.

After, when I click ok, I get an error message that I don't have the administrator rights to do so. Never had this problem before. In safe mode, I will still get the message but at least, everything works.
It's possible that some type of malware has done some damage to it in the past, who knows. My system is clean now though.

I suspect also the restore feature in Windows XP. It's far from being perfect. 100 times better than my old Windows Me but still...

Then again, could be a lot of things...
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