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I recently reformated my PC, and went to download the latest version from their website.

The problem is, I found that you basically have to let it start with the OS, and I don't want that. There is no longer the Autostart option to turn it off, and if I force it to not start at boot in msconfig, when I run the program again it enables the Autostart in msconfig by itself.

So what else is out there? I've tried Virtual CloneDrive but it crashed with an error, so I can't try that either...
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post #2 of 13
Try this first, fantastic program for program startup control..

http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

If you still don´t have any luck you can use something like MagicISO

http://www.magiciso.com/tutorials/miso-magicdisc-overview.htm
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Edited by makesithappen - 8/3/11 at 10:19am
 
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post #4 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by KaiZ51;14448794 
I recently reformated my PC, and went to download the latest version from their website.

The problem is, I found that you basically have to let it start with the OS, and I don't want that. There is no longer the Autostart option to turn it off, and if I force it to not start at boot in msconfig, when I run the program again it enables the Autostart in msconfig by itself.

So what else is out there? I've tried Virtual CloneDrive but it crashed with an error, so I can't try that either...

That's strange never had one problem with it.
 
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post #5 of 13
this is an excellent alternative

http://wincdemu.sysprogs.org/
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Whats so bad about it starting with the OS its not like it uses alot of resources, in task manager its showing 2,604k in memory, thats nothing.
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post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr soft;14449377 
Try this first, fantastic program for program startup control..

http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

If you still don´t have any luck you can use something like MagicISO

http://www.magiciso.com/tutorials/miso-magicdisc-overview.htm

Sorry, didn't try it because it seemed a bit too bloated for my tastes but thanks anyway.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyclonicks;14449465 
this is an excellent alternative

http://wincdemu.sysprogs.org/

Thanks, that worked wonderfully, seems much better/simpler/less bloated than Daemon Tools or anything I've tried before. smile.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dillmiester;14449616 
Whats so bad about it starting with the OS its not like it uses alot of resources, in task manager its showing 2,604k in memory, thats nothing.

I don't care, I hate having unnecessary software running in the background/installed. Even if it doesn't affect my PC's perfomance, or does but very little.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by KaiZ51;14455458 
...I hate having unnecessary software running in the background/installed. Even if it doesn't affect my PC's perfomance, or does but very little.

Me too. You should give the excellent Autoruns a try to *really* cleanup the apps/services that run at startup. It's yet another awesome offering by Mark Russinovich.
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Alcohol 120 used to be pretty good in the day, don't know if its free now.
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post #10 of 13
I use Virtual Clone Drive. It's great, and completely free.
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