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Programmes startup by themselves


FPCH New Member
Aug 23, 2007
Toshiba Qosmio F20 laptop

MS Outlook 2003 and/or Windows Media Player 10 startup all by themselves. This is happens when the machine is left idle for a while. The programmes kick in after about 5 - 10 minutes.

After closing the progs down, they will restart after a similar period. On closing them down a couple of times, they seem not to restart again. BUT with similar periods, the machine 'beeps' as if trying to do somthing but can't.

I have Norton Security and scanned - no problems reported.
I have checked every process in Task Manager with online process websites. Again nothing untoward found.
Likewise I have checked each entry in ...windows\current version\run and all seem to be kosher!

For the time being, I have switched off the WiFi and do not let the laptop onto internet incase something is 'robbing' data from Outlook or the machine.

Any clues on how to stop these 2 progs from randomly starting up? Thanks


FPCH Member
Jun 29, 2007
PC Experience
Operating System
start>run type in "msconfig" no qoutes....on the startup tab list everything that is ticked and post it back....
download hijack this scan and save the notepad doc....paste it to us here.