Re: running programs and startup programs?!?!
you mean when your computer boots up? first thing is, go to the programs themselves and uncheck any option that says "run this program when windows starts" or anything to that effect, then go to your start menu and under programs look for the "startup" menu and delete anything out of there that you don't want to run. Then reboot and see what happens, if that doesn't take care of everything, go to start>run> and type "msconfig" and click the "startup" tab and uncheck the things you don't want to start up.
hope this helps
When all else fails...Ham Radio!
I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'