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I've had the same install of Windows XP since 2007, and its built up quite a bit of cruft over time. Its mostly not a problem, other than very slow post boot initialisation, and a whole load of errors related to services which belong to things I removed - colinux driver and cdenable (from basalisk I think) - have been turning up on event viewer.

They do not however turn up in Windows services, msconfig or autoruns.

Where do I find these services? And how do I disable or remove them?

one example would be

The CoLinuxDriver service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the path specified.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

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What kind of messages do you see in the event viewer ? can you provide an error message from there? –  Asher Nov 25 '11 at 14:34

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Look for them in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\CoLinuxDriver would be my guess)

You will not find it under the Services (services.msc) since it is a driver.

Try looking for them in Sysinternals AutoRuns under the "Drivers" tab

I suggest that you run CCLeaner it might be able to cleat this stuff out.

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they were in the registry. –  Journeyman Geek Nov 25 '11 at 14:58

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