Windows 2000 How do I change the Automatic/Manual/Disable function?

Go to: Start --> Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Services

 Select, from the long list, which service you would like.

 Using the drop down menu, automatic/manual/disable that function. When in doubt, use "Manual."

After finishing, reboot to see the effects of your tweaking.

Note: Do not use msconfig to stop services. It basically "disables" a service. Use the above procedure and set to "manual" instead for testing purposes.
If you like, you can also do: Start --> Run --> type in services.msc --> select OK.