Windows Xp How do I change the Automatic/Manual/Disabled function?!?

Changing a Service from the "Default" to "Something else."

Start --> Control Panel -->

Performance and Maintenance -->

Administrator Tools -->

Services -->

Select "Any Service" -->
(Double Click) 

Select "Automatic, Manual or Disabled."


After configuring all services, reboot to see the effects of your tweaking.

Note: Do not use msconfig to stop services. It basically is "disabling" 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.