Tom Herman , Feb 09, 2005; 01:51 p.m.
Various means. One common way to temporarily disable programs that run in the background, is this (assuming Windpws XP, Win2000 is similar if not identical):
Launch the system utility MSCONFIG.exe. You can do so by clicking "Start" - "Run" , type in MSCONFIG.EXE, click "OK".
On the resulting dialog box, go to the "START" tab. This is a partial list of programs loading upon reboot of the PC.
Uncheck the box for "Adobe Gamma Loader".
Re-boot. PC will start up *without* AdobeGamma. There should also be an alert that some of your startup programs are disabled.
Windows has many sneaky ways to launch programs in background, with or without your knwoledge. Fortunately, AdobeGammaLoader is "out in the open", realtively speaking.