Every time I start up XP, my Norton Anti-Virus goes into scan mode, severely slowing down the computer. I can'tseem to stop it. How do I stop it from doing this (there is nothing in the menus available in Norton to help)
Sometimes (about 3 in 20 times) my OS appears to freeze on start up, but it hasn't actually frozen it is just going really slowly. e.g. when i move the mouse, the cursor moves about 2-3 seconds later. Other times it is really fast. I know it is not the hardware as it is a brand new laptop and i have run the full dell diag test on it. Any one else had this. IainHi! Have you checked it in Safe Mode? Open Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event viewer > Here you look for any application errors. with regards/ ssg/pronetworks.org
my start up programs don't all load in the taskbar (bottom right by clock). it seems as though my computer is sluggish and slow. when i click on a program there is sometimes up to a 1 or 2 min delay before opening. i tried running disk defragmenter and it takes forever, 20+ min to make it to 3% progress, when before it took 15 mins to do the whole thing. i don't receive any error messages although in my error messeges log there are my logged entries for today. i was in the middle of installing software over a previous installation due to problems when the computer shut down by itself without going through the proper shutdown process. when it automatically booted back up it ran scandisk and it trunacated several files. so i decided to bootup with the win xp cd
my xp wont start up..just hangs on after windows xp status bar how do i boot from xp cd? i want to ulitizeYou don't actually say how old your pc is. The reason i ask is because we first need to know whether your cd is the first boot option. If it isn't then you need to alter this in the bios. If you pc is less than say 3 years old the cd boot option should be enabled. Insert your XP cd into your cd-rom and reboot your machine. XP will begin to reinstall by copying files to memory. After it completes this copying it will check your hard disk to see if any version of windows is installed. Obviously it will find one. The Welcome to Setup screen will then give you two options: Repair or install New copy. Read the screen details carfully and take the Repair option
because someone else recently had the same problem and that is what solved it for them. There were several posts in a short period about the same thing, and haven't been anything since then.Rock, Finally resolved this one. Here is what I discoved below. After I installed "Service Pack 2", I had this error as well! I found an executable file in my "Start up" folder called, "crc.exe" and I moved it to a folder I created in "My Documents" folder called "Boot Errors." I would advise against deleting the file, just in case in encounter other issues later. A little history regarding my situation I had been out looking at a "Ring Tone" converter for my cell phone
Hey! I have this song that I'd like to use as my start up sound when I start Windows. It's pretty long, around 2 mins. Is there a way that I can have it so that it doesn't stop in the middle of the song? Or is there a time limit I can only use sounds for the startup sound?I don't think there are any length constraints - try setting the song as your opening sound by going to Control Panel and clicking on "Sounds and Multimedia" (it might be called "Sounds" - not sure, I'm on Win2k ATM). Click on "Start Windows", then click the Browse button. Find your sound file, click Ok twice, and restart to see if it works to your specifications.
I've been using windows xp with sp2. Everthing is ok till yesterday. The last time i loged it, i terminate some processes in windows task manager (it is svchost.exe, i got 4 of them, and i terminate 3). my mistake.. since then, my computer run very slow at start up. Usually, when i log in to windows, it takes 1 minutes to warm up. now it takes 5 minutes. It seems like windows it trying to load something. can somebody help?Slow or Sluggish Computer: http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm http://aumha.org/a/health.htm - Take Out the Trash (section 4) And of course, you *do* have a current version antivirus (not earlier than 2004) using updated definitions, right? Malke
how do i stop a newly installed prog from running at start up? I don't want to uninstall it, just have it run when I want it to.Go to Start > Run and type: MSCONFIG , and hit enter. Click on the Startup tab and uncheck the program(s) you don't want to startup, then click on "apply".
How do i stop programs from automatically starting and appearing in the task bar? MarkLook first to the programs themselves. In their configuration settings there may be an option to "start when Windows starts" or similar language. Failing that, click START|RUN and type "msconfig" (no quotes) <enter>. Click the Start Up tab. If the program is listed, UNcheck it. There are also start up managers that do the work for you. Search for one on http://google.com.
"tapping the F8 key". I've tried selecting "last good config", "safe mode", cmd prompt etc. but regardless of my choice. the system "loops" back to the menu of start up choices. I was hoping to get windows restarted somehow and then try to run system restrore, but Win XP won't load. What can I do? Thanks in adavnce for your assistance!Bill, if you have a WinXP CD you can try a Repair Install. http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htmMost HP systems do not ship with a Windows XP CD. The setup files are usually on a hidden partition, and recovery is usually done by pressing the F10 key when you power on the system. If your HP system is one that uses the above method, try it, and see what happens. If it works, fine
shut down to protect your files and folders, choose last known good config to revert to the most recent setting that worked. If a previous startup attempt was interupted due to a power failure or because the power or reset button was pressed, or if you are not sure what caused the problem, choose start windows noramlly. I am then presented wiith the following options: safe mode safe mode with networking safe mode with cammand prompt last known good config start windows normally if i select ANY of these options it comes up with the following message: WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE THE FOLLOWING FILE IS MESSING OR CORRUPT: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM YOU CAN ATTEMPT TO REPAIR THIS FILE BY STARTING WINDOWS SETUP USING THE ORGINAL SETUP CD-ROM SELECT R AT THE FIRSTSCREEN TO
Everyday I power up my notebook IBM Thinkpad R40 with Windows XP Pro sp1, before I could login to the system, it keep on re-boot (after showing a blue screen). It repeating for 5 to 6 times before I can start login. Any idea what wrong with the system?Can you boot to safe mode and turn off "reboot on failure" (Start > right click my computer > Advanced > Startup and Recovery > uncheck 'automatically restart'). If you can, post the resulting STOP code here. Alternatively, find it yourself here http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.htm.
Everythine I start up I get his error message asking for the VTruck file on some disk. I tried to find the file in configsys. unchecked the vagent boxes but the error message returns.See "Problem with Virtual Truck every restart" http://homepage.ntlworld.com/robin.d.h.walker/cmtips/broadjump.html Colin (not an MVP)
How do I change which programs are allowed to open at system start up?If you mean run at startup, the best way is to check each programs properties and set them not to run at startup. EG MSN Messenger: tools > options >general tab [you do the same in Outlook Express if it's your news reader] If you can't find such an option in your program[s] you can dissable them with msconfig start > run > msconfig , open the startup tab ,remove the check. Also look in c:\documents and settings\username\start menu\startup remove any unwanted shortcuts found rgds Li'l Roberto
I used the Add/Remove to unistall a "Math Advantage" program successfully. (The program does not come with any uninstaller.) However, the Math Advantage phrase remains on the Start Up Menu, All Programs, with the arrow pointing to the right showing "(Empty)" . How do I get rid of this blank "Math Advantage"? Thank you.right click , choose >Delete
then nothing happens. The next thing that happened is that while I was surfing the net, a dialog box popped up saying that I have 60 seconds to close all apps before XP would do a restart. After this, when the machine restarted, one of those MS boxes popped up saying that an unknown error occured and I decided to let it send this error message to MS. I followed the link on the next box which led me to believe that I had the Sasser worm. I was then instructed how to stop the 60 second shutdown box to do the shutdown and also to download the necessary patch. I downloaded the patch and tried to install it. The dialog box for the installation of the patch would start up but immediately go away. I then tried to run task manager by selecting Ctrl-Alt-Del from the keyboard and it didn
I have a new Dell with WinXP Media Center. Every time I start up it loads the System32 list. Any idea why this is happening? I click it off and everything is fine, but why is it doing that, and can I make it stop?Hi! http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q170086 System32 Folder Opens When Logging on to Windows See www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm, Line 260,it will correct this issue for users with SB Audigy 2 sound cards. regards/ ssg MS-MVP pronetworks.org
Windows XP is very very slow at Boor up and Start up Info : CPU : Intel P4 3.00GHZ Memory : 1.00GB Winver : XPSP1 Please help me Thank you beforeHow slow is slow. And how many progs do you have on start up + what are they. NIK
When trying to start up XP Backup it locks up "Looking for backup Devices " and after waiting several minutes it will show that it's NOT RESPONDING. No matter what IHOW TO: Use Backup to Back Up Files and Folders on Your Computer in Windows XP
Windows Backup Does Not Back Up to CD-R, CD-RW, or DVD-R Devices
How do I check what programs are running at start up? I would like to stop some programs from running everytime I turn on my computer. The PPOn each program you don't want to start automatically, check its Options to see if it has the choice not to start. Many can easily and best be stopped that way. If that doesn't work, run MSCONFIG from the Start | Run line, and on the Startup tab, uncheck the programs you don't want to start automatically.
how do i add a program to the start up in windows xp. there is no settings as in previous versions. JoelGo to the folder
\Documents and Settings\your user name\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
and put a shortcut to the program there.
When I start up XP the exlporer always automatically starts up and shows the Program-folder. What to do?Explorer is probably identified as a program to run at startup. Go to Start->Control Panel->Startup and deselect it.
How do I stop the below message from opening up everytime I boot up? Error message on start up 'W_IVeiw Error' error could not execute Main. The system cannot find the file specified.Sounds like you had a virus and your anti-virus found it and removed it, to fix this you will need to open the registry and manually remove the entry windows is trying to start, click start run type in regedit click OK. click on edit, then find type in W_IVeiw, then click find once it finds it delete it, it will as to confirm say yes. WARNING: deleting incorrect entries will cause windows to crash, do this at your own risk. You can also download and use utilities to do this for you there is a 30 day free trial of Tune-up Utilities 2004. This can be found at tune-up.com. Good Luck
I recently used the automatic updates for windows xp home feature. After clicking yes to restart, Windows would not start up properly in any mode. How can I get Windows to start up again?Boot with your XP disk or recovery disk and go into the recovery console and enter r for the repair feature. If you need a list of commands then type help and hit enter. Keep smiling.http://www.dickalba.demon.co.uk/usenet/guide/index.htmlGordon Burgess-Parker, after spending 3 minutes figuring out which end of the Here Gordon, you need and deserve this more than anyone lately. <http://amishrakefight.org/gfy/> Joh N.I think I get your point Gordon. Not enough info. Therefore.To start the Recovery Console from the Windows CD, follow these steps: Insert the Windows CD and
can anyone please tell me why i get a window on start up that say C:\WINDOWS\System32\bridge.dll and how to fixPart of a virus.It isn't a virus, but it *is* spyware. Do the normal spyware removal: Remove spyware with Spybot Search & Destroy from www.safer-networking.org and Ad-aware from www.lavasoftusa.com. Be sure to update these programs before running them. These programs are free, so run them both since they complement each other. It is best to run antivirus and spyware removal tools
i want to clean up my start up file(s) to prevent some programs from starting. where do i find those files to edit?Go to Start > Run. Type msconfig and click OK.
When I log onto windows, during the start up process the following is displayed: c:\windows\system32\services\services.exe cannot be found. What's this mean and how do I correct it. Everything seems to be working o.k. after I click the o.k. button.There is no \services directory on my xp machines under \system32, so this might be a virus or adware/spyware. Use Windows Explorer to browse to the directory and see if the directory is there. If not, use Start - Run - msconfig and look on the startup tab to see if services.exe is being launched from there and deselect it. It could be that it was a virus or adware that was removed by your scanner. Some do not remove the startup entry.
computer and will not get past the blue windows xp screen. The error message contains an "wirelessmgr.exe application error". The problem is I don't have my WindowsXP Home edition CD to do a system restore. The other problem is my laptop does not have a floppy drive for me to boot from a floppy. Are there any ways to get around this??Can you start up in safe mode?? richNo, I can't start in safe mode either? When I start in safe mode the same thing happens except the xp welcome screen is 3/4 the original size. It just locks up on that screen until I completely shut down the computer. message and error error". CDNo, when I try to boot in safe mode it does the exact same thing, except the blue windows xp screen is 3/4 the size of the screen
Hi I downloaded the Windows XP Pro start up disk files and was wondering if the would work if I burned them onto a CDR? Just thought I would ask before I maybe made a coaster Sophieif Why? The XP CD is bootable so there's no point, is there?
My ISP cd has installed an automatic pair of annoying options that do not appear anywhere in the start up folders - any suggestions as to how I can remove them?Hi If you go start>run type msconfig go to start up untick any programs you do not want to start up. DaveThanks Dave, I did what you suggest but the program that creates the problem is required for the broadband connection. Any other suggestions? Jim any programs you do message
worked and fix the issue that way - if you can - Boot to safe mode first - press F8 on restart.. If the problem is gone in here then either system restore to a time when it worked or as pantelis says - MSCONFIG Yep - My version of this is choose selective startup: unck system and Win.ini - unck start up items and then go to the services tab and put a ck in the box at the bottom that says "hide all ms services" In this box - if Any thing shows up in here disable it . Apply close and reboot and ck to see if this resolves the issue. If it does. Restart the NON-MS services only and then reboot. It could be just a service like your AV software reboot if it is still good then do as Pantelis says but I recc. you don't do 1 and reboot -
How do I prepare an emergency CD to start up Windows Home Edition XP? WhatHow to use System files to create a boot disk to guard against being unable to start Windows XP:
This method is fine as long as the OS is installed in the HDD (But some problem with the loader files)
To boot XP into the console mode, see:
314058 - Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console:
Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD/DVD:
quot;Yes" to the warning message that comes up. This stops the worm from running, so your system will not shut down. However, it doesn't remove it, and if that's all you do, it will start up again the next time you boot. *** 2. Remove it from your system a. Start the registry editor program, regedit, by going to Start Navigate to HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run by gone, and won't start again the next time you boot. But if that's all you do, you can get reinfected just as you did the first time. *** 3. Make sure it doesn't come back a. Make sure you're running a firewall that prevents worms like this from getting in. You can enable the built-in Windows XP firewall, or download and install