Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

How to scan your computer for errors

It's horrible having a computer that's full of errors and not knowing how to remove them.

Follow the simple steps below:

1. Click on "Start" (located at the bottom left.)

2. Click on "My Computer".

3. Now Right-click on "Local Disk Drive C".

4. Click "Properties".

5. Now a dialog will come up, click on "Tools".

6. Now where it says Error Checking click on "Check Now".

7. Now another dialog will come up tick both boxes.

8. Now click "Start".

9. Now a message will pop up saying "Would you like to schedule an error scan when your computers next restarted" click "Yes".

10. Now your done, restart you computer and allow it to scan for errors.

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I have a laptop and it runs so slow. The battery life is beyond horrible so I have to keep it plugged up at all times. I have not used this laptop alot until now because I am a college student. Its almost not even worth using:/ hellllllp!!!


Run System In Safe Mode: To identify the root cause of theproblem, first of all restart your system, press and hold F8 key. Do thefollowing once you are on the desktop. 1. Right click on Computer.
2. Select Manage.
3. Click on Event Viewer in computer management.
4. Double click on Application.
5. Check for the errors.
6. Similarly double click on System and check for the errors.
7. Search for the solution to this problem. Now you are able to easily diagnosewhy Windows laptop starts up very slow. b> Limit your Startup list: A long list of programs in startupcan adversely affect the performance of your PC. There are some programsrunning in the background without knowledge of user that causes Windows laptopto start slower. To solve the problem, follow the steps given below. 1. Click on Start button.
2. Type "msconfig" in search option.
3. Double click on the file.
4. Click on Startup.
5. Uncheck all unwanted programs.
6. Close system configuration utility.
7. You are done. b> Uninstall unwanted program: Sometimes Windows laptop starts upvery slow due to unwanted programs hogging your memory. To fix this problem,below are some steps. 1. Click on Start button on thetaskbar.
2. Go to Control Panel.
3. Double click on Add or Remove Programs.
4. In the list of programs, select the program that you no longer needed.
5. Click on Remove button.
6. Repeat step 4 for all unwanted programs.
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2. Go to All Programs.
3. Click on Accessories.
4. Now click on System tools.
5. Click on Disk clean up. b> Defrag hard disk: 1. Click on Start button.
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my msn doesnt work error code 80040154


Error: 80040111 or 80040154 If you are receiving the error 80040111 or 80040154 when you sign into Messenger, please try the following: 1. Reregister msxml3.dll. To do so follow the steps below that are applicable to your operating system version: 1.a.Windows Vista:
1.a.i. Click "Start," click "All Programs," click "Accessories," and then right-click "Command Prompt." 1.a.ii. Click "Run as administrator." 1.a.iii. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password or click "Continue." 1.a.iv. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
REGSVR32 %windir%\system32\msxml3.dll 1.a.v. If the file can be located and is available, you receive the following message:
DllRegisterServer succeeded in C:\Windows\System32\msxml3.dll is succeeded. 1.a.vi. If this step is not successful, go to step 2. 1.a.vii. If this step succeeds, go to step 3.
1.b. Windows XP:
1.b.i. Click "Start," click "Run," type the following command, and then click "OK":
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"DllRegisterServer succeeded in C:\Windows\System32\msxml3.dll is succeeded."
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1.b.iv. If this step succeeds, go to step 3. 2. Reinstall MSXML3. To do so, follow the steps below:
2.a. Visit this Microsoft Web site.
2.b. Click the "msxml3.msi" link near the bottom of the page, and then follow the wizard to complete the installation. 3. Restart the computer, and then sign in to Windows Live Messenger again.

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My aspire 3680-2633 is running super slow! How can I get it some speed


Hi,

There are two possible reasons for computer running slow:
1. A lot of applications are installed and the Windows is trying to load all during the startup process
2. The computer is infected with virus

Try uninstalling some softwares and also scan your computer for virus

If the issue still persists, the I would suggest a full system recovery, you can restore the computer back to factory default,to do so, follow the below steps:
Turn OFF the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10" key, i.e Alt+f10, it will open the recovery console, select full factory restore and follow onscreen instruction.

NOTE: This will erase all the datas on the computer.

Thanks and regards,
Jitha

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REGSVR32 %windir%\system32\msxml3.dll 1.a.v. If the file can be located and is available, you receive the following message:
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1.b. Windows XP:
1.b.i. Click "Start," click "Run," type the following command, and then click "OK":
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