Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Error in startup

OK, there is an error when you start your computer but you'll never know what it is until you start it up!!!

When starting the computer all your drivers are loaded. Take off any new hardware and try again otherwise before windows has the chance to load continuesly press F8 on your keyboard and go to safe mode. If it works in safe mode you probably have a piece of hardware that the computer cannot work with.
If it still doesn't work even in safe mode, there is lost data on the system which means you need to re-install/try recover Windows on the comptuer. It could also be a hardware failure. In other words your motherboard's components are overheating but very rarely is that the case.

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At the start when opening my computer i have the Skype icon and its always gotSkype 1 new message, but i have,nt should i be turning something off

On your keyboard press the Windows key + R. Type msconfig.exe then click "OK. Once msconfig opens click the "Startup" tab, find Skype and uncheck the box beside it, click "Apply" then click "OK".Restart your computer and you`ll no longer see Skype until you manually open the program.
Good luck!

Mar 10, 2015 | Lenovo Computers & Internet

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when i turn on my computer i get a error message which says the computer started unexpectedly or encourntered an unexpected error.windows installation cannot proceed. hit ok to restart installation, hit ok and get the same message

you have to keep pressing f8 or f12 on start up untill you get a menu, there is a option in one of those menus to recover laptop on to restore windows the best previouse working order. try using your revovery cd and running from start the recovery process

Nov 29, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S4457 Notebook

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Diamge Scan II, Error = 5 Windows 2000, Error = 1 on Windows XP

Before you install try this.

1. Start -> Click Run
2. Enter msconfig and click ok
3. Click Startup tab
4. Uncheck program that you don't want to startup
You can disable programs that you don't want automatically load when you start your computer. By disabling these programs will help your computer startup faster.
5. Click Ok and restart
Now you should notice that your computer startup faster.

My Hot Tips to Make Your Computer Faster:
* Regularly check your startup folder to prevent malicious programs installed itself without your knowledge.
* Delete the temporary files from Temp folder (Start > Run > %temp% > delete all files).
* Upgrade your RAM to makes your computer boot faster : )
I hope this helps you to make your computer faster..

Sep 14, 2009 | Minolta Dimage Scan Dual II Film Scanner

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java script error

It's hard to isolate this kind of issue.
Try this, click start, type msconfig on start search box, hit enter, you should be in system configuration utility. Click start up tab, click disable all, then apply then ok then restart. Test if you can see the error message again. If not, go to start up tab again and check all programs that you know and apply and re start, just keep doing this until you identify the program that causes this.
Hope this helps.

Sep 12, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook

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you may use boot to "last know good configuration" try to reboot the computer once again, then while it is initiating, start pressing "F2" until a menu appear, now select "last know good configuration"

this method may depend on what is the type of your motherboard, but usually it is F2 or F5

should you have other questions, just let me know.

Aug 05, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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