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A great new feature in Microsoft Windows XP is the ability to do a boot defragment. This places all boot files next to each other on the disk to allow for faster booting.
By default this option is enabled,but on some systems it is not, so below is the information on how to turn it on:
Go to Start Menu and Click RunType in regedit then click okFind "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftDfrgBootOpt imizeFunction" Select "Enable" from the list on the rightRight on it and select "Modify"Change the value to Y . Reboot your Pc and see the change yourself.

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Disk Defrag Will Not Load

Forget the windows defrag utility. Use MyDefrag A much better utility that not only gets rid of fragmentation but also optimizes your drive (puts what you use most on the fastest part of the drive and the rest on the slowest part of the drive) and makes files contiguous (not spread all over but in 1 place)

Don;t click the Recommended Download. Scroll down to where you see download now next to Mydefrag icon.

May 16, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Hi everyone, I would just like to know, does anyone know how I can obtain or create an emergency boot up disk for windows xp home edition? Many thanks. Andrew

When formatting a floppy diskette, users have the option of creating a MS-DOS startup disk, follow the below steps to do this.
  1. Place diskette in the computer.
  2. Open My Computer, right-click the A: drive and click Format.
  3. In the Format window, check Create an MS-DOS startup disk.
  4. Click Start

Jan 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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MY pc does not start anymore. I have a Seagate hard drive ST380011A. I got the message: The following fail is missingC:/windows rootsystem32hal.dll

<windows root>system32hal.dll. is missing or corrupt. â How to fix it?â The Hal.dll file is the first file that boot.ini tells the system to look for at boot. â Looking at it this way, this error message can be rather misleading. In fact the reason could be a number of things, such as: â The boot.ini file is actually corrupt or damaged, â or it is pointing the Startup to look in the wrong place. The Hal.dll file is located in the System32 directory of your %SystemRoot% which in a default XP setup is:â C:WindowsSystem32.â You can use the Dos boot disk (or NTFS Reader above) to quickly determine if the file is missing.â If it is, then you should extract it from your XP CDrom and place it in its proper location.Boot to your XP CDrom, and then choose 'r' to go to the Recovery Console.â With your XP Cdrom in the drive, issue this command:Expand D:i386hal.dl_ C:Windowssystem32â â (This assumes the CDrom is D and your System Partition is C) â If this does not cure your issue this may be due to issues in your boot.ini file.â â The boot.ini file is actually corrupt or damaged, or it is pointing the Startup to look in the wrong place. Resolution:â The easiest way to fix this is to boot to the Recovery Console and replace the old boot.ini with a new one.â Once you have booted to the Recovery Console run these commands at the prompt:Attrib -H -R -S C:boot.iniâ â â (This removes the attributes and allows deletion). DEL C:boot.iniâ â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â (Deletes the corrupted boot.ini file)â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â BootCfg /Rebuildâ â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â (Recreates the new boot.ini file)If you would like to view the boot.ini file, you will need a boot disk to get to the DOS prompt.â If you have formatted with FAT32, then you may use a Windows boot disk (such as a W98 disk), but if you are running NTFS, you will need a NTFS reader boot disk, such as NTFS Reader For DOS which is available for download here.â To diagnose the problem, copy the boot.ini file from the hard drive (C:boot.ini) and open it with Notepad.â You will want to verify that the "Default=" line as well as the ARC path line are pointing to the right location.â Here is two examples of boot.ini files (ARC paths start with multi): [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect This is a sample of the above Boot.ini file after adding another partition running Windows 2000 Professional. [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)WINNT="Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect â â

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Defrag Problem

This type of defrag pushes all commonly used programs and boot files to the edge of the hard drive for faster access. Windows XP normally schedules this every three days when it is idle, however you can force it to do this by useing the b switch anytime
i.e defrag c: -b

Oct 20, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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how to create a bootable xp service pack 2 cd

To create bootable disk follow the steps: 1)Enter floppy disk or cd in your dvd/cd drive. 2)You can create boot disk by using Nero CD Burning software or other software with which you burn your cd or dvd. 3) to create with windows xp go to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=FBE5E4FC-695F-43E5-AF05-719F45C382A4 Or carry out the following steps: Using Windows XP, place a blank floppy in drive A and format the disk. Navigate to the root folder of the system (in most cases this will be C:\) and copy the following files to the floppy disk. Boot.ini NTLDR Ntdetect.com If you can't see the files, click [Tools] and [Folder Options...] in the Menu Bar of Windows Explorer. Click the [View] tab and click the radio button next to [Show Hidden Files and Folders]. Remove the check mark next to [Hide Protected Operating System Files (Recommended)] then click [Apply] and [OK]. The files should now be visible in Windows Explorer. If the files still cannot be copied, right click each file, click [Properties] and remove the checkmark from the Read-Only attributes. Reset whatever attributes were unchecked after the copy procedure is completed. In addition to the files listed above, check the same directory for bootsect.dos and ntbootdd.sys files. If they are present on your system, copy them to the same floppy diskette. The disk is used as any other boot disk, inserting it into the floppy drive (A:\) and initiating a cold boot. Make sure the BIOS is set so that the A:\ drive is first in the boot sequence.

Sep 28, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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