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Help and support utility fails to open in startup in windows xp

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    Frank May 11, 2010

    what are you trying to do??

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Help and support facility is to understand the basics of your operating system
ok here is the alternate option for its
go to start-accesories-and then program compatiblity wizard
its function is same as that of help and support

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  • Something you have running in the background is failing. Googling around shows one person who had installed Style XP and that was causing the problem. Other links show people having the problem but no solution. So if you haven't installed Style XP, you'll need to do some systematic troubleshooting.

    The First Question Of Troubleshooting: If the problem is new, what changed between the time things worked and the time they didn't?

    The Second Question of Windows Troubleshooting: what is the malware/virus status of the machine? If you think it is clean, what programs (and versions) did you use to determine this?

    Be sure the computer is clean:
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

    If the computer is completely virus/malware-free, manage your startup to find the culprit.

    Start>Run>msconfig [enter]

    This brings up the System Configuration Utility. Look on the Startup tab and find the probable culprit. Uncheck the box next to its name, Apply and OK out. You don't need to restart immediately, but the next time you do you'll get a dialog saying you've used the Utility. Just tick the box that says in effect, "don't bother me about this again".

    How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/?id=310560

    The free Autoruns program is very useful for managing your Startup - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/default.mspx
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Windows xp media center edition 2005 low memory error when installing blue screen & install fails


Try the following:

Click Start-> Run
Type msconfig and press Enter
Click on the Startup tab
Click Disable All
Click Services tab
Click on the checkbox Hide all Microsoft services
Click Disable All
Click Apply and Close


Restart the computer.

When it starts again, you will get a notification about using the system configuration utility.

Click the checkbox for Do not show this again

Click Ok


Now try to install your application and let me know


Mar 10, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition...

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GET RID OF SOME TASKBAR ICONS, NOT JUST HIDE.


Hi,
You can type at the RUN MENU : msconfig
You will get system configuration utility open
select: SERVICES and the select HIDE ALL MICROSOFT SERVICES.
un tick the box of the program you don't want.
also
on STARTUP MENU untick the box of the program you don't want .
ok
you can use malwarebyte free for 60 days to remove unwanted things in the registry
hope this tip will help you
regards
uttam


Dec 21, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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I have windows XP on a desktop, been there several years, now startup is really slow - likely too much junk accumulated. Can you recommend a clean up utility? Free ones? Purchased ones?


tune up utility provides a trial software, after which you can buy it if u like. other than that defragmentation might help. good luck!

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Cant acess safe mode in windows xp, just cycles startup screens


Here are some steps to use MSCONFIG to force your computer into SAFE MODE
  1. Click on Start and then Run.
  2. In the text box in the Run window, type msconfig and click OK. This will open the System Configuration Utility program.
    Note: Do not make changes in the System Configuration Utility other than those outlined here to avoid causing serious system issues. This utility controls a number of startup activities other than those involved with Safe Mode.
  3. Click on the BOOT.INI tab located at the top of the System Configuration Utility window.
  4. Check the checkbox next to /SAFEBOOT and click OK.
  5. You will then be prompted to either Restart, which will restart the PC immediately, or Exit Without Restart, which will close the window and allow you to restart the PC manually.
  6. After the restart, the PC will automatically boot into Windows XP Safe Mode.
    Note: Windows XP will continue to boot into Safe Mode until the System Configuration Utility is configured to again boot normally.
  7. When your work in Safe Mode is complete, click on Start and then Run. Type msconfig in the text box and click OK.
    This will again open the System Configuration Utility program.
  8. Choose the Normal Startup radio button and click OK.
  9. You will then be prompted to either Restart, which will restart the PC immediately, or Exit Without Restart, which will close the window and allow you to restart the PC manually.
  10. After the restart, the PC will boot into Windows XP normally and will continue to do so.

    These instructions were written by About.com
    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/tipstricks/ht/smsysconfig.htm

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Dear johan_poliwa, ur windows installer has corrupted or have been deleted. The best possible solution is that u format ur OS.

Mar 19, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Edition

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How to install raspppoe connection in vista


Hi,

The trick with XP also woks eith VISTA too.
Try the following in vista, you will succeed.

If you're using a RAS / PPPOE connection for Internet, and wish to automatically connect to your ISP at startup, you may use Rasdial utility which is built-in.

Usage: Open a Command Prompt window and type:

Rasdial <connectoid> "username" "password"

This would initiate a dial-up/PPPoE connection to your ISP.
You can create a batch file with the above parameters and place it in your Startup folder, so that vista dials to your ISP automatically at every startup.
If you don't prefer to enter the password in the batch file, use the following command-line (vista will prompt you for a password - secure)

Rasdial <connectoid> "username" *

NOTE: Type Rasdial.exe /? in the Command Prompt to learn more about this command, it's other parameters.

Hope my info helps you,
Thanx for using fixya,
Cheers.

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Cursor lockup


This just because that there are too many services running in the background of the Operating system

All you need to do is to manually disable maximum of them and disable all the startup Items

Here is how you can do that the easy way

Manual steps to perform a clean boot in Windows XP
Step 1: Start the System Configuration Utility
Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.

The System Configuration Utility dialog box appears.

Step 2: Configure selective startup options
1. In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click the General tab, and then click Selective Startup.
2. Click to clear the Process SYSTEM.INI File check box.
3. Click to clear the Process WIN.INI File check box.
4. Click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
5. Click the Services tab.
6. (VERY IMPORTANT DON'T MISS THIS) Click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box.
7. Click Disable All, then Click on the startup tab and click on Disable All Button and then click OK..
8. When you are prompted, click Restart to restart the computer.

Step 3: Log on to Windows
1. Log on to Windows.
2. When you receive the following message, click to select the Don't show this message or launch the System Configuration Utility when Windows start check box, and then click OK:
You have used the System Configuration Utility to make changes to the way Windows starts.

The System Configuration Utility is currently in Diagnostic or Selective Startup mode, causing this message to be displayed and the utility to run every time Windows starts.

Choose the Normal Startup mode on the General tab to start Windows normally and undo the changes you made using the System Configuration Utility.

Step 4: Optional step to disable features
This step temporarily disables Microsoft features such as Plug and Play, networking, event logging, and error reporting. Also, this step permanently removes the restore points from the computer. The System Restore feature uses restore points to restore your computer to an earlier state. If you remove the restore points, you can no longer restore Windows to an earlier state.
1. Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.

The System Configuration Utility dialog box appears.
2. Click the General tab, click to clear the Load System Services check box, and then click OK.
3. When you are prompted, click Restart to restart the computer.

Steps to configure Windows to use a Normal startup state
1. Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.

The System Configuration Utility dialog box appears.
2. Click the General tab, click Normal Startup - load all device drivers and services, and then click OK.
3. When you are prompted, click Restart to restart the computer.

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Windows start up


Go to Start -> run 7 type msconfig.
Go to the startup tab and you can unclick all programs you do not need in your startup.
Hope this helps.

Thanks & Good luck!

Dec 22, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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