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

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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

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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How can i have hp psc 1510 driver and valid Win32


Here's the fix:
* First uninstall your current HP installation.*
Step one: Uninstall the printer driver and software
1.
Disconnect the universal serial bus (USB) cable from the computer.
2.
Insert the printer software CD into the computer.
3.
A prompt to uninstall the software displays. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the software.
4.
Restart the computer.
Step two: Turn off the Terminate and Stay Resident (TSR) programs and other background programs
When the computer is turned on, a software group called the Terminate and Stay Resident (TSR) programs automatically loads. These programs activate some of the computer utilities such as the anti-virus software but are not required for the computer to function. Occasionally, TSRs prevent the printer software from loading so that it does not install properly.
In Microsoft Windows 98, Windows ME, and Windows XP, use the MSCONFIG utility to prevent TSR programs and services from starting up.
1. Click Start and then click Run. The Run window opens.
2. In the Open: box, type msconfig, and then click OK. The MSCONFIG utility window opens.
3. Click the General tab.
4. Select Selective Startup.
5. If there is a check mark next to Load Startup items, click the check mark to remove it.
6. For Windows XP systems only - Click the Services tab and place a check mark in the Hide All Microsoft Services box. Select Disable All.
7. Click Apply and then click Close.
8. Click Restart to restart the computer.
Unplug your USB printer cable and reinstall. That's it!
Visit the HP Help Documentation Page for this error.
Here's the text from their page in case the URL for this changes:
Issue
The printer software installation stops and the Printer Driver Unknown error message displays on the computer. This document applies only to products connected with a USB cable.
Figure 1: Printer Driver Unknown error message
Solution: Follow the steps below to resolve this issue.
NOTE: These instructions do not apply to Windows 2000 because the MSCONFIG utility used in Step two does not exist in Windows 2000.
Step one: Uninstall the printer driver and software
1.
Disconnect the universal serial bus (USB) cable from the computer.
2.
Insert the printer software CD into the computer.
3.
A prompt to uninstall the software displays. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the software.
4.
Restart the computer.
Step two: Turn off the Terminate and Stay Resident (TSR) programs and other background programs
When the computer is turned on, a software group called the Terminate and Stay Resident (TSR) programs automatically loads. These programs activate some of the computer utilities such as the anti-virus software but are not required for the computer to function. Occasionally, TSRs prevent the printer software from loading so that it does not install properly.
In Microsoft Windows 98, Windows ME, and Windows XP, use the MSCONFIG utility to prevent TSR programs and services from starting up.
NOTE: This step does not apply to Windows 2000 because the MSCONFIG utility does not exist in Windows 2000.
1.
Click Start and then click Run. The Run window opens.
2.
In the Open: box, type msconfig, and then click OK. The MSCONFIG utility window opens.
3.
Click the General tab.
4.
Select Selective Startup.
5.
If there is a check mark next to Load Startup items, click the check mark to remove it.
6.
For Windows XP systems only - Click the Services tab and place a check mark in the Hide All Microsoft Services box. Select Disable All.
7.
Click Apply and then click Close.
8.
Click Restart to restart the computer.
Step three: Install the product software
Listed below are several options for installing the product software. If the product software CD is not available, HP recommends downloading and installing the product software from the HP Website at www.hp.com.
Method one: Install the product software from the CD
1.
If the product software CD is still in the computer CD drive, remove it and re-insert it in the CD drive.
2.
If the software installation does not start automatically, follow the steps below.
1.
Click Start and then click Run. The Run window opens.
2.
In the Open: box, type D:\setup.exe, where D is the letter of the CD-ROM drive.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the software installation.
Method two: Download the software from hp.com
1.
Go to www.hp.com and click Software and driver downloads.
2.
Type the model number of your product in the Search box.
3.
Select the operating system of the computer to which the device is connected.
4.
Click the downloaded software to start the software installer.
5.
Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
Step four: Use the MSCONFIG utility to enable the Startup software
1.
Click Start and then click Run. The Run window opens.
2.
In the Open: box, type MSCONFIG and then click OK to start the MSCONFIG utility.
3.
On the General tab, select Normal Startup to automatically enable all features the next time the computer is started. In Windows XP, click the Services tab and select Enable All.
4.
Click Apply and then click Close.
5.
Click Restart to apply the changes to the computer.

Jan 20, 2015 | HP Computers & Internet

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Quit the Registry Editor and log off


Automate the above task using this utility
This tiny utility provides you the option to choose a color from the Color Picker dialog and can reset the logon Wallpaper if you want. Choose your preferred Color and click Apply Background color. Remove Logon Screen wallpaper option clears the logon

How to disable the Windows XP Splash Screen / logo at startup ?
To disable the Windows XP splash screen (logo) at startup, and to see the list of drivers loading at startup, follow these steps:
Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG
Click the Boot.ini tab
Under Operating Systems section, select the appropriate entry and then enable the /SOS switch in the Boot Options section below
Click OK and close MSCONFIG utility.
The corresponding entry in the Boot.ini file is automatically added. Example given below:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(5)\WINDOWS="XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
becomes
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(5)\WINDOWS="XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /sos
The /sos parameter displays the names of the drivers as they load during the boot process. Use when startup fails (while loading drivers) to determine which driver is failing to load. See Boot Parameter Reference for more information.
Also see /noguiboot parameter, which can also disable the splash screen.

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RCINT failure.string table ID not found.'42' at line 462.


  • 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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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.

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When I click Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 to run but window message error appear said "LIFEcAM.EXE HAS STOPPED WORKING" and the program will close. Thanks for your help.


hi,

if your running windows xp on your pc please try this


Clean boot procedure on Windows XP loadTOCNode(3, 'resolution'); To perform a clean boot procedure on Windows XP, follow these steps:

Warning You may temporarily lose functionality of some services when you follow these steps. When you restore the settings, the services are restored. However, when you restore the functionality, the original error message or behavior may return. Step 1: Start the System Configuration Utility loadTOCNode(4, 'resolution'); To start the System Configuration Utility in Windows XP, click Start, type msconfig in the Start box, and then press ENTER. Step 2: Turn off programs and services loadTOCNode(4, 'resolution'); To do this, follow these steps:
  1. On the General tab, click Selective Startup, and then click OK.
  2. Under Selective Startup, click to clear the following check boxes:
    • Process SYSTEM.INI File
    • Process WIN.INI File
    • Load Startup Items
  3. Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All.
  4. Click OK, and then click Restart.

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Wireless utility software and windows xp.


Disable the 3com software from opening on bootup then go to run type in services.msc & press Enter then scroll down to Wireless Zero Configuration if its set to manual or disabled right click on it & click properties. Change Startup type to automatic & then press Start once you have done that you should be able to use the windows wifi tool instead of the 3com tool. Hope that works for you.

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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!

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Failure to Communicate


try re installing the drivers for this printer check all cable connections once again. did the printer work well at ur frens place? and wat os did he use??

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