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Windows sp3 problems

Now i have installed sp3 for windows xp home edition at startup i'm asked which one i want to boot from 1 works and the other one does not can i get rid of the bootup that does not work thanks

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If you're booting into a particular operating system which has another partition

optionally boot into:

When your system is fully loaded you click START.....RUN.....then type msconfig

and click OK. Click BOOT.INI and under "operating systems" view the order they

appear in and if the one you want to load on boot is listed second......highlight the

first one and click "move down". Next reboot the machine to view the change you've

made. Conceptual View

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If you would like to delete a boot partition you'll need to right click MY COMPUTER

.....then click PROPERTIES in order to view System Properties. Click the ADVANCED

tab then under STARTUP AND RECOVERY click SETTINGS. This window will open:

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Click the EDIT button and the boot configuration window will open in NotePad.

Highlight the partition you would like removed and press delete. Be very sure

to choose the correct partition because you can lose all of your data if incorrect.

When you reboot you will notice the deleted partition is no longer listed.

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Windows xp cd with sp3 installation


In BIOS change the boot order such that CD/DVD comes first. You will also need to make sure your hard drive runs in IDE mode since Windows XP doesn't support sata drives by default. FYI XP is going end of life early 2014.

May 20, 2013 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Mamimum RAM for User @ 3GB using boot.ini switch on 4GB Physical RAM


The DOS will always take a percentage of the physical RAM on the motherboard leaving the rest for the User. By default the Windows Operating System will use 50% of the physical RAM installed on the motherboard leaving the user the remaining 50% this can be changed using a switch in the boot.ini file

The /3GB was originally meant to be used in systems that have 3GB or more of RAM something that is no longer quite as rare as it used to be Windows XP SP3 will support upto 4GB although on a 32bit (x86) version of Windows will acually see 3.25gb that is the limitation.

However, even if you don't have 3 GB or more of memory, you can still use the /3GB switch. the switch can have any value between 2048 (2 GB) and 3072 (3 GB) megabytes. It needs to be expressed in decimal notation.

The /3GB switch applies to 32-bit systems only (x86).

Example with Windows XP SP3 Home Edition with the recovery console installed this gives you the option of default 50-50% split or the 3GB switch 75-25% split.

The /noexecute parameter enables, disables, and configures Data Execution Prevention (DEP), a set of hardware and software technologies designed to prevent harmful code from running in protected memory locations using the optin switch enables DEP only for operating system components, including the Windows kernel and drivers. Administrators can enable DEP on selected executable files by using the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT).

The /burnmemory parameter specifies the amount of memory, in megabytes, that Windows cannot use in this example, /burnmemory=128 will reduce the physical RAM memory that is available to Windows by 128 MB.

[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 3GB Switch" /noexecute=optin /3GB /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition " /noexecute=optin /burnmemory=128 /fastdetect
C:CMDCONSBOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons


Check out the noexecute and the 3GB switch plus all available boot.ini switches HERE

I suggest that you use AnalogX MaxMem it is a realtime physical memory management program that automatically ensures that you always have as much physical memory available as possible used with the 3GB switch you should never have memory issues ever again.



on Mar 14, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for PC

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Recovering from malware attack


See the linked document on how to perform a repair install of Windows XP if you have not already done this.

Can you boot into Safe Mode or do you get the same hang issue when trying this?

As you can attach the problem XP boot drive as a secondary drive in another computer, I would recommend that you either backup all the user documents and data from that slave drive or that you make a backup image of the slave drive using any of the available backup tools such as Easeus Todo Backup or Paragon free tools

Dec 31, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition English...

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My laptop running in win xp home edition sp3 does not boot. it only shows the options to run in safe mode, etc...Last known good configuration... how do i solve this? it doesnt boot.


Try to buy a Windows XP2 cd . The cd key is ( HH8M2 - JV8XT - PGWY2 - 8WV28 - 2B9M3 ). Replace your old OS xp home edition , with Windows XP2 OS. Hoping this would solve your problem sir. Have a nice day..

Aug 17, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Downloaded Windows XP Update SP 3. Now system


When you installed SP3 it was also placed into Add/Remove programs, (In control panel). Boot the system and enter safe mode. Uninstall SP3.
See also Microsofts instructions on how to remove SP3; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950249

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May 21, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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My daughter (aged 12) has loaded a copy of Vista (which were discs from a computer her grandmother no longer owns and has been scrapped) onto her laptop which had Windows XP installed. She does not have a...


Hi.

If she did not format the hard disk, then the Windows XP startup option will be present in boot option. When computer startup you will get a choice like this:

1 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Edition.
2 Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

In that case you can restore XP, starting on XP and editing the file winboot.ini, that is an hidden system file located on C:/ drive.

See:How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP.

If instead Windows XP does not start, or if you do not get the boot option, that means that Windows XP system file had been deleted.

In that case the only way to get back Windows XP is reinstalling the system from scrap, using a Windows XP install disk, and the number listed on the licence sticker.

Regards.

Oct 23, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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When i turn my computer on, it ask me to pick xp home edition or it will pick the first one on the list. I wan to know why it is doing this


This will occurs when the Computer did not shut down properly or restart automatically or a dual Operating System installed in the Computer.

To resolve this:

1. Click on Start -> Control Panel -> System.

Or, Click on Start, right click on the My Computer option and select the option Properties.

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2. In the System Properties option click on Advance tab.

3. In the Advance, click on Setting option under Startup and Recovery option.

4. Under Startup and Recovery option un-check the boxes:

a. Time to display list of Operating Systems.
b. Time to display list of Recovery options when needed.

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5. Then, Click OK, then Apply and OK in the System Properties window.

6. Restart the Computer.

This should resolve the issue.

Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 29, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Startup repair demand & slow operations


try to boot without the antivirus software.

Aug 23, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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My xp home sp3 wants a least 2 restarts before it


"Wants a reboot?" That's strange.

If you have the McAffee software available for re-installation - I would remove McAffee (UNPLUG YOUR NETWORK CABLE, as you'll be naked to the world) and see if it boots OK without McAffee.

If it is happy to boot without McAffee, then try re-installing McAffee and see how it acts.

You can always use something other than McAffee if it ends up being the culprit of your problems.

Also, check for malware. Download MalWare Bytes (http://www.malwarebytes.org) and make sure to update the definitions and run it across your computer. The Quick Mode is effective, and the Thorough Mode takes hours .... :)

Just make sure to be careful when you have no AntiVirus installed to not go playing on the internet .... download MalWare Bytes (install & update) before you remove McAffee and unplug from the world.

Jun 14, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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