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Go to Start> Run> type "msconfig" then go to the startup tab, you should be able to uncheck everything except what you would like to leave in startup. This should help speed up your PC and boot up time quite a bit.

If you still have too many processes running in the background you should run a scan with AVG ( to check for any possible infections.

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My computer becomes slow as this is resolving now . what should i do to remove this???

-there are a lot of problem why you computer is slow --a lot of start up program that are running every time you boot your PC --a lot of program running at the back ground --2 or more security software that are running in the computer --a lot of utilities software that are doing the same thing --worst if the computer has virus infection ---try running this program to scan for infection click link below. ---make sure that this is updated before you run a full scan, after the scan it will give you result remove all infection found. ----you can also try running this scan ----make sure you restart computer after every scan.
hope to hear from you on this matter.

Feb 25, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Can i make my pc faster.


Normally there might be several programs which are running in the back ground.Limiting the programs and services that start up
This area is where the big savings in time can be made. The average PC user probably has far too much stuff loading at start up. Also, Windows starts up a lot of services by default that many systems do not need. The measures to take are covered in great detail on pages elsewhere on this site. How to use the Windows System Configuration Utility (Msconfig) and the Services Console to control both programs and services is discussed. There is also some excellent freeware to help manage your startup and one program, WinPatrol, is evaluated here.

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Aug 10, 2009 | HP Operating Systems

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After starting my pc my chosen desk top vanishes and in its place there is black back ground. even after resetting it the black ground reappears. help!

I've seen this virus recently, but can't recall the name. Some viruses will change your desktop background, and you just can't get them changed back!

If you have an anti-virus program you can try to scan using it but if you already have a virus you can't really trust the results from your anti-virus program.

Download a free or trial version of a well respected anti virus program, install and run.

To clean up a PC that's already infected, I'm partial to Malwarebytes free software ( It's not "always on" protection, but it's great for removing viruses. Make sure to update before scanning!

Good luck!

Aug 08, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Takes a long time after Turn Off Computer button is pressed

Thats normal for many! It would depend on the amount of Ram you have installled.and the number op programs you have in an open state on the right hand side bottom task bar.
Use MSCONFIG ( Via RUN) to remove some of these programs from running at startup.This should help to close down faster

Jul 29, 2009 | Operating Systems

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How to Decrease CPU usage

You can decrease the CPU usage by disabling the third party services that are running in the back ground.

1. You can use msconfig in run command and then choose services option and then check the box , which says hide all microsoft services. then click on disalble all . this would disable the third party serivices in the back ground.

2. System Restore feature used max cpu hence if you turn if off
it should help you.

3. take off unwanted programs from add or remove program

I hope this helps you
thank you and all the best

May 20, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Edition...

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Windows sidebar stopped working

Here is a solution I found when I was having problems and it worked like a gem..its a problem with two programs running a .dll file:

1. Open a command prompt by being Administrator (Right click on Command Prompt and click Run as Administrator)
2. CD to C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar ( cd drive letter:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar )
3. Run these commands in this order:
1. regsvr32 -u sbdrop.dll
2. regsvr32 -u wlsrvc.dll
3. regsvr32 atl.dll
4. regsvr32 sbdrop.dll
5. regsvr32 wlsrvc.dll
Then start up the sidebar.
Good luck. If you have any questions let me know.

Apr 02, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Icons slow to launch on my xp

You may have a virus or trojan. Run a virus scanner (AVG is a free download) and then run SuperAntiSpyware (also free), or similar spyware and virus removal programs.

Run disk cleanup: start>programs>accessories>system tools>disk clanup.

Run defrag: start>programs>accessories>system tools>disk defragmenter.

Also, you may have too many programs trying to start at the same time or one particular program that is jamming things up. You can use Sysinternals "Autoruns," to select which programs will run at start. Here's the link:

Jan 28, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Problem with Window XP Home Edition

Freddie, It sounds like a serious Virus infection. If you can start it in safe mode. Do so. and run your virusscanner, and adaware or spybot,if you have them installed
Please let me know how you make out. Thanks.

Feb 22, 2008 | Operating Systems

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