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I don't know what os is. I really don't know what you mean about having a lot of things running at startup. I don't think it does though.

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  1. Start the computer, and then press the F8 key when Windows begins to start. The Windows Advanced Options menu appears.
  2. Use the ARROW keys to select Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked), and then click OK.
  3. If a start menu appears, use the ARROW keys to select Microsoft Windows XP, and then click OK

    I mean when you normally start your pc do you msn and programs that are set to start on startup

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 23, 2009

    Os is your operating system xp or vista.

    you can check startup by clicking start program files then go to

    start up see if anything is in there

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 23, 2009

    were you able to get on in last known good

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 23, 2009

    do you still need help and were you able to get on with last known

    option

    I am trying options so i can pinpoint your problem

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 24, 2009

    I want to help you fix your pc

    my mail cpenzes@rogers.com

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 26, 2009

    have you found a solution for your computer

    I meant programs like msn,or yahoo loading at start up

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