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Keeps cycling between Startup and Windows Screen

Downloaded Service Pack 3 and then restarted the machine, Now it wont shut off, to restart the back-up CD to restore the machine, It just keeps cycling between the Windows Page and Safe Mode options page, Its a Toshiba Laptop not that it matters but I've tried everything from pulling the battery, Cntrl,Alt,Delete,Unpluging. Letting it sit for 15 minutes to completly shut down.

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  • Thomas Durr May 11, 2010

    When in safe mode what options are you selecting? Try safe mode without networking.

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On the safe mode page look for the "last known good configuration"
Should work if it doesn't it may be a a lost cause service pack 3 does this a lot especaily on media centre computers

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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Install windows xp3


I hope you mean SP3(Service Pack 3) on XP. Please follow these steps

Do one of the following:

  • If you downloaded SP3 from the website, to install it immediately, click Open or Run and follow the instructions on your screen. To install the program later, click Save and download the installation file to your computer. When you're ready to install the service pack, double-click the file.


  • If you're installing SP3 from the Service Pack 3 CD, insert the disc into your computer with your current version of Windows XP running, and the Software Update Installation Wizard should automatically appear. If this wizard doesn't appear, click Start, double-click My Computer, right-click your CD or DVD drive, and then click AutoPlay.


  1. On the Windows XP Service Pack 3 page, click Next.

  2. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

  3. After the installation is complete, click Finish to restart your computer.

  4. If you disabled your antivirus software, enable it again.

for more information check the Microsoft website..

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/learn-how-to-install-windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3

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Cannot Print from Internet Explorer


Issue: Cannot Print from Internet Explorer
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CAUSE : This issue can occur if the Iepeers.dll file is corrupted or is the incorrect version
Resolution: To resolve this issue, replace the Iepeers.dll file. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Restart the computer in MS-DOS mode or with a startup disk.
a. For Windows 98 and Windows 95 , click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart the computer in MS-DOS mode, and then click Yes.
b. For Windows Millennium Edition (Me), use a Windows Me startup disk and click Start Computer without CD-ROM Support.

For additional information about how to create a Windows Me startup disk, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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on May 30, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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"Could not start the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Service. Error 1058"


Issue: "Could not start the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Service. Error 1058" error message when you manually start the Remote Procedure Call service Resolution :
1 . Restart your computer by using the Safe Mode startup option. To do this, follow these steps:
a. Restart your computer, and when the Boot menu appears, press F8 .
b. Under Windows Advanced Options Menu, select Safe Mode, and then press ENTER .
c. When the Boot menu appears again with the words "Safe Mode" displayed at the bottom of the menu, select the operating system that you want to start, and then
press ENTER.

2 . Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
3 . In the left pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Hardware Profiles\Current\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\ROOT\LEGACY_RPCSS

4. On the File menu, click Export.
5. In the File name box, type a name for the registry file.
6. In the Save in list, click the location where you want to save the registry file, and then click Save.
7. Right-click LEGACY_RPCSS, click Delete, and in the Confirm Key Delete dialog box, click Yes.

Note Do not delete any one of the following subkeys that may be found under the ROOT subkey:• MS_L2TPMINIPORT
• MS_NDISWANIP
• MS_PPPOEMINIPORT
• MS_PPTPMINIPORT
• MS_PSCHEDMP
• MS_PTIMINIPORT

8. Exit Registry Editor.
9. Restart your computer by using the Restart Windows Normally startup option.

on May 30, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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I deleted a virus from my computer. when finished it asked for me to restart computer, upon restart, the computer would shut down and not logon to windows desktop


Hi There,

It seems like you're having boot issues after the virus removal from your computer. I have encountered this same scenario before and what I did was to boot to safe mode and clear all startup items. Here's how:

Step 1 - How to go to safe mode :
  • 1. Shut down your computer
  • 2. Disconnect all USB devices,except your mouse and keyboard
  • 3. Restart computer and starttapping on "F8" key repeatedly until it boots to a different screen
  • 4. Wait for the initial logsto complete and choose "Safe mode only" when given the options.
Step 2 - How to clean up startup items :
  • 1. Click on start and choose"Run"
  • 2. Type "msconfig" then pressenter key
  • 3. Click on "Startup" tab
  • 4. Click "Disable all" touncheck all startup items
  • 5. Restart your computer
If same problems persist after completing the above steps, then there is a need to completely reinstall the Operating system of your computer using the CD that came with it.

Let me know if you need further assistance, I'll be glad to help.

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Feb 25, 2011 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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Umm... can't boot to windows at all so the program that was provided wont work, can't reinstall windows automatic disk eject on startup!


Hi,

Restart your computer. Immediately after the screen goes blank for the first time, press the F8 key repeatedly. The Windows Advanced Options menu appears. If the menu does not appear, restart your computer and try again. Use the cursor keys on your keyboard (your mouse will not work) to select Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER. Windows XP attempts to start.

If you recently installed new hardware, shut down your computer and disconnect the hardware. Then, restart Windows XP and troubleshoot your hardware to get it working properly.

Restart your computer and press F8 again. This time, choose Safe Mode and press ENTER. Windows XP attempts to start in Safe Mode, which does not automatically start programs and hardware, and displays very primitive graphics. If Windows XP starts successfully in Safe Mode, you can remove any programs or updates you have recently installed. Then, restart your computer normally.


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Mar 19, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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I have windows vista ultimate and it will not install service pack 1 it gets so far and then tells me there was an error that caused it not to install . Hence I have not installed service pack 1 or 2...


  1. Close all applications, and then restart your computer.
  2. After your computer has restarted, disable any antivirus or any antispyware applications that may load during the startup process. You can usually disable the application from the notification area. This area is located in the lower-right corner of the computer screen. To disable an application from the notification area, follow these steps:
    1. Right-click the icon of the third-party program.
    2. Click Close, Disable, Exit, or a similar term from the list of options. If these options are not available, you may have to open the application and then close or disable it in the application.
  3. As soon as you close the antivirus or the antispyware application, try to install the full download package for the service pack that you previously downloaded from the following Microsoft Download Center Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads)
  4. After you have completed the service pack installation, enable the antivirus or the antispyware application that you disabled in the previous steps.

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Just spent $440 to fix my computer and it just keeps rebooting all the time, just had service pack 2 installed and brand new hard drive, please help me I'm ready to throw it down the stairs


Your computer is probably encountering an error and Automatically re-booting.
In order to see what the error is, you must disable Automatic Restart. (This step will only help diagnose your problem - not solve it.)
If this is XP - (and you can keep it alive for a minute) - you want to disable Automatic Restart

Right-click on My Computer and choose Properties; then Advanced tab - at the bottom choose Settings for Startup & Recovery.
UN-check the box that says Automatic Restart - then reboot

After that step, your computer will probably give you an error message or Blue Screen instead of re-booting.
THEN yoiu can start Googling for answers or report the error back here.

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What is the different between xp serrvice pack 1 and 2


A service pack is a collection of all updates released to that point, and often includes new features, as well.

The major enhancements in Windows XP Service Pack 2 include Security Center, Automatic Updates, Windows Firewall, and Internet Explorer.

Security Center is an entirely new feature provided by Windows XP Service Pack 2. The Security Center service runs as a background process in Windows XP and routinely checks the status of the following components:
1. Windows Firewall: Security Center detects whether Windows Firewall is enabled or disabled. Security Center can also detect the presence of some third-party software firewall products.
2. Automatic Updates: Security Center detects the current Automatic Updates setting in Windows XP. If Automatic Updates is turned off or not set to the recommended settings, the Security Center provides appropriate recommendations.
3. Virus Protection: Security Center detects the presence of antivirus software from many third-party organizations. If the information is available, the Security Center service also determines whether the software is up-to-date and whether real-time scanning is turned on.

When Security Center detects an important security condition (such as improper settings), it displays a pop-up notice in the notification area.

Windows XP Service Pack 2 provides several enhancements to the Automatic Updates feature, including the following:
■ The latest version of Automatic Updates offers expanded support for Microsoft products, including Microsoft Office.
■ Previous versions of Automatic Updates could download only critical updates. Now Automatic Updates can download updates in the following categories: security updates, critical updates, update roll-ups, and service packs.
■ Automatic Updates now prioritizes the download of available updates based on the importance and size of the updates. For example, if a large service pack is being downloaded, and a smaller security update is released to address an exploit, that security update will be downloaded more quickly than the service pack.
■ Automatic Updates is now more automated. The need for users to accept End-User License Agreements (EULAs) has been eliminated. Also, the user now has a choice of whether to restart the computer following the installation of updates that might require a restart. Updates that do require a restart can now be consolidated into a single installation so that only one restart is required.

Previous versions of Windows XP include a software-based firewall named Internet Connection Firewall (ICF). After installing Windows XP Service Pack 2, this firewall is replaced by Windows Firewall.
Windows Firewall boasts a number of enhancements, including the following:
1. Windows Firewall is now enabled by default on all network
connections.
2. Windows Firewall provides an interface for configuring global settings that apply to all the connections of the computer.
3. In Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Firewall supports a new feature that allows you to keep Windows Firewall enabled and also not allow any exceptions; only solicited traffic is allowed. This new feature is intended to create an even more secure environment when connecting to the Internet in a public location or other unsecured location.
4. In Windows XP Service Pack 2, a startup Windows Firewall policy performs stateful packet filtering during startup, so that the computer can perform basic network tasks (such as contacting
DHCP and DNS servers) and still be protected.
5. In previous versions, you could not apply firewall rules based on Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. In Windows XP Service Pack 2, you can configure Windows Firewall so that firewall rules apply to IP addresses (or IP address ranges), meaning that only traffic from computers with valid IP addresses is allowed through the firewall.
6. In previous versions, you configure permitted traffic by specifying the TCP and UDP ports used by a service or application. In Windows XP Service Pack 2, you can also configure permitted traffic by specifying the file name of the application. When the application runs, Windows firewall monitors the ports on which the application listens and automatically adds them to the list of allowed incoming traffic.

Internet Explorer:
Windows XP Service Pack 2 introduces a number of new security features to Internet Explorer 6. As with the rest of the enhancements introduced with Windows XP Service Pack 2, most of the updates to Internet Explorer are intended to provide better security.

Jul 16, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Restarting


ok what u can try is that ........
Right click on My Computer and select properties.
Click Advanced tab.
Click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
Under System Failure uncheck Automatically Restart.
Click OK.
and the another problem might be that the computer is overheating or somthing like that and if it is so the problem is with the processor...

if This won't cure your problem, as instead of restarting you'll likely get a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) instead, but the information displayed will allow you to trace your problem, or post it here,so that i cna help u defiantely to resolve ur issue....good luck

Jan 25, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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