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Icons slow to launch on my xp

All icons slow to launch

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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:

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InterVideo WinDVR 3.0 was running on Windows Xp SP3 32 Bit. But it will not run on Windows 8 64 Bit. What should I do?

Sometimes it will work if you run the program in compatibility mode. Right-Click on desktop icon or launch icon and there should be a "troubleshoot compatibility" May have to try a few different settings until it works.

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Recreate the Show Desktop icon on the Quick Launch toolbar

To re-create the Show Desktop icon on the Quick Launch
toolbar, follow these steps....

1. Use any text editor (such as Notepad) to create a
file with the following lines:
2. Save the new file as a file named Show Desktop.scf
in the WindowsSystem or WinntSystem32 folder. Note
that Notepad may automatically append a .txt extension
to the file name. Remove this extension if Notepad
adds it. These steps do not work if the file is named
Show Desktop.scf.txt.
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4. Using Windows Explorer or My Computer, right-click
the Show Desktop .scf file, and then click Create
5. Copy the new shortcut to the appropriate folder. In
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to this folder: WindowsApplication DataMicrosoftInternet
ExplorerQuick Launch

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In Microsoft Windows XP, copy the shortcut to the
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Windows XP Tip: Password Recovery Disk

Here's how to launch the Forgotten Password Wizard to create your very own password recovery disk.

  1. Click Start menu, Control Panel, and User Accounts.
  2. Click your user account name.
  3. Under Related Tasks on the left, click "Prevent forgotten password" to launch the wizard.

Now that you've launched the wizard, let it walk you through creating the recovery disk. Make sure the disk you use is formatted and in the drive. After it's finished creating the disk, label it and stash it away for an emergency.

If you happen to forget your password, all you need to do is click your user icon at the logon screen. Even though you don't have your password, go ahead and click the green arrow just like you would to finish logging on to your computer. This will launch a little yellow dialog box directing you to use your password recovery disk.

Don't lose the disk, however, or you're out of luck.

on Jun 03, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Icons are missing from computer screen

  1. Right-click the desktop.
  2. Point to Arrange Icons By.
  3. Click Show Desktop Icons.

B. To re-create the Show desktop icon yourself, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type notepad in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Carefully copy and then paste the following text into the Notepad window:[Shell]
  3. On the File menu, click Save As, and then save the file to your desktop as "Show desktop.scf". TheShow desktop icon is created on your desktop.
  4. Click and then drag the Show desktop icon to your Quick Launch toolbar.

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Slow pc performance xp sp3

Ya I Have Also Faced The Same Problem with XP Sp 3

Try to uninstall it then your pc will run fast

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Ie 7 is very slow in response, XPsp3, initialy takes longer time resolving the Home page that is intranet page.

Right click IE icon on desktop and select properties. In general tab, click on the "Use blank" button and press ok button to close the "Internet Properties" window. Try this and your ie may launch little faster.

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How to install program from a disc

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My quick launch behaivor is erratical

Make a new folder on your desttop call it QuickLanch and move all your quick lanch programs there and then go to quick Lanch on the bottom of the screen and delete all but the ones you need .You have them on your desktop now .If there is some you would like to put back later then you can put it back when you like .When install any new programs uncheck the add to QuickLanch .You can allways add it later .Quicklanch are only shortcuts its does noting to delete them .You can just hit the start ,programs to get to anything you need .

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