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How do I remove Aptica from an old computer?

I don't have the startup disk

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INORDER TO REMOVE THE PROGRAM U NEED TO DO A SYSTEMS RESTORE DOING SO WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEM BUT U NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT YOU NEED TO PUT IN THE EXACT DATE WHEN U INSTALLED THE PROGRAM THAN WINDOWS CAN REMOVE IT FOR U AND PUT YOUR SYSTEM BACK THE WAY IT WAS.

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MY DEL DESKTOP 531 THE DISK CLEANUP HAS NOT BEEN WORKI NG & MY BACK UP HAS NOT BEN WORKING AS I CAN NOT DELETE OR KNOW WHAT TO DELETE BUT I CAN'T DO THAT NOW


Wow! Where to start? First of all if the computer has Windows XP loaded on it that is no longer supported by Microsoft. If you want to re-install an OS (operating system software) I would suggest Windows 7.

May 10, 2013 | Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer

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5 Routines to Speed up Your PC


1. Avoid Crowded Desktop

Do you have thousands and thousands of tiny little icons filling up your desktop? Each time our operating system loads it uses the memory to load all the files in the desk top; every time you refresh your computer it also steals your time to reload all the files in the desktop. So my word of advice is ‘KEEP YOUR DESKTOP CLEAN’. Keep only the important shortcuts in the desktop, keep your files in other folders say for example My Documents or in other Drives, etc.

2. Viruses, Malwares and Spywares

Every computer is prone to malwares; when it comes to windows machines they are more vulnerable. Regularly check your computer with a good antivirus software and an anti spyware software (Avast and Ad-Aware are two good free software for this purpose). Also using a firewall will help you prevent some attacks. Performing Regular Virus and Malware checks can help your computer stay healthier and thus improve performance.

3. Unused Programs

Most of us install programs for short period usages. If you have any program that you are no longer using, remove the unwanted programs (Revo Uninstaller is good software that can help you remove unwanted programs effectively). This can help you increase your computer’s performance.

4. Remove Programs from Startup

Have you ever noticed tons of tiny little icons in the right end of your task bar? They can cause your machine slow down dramatically because many of those programs start with your operating system and thus use the valuable resources we need to perform our activities.
You can remove them: Go to Start Menu -> Run and type msconfig and go to the startup tab. Remove all the programs you don’t want to start with your windows by de selecting them.

5. Optimise your hard disk performance

With time the hard disks get filled with fragmented files, corrupted files and temporary files, etc. This can cause your system to perform really slowly. If you don’t regularly check your hard drive for errors and defrag it then it can be deadly.

Instructions to defrag your hard disks : Click Here

Instructions on checking your hard drive for errors Click Here

Visit this page for removing temporary and unwanted files: Click Here

If you can follow these five suggestions regularly then you will have a stable performance from your pc. Stay tuned for other tips.


Best Regards
NextDoorNerd

on Jul 31, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Having slow performance? Make your PC/laptop run faster (only for WIndows XP)


There are some steps which you can try to boost your Windows XP PC/Laptop's speed & performance:

1) Removing Startup items

Click Start, point to Programs, click Startup, and then right-click each item in Startup and select Delete. Your Startup folder should be empty

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2) Remove unnecessary programs from Add & remove programs list

Click Start, point to Settings, and click Control Panel. Double-click Add or Remove Programs icon.

Scroll through the list of installed programs, and remove the one you don’t need. Be sure about the programs those you don't need.

3) Setting PC/Laptop for best performance

Right-click My Computer and select Properties.
Switch to Advanced tab and click the Settings button under Performance subsection. Performance Options window will open.
Select Adjust For Best Performance option and click OK button.

This may degrade the looks but will increase the performance of PC/Laptop.

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4) Right-click My Computer and select Manage. Computer Management window will open. Maximize Computer Management window.
Click plus sign next to Services and Applications, click Services, and switch to Standard tab on the right.

Disable the following services one by one:

Alerter
Background Intelligent Transfer Service
ClipBook
Error Reporting Service
Fast User Switching Compatibility
Help and Support (switch to Manual)
Indexing Service
Messenger
NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing
Performance Logs and Alerts
QoS RSVP
Remote Desktop Help Session Manager
Remote Registry
Telnet
Upload Manager
WebClient
Wireless Zero Configuration (don’t disable if using wireless network/Internet connection)

To disable the service, search the service name in the list of services & double-click on it. Change Startup Type for the service, selecting Disabled from Startup type dropdown box and clicking OK button.

Restart the computer.

5) Run CCleaner regularly.

Download CCleaner application from here. Install it.

Run it time to time to run your PC smoothly.



6) Defragment hard drive (may take up to 30 minutes or more than that)
Click Start, select Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and click Disk Defragmenter.

When Disk Defragmenter window opens, select a drive in the top portion of the window, and click Defragment button.

on Jun 15, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How to make it run faster


If your computer has less than 1Gb RAM then install more RAM will help.

If you have a virus program installed, it is most likely is running a scan on your hard disk. It can slow down your computer especially if you have a large hard drive.
To make your computer (hard disk) lean and mean, uninstall any programs you do not use.
Also you need to maintain your hard disk by running Disk Cleanup this will remove old temp files and old compressed files etc.
This will reduce the number of files the virus scanner has to scan. Plus running Defrag. this makes your files contiguous so the system can access files off the hard drive quicker because it does not work as hard.. Disk Cleanup and Defrag should be carried out at least once a month.
If you have 512Mb of RAM installed then installing more RAM will speed up your computer. After installing your graphics card, you may need to disable the built-in graphics card in the BIOS for the new graphics card to work properly.

Feb 01, 2013 | Dell Latitude E6400 Laptop Computer PC...

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Compaq startup ask to insert media disk


remove any pen drive or dvd disk or cd from the computer then restart the computer

Jan 17, 2013 | Compaq PC Desktops

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System disks startup


Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc:



http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2083-system-repair-disc-create.html



"This will show you how to create a Windows 7 system repair disc to use to boot to the system recovery options if you don't have a Windows installation disc, can't find your Windows installation disc, or can't access the recovery options provided by your computer manufacturer."

If you do not have access to either disc: Windows 7 - Repair Disc download

http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/


a) Insert the Windows 7 System Repair DVD or Installation DVD and reboot.


b) Select the correct keyboard input method and click 'Next'.


Note: If you are using the Windows7 Install DVD then at the 'Install Now' prompt (Do not pick the Install Now option) instead choose the 'Repair your computer' option located in the lower left of the dispay.


c) The System Repair tool will search for a valid operating system and will report that "Windows found problems with your computer's startup options.

Do you want to apply repairs and restart your computer?"


d) Click 'Repair and restart' and reboot again to the Windows 7 System Repair environment.


e) Click 'Next' at the keyboard selection prompt and when the 'System Recovery Options' screen appears verify that the "Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows" is selected.
Note that on your Dual Boot system there now should be only one operating system listed. Click the 'Next' button.


f) Now from the menu list select the 'Command Prompt' option.

g) At the DOS prompt type the following three commands:

bootrec.exe /fixmbr

bootrec.exe /fixboot (may return an 'Eliment not found' message)

bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd


h) Close the command prompt window and click the 'Startup Repair' option.


i) The repair process may take some time, so wait until the process completes at which point you will see two messages "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically" and "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically".


These messages are the result of the radical changes made by removing the other drive. Ignore the Send/Don't send options.


J) Close this message window by clicking on the X in the upper right corner of the Send/Don't send window.

Next click on the 'View advanced options for system recovery and support' option and from the main menu once again click 'Startup Repair'.


This time the repair process may only that a few seconds and when prompted "Startup Repair could not detect a problem", click 'Finish' and run the 'Startup Repair' option one more time, click 'Finish', and then remove the System Repair DVD and click 'Restart'. Reboot the computer.


hope this helps

Nov 12, 2012 | Acer Aspire X1 Ax-1430g-uw30p Slimline...

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Can't access recovery disk on partition


well first off, i don't think you have a dns changer, that would simply render your internet useless. when you get a blue screen what error message are you getting? i'd try and unplug the computer and remove the cmos battery. wait for like 10 minutes and plug it back in and try again.you can download the windows recovery console from microsoft, just do a google search.

Jul 18, 2012 | Sony VAIO PC Desktops

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Home page is slow to come up, and computer is slow when changing programs.


There are lots of things you can do to help your computer to run faster. 1. Use the tools in Internet explorer to clear out your temporary internet files. 2. Use Disk Cleanup in system tools to clear old files. 3. Go to control panel, add/remove programs and uninstall any programs you no longer use or want. 4. Download a free registry scanner and run it regularly. 5. Run the Disk Defragmenter in system tools from time to time. 6.(For advanced users) Use the msconfig program to remove unwanted startup programs. I hope that these things help you.

Jul 27, 2010 | Dell Dimension E510 PC Desktop

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It takes too long to start up


Try deleting your temp files to clear up space as well as run hard drive defragment and disk clean up. This helps most time. If you find that your systems is still running slow, you may need to add more memory to process the data you have on your hard drive.

Good Luck
C2Solutions

Aug 07, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop Computer...

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I have a COMPAQ Presario V4000 notebook with Windows XP Pro factory installed. I am trying to find out how to clean up the boot/startup file so that only the necessary programs load on startup, over the...


First uninstall and program you don't use with Add/Remove Programs.
Look in Start - Programs - StartUp to see some of them. You can delete these safely if you want.

Use AutoRuns to see what other startup programs you have and where they are located.
www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/Autoruns.html


You can also Start - Run - MSCONFIG and use Startup tab to enable or dissble some programs and then reboot to see if it still works OK. If not then you can just run MSCONFIG again and tick the box to put them back in again.

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