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Beginner basic info that a beginner needs to know... like the use of msconfig, putting virus protection and the likes,

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  • kresta_marie Feb 09, 2009

    i need more info that i must know....

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Basics for beginners

  1. Stay away from msconfig
  2. Free virus protection with firewall =Comodo firewall suite,Spybot search and destroy.
  3. Free junk file Cleaner = CCleaner
  4. Free registry cleaner = Regscrub xp
Please rate this a fixya

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    Randy Hough Feb 09, 2009

    If you can post a list of your questions,I will answer each one,But "more info" doesn't really tell me what you want or need to learn.

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MSCONFIG allows you to stop programs from starting up when you boot up your computer to windows. This is good cause it will allow your computer to run quicker and more efficient cause less memory will be used. Virus protection is important cause it protects your files and Operating System from corrupting on you due to infections from spyware, malware, trojans, viruses, etc. A good free one if you don't have Mcafee or Norton is AVG and its free on the internet from: free.avg.com

Everybody has different opinions on what anti-virus program is good so decide for yourself which way you want to go. Hope this helps.

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My Laptop is running very slow, what can i do?


Your machine is running slowly because you have too many items running in the background. And if you also have some sort of virus protection running, forget it. Using msconfig command in your run window, remove all of the arrows that are checked in your startup window. Also, turn off your virus protection, reboot, and you will be amazed at the difference.

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My nb205 seems to spike to 100% cpu usage often...how do i fix that?


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I have same problem


Sounds like you may have a virus on the machine. If you can, go into safe mode and see if you can run a virus scan. Also, if you can get into safe mode, run msconfig and disable everything under the startup tab and then see if it will boot normally. If you need more help let me know.

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When i start my c200 laptop then it take 3-4 minutes for start. then after it is o.k. but i dont know why it take too much time . even i have new operating system.


once it has started, go to run, type msconfig in the startup disable all, in the services, tick the hide all Microsoft service, apply then restart. Go back to msconfig and enable them one by one to find the culprit. you will need all your security software!

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Too slow


Go to the "START" button. type msconfig then press return. It should open a grey page. If it does n't you may need to download msconfig from the web, there are plenty of copies around. I think you copy it into Windows/system32.

When you get it started click the option for selective startup.

This allows you to go through the start up section and see what is being run when you start. Just uncheck a few ata a time if you don't know what you are doing. I would sugest that you begin by leaving anything that is in the windows directory or is shown as from Microsoft.

You just reboot. (Typical Windoze) . You will probably find that you have dozens of things running that you don't need or know what they are. Lots of thing put their drivers in startup just to make them start quicker but it can be a real burden when it would only take a few seconds longer for them to start up.

My PC would typically have 2 things in startup . Usually a screen and one other.

Next go through the service tag in MSCONFIG and look what is running (sort by click on status) bet you have a whole lot of **** like UPS and UTP(win) time servers and all that junk, all taking memory and time. You can google each entry thats running to see what they are. I think you should be able to get down to about 10 services running.

Download AVG ani virus and run it if you haven't got a virus check on it already



Finally get a registry cleaner such as and run it to clean up the reigstry Free Registry Repair from www.regsofts.com

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