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The screen is frozen at the Window XP screen

The screen is frozen at Window XP screen with the loading bar.

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See if you can boot in safe mode. Turn on computer and repeatedly press F5, select the safe mode option if you can get in then the problem might be you have too many start up programs trying to load when windows start. Find out which ones you do not need and prevent them from starting up when you log on.

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Windows XP won't load on my emachine t3516


You may need to check to make sure Windows XP was installed properly, if the computer had crashed, you can do a repair, I am a computer technician, and I can tell you, that replacing the power supply will not do that.

May 20, 2012 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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How to change boot screen in XP..???


1. First download and install Tuneup Utilities
2. Now click on Customize Windows -> Tuneup Styler
3. It'll open a new window. Click on "Boot Screen" link in left-side pane.
4. Now click on "Add -> Load Boot Screen From File..." option.
5. Select your boot screen file and click on "Install Boot Screen" button.
6. You can also create your own boot screens. To create new boot screen, click on "New Screen" button. It'll open a new window. Now click on "Search Local Drives" link and select the image.
You can also set the image alignment, borders, background color and progress bar position.
7. Once you finish, click on "Save boot screen" link and provide a name to your boot screen.
8. You can even see the preview of the boot screen by clicking on "Show large preview" link or by clicking on the image in Preview pane:
9. That's it, your new boot screen is ready. You can apply it by clicking on "Install Boot Screen" button.

on Jul 19, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How to fix a computer which is infected with viruses, malwares, spywares


In order to remove viruses, malwares, trojans, from the computer, follow the instructions given below.
1. Delete all of the temporary files.
a. Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type temp(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required), Click Edit at the top in the menu bar, click Select All, Right Click on Mouse and hit Delete. This would delete all of the temporary files.Note:in Window Vista and Window 7, Menu bar would appear by hitting Alt key.
b. Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type %temp%(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required), Click Edit at the top in the menu bar, click Select All, Right Click on Mouse and hit Delete. This would delete all of the temporary files.

c.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type prefetch(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner,once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required), Click Edit at the top in the menu bar, click Select All, Right Click on Mouse and hit Delete. This would delete all of the temporary files.

2.Run Disk Cleanup to free up wasted space.Click Start, click My Computer, right click C drive and click Properties. Now, click Disk Cleanup. It will delete all of the useless temporary files.If it ask to click Next, click Next.

3.Scan your computer by using one of the antimalware, antispywares.Restart your computer in safe mode with networking.(As soon as you restart the computer, start tapping F8 and choose Safe mode with networking and hit Enter.)Use the link below to install antimalwares, antispywares .

http://siri.geekstogo.com/SmitfraudFix.php
http://malwarebytes.org/
http://superantispyware.com
http://www.simplysup.com/tremover/download.html
4.Stop Programs from running at the startup.As soon as you restart the computer a number of programs load themselves at the startup and you will be able to see them at the bottom right-hand side corner. In order to stop some of the programs (except security software and programs which you use immediately after starting up your computer) to load itself automatically, please follow these steps.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type msconfig(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton once you click Start),hit Enter, (hit Continue if required)
You will see System Configuration Utility. Click Startup at the top right hand side corner.
Now,uncheck the items which you want to stop to load automatically.Now, click Apply and then click OK or Close. Click 'Exit without restart'Now, you have to delete the startup from registry.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type regedit(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box
which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue
if required),.Now, scroll up to the top and click Computer, rigth-click it and click Export and save it as file name say backup on the desktop.In order to remove startup from the registry go the followinglocations:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSharedToolsMSConfigstartupfolderRight
click startupfolder and click Delete.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShared ToolsMSConfigstartupreg
Right click startupreg and click Delete.Restart your computer.

5.Uninstall the useless programs(unnecessary toolbars like my web search,smileys,myfreeze toolbar). Click Start, click Control Panel, Click Add or Remove programs(Programs and Features or Programs in
Window Vista and Window 7),you will see a list of the programs. Click on the programs, you want to uninstall and click Remove(Uninstall in Window Vista and Window 7).

6. optiize and reset internet explorer.Close all of the window, click Start, click Internet explorer, click Tools, Click Internet Options.Now,on the Internet Explorer properties window under General Tab, click Delete and then click Delete All. Now,click Advanced on the top right hand corner.click reset. click Apply and OK.

7.Update your antivirus, antimalware, antispyware program.

8.Update WindowsWindows XP:Click Start, click Control Panel,Click Performance and Maintenance, Click System, click
Automatic Updates tabclick Turn automatic updating on and click install updates.Windows Vista:Click Start, click Control Panel, click System and Maintenance,click Windows
Update,click Turn automatic updating on and click install updates.

on Apr 07, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Am having problems ajusting my screen resolution. i'm not able to find, how to go about it?


Depending on your version of Windows (XP/Vista/7, that is, assuming you are using Windows) the steps vary.

XP:
  1. Right click your desktop, click "Properties"
  2. Click the "Settings" tab.
  3. Drag the slider bar to the desired settings.
Vista/7:
  1. Right click your desktop, click "Personalize"
  2. Click "Display" in the bottom left corner of the window.
  3. Click "Adjust resolution" in the top left corner of the window.
I hope this helps!

Sep 09, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Task bar consumes two rows at bottom of screen


Hi, try this to fix the problem. [right] click on the "Taskbar" select to open the "Properties" short-cut, next in the [Taskbar and Start Menu...] window, click on the Taskbar button, and [un-check] every box. Next, open the Toolbars window, and [un-check] every box, "Apply and OK changes." After you have finished doing so, "restart" the Computer. When you are back to the "Desktop window, open the Taskbar Properties again, and put a {Check mark in all the boxes of the items you want present, to view}. I hope that it works for you; thanks for using Fix'Ya, and if you find the time give a "rating" for the help, thanks again.

Jul 12, 2010 | Gateway PC Desktops

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My computer is running slow


In order to optimize your computer performance, follow the instructions given below.
1. Delete all of the temporary files.

a. Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type temp(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required), Click Edit at the top in the menu bar, click Select All, Right Click on Mouse and hit Delete. This would delete all of the temporary files.Note:in Window Vista and Window 7, Menu bar would appear by hitting Alt key.

b. Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type %temp%(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required), Click Edit at the top in the menu bar, click Select All, Right Click on Mouse and hit Delete. This would delete all of the temporary files.

c.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type prefetch(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner,once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required), Click Edit at the top in the menu bar, click Select All, Right Click on Mouse and hit Delete. This would delete all of the temporary files.

2.Run Disk Cleanup to free up wasted space.Click Start, click My Computer, right click C drive and click Properties. Now, click Disk Cleanup. It will delete all of the useless temporary files.If it ask to click Next, click Next.

3. Run Disk check.Disk Check program is used to check and clean any errors on your computer and keep it running smoothly.
How to run Disk Check:Click Start, click My Computer.Right-click on C drive, click Properties.Now, click the tab, Tools. In the Error-Checking section, click the Check Now. Also, check both of the check boxes: Automatically fix file system error and scan for and attemp bad recovery of bad sectors.
Now, You will see a message box that says you can schedule the disk check to start the next time you restart your computer. Click Yes. The next time you restart your computer, it will automatically run through a disk check before displaying your login screen. After the disk check finishes, Windows will automatically bring you to your login screen.Note: Check Disk can take more than an hour to check and clean errors on your computer.

4.Defragment Your ComputerTo arrange the files in a sequential manner, it is recommended to defragment the hard drive. Click Start, click My Computer, right-click Local Disk, aclick Properties.Now, the Tools tab, click Defragment Now. Now, Click first hard disk, click Defragment.Note: Disk Defragment may take long time like 30-40 minute to complete.

5.Stop Programs from running at the startup.
As soon as you restart the computer a number of programs load themselves at the startup and you will be able to see them at the bottom right-hand side corner. In order to stop some of the programs (except security software and programs which you use immediately after starting up your computer) to load itself automatically, please follow these steps.
Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type msconfig(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton once you click Start),hit Enter, (hit Continue if required)You will see System Configuration Utility. Click Startup at the top right hand side corner. Now,uncheck the items which you want to stop to load automatically.Now, click Apply and then click OK or Close. Click 'Exit without restart'Now, you have to delete the startup from registry.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type regedit(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required),.Now, scroll up to the top and click Computer, rigth-click it and click Export and save it as file name say backup on the desktop.
In order to remove startup from the registry go the following locations:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSharedToolsMSConfigstartupfolder
Right click startupfolder and click Delete.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShared ToolsMSConfigstartupreg
Right click startupreg and click Delete.
Restart your computer.

6.Uninstall the useless programs(like gaming softwares, unnecessary toolbars like my web search, myfreeze toolbar)Click Start, click Control Panel, Click Add or Remove programs(Programs and Features or Programs in Window Vista and Window 7),you will see a list of the programs. Click on the programs, you want to uninstall and click Remove(Uninstall in Window Vista and Window 7).

7.Scan the computer with good antimalware, antispyware, antivirus.
http://malwarebytes.org/http://superantispyware.com/

8.Update the drivers on the computer.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type devmgmt.msc(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required).Right click the device, click Properties.Click Driver tab, and click Update Driver.Follow the on screen instructions to complete update.

9.Upgrade RAMWindows can run slow if you do not have enough RAM.Many newer operating systems and programs use more RAM when they are running.How to check RAM.Click Start, right click My Computer, click Properties. You will see the RAM mentioned her.You should have at least 1 Gb(2 GB would be even more better)RAM.

10.Update Windows
Windows XP:Click Start, click Control Panel,Click Performance and Maintenance, Click System, click Automatic Updates tabclick Turn automatic updating on and click install updates.
Windows Vista:Click Start, click Control Panel, click System and Maintenance,click Windows Update,click Turn automatic updating on and click install updates.

on Apr 06, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I HAVE A WINDOW XP HOME EDITION AND WHEN I START MY COMPUTER THE ONLY THING THAT COMES UP IS THE BACKGROUND. THERE ARE NO ICONS OR A BAR AT BOTTOM OF SCREEN.


the icons and the bar(task bar) at the bottom of the screen are enabled by the explorer.exe file

it starts automatically but in your case it is not starting

to start it when your computer starts and comes at the desktop, press alt+ctrl+delete button at the same time to bring up the task manager

when you do this a task manager shows up in a window

in task manager window click on file, it will be located on the top left portion on task manager

now click on "new task(run)"

this opens another window, in that window type
"explorer"
without the quotes "" and press enter
this will bring you icons and task bar at the bottom of the screen

Sep 29, 2009 | PC Desktops

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E Machine T5238 Turns off at window screen


have you added any new hardware? could be hardware related. did anything change befofe theproblem started? if you can get it to boot to safe mode try looking in device mgr and see if you have conflicts. f8 on startup will load option screen, you might try "fixboot" or "fixmbr" without quoation mksrom cmd prompt screen

Jul 10, 2009 | PC Desktops

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When i go to tool bar ''page'' and hit to send link or page it does not load into email box or window


you have to reload your sys. with the original Microsoft windows xp service pack 2

Dec 17, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Laptop crashed after updating Incredimail and now it says media failure and operating system not found.


  1. Ensure all of the Windows XP installation discs and information are present.

  2. Install the Windows XP disc.

  3. Press and hold <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> at the same time to restart the computer.

  4. When the computer restarts and the splash screen appears, press

  5. In the Boot menu, use the <Up> and <Down> arrows to select either CD or DVD, and then press <Enter> to continue.

  6. If prompted, press any key to continue. If you do not press a key, the computer starts from the hard drive. In that case, wait until Windows has completed started up, and then begin again.

  7. At the Windows XP setup window, select To set up Windows XP now, press Enter, and then press <Enter>.

  8. Press <F8> to accept the terms and conditions specified in the license agreement.
    Note: you will have to reformat the entire hard drive/disc


  9. In the Windows Setup Partition screen, press <Enter> to partition the hard drive. On this screen, review the listed partitions. Usually, the original operating system partition is labeled (OS) and is also the largest partition.

  10. Use the <Up> and <Down> arrows on your keyboard to highlight the OS partition and press <D> to delete the partition.

  11. When the Confirmation screen appears, review the warnings and press <Enter>to continue. You will now be returned to the previous screen.

  12. Use the <Up> and <Down> arrows to highlight the unpartitioned space and press <Enter> to set up Windows XP. The Windows XP Setup appears with the following information highlighted: Format the partition using the NTFS system.

  13. Press <Enter> to continue. On the next screen, a progress bar shows the format process. When the format is complete, the setup files are copied to the hard drive.
    The following message appears: Please wait while setup copies files to the Windows installation folders. This might take several minutes.
    Then follows Setup is copying files…. The status bar displays the percentage complete. When complete, the computer reboots and the set up wizard appears.

  14. When the Regional and Language Options window appears, change as needed, then click Next.

  15. When the Personalize Your Software window appears, enter a name and organization if wanted, then click Next.

  16. When the Product Key window appears, enter the product key, then click Next.

  17. When the Computer Name and Administrator Password window appears, enter a password if wanted, then click Next.
    When you enter the password, be sure the caps lock is off; passwords are case sensitive.

  18. When the Date and Time Setting window appears, change as needed, then click Next.Windows is installed, a progress bar indicates approximately how much of the task is complete.

  19. The computer reboots.
    The Windows XP operating system is fully installed.

Aug 14, 2008 | HP PC Desktops

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