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Windows XP operating system is failing when skype connects

It has now become impossible to boot up the machine at all due to XP system failure. A brief connection this morning crashed again as soon as Skype connected.

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  • jpaul1216 May 11, 2010

    what is the system failure message? does it give an error code?

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My pc says"boot failure,insert boot diskette in A"


If XP was not installed on the HD from your computer then the computer won't boot from it. Reinstall it.
The system may not see your HD. As you boot, go to the boot menu and see if the HD is listed. - If it's not, see if the HD is well connected to the motherboard. - If it is then re install XP.

Sep 16, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Quit the Registry Editor and log off


Automate the above task using this utility
This tiny utility provides you the option to choose a color from the Color Picker dialog and can reset the logon Wallpaper if you want. Choose your preferred Color and click Apply Background color. Remove Logon Screen wallpaper option clears the logon

How to disable the Windows XP Splash Screen / logo at startup ?
To disable the Windows XP splash screen (logo) at startup, and to see the list of drivers loading at startup, follow these steps:
Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG
Click the Boot.ini tab
Under Operating Systems section, select the appropriate entry and then enable the /SOS switch in the Boot Options section below
Click OK and close MSCONFIG utility.
The corresponding entry in the Boot.ini file is automatically added. Example given below:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(5)\WINDOWS="XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
becomes
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(5)\WINDOWS="XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /sos
The /sos parameter displays the names of the drivers as they load during the boot process. Use when startup fails (while loading drivers) to determine which driver is failing to load. See Boot Parameter Reference for more information.
Also see /noguiboot parameter, which can also disable the splash screen.

on Mar 24, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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I have an operating system Windows 2000 and when I installed e new version of Skype (5.3) the program refuses to start and show next message: Failed to get proc address for SetIdDirectoryW (kernell32.dll)....


System requirements for Skype 5.3
  • PC running Windows® XP, Vista or 7, both 32- and 64-bit operating systems.
  • Internet connection - broadband is best (GPRS is not supported for voice calls).
  • Speakers and microphone - built-in or separate.
  • For voice calls recommend broadband connection with 100 kbps down / 100 kbps up.
  • For group video calling everyone on the call needs Skype 5.0 for Windows or Mac or higher plus webcams, and at least one person needs a group video calling subscription. For best quality we recommend you use a high-speed broadband connection of 4Mbps down / 512kbps up and a computer with a Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz processor. As a minimum you'll need a high-speed broad connection of 512kbps down / 128kbps up and a computer with a 1 GHz processor.
Note :Please consider in Processor, RAM, VGA and harddisk. those the main thing to decide whatever Skype 5.3 for Windows can be installed properly in computer system or not. If one of those minimum requirements can't be achieved by your hardware, please don't even try to install Skype 5.3for Windows.. Leave comment if you have something to ask!!

May 04, 2011 | Operating Systems

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I purchased A HCL branded Windows XP Home edition with SP1 during the year 2004. Till now I have not used much. Due to development in software the latest version of antivirus could not be loaded. Hence...


First I'd try booting the PC, as its booting press the F8 key several times. This, with luck, will offer several boot options. Choose Safe mode. (A stripped out version of windows)

Assuming it boots into safe mode, Click on start - all programmes - Accessories - System Tools - System restore.

Restore to a date prior to the SP2 installation.

If all that works, update by going through the windows update software - Start - All Programmes - Windows update.

That will update your o's to SP3.

Failing that, without a copy of windows you're a bit stuck.

However, if you are stuck and don't want to pay again for an operating system, you could download and install "Ubuntu" for free. Its a linux based operating system. Just Google Ubuntu, all instructions are on the web page.

Jun 28, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I have problem when i start my pc a error message appeared rcint failure string table id not found 42 at line 462


This problem usually occur due to soft booting the machine (reset) and then it could not restart. Usually after the xp logo screen u can only got the parser message: string table not found '42' at line 462. (which is a registery sincronization error (r,sint)). Click the ok button many times and your machine will boot up. Then go to control panel, user accounts, create new account. soft boot your machine again log onto new account and delete all files found in file search with stylexp and tgtsoft in them. Tthen log off and restart and log on as usual user (p.s. administrater privalidges required on both) and delete the new logon account. Hope this will fix the problem, otherwise you have to format your hard disc and reinstall your OS.

Sep 21, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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WINDOWS XP & VISTA drivers


Yes you can dual boot any computer with vista and winxp.
Also you can user your web cam with winxp and vista.

Jul 31, 2009 | Operating Systems

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Istalling windows


Because you have a dual boot system, you have two 'C' drives, which in fact is a good idea if you get a system failure on the drive you are using, you can select the other and still view any files on the other drive through my computer.

f using XP, right click my computer, then properties, then click advanced tab, then startup and recovery listing click settings, at the top system startup, select the default operating system, then click EDIT button, then delete the value that points to the other hard drive more than likely listed as disc1, disk 0 will be the one you have connected as master boot hard drive

Aug 29, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Microsoft Window XP


Your problem is in the virtual basic script. That is the language that Windows has supported since Win 98 came out. It is most helpful on internet explorer. Somehow your boot file has been corrupted. There is a way to edit this in your registry through Regedit, but you need to be very familiar with the Registry before attempting that alone. I recommend finding a virus protection software package to help you debug your computer.

CH

Jul 30, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Winxp cannot boot - missing files message


Just make sure you get these files on your computer.
Download hal.dll from here:

http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?hal

Place it in windows\system32 folder.

Now go to the drive you have windows installed in (C:/ for example), and then create a new file, name it boot.ini.

Open boot.ini with notepad, and enter this:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS /usepmtimer
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer
Save boot.ini now, and try booting your computer, it should work.

Nov 17, 2007 | Operating Systems

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