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Vista only runs in safe mode

1. Press the Start button.
Type msconfig in Start menu or click 'run' and type msconfig.
Open the program. (Click msconfig icon if it doesn't open automatically)
Also, open the command box. Click Start > run > and type cmd.exe and open. (If the above method does not work, using "msconfig", your "System Configuration Utility" program should open on your screen.
5. Click on the "General" tab on the utility program. Select the "Normal Startup" option. Click "Apply" and "Ok" to confirm the change back to normal mode.
Follow the on-screen prompts to restart the computer. Your computer should reboot normally.
7. IF
this doesn't work: Click on the "Boot" tab in " msconfig" > the "Safe boot" option should be unchecked.

IF that doesn't work, go to "msconfig" again and click the Startup tab. Disable all startup programs or, if you know which one is causing the problem, just a single program.

Hope this helps! Godspeed

Feb 06, 2014 | E-Machines Computers & Internet

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How do I get rid of all the programs attached to the start up program?

I assume you are asking about programs which start up automatically when Windows starts (XP, Vista, 7 or 8?).
The easiest way to do this in a reversible way (in case you change your mind!) is to click on the START button and then type in MSCONFIG.EXE in the search box (or select 'RUN' then type in MSCONFIG.EXE if Windows XP). On the STARTUP tab, you can select which programs you want to run at startup. Don't make changes to the SERVICES section unless you know what you are doing!

Aug 12, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Well there are several ways to do this. One way with the least fuss with new programs is to go to the Start Menu, and click Run. In the dialog box, type in msconfig and hit enter. This should bring up a program called System Configuration. One of the tabs should say Startup. Click on this and it will show you all the programs that run on startup. To remove a program, just uncheck the box next to it. However, be sure to know which programs to check off, since you can possibly turn of your security programs. Once you you've checked off the programs you want, click apply, and then ok. A box should pop up asking if you want to restart now or later. Click the option you want and when you choose to restart the programs you unchecked shouldn't start. A dialog box will pop up in that reboot cycle, telling you that setting have been changed. If you don't want it to be shown again, check the box at the bottom of the box and then click ok. Other wise you can try online programs such as autoruns or ccleaner to remove startup programs.

Jun 26, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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The install disk won't load. It asks if I want to

1. Start -> Click Run

2. Enter msconfig and click ok

3. Click Startup tab

4. Uncheck program that you don't want to startup

You can disable programs that you don't want automatically load when you start your computer. By disabling these programs will help your computer startup faster.

5. Click Ok and restart
Now you should notice that your computer startup faster.

My Hot Tips to Make Your Computer Faster:

* Regularly check your startup folder to prevent malicious programs installed itself without your knowledge.

* Delete the temporary files from Temp folder (Start > Run > %temp% > delete all files).

* Upgrade your RAM to makes your computer boot faster : )

I hope this article can helps you to make your computer faster..

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Project1 has stopped working

Sir / Madam,

Please try to use problem and solution option in Program --> Maintainace --> Problem and Solution
It should give you the file or dll file that is corrupted ***try to find the file and rename the file and restart the computer and see if the issue fixes.
Please put the log file her so that I can go through.

Thank you

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Slow startup slow all together

The first thing I'd try to do is see what programs are running at startup. To do this Click on Start--> Run -->type "msconfig" without the quotes.

Click on the Startup Tab and view all the programs that are running at startup. As for deselecting which programs run at startup you can directly ask me which ones you can disable. For the most part all instant messengers and most program files can be disabled.

DO NOT disable any Windows/system32 files!

Jan 19, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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Un-wanted programs upon startup

Follow this link and download Startup Lite

Run the program it will come up with a list of programs that run on start up - Just deselect the ones you want to remain

Hope this helped ;)


Jan 12, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Programs running in background on my pc

The trick is to choose which programs run at startup. These background programs will slow your computer down. I use "startup optimizer", this free software will rank your startup programs, allow you to research the need for each, and turn on or off the program. It also lets you create a backup file, just incase you turn off too many options and screw up your computer.

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Nov 17, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Windows vista won't boot up. i pressed f8 on startup, then chose to have windows repair any startup problems. so far this function has been running on my pc for 24 hours. HELP!!!!!

try pressing F8 again on startup and go to start>programs>accessories>system tools> system restore and choose a date when you know you computer was working without any problems. When the computer reboots if asked choose start windows normally.

I hope this helps

Oct 27, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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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.

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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