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System Locks Up when click on start up button in Vista

Hi , I am using windows Vista when i click on stary buuton its doesnt comes up my system freeze . Can you Help me plz asap?

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Try using a good antivirus to solve the problem,bcoz it may seems to be a virus in ur system.U can download setups like MCAFEE,AVG,etc frm net & can update weekly.

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The issue can be caused by the damaged system files or hardware device.

I suggest trying the following method to troubleshoot the issue:

Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ...". appears.
3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next.
6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer.
7. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
8. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair.

Please continue with the following instructions if the above suggestion does not help:

1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ..." appears.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type "chkdsk /F C:" (without quotation marks) and click Enter.
8. Restart the computer and have a test.

If the issue still exits, please move to the below steps:

In-place Upgrade Installation
Technically, you won't lose any data to take an In-place Upgrade Installation. In order to avoid any unexpected problem, I suggest you backup your data before taking In-place Upgrade Installation.

1. Start the computer by using the current Operating System.
2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD in the computer's DVD drive.
3. Use one of the following procedures, as appropriate:
• If Windows automatically detects the DVD, the Install now screen appears.
Click Install now.
• If Windows does not automatically detect the DVD, follow these steps:
a. Click Start, type (Drive: )\setup.exe in the Start Search box, and then clickEnter.
Note: (Drive: ) is the drive letter of the computer's DVD drive.
b. Click Install now.
4. When you reach the "Which type of installation do you want?" screen, click Upgrade to upgrade the current operating system to Windows Vista.

Installing and reinstalling Windows

If both of the above two methods do not work on your issue, please contact the manufacturer to check the hardware.


Feb 14, 2014 | PC Desktops


Windows 7 Tweaks and Optimization Tips

<span style="font-weight: bold;">Use 2 Paging files for Maximum Performance, 1 on the C drive and 1 on a different hard drive</span><br /> <ol> <li>Right-click <b>Computer</b> in the <b>Start Menu</b>.</li> <li>Select <b>Properties</b>.</li> <li>Click <b>Advanced system settings</b> on the left side of the <b>System window</b>.</li> <li>Click the <b>Settings</b> button in the <b>Performance</b> section of the <b>Advanced</b> tab.</li> <li>Select the <b>Advanced</b> tab in the <b>Performance Options</b> window.</li> <li>Click the <b>Change</b> button in the <b>Virtual memory</b> section.</li> <li>Uncheck <b>Automatically manage paging file size for all drives</b>. </li> <li>Highlight the <b>C</b> drive, select <b>system managed size</b>, and then click the <b>Set</b> button.</li> <li>Highlight the second drive, select <b>system managed size</b>, and then click the <b>Set</b> button.</li> <li>Click <b>OK</b> and then <b>restart</b> your computer to apply the changes.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;"><br />Uninstall Programs You Don't Use</span><br /> <ol> <li>Click on the <span style="font-weight: bold;">Start Menu</span>, then open the <span style="font-weight: bold;">Control Panel</span>.</li> <li>Under the <span style="font-weight: bold;">Programs</span> category, click <span style="font-weight: bold;">Uninstall a Program</span>.</li> <li>Select the programs you don't use and uninstall them.</li></ol><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Run CCleaner to Cleanup Temporary Files, Junk Files, etc.</span><br /> <ol> <li>Download CCleaner here: <a href=""></a></li> <li>Install and Run CCleaner.</li> <li>Click Analyze, then select Clean.</li></ol><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Defragment Your Hard Drive With Defraggler</span><br /> <ol> <li>Download Defraggler here: <a href=""></a></li> <li>Install and Run Defraggler.</li> <li>Select the drive you wish to defragment and click Defrag.</li></ol><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Optimize Services Using Vista Services Optimizer (Compatible With Windows 7)</span><br /> <ol> <li>Download Vista Services Optimizer here: <a href=""></a></li> <li>Install and Run Vista Services Optimizer.</li></ol>

on Feb 03, 2011 | PC Desktops


Heres a Few Tips to Speed up WIndows Vista...

1.Turn off Windows Search Indexing
Windows Vista search indexing is constantly reviewing files on your system to make their contents available for quick searching. This is handy, but can severely impact system performance.
To disable this constant indexing:
* Click Start then Computer
* Right Click the C: Drive
* On General Tab, Uncheck Index this drive for faster searching
* On the subsequent dialog box, Select Include subfolders and files
2. Turn off Remote Differential Compression
Remote Differential Compression measures the changes in files over a network to transfer them with minimal bandwidth rather than transferring an entire file that has previously been moved. By constantly checking for file changes, this service can hinder system performance.
To disable this service:
* Open Control Panel
* Switch to Classic View
* Select Program Features
* Choose Turn Windows features on and off
* Scroll down and uncheck Remote Differential Compression
3. Turn off Automatic Windows Defender Operation
Windows Defender real-time protection against malware continues to run despite having Automatic operation disabled.
To disable this feature:
* Open Control Panel
* Select Windows Defender
* Choose Tools from the top menu
* Select Options
* Uncheck Auto Start at the bottom of the window
4. Turn off Automatic Disk Defragmentation
Windows Vista and its always-on defragment feature isn’t really that necessary and can cause system slow down. Just remember to run a defrag manually every week or so.
To disable this:
* Click Start then Computer
* Right Click the C: Drive
* Select the Tools Tab
* Uncheck Run on a schedule
5. Add a 2GB or higher USB Flash drive to take advantage of Windows Ready Boost (Additional Memory Cache)
Ready Boost is Microsoft’s name for using a USB thumb/flash drive to provide some quick access memory the operating system can use as extra RAM. The Ready Boost system can significantly improve system performance.
To set this up:
* Insert a USB Flash Drive (preferably 2GB or more)
* Click Start then Computer
* Right Click the USB Drive in My Computer
* Select the Ready Boost Tab
* Choose Use this device
* Select as much space as you can free up for RAM usage vs. Storage
6. Turn off Windows Hibernation
Windows hibernation background services can use a large amount of system resources. If you don’t use the Hibernate feature on a regular basis you may want to disable it to give Vista a performance boost.
To disable Hibernation:
* Select the Control Panel then Power Options
* Click Change Plan Settings
* Click on Change Advanced Power Settings
* Expand the Sleep selection
* Expand the Hibernate After selection
* Crank the selector down to zero
* Click Apply
7. Turn off System Restore
Analysis and restore point creation by Windows Vista can eat a fair amount of system resources. Disabling this service will obviously mean the system restore feature in Vista will not be available in the event of a system crash. Change this at your own risk.
* Control Panel>System
* Click System Protection on the left panel
* Uncheck the main system drive
* Agree to the confirmation
8. Disable User Access Control (UAC)
This much-loathed new Vista feature attempts to protect your system from malware infection by making you manually confirm a whole host of everyday user operations. While it doesn’t directly impact performance, it can be annoying and might be more hassle than good.
To disable User Access Control:
* Click Start then Control Panel
* Select User Accounts
* Select Turn User Account Control on or off
* Uncheck User Account Control Box
* Restart as recommended
9. Disable excess Windows Services that Auto-Launch at Startup
Just like Windows XP, Vista ships with all kinds of services enabled that load at startup and may never be used by most users.
To see what loads at startup and disable the ones you likely won’t be needing (they can always be started manually later):
* Click Start then Control Panel
* Select Administrative Tools
* Choose System Configuration
* Click the Services Tab
* You can safely deselect:
– Offline Files (unless you’re using Offline File Sync)
– Tablet PC Input Service (unless you have a tablet PC)
– Terminal Services
– Windows Search (If you have already disabled indexing)
– Fax (unless you’re using a fax modem)
10. Disable Excess Windows Features
Windows ships with other features that are listed separately in the Vista operating system from the startup services.
You can view and disable these features by:
* Clicking Start then Control Panel
* Select Program Features
* On the left panel, select Turn Windows Features on or off
* You can safely deselect:
– Indexing Service
– Remote Differential Compression
– Tablet PC Optional Components
– Windows DFS Replication Service
– Windows Fax & Scan (unless you use a modem for faxing)
– Windows Meeting Space (unless you use the Live Meeting Service)

on Jun 11, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How to you do a factory restore for windows vista

Computer users restore their operating systems for several reasons, such as the presence of corrupted files and to return the registry to its original state. This removes third-party software that consumes valuable memory space and also rids the PC of malware and spyware. Windows Vista, although not the most popular Windows operating system, offered users the Vista Business Edition and the Vista Enterprise Edition, both designed for use by businesses or individuals.

Click the Vista Start button to open the Start menu and click "Control Panel." Click "System and Maintenance" followed by "Back Up and Restore Center." Click "Back Up Files" followed by "Continue." If prompted for an administrative password, enter the password and click "Continue." This opens the Where Do You Want To Save Your Back Up? page. Check the radio button to indicate where to save your back up data. Options include "On a Hard Disk, CD or DVD" and "On a Network." Click "Next." This opens the Which Files Do You Want To Back Up? page. If you chose hard disk, you must save the backup to an external drive, such as USB hard drive or flash drive. Check the radio buttons corresponding with the types of file you want to save and click "Next." Click "Save settings and start backup." Continue when the Backup Complete message displays. b> Restore b> Remove all peripherals from your computer, such as scanners, faxes and printers. Do not remove the keyboard, monitor or mouse. Power down your PC. After shutdown, power it up. Hold the "F8" key during startup before the Windows logo appears on the screen until the Advanced Boot Options menu displays. Select "Repair your Computer" using the down arrow on your keyboard and press "Enter." Choose your language setting and click "Next." Log in as the user that holds administrative credentials and click "OK." Your computer manufacturer will offer you the option of restoring to factory settings. For instance, if restoring Vista on a Dell, you must select "Dell Factory Image Restore" and click "Next." On other computers, click "Next" after choosing to restore to factory settings. Select "Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition" if using a Dell.

If using another computer, select a comparable choice, such as "Reformat the hard drive and operating system to factory condition." Click "Next." Click "Finish" when the restoration is complete.

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Error code 800fo900 windows vista

To download and install the System Update Readiness Tool, follow the steps below:

1. Click Start

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, and click Control Panel.

2. If you use Windows 7, click System and Security. If you use Windows Vista, click Security.

3. Under Windows Update, click Check for updates.

4. The System Update Readiness Tool (KB947821) is offered, only when

5. Click Install updates.

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You will need to modify the registry on the system make sure that you have a system backup first.


If you venture to the registry key above by doing the following steps:
  1. Click on the start menu.
  2. If this is a Vista machine in the search box type in “regedit” without the quotation marks.
  3. Maximize the HKLM and then go ahead and browse until you reach the key listed above.
  4. In the right panel you’ll see something along the lines of “UpperFilter” and “LowerFilter” you want to click on each “filter” key and hit delete. Click yes when it asks to confirm if you wish to delete the key.
  5. Restart Windows.
  6. Let me know if this works.

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I am trying to install my software on my new computer, ia the Windows Vista

Read the system requirements of the software...if it is software made for another operating system ..... Most programs written for Windows XP also work in this version of Windows, but some older programs might run poorly or not at all. If an older program doesn't run correctly, use the Program Compatibility Wizard to simulate the behavior of earlier versions of Windows.
• Open the Program Compatibility Wizard by clicking the Start button getopencontent.aspx?assetid=4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33&documentset=en-us&renderkey=xml, clicking Control Panel, clicking Programs, and then clicking Use an older program with this version of Windows.
NoteTo find out if your programs (or programs you plan to buy) are compatible with Windows Vista, go online to the Windows Vista Compatibility Center. This website contains a comprehensive list of programs, computers, and devices that have been tested to work with Windows Vista.

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I think ur laptop webcam driver not installed properly.If ur laptop have windows vista operating system then do these steps.
Goto Start - Programs - Recovery Manager - Recovery Manager.In that recovery manager,click on next.Its shows the Software reinstallation page.Click on next button two times.Its shows the software lists.Select the webcam software and click on next button.After reinstallation completed , u restart laptop and check it.
If ur laptop have windows XP operating system then u uninstall the webcam software through Add/Remove program and restart it.After restarting ,Reinstall the web cam software and check it. If u doesnt have webcam drivers then u go for nearest service centre and install it.


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be sure to completely remove any programs having to do with sprint smartview reboot computer and then plug the air card in the computer and run the setup from the pop up window that states new device found reinstall the smartview connection manager through the preinstalled drivers located in the device itself then after installation is complete reboot and then connect issue is fixed

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