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Sorry you are having trouble. I can help you with this.
Look in the bottom left corner of your screen. There is an orange round button there. This is your Start button. They changed the look of it in Win7
Another method is find the windows logo button on your keyboard. It looks liks a flag. On mine it is in bottom row and third from the left
I hope this helps

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Speed up Windows Boot Time

Many people ask about Windows boot times and how to make your boot time shorter. This is a quick tip about how to eliminate some of the unneeded or unnecessary items from your Windows XP/Vista/7 boot time.

First, make sure that you are logged in with Administrator privileges.

Next, Click the Start Button (Windows logo button in Vista and 7) and then click Run. (In Vista and 7 you can just type into the search box under the Start button). Type "msconfig" (without the quote marks) and then click OK or press enter.

In the System Configuration Utility, click the Startup Tab and deselect all of the items. In the Services tab, check the box for Hide all Microsoft Services and then disable all the other items.

Now, you will need to reboot your computer after applying those changes and time the boot up. If the time is dramatically faster, then it is likely that one or more of the items in the Startup Utility are causing the lag in boot time.

Go back into MSCONFIG and go to the services tab. Re-Check a few items, apply the settings and reboot. MAKE SURE TO WRITE DOWN WHICH ITEMS YOU'VE RE-CHECKED. Now time the boot up process again. Continue this process of re-booting, timing, going into msconfig and checking a few items back, and rebooting and timing until you find the items that add significant time to your boot up process.

Once you've found those items that are adding time to your boot time, you will need to determine if the item is one you can leave unchecked - or if it is something that you may need to run during startup. If it is a critical program, you can try to get it to boot quicker by reinstalling the program or seeing if an update to the program will fix the issue.

Hope this information is useful!

on Nov 20, 2011 | Microsoft Computers & Internet


Windows 7 Startup Problems - How to Fix Windows 7 Startup Problems With Easy...

Windows 7 Startup Problems - How to Fix Windows 7 Startup Problems With Easy Tips

If you fail to boot the operating system, you can:
#1. Use Windows startup Disk to fix Windows 7 startup problem
If the failure of booting is result from the errors or the damaged files of starting system, a start up disk will help to solve this problem with ease.
#2. Use last know Good Configuration to fix Windows 7 startup problem
It is also a common method to enter the operating system. To use last know Good Configuration you can press F8 when you reboot the system. Then select "Last know Good Configuration" on the Advanced Boot Options screen to enter this mode.
#3. Use System Restore option in safe mode to fix Windows 7 startup problem
Enter the safe mode as the step in to last know Good Configuration in method #2. Choose System Restore option in System Tool in start menu.
If you find the startup process of Windows 7 very slow, we suggest that you should:
#1. Remove redundant programs in your booting items as many as possible. After finishing this action, the speed of startup can be improved by no less than 40%.
#2. Delete short cuts on desktop. The more icons on the desktop, the longer it takes to restart Windows 7. To fix Windows 7 startup problem, you should clear up the unnecessary short cuts on your computer desktop.
#3. Optimize registry regularly with proper registry maintenance tool. Registry error is the main reason that slows down the rebooting speed. You had better do registry cleanup timely to speed up Windows 7 start up process.

on Jan 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Why is my laptop window 7 running very slow?

Uncheck tools in start up menu that you don't absolutely need on startup. Select selective start up and deselect startup items. Click apply, a window will pop up that says windows startup has been changed. Select do not show this box again and then OK. Delete browsing history and cookies. Go to C:\ windows temp files and select all, then hit the delete key. Movies and pics and music take up a lot of disk space and can slow down you unit. Manage your add ons in the settings menu. Disable add ons, they slow down your unit. Good luck I hope this solves your problem. Please post a solved comment on fixya, so I receive credit for the solve. This will increase my ranking on That is how I get paid. By knowing I am helping!!!!

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Re Presario CQ61 312sa....since my son loaded new MS Office software he has been unable to access the wifi internet on the laptop. The signs are good - it says he IS connected to the internet and all the...

This laptops processor isn't the best around, and having 7 and MSOffice (both resource hogs) could be simply freezing the computer up. If you have a program (or know how) to allow you to remove MSOffice from the startup process it might solve your problem.
If you have CCleaner, Advance System Care, Revo uninstaller, al of these can remove items from the boot process (or startup).
Or you can use msconfig. You don't need programs like Office, Adobe, or any other program (besides anti-virus and firewall), that you can invoke by double clicking a desktop icon to use. Removing these 3rd party apps will not keep you from using them. Adobe update, java, update, etc. are not necessary. Just don't remove programs that are listed as SYSTEM Programs. Start with MSOffice and then see if you can get on the internet. If so, download ASC here:
It's a free app with tons of useful tools and only about 8MB in size. This will help you to choose what programs to remove from startup thereby freeing up resources. It will be under the System Admin Tools tab. Here are instructions for MSConfig if you need them.
Click the "Start" button on your taskbar and choose "Run."
Type msconfig in the command prompt.
Type "msconfig" (without quotes) in the box and click "OK."
The "System Configuration Utility" window will pop up. Choose the "Startup" tab. This tab shows you all the programs or processes that run when your computer starts up each time. Once there, expand the width of the "Command" area so you can see more.
Look through each entry in the "Command" section. Note any items that begin with "C:\Program Files\". These are definitely not essential to start up.You can uncheck any items whose command begins with "C:\Program Files", but there may be some that you'd like to keep based on what program is starting up. Disable any program you don't recognize.
Some items will not have any information--uncheck those.
Uncheck any of the Program Files items you wish. If you see any items with nothing listed in the Command or Startup Item section, uncheck those too.
Click okay to finish. You will be asked whether you want to restart or not. It is recommended that you restart right away, but it won't hurt anything if you choose to wait.
Be sure to check the box before clicking OK to avoid getting the message every time your PC starts up.
When your computer restarts the next time, you will get a message saying that you have changed the way Windows starts up. Don't be alarmed! Check the box that says "Don't show this message or launch the System Configuration Utility when Windows starts." Congratulations, you have just streamlined your PC's startup process!
Tips & Warnings
DO NOT uncheck items that start with "C:\WINDOWS\"
Use your best judgment when deciding what startup items to uncheck-- if you have any doubt at all, just leave it checked!
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Oct 21, 2010 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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Please follow these instructions to check which software is causing this issue:

1. Click on Pearl (Start Button), in the serach box type:


and hit the enter key on the keyboard. It should open the System Configuration Utility window.

2. Click on Services over the top and then at the bottom right corner, put a check in the "Hide all Microsoft services" checkbox.

3. Click on "Disable All" button.

4. Click on "Startup" tab, and then click on "Disable All" button again.

5. Press OK button and then "Restart" button on the following window. Let the computer restart.

6. Once you're back on the desktop, you'd get a window for System Configuration Utility. Put a check in the box "Don't Show....." and then press OK button.

7. Now, once again check the issue. If the issue is resolved, open System Configuration Windows again and then enable all the services from Services tab and then check the issue after restarting the computer in the same way as mentioned above.

8. If issue is still resolved, enable half of the Startup items from Startup tab and then check issue.

9. If issue occurs again, it means, there's a culprit in the checked startup items. But if issue doesn't occur, then issue could be with rest of the Startup items. Now, uncheck the first half startup items (that were check before), and then check rest of the half items. Check the issue again.......

10. Now, if the issue occurs, then make a note of all the names of the startup items and then follow the same procedure, for them. Now, you need to be careful, as by design the System Configuration will sort all the enable startup items to the top. So, it means all the entries would be mixed on next reboot. From now on you need to make a note of all the entries that you're enabling or disabling........

I know guys it's a bit lengthy process, but trust me it works in both XP and Vista. I'm one of the Microsoft XP/Vista Techs............BEST OF LUCK...........!!!!!!!

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Hi -- I have a H P scanjet G4010 - no response -- have unpluged-reloaded software-checked power cord Help !! charles knierim -

Are you getting any power at all to the scanner? Or is it just not responding to the scan command?

If it is the former, then check the wall socket if its viable or not. Next check the power cable and try a different cable if available. If these two are OK, then it could be an issue with the scanner's power board, in which case you will have to get it either serviced, or purchase a new scanner (whichever works out cheaper for you..)

If it is the latter case, uninstall the scanner software and driver and do a 'clean boot' as outlined below. First download the latest version of the scanner software for your OS from

1. Open the Windows Control Panel.
2. Open the Add / Remove Programs window.
3. Locate the listing for the software and remove it. When prompted to remove the scanner drivers files, click Yes.

The following is the procedure for a 'clean boot'. I am assuming that you have XP.

1. Click Start --> Run --> Type MSCONFIG --> Click OK
2. On the General tab, choose Selective Startup
3. Uncheck Process SYSTEM.INI file
4. Uncheck Process WIN.INI file
5. Uncheck Load Startup Items
6. Click on the Services tab
7. At the bottom, check Hide All Microsoft Services
8. Uncheck all boxes in the window or click the button labeled Disable All
6. Click OK
7. Click Restart

After restarting, reinstall the downloaded software. Next, do the following:

1. Click Start --> Run --> Type MSCONFIG--> Click OK
2. Replace checkmarks in the items that you previously removed them from.
3. On the General tab, choose Normal Startup
4. Click OK
5. Click YES, when asked to restart your computer

To Boot Clean in Windows Vista:
Accessing the System Configuration Utility
1. Click Start and select ControlPanel
2. Click System and Maintenance
3. Click Administrative Tools
4. Double Click System Configuration

Configure Selective Startup options
1. On the General tab, choose Selective Startup
2. Uncheck Load Startup Items
3. Select the Services tab
4. Check Hide all Microsoftservices
5. Click Disable all
6. Click on OK
7. Click Restart.

Install the downloaded device driver/software.After performing the necessary steps, restore your system by doing thefollowing:
1. Click Start and select ControlPanel
2. Click System and Maintenance
3. Click Administrative Tools
4. Double click System Configuration
5. On the General tab,choose Normal Startup
6. Click Ok
7. Click Yes, whenasked to restart your computer

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To Boot Clean in Windows Vista Accessing the System Configuration Utility
1. Click Start and select Control Panel
2. Click System and Mantience
3. Click Administrative Tools
4. Double Click System Configuration
Configure Selective Startup options
1. On the General tab, choose Selective Startup
2. Uncheck Load Startup Items
3. Select the Services tab
4. Check Hide all Microsoft services
5. Click Disable all
6. Click on OK
7. Click Restart.
After performing the necessary steps, restore your system by doing the following:
1. Click Start and select Control Panel
2. Click System and Mantience
3. Click Administrative Tools
4. Double click System Configuration
5. On the General tab, choose Normal Startup
6. Click Ok
7. Click Yes, when asked to restart your computer

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I had the same problem. I solved it by having acraware32, acraware and vsaccess added to my startup items. I have windows ME. Run, msconfig, startup, and add those 3 items.

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