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One day I started up my computer and it asked me something about my system configuration (which I had never seen before) I clicked something and told it not to show me this window again. I restarted my computer and now I can't open any programs. The computer turns on like normal but nothing will work, no programs will run, and all of the icons look different. help Please!

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Just reboot ur system again using cd thats come with system

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Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer You could select the option start at last known configuration that worked this will tell you if and what file has been corrupted or missing then you will know if its a hardware issue You might use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs If it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer. Use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs accessories system tools you should see your system restore option if it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work Manual restore points that you specify with the System. Configuration utility Installation restore points that occur before you install a program or a service you can use the system checkpoints or the installation restore points to restore your computer's settings to a date when it operated correctly. This may also help determine the cause of the configuration error.

To perform a system restore, follow these steps:
1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK. 2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore. 3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next. 4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information. 5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next. 6.Close all other programs. 7.To start the system restore, click Next. 8.Your computer restarts. Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue.

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Good morining, afternoon, evening or night; whatever time of day you are viewing this solution post. Thank you for choosing FixYa to answer your question. Your updates aren't configured correctly and you want to know if reverting changes will help? The answer is yes! You can revert changes to an update by using a tool called System Restore. System Restore is a tool provided by Windows Vista that allows you to revert to your computer's last known configuration settings. Do not worry, this will not restore your computer to it's factory settings unless you are installing Vista for the first time. This is helpful if you want to resolve a corrupted file or uncorrect update configuration issue; an error causing you to not be able to upload your OS: or something causing your system to run slowly.

To upload System Restore:

1. 9_26_2011_1_23_39_am.pngClick the Windows logo or press it on your keyboard.

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5. 9_26_2011_1_37_13_am.pngThe System Restore menu comes up and asks you if you want to either use the recommended restore point or a different restore point of your choosing. I would choose the most updated restore point if possible (ususally the "Recommended restore" one).

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If you want, once the system is restored, you can try the update again if you want. Knowing from experience, I have had to install update two even three time before they were successful. I hope this answers your question and solves your problem.

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Looks like your master boot record is corrupted or you have a bad hard drive. Without cd drive there is one option but it is not guarantied it will work. You can acctually make USB flash drive bootable but you need another computer with cd drive and an XP Operating System CD. You can google how to make usb flash drive bootable for XP and it will give you step by step instructions. Or you can borow an external cd drive or take it to pc repair store. Good luck.

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Sounds like you took out some drivers or other sound devices. Id recommend doing a sysytem restore from right before you started deleting "stuff". click on the start button, go to accesories, system tools, and down to system restore, click on it. A wizard should ask you to restore from a earlier time, pick the date before you deleted files and that should do it. Next time Id recommend backing up important system files before you start deleting programs and files :)

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Log in as Administrator and undo the system restore.

How to undo a system restoration after you perform a System Restore loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); You may have unintentionally restored Windows XP to a previous configuration that you do not want. To undo the restoration, follow these steps:
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  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
  3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Undo my last restoration, and then click Next.

    Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
  4. On the Confirm Restoration Undo page, click Next. System Restore restores the original Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
  5. Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Undo Complete page appears.
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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:
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5. On the General tab, choose Normal Startup
6. Click Ok
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This just because that there are too many services running in the background of the Operating system

All you need to do is to manually disable maximum of them and disable all the startup Items

Here is how you can do that the easy way

Manual steps to perform a clean boot in Windows XP
Step 1: Start the System Configuration Utility
Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.

The System Configuration Utility dialog box appears.

Step 2: Configure selective startup options
1. In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click the General tab, and then click Selective Startup.
2. Click to clear the Process SYSTEM.INI File check box.
3. Click to clear the Process WIN.INI File check box.
4. Click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
5. Click the Services tab.
6. (VERY IMPORTANT DON'T MISS THIS) Click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box.
7. Click Disable All, then Click on the startup tab and click on Disable All Button and then click OK..
8. When you are prompted, click Restart to restart the computer.

Step 3: Log on to Windows
1. Log on to Windows.
2. When you receive the following message, click to select the Don't show this message or launch the System Configuration Utility when Windows start check box, and then click OK:
You have used the System Configuration Utility to make changes to the way Windows starts.

The System Configuration Utility is currently in Diagnostic or Selective Startup mode, causing this message to be displayed and the utility to run every time Windows starts.

Choose the Normal Startup mode on the General tab to start Windows normally and undo the changes you made using the System Configuration Utility.

Step 4: Optional step to disable features
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1. Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.

The System Configuration Utility dialog box appears.
2. Click the General tab, click to clear the Load System Services check box, and then click OK.
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Steps to configure Windows to use a Normal startup state
1. Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.

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if you are running windows xp, click on start, click on run, type msconfig in the box and click ok.

A system configuration utility window will open.

Click the tab at the top of the little window on the right where it says start or start up.

Click the disable all button at the bottom sort of.
Click apply, click ok.

Restart your computer.

When the computer comes back up, you will get a message saying you have used the system configuration utility.

Click 'Dont show me the message' again box at the lower left and close the window. Now your computer will be running faster and windows IE should open.

All you have done is turn off your start up programs.
Remember when your mom told you to quit turning on all the lights in the house?

Well, you had too many lights on. House is ok now, so is computer.

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