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Windows xp when switching on the computer after it going through all the checks its not loading up its just saying 'sync out of range' what does this mean and how do i fix it thanks ( also its only letting me on safe mode.

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Re: windows xp

Boot in safe mode.
Using control panel and system - hardware - device manager, update the driver for the graphics card to standard vga or use the driver disk originally supplied with the graphics card.
Once completed, reboot PC and it should enter normal windows mode.
Now update the driver to the latest version from the manufacturers website.

Problem caused by corrupted setting for the display, so video card tries to set incorrect refresh rate or resolution for the monitor to display. By re-installing the driver, it is set back to default settings.

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Issue with video driver setting video card to incorrect resolution/frequency. Go into safe mode and remove the video drivers, or change them to standard vga. Reboot in normal windows, then install latest drivers. Usually works for me.

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Re: windows xp

Same prob but it solved
follow the process
1.load servicepack2
2. all driver
and notice that first u have yo install antivirus then

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

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My netbook will not start because is says that the following file is missing or corrupt. <Windows root>`system32`ntoskrnl.exe . It says to reinstall a copy of the file but i do not know what...


perapre yourself with your Winodws OS disk

then carefully read and follow these isntructions.. patience is required to sucessfully resolve this issue.

To resolve this issue, use either of the following methods.
Method 1 loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); Edit the Boot.ini file to restore or correct the Default entry and to ensure that the other entries in the [Operating Systems] section of the Boot.ini file point to the appropriate directories.

For more information about how to edit the Boot.ini file, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
289022 ( ) How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP Method 2 loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); Use the Bootcfg utility in the Recovery Console to correct the Boot.ini file:
  1. Use the Windows XP CD-ROM to start your computer.
  2. When you receive the message to press R to repair Windows by using the Recovery Console, press the R key.
  3. Select the Windows installation that you want, and then type the administrator password when prompted.
  4. Type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER.
  5. When the Windows installation is located, the following instructions are displayed: Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All)
    [Type Y in response to this message.]

    Enter Load Identifier:
    [This is the name of the operating system. Type Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home Edition.]

    Enter OS Load options:
    [Leave this field blank, and then press ENTER]. After you perform the preceding steps, restart the computer, and then select the first item on the boot menu. This should allow Windows XP to start normally.

    After Windows XP has successfully loaded, the Boot.ini can be modified to remove the incorrect entry.
For more information about how to edit the Boot.ini file, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
289022 ( ) How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP Method 3 loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution');
  1. Start the computer by using your Windows XP CD-ROM. Press any key to boot from the CD.
  2. After the setup files are finished loading press R to repair using Recovery Console.
  3. When you are in the recovery console, select the installation to log on to (usually number 1), and then press ENTER.
  4. Login to the Administrator account by typing the password for this account, and then press ENTER.
  5. At the recovery console command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

    For Uni-Processor systems: expand :\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ :\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exeFor Multi-Processor systems: expand :\i386\ntkrnlmp.ex_ :\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe Note In these two commands, the placeholder represents the drive letter of your CD drive, and the placeholder represents the drive letter of the hard disk on which windows is installed.
  6. If you receive a prompt to overwrite the file, press Y.
  7. Type exit, and press ENTER at the command prompt.
Method 4 loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); Start the computer by using the Recovery Console, and then run theCHKDSK /rcommand.

Note You do not have to include the /p switch in the Chkdsk command-line because the /r switch causes the Chkdsk utility to locate bad sectors and recover readable information. This command implies the /p switch..

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I am trying to load programs from old xp to new I am trying to load programs from old xp to new xp. I get explorer version update not compatible, Then old computer has newer version than new computer. Can...

You cannot upgrade (as you say load ) from Windows XP to Windows XP. You simply cannot do this and there is no point in doing it as I explain. You can upgrade Windows XP to Windows Vista easily. In the case that you want to keep Windows XP and want to enjoy better security and new features than what you do is you go to "My computer" icon and right click it and then take properties of it. The new page that will open you carefully check for these SP1(Service Pack 1), SP2 (Service Pack 2) or likewise SP3.
If you do not find any (SP)Service Packs than according to your requirement you can download and install SP1 or SP2.
Caution: The third level service Pack for Windows XP is SP3. Microsoft has declared that it is not for everyone. I strongly discourage you to install SP3 unless you have a strong requirement for it. After that you can put your XP on normal regular updates from Microsoft.

Good Luck!

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Getting a No sync message on monitor ,computer

No sync message could be for 2 reasons.

1. Loose VGA cable
2. Wrong driver installed or configuration made is out of monitor range

For loose cable you can fix it up from both ends, on CPU and on Monitor itself.
For second reason, we just have to delete display driver from Device Manager. Follow below method to delete driver

Start computer in safe mode. To start in safe mode, as soon the system boots up press F8 and select Safe Mode. After you log into the safe mode. Right click the "My Computer" icon on desktop, go to properties,
go to "Hardware" tab, Click on "Device Manager", go to "Display driver" and expland it, select the driver below the expanded "Display Driver" and press delete to remove the driver. Now restart the system and it will automatically adjust the display driver for you.

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If your computer came with it loaded on it, there should be a small sticker somewhere on the computer with the key.

If you purchased it after you purchased the computer the key should be in the documentation that came with the CD.

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Can you tell me when the network driver in Windows gets loaded. I read some where that it does not get loaded until you get to screen in XP Pro. Is this true?

The network drivers do not load until you boot to Windows. I'm not sure what you mean by the XP Pro Screen but you have to be at the desktop level to have them load.

A good way to test when they've loaded is to go to your network connections after you're fully booted and right click on your connection. Choose properties. Check the box that says: Show icon in notification area when connected.

Two little computers should then appear in the right side of the system tray by the clock.

When you reboot, those will not appear again until the drivers have loaded.

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