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No startup On startup, after typing in password, it says "please wait". After 2min, it says "configuring updates". Startup repair then tries to fix the problem. Then my pc shuts down and the whole process starts again! I can't gain access to my computor. HELP!!!

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Re: No startup

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Re: No startup

While its booting tap the F8 key into safe mode, once in safemode run registry cleaners/spyware/virus cleaners. if that doesnt work formate drive and reinstall windows.

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It crashes and asked me to reinstall it when I did that now it will not install at all.


If the problem lies on Windows this can be repaired. First, If you are using Windows 7 or Vista, we can try to launch startup repair from the advance boot options menu. You can access this through tapping F8 right after you turn the computer on. Tap F8 until you get to the advance boot options menu. Choose "Repair your Computer" and this should guide you on how to do the startup repair.

If you are using Windows XP, we need to try to boot to safe mode and see if you can boot the Operating System from there. To do this, it's the same drill, tap F8 repeatedly on your keyboard once you turn the computer on until you get to advance boot options menu. Choose safe mode and press enter. This should load the operating system to safe mode. If you are able to boot from here then that means one of your "drivers" has failed the OS to boot normally. If all of these fails, We can try to repair the Operating System by booting using your Restore CD or your Operating System CD from the CD-ROM drive. Reboot the computer and press F12 (or whatever it is that makes you choose to boot to CD) while seeing the pc manufacturer's logo, this should give you the options to boot to CD-ROM. It will give you a quick prompt of "press any key to boot to cd..". Make sure you press the space bar during this time to initiate the boot from CD-ROM.
For Windows XP, Once the Windows Setup loads, Choose "Recovery Console" to repair your computer. Just choose the installation you would like to repair (normally it's number 1) then it will ask you for the administrator password. By default, the password is blank, but if you set a password for admin then use that password.
Once you get to the prompt, Type this command. "CHKDSK /R" (without the quotes). It will initiate the repair for your OS. This might take an hour or so. Just wait for it to finish and it will automatically reboot your computer. Let the computer computer reboot normally. You should be able to get to your normal windows screen back.

For Windows 7 and Vista, do the F8 and choose Repair your Computer, Choose the installation you want to repair then choose command prompt. Type CHKDSK /R and that shoudl initiate the repair for your OS. Most of the time, the "startup repair" should do the fix for Vista and 7, but just in case it fails, do this step.

BTW, these repairs are designed to repair the OS without you losing the data you have on the pc.

Hope this helps. Good Luck.

Aug 22, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Error: GetFileText. BrowseIt. Permission Denied is popping up constantly

Let's put the computer in clean boot state and check if any third-party program is causing this issue.
Putting your system in clean boot state helps in identifying if any third party applications or startup items are causing the issue. If yes, you may have to contact the program manufacturer for any updates or uninstall and re-install the program.
Here's the article you may refer to for steps with reference to the same.

Use this link if you are using Windows XP:
How to configure Windows XP to start in a "clean boot" state
Note: After troubleshooting, make sure to put the computer to start as usual as mentioned here:
To configure Windows to use a Normal startup state
After you used the clean boot to resolve your problem, you can follow these steps to configure Windows XP to start normally.

a. Click Start, and then click Run.
b. Type msconfig, and then click OK. The System Configuration Utility dialog box is displayed.
c. Click the General tab, click Normal Startup - load all device drivers and services, and then click OK.
d. When you are prompted, click Restart to restart the computer.

Apr 15, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Why windows vista is too slow?

for fixing this problem u need to first configure the startup configuration. ie.

start>run> type "msconfig"
select "startup"
remove the files that are basically stores in the program files section but remember do not touch the apps that have destination of c:\windows.

restart the pc.
it will be faster.

for better performance use softwares like tune up utilities as these OS are mased on graphical simulation remove the animations and if recommended the aero part.

computer>right click >properties
select advanced system settings
in the performance block click 'settings'
and remove the aminations.

Jul 06, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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When I turn on my computer the first thing I see is Sony Ericsson error in configuration. This does not appear on my 'phone and does not seem to affect anything but I just want to know what it means please...

This might be some failed software link. You can find these softwares link on start up at Start->All Programs->.Startup in startup remove any entry that looks like Sony Ericsson.

Also, if XP you can go to run and type "msconfig" and hit enter - on System Configuration Utility-. goto "Startup" tab and remove/uncheck any entry that matches error you receive frequently after booting up. This should solve the prob

May 13, 2010 | Operating Systems

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Corrupt start-up folders

There are 2 different methods to organize your startup folder.

Infact these 2 methods leads to updating the Registry using different tools, and registry holds the information on what should work when during startup.

Regrets to mention that the information you have given leads no where for a troubleshooting or analysis of the issue, but i would like to give a clear picture of what the issue is .

Incase you have a problem with startup, services run, or any other software\application, understand that your registry has some corruption which is causing this at first phase, and this can only be confirmed after a sniffing operation throught the troubleshooting of this issue.

1) Use MSConfig at Run prompt and configure your startup items.

2) Use the rough method of getting into the registry and updating the startup Items.
for this open the Registry using Regedit command in the Start - Run Prompt and then you open the folder as shown below.

Add the required programs for startup and then save.

Restart the system and you will have these programs in startup and running.

Please write back if any further assistance required

Good Luck.

Feb 16, 2010 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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When i turn on my pc i get the message "windows host process (rundll32) has stopped working.

Try a system restore if you can to before this occured


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........

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