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Prior to closing Notebook I ran a registry clean program "CLEAN & FIX" that I have used for the last year or so. During the the fix process some error was encountered and I assume the registry was not closed or updted properly. PROBLEM - when i restart the Toshiba notebook it stops on the blue WIndow XP screen - if I try to re-install / repair the windows software it cant find the hard disks? Any help apprciated

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Ah, another "blue screen of death"

Your reg does sound as if it's damaged..
Have you tried a safe boot option?

If not, once the PC has booted, but before Windows starts loading, press F8 until you get the save boot menu.

Select the safe boot option (Without Network) and see if you can get in. If so then restore the old reg from your reg fix program.

If no backup, run the reg fix again.

If the safe boot option doesn't work, try pressing the "space bar" instead of F8, this should give the "Last good config" option to boot. Again try and restore the reg or run the reg fix.

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Hi,

Check whether the hard drive is detected in the BIOS or not.

Remove the hard drive & wait for 3 minutes and reseat the hard drive.

Check whether all the cables are connected properly.

Try doing flea power & the power cycle.

1. Disconnect all the peripherals like keyboard,mouse,printer, scanner & monitor and power supply from the CPU.

And press & hold the power button for 1 min, it will release the flea power from the mother board.

Restart the system & check.

2. Disconnect everything.wait for 5-10 minutes and then connect every thing & start the system.

Restart the system.

In this case you can make use of the system restore.

For XP :

Boot in to safe made by pressing F8 key(function key 8) can be found on the top row of the keyboard.

login to your account & start the system restore from start-all programs-accessories-system tools-system restore.

select the date on which it is working fine.

After completion the system will restart automatically.

Now you can boot normally.

For Vista :

Open this link to know how to do that :

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940765/en-us

If the system restore doesnt help reinstall the whole OS. 

If the hard drive is detected then you can now install the OS by changing the boot priority device to the cd.

Good Luck.

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Don't mess with the registry yourself unless you know what you're doing.

There are "free" programs that promise to fix registry errors. I don't recommend them. They present a list of recommended fixes and ask you to click OK. Unless you know something about the registry and can uncheck listings that you know shouldn't be removed, you can wind up wiping out something that's crucial to one of your programs -- or to Windows! If you do decide to use one of those programs, be SURE to make a copy of your registry and also set a restore point so you can go back to what you had before if something gets broken.

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It looks like a file has been corrupted during the installation process.
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Tips to clean and speed up your computer.


Hello,

If you wish to speed up your computer or just give it a good cleaning, you have come to the right place! Follow the tips below and your computer should perform better.

CCleaner is a program I have used for years, and it is an amazing tool. It offers the ability for you to clean out old temporary files, browser cookies, remove unwanted programs, fix registry errors, disable start up programs and even manage system restore points.

Click here to download the program

-Install and open up CCleaner. On the left, you will notice 4 options. The first(top option) is cleaner. We will make sure we are on this tab and click the "analyze" button near the bottom middle. Let the program analyze and once it is done click the "run cleaner option"

*Editing registry information can potentially be dangerous and I always advise to backup the registry before deleting anything from it*

When you install and remove programs, you can leave behind junk that over time can cause problems for your computer. We will clean up the registry now.

-Next, we will run the Registry analysis to see if anything can be fixed. Click on the registry tab on the left of CCleaner and then click the "Scan for issues" button. Once this is done, go ahead and click the "Fix selected Issues" button.

Over time, your computer can accumulate many programs that will start up when windows reboots causing the reboot process to be extremely slow. Some of these programs are non essential and can be disabled from start up. The next step we will disable any unwanted start up programs.

*Disabling essential programs from start up may cause computer issues. Only disable programs that are not needed to be running when the computer starts up. Some examples are Itunes, Windows Media Player, Adobe update*

-Click on the "tools" option on the left of CCleaner. Then click on the startup tab. Expand the CCleaner window to maximize so you get a good view. You do this by clicking the box icon at the top right of CCleaner. In the middle window, CCleaner will list all programs that will start when your computer is turned on. You can go through each program and disable any that you see fit. I gave some examples above of programs you can disable. This can increase your start up time!

Now we can close CCleaner.

-In this step we will run the built in Windows disk cleaner and disk defragmenter to finish our clean up job. In windows 7 you can access these tools by going to Start and in the search box type Disk. The two top options should be Disk Cleaner and Disk Defrag.

Click on Disk cleanup and a program will run, and calculate files to be deleted and how much space you can save. CCleaner will have already cleaned up much of this junk but go ahead and select the options you wish to remove and click the OK button.

Next, run the Disk defrag tool. This tool will show you if your disk is badly fragmented and if so, run the program. It is best to do this overnight while you are sleeping as it can take up computer resources.


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A new tool I have started to use is TuneUp Utilities. The 2011 version is very good and is easy to use. You can download it by clicking here. You can use it to basically do anything from disabling start up programs, defragging your hard drive, changing Windows settings and even changing your Windows Login screen. It will guide you through optimizing your computer.

Okay, your computer should be all clean and run a bit faster now. I hope you enjoyed this Tip!

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Two good software tools can help you to fix the redirecting virus with Google search.One is the registry repairing program and the other is the malware removal tool. With the help of the registry cleaning program the infection is completely removed from the hidden registry entries of the Windows. While the anti-malware detects and removes the infection from the computer. If during search, Google redirects virus and produces undesired web results then follow these instructions:
Step 1:
Download a software to thoroughly repair and clean Windows registry. The Windows registry is an area which contains very sensitive information about all the programs running in the computer. Most of the viruses and malwares also attack the Windows registry. Unfortunately running the anti-virus/anti-malware scans only does not remove the infections from Windows registry.

Step 2:
Download a good malware removal tool and conduct scan through it. The Google search redirect virus is caused by the malwares that shall be removed from the computer. If properly used with the registry cleaning tool, the antimalware can greatly help to fix the Google redirecting virus.

Step 3:

Go to My Computer > Properties > Device Manager > Hardware > View > Show Hidden Devices. After this select the option "Non-Plug and Play Drivers" and disable 'TDSSserv.sys'. Don not uninstall it.

The above guidelines have been found to work well. Are you tired of this nuisance and want to have a quick fix to eliminate Google redirecting virus? Here are the tools which are recommended by PC experts to fix search redirect problem:

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You need to tune-up your computer through following these tips given below:-

' Disinfect your system using some reliable antivirus program.
' Run disk clean up (start > programs > accessories > system tools > disk cleanup.)
' Disable background services.
' Fix Windows broken registry and errors with any reliable program (must use RegInOut for it.)
' Defragment the registry if needed.
' Uninstall all programs & software's and download latest versions of them.

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How do i clean out my computer to speed it up


Follow these guidelines to speedUp pc:
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  • Remove Obsolete Registry Entries
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  • Customize Windows for Best Performance
  • Uninstall Programs and Disable Windows Features


For an instant fix use system optimizer PCFresher.

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How to Clean Your Computer's Registry

The Windows Registry is an enormous batch of files containing information about almost everything that occurs on the computer, from a visit to a Web site to a program installation. The registry also contains information about drivers and other essential programs, like DLLs -- small helper programs that often work with more than one application. This information is stored in the form of "keys" that help programs run. It's like a big blueprint for where everything goes on your computer and how it all fits together. Only computers running Windows operating systems have registries, and despite rumors to the contrary, Windows 7 will have a registry.


A registry may have hundreds of thousands of entries, and new entries are created all the time. As it fills with information, the registry may cause a computer's performance to suffer. One problem is that Windows almost never removes registry entries, even if a program is uninstalled, as most uninstallers aren't able to effectively remove their own registry keys. And as files are moved around and programs are uninstalled, some registry keys point to programs or files that no longer exist or are located elsewhere.

Fortunately, these errors don't have to be tolerated. The registry can be cleaned up, though not completely. And for your troubles, you may get better performance and decreased boot time. Some satisfied users report fewer instances of lag or Windows hanging (when the computer isn't responding). The exact performance boost varies depending on the state of the registry and the effectiveness of the cleaner program employed. You may also free up disk space, although most registry entries are very small.

Registry cleaning is not without risks. This is a very sensitive area of your computer, and if you're happy with how your computer is running, don't go digging around. Trying to manually edit your registry can create errors in the registry that make it impossible to load Windows. Some registry-cleaning programs have been known to delete important registry keys or essential DLL files. And the performance improvements may be negligible, while running the program and approving each recommended deletion could take hours. In addition, reliable data on how registry cleaners affect performance are almost impossible to find. Most "performance tests" are actually produced by the developers of registry-cleaning tools.


Despite these concerns, it is­ possible to clean out some of the registry's gunk, and your computer may be better off for it. On the next page, we'll take a look at how to go about this delicate job.


Before you mess around with the registry, it's best to to create a backup copy of the registry and to also save any important data to an external hard drive or disk. Some registry-cleaning programs have a feature to back up a copy of your system's registry. If not, a simple Internet search should lead you to a free backup program.


Windows has a built-in program for editing the registry. It's creatively titled regedit.exe and can be accessed by going to the Start menu, clicking Run and typing in the program name. While this program is easy to access, it's difficult to use. Registry entries have long, oblique names that don't say much about what they represent. Even savvy computer users may have no idea what a particular entry points to. So unless you have specific instructions for how to alter or delete a clearly defined entry, it's best not to experiment with regedit.exe.

Third-party registry-cleaner programs are plentiful and remove a lot of the confusing grunt work of parsing and deleting registry entries. To find a program that suits you, check reviews on sites like ZDNet, CNET, PC World or PC Magazine. Some of these programs are free or only fix a few entries at a time, which can be quite laborious when a registry may have 2,000 broken entries. Others may cost $20 or more and may come as part of a package of system utilities.

It's not necessary to clean a registry more than once a month. Using a disk defrag program may provide additional performance boosts.

Before you run the program you've chosen, make sure you close all other open programs, as well as those running in the system tray, next to the clock in the bottom right corner of your screen. Follow directions closely: Most of these cleaner programs are intuitive, first scanning the registry for errors and then offering choices to fix broken entries, but you may miss an important step or warning if you click madly and try to speed through the process.

Some experts recommend against using programs that automatically delete registry errors [source: Bass]. Instead, it's better to approve deletions manually. The cleaner will likely offer a list of registry entries that it's safe to delete because they are certainly obsolete. It may also provide an option to "repair" an entry. Going deeper and deleting borderline entries could affect a program's ability to function, such as by deleting a DLL that the cleaner doesn't realize is shared by more than one program -- or you may irreparably damage your installation of Windows. When in doubt, let the entry stay.

And that's about it. Hopefully you managed to clean up a few hundred entries without bricking your computer. If not, well, then you probably can't read this anymore and won't be interested in the links on the next page about registry cleaners and other related topics.

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  • Bass, Steve. "How to Clean Your Windows Registry and Speed Up Your PC." PC World. Aug. 19, 2008.
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Hello i have a ati radeon 9250 and windows 7 it havent driver for windows 7 therefor i installed driver for windows xp in windows 7 all work good but in shutdown or restart i have blue screen...


The way to fix ATI2DVAG.dll errors is to first restart your PC into "Safe Mode With Networking". This will basically allow your PC to boot up without all the drivers and software which can cause it to crash. To do this, you should first restart your PC and then press F8 continually before Windows loads. After that, you should then select "Safe Mode With Networking" to boot your PC into that mode. When in safe mode, you should download a new version of the ATI Graphics Driver from the Internet, which should fix most of the problems you've been having with it. This can be done by downloading the driver from the ATI website and then re-installing it in Windows.

After updating the driver, try your PC in "normal mode" again to test to see if the problem has been fixed. If you find it hasn't fixed the issue, you should then go back into safe mode an manually replace the ATI2Dvag.dll error on your PC with a fresh copy of the file from the Internet. On top of that, you should also clear out the "registry database" of your PC with a registry cleaner. The registry database is a central storage facility for Windows, which basically keeps all the settings and options that Windows needs to use to run inside. This part of your system is very important and used to load up many different DLL files. To ensure no registry errors are causing problems on your system, you should download a registry cleaner program from the Internet, install it and then let it fix the errors your PC has.
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Note: Start Windows in Safe Mode to complete any of the following steps if you're unable to access Windows normally due to the ati2dvag.dll error.
Restore ati2dvag.dll from the Recycle Bin. The easiest possible cause of a "missing" ati2dvag.dll file is that you've mistakenly deleted it.
If you suspect that you've accidentally deleted ati2dvag.dll but you've already emptied the Recycle Bin, you may be able to recover ati2dvag.dll with a free file recovery program.
Important: Recovering a deleted copy of ati2dvag.dll with a file recovery program is a smart idea only if you're confident you've deleted the file yourself and that it was working properly before you did that.
Run a virus/malware scan of your entire system. Some ati2dvag.dll errors could be related to a virus or other malware infection on your computer that has damaged the DLL file. It's even possible that the ati2dvag.dll error you're seeing is related to a hostile program that's masquerading as the file.
Use System Restore to undo recent system changes. If you suspect that the ati2dvag.dll error was caused by a change made to an important file or configuration, a System Restore could solve the problem.
Reinstall the program that uses the ati2dvag.dll file. If the ati2dvag.dll DLL error occurs when you use a particular program, reinstalling the program should replace the file.
Important: Try your best to complete this step. Reinstalling the program that provides the ati2dvag.dll file, if possible, is a likely solution to this DLL error.
Update the drivers for hardware devices that might be related to ati2dvag.dll. If, for example, you're receiving a "The file ati2dvag.dll is missing" error when you play a 3D video game, try updating the drivers for your video card.
Note: The ati2dvag.dll file may or may not be related to video cards - this was just an example. The key here is to pay very close attention to the context of the error and troubleshoot accordingly.
Roll back a driver to a previously installed version if ati2dvag.dll errors began after updating a particular hardware device's driver.
Run the sfc /scannow System File Checker command to replace a missing or corrupt copy of the ati2dvag.dll file. If this DLL file is provided my Microsoft, the System File Checker tool should restore it.
Install any available Windows updates. Many service packs and other patches replace or update some of the hundreds of Microsoft distributed DLL files on your computer. The ati2dvag.dll file could be included in one of those updates.
Test your memory and then test your hard drive. I've left the majority of hardware troubleshooting to the last step, but your computer's memory and hard drive are easy to test and are the most likely components that might cause ati2dvag.dll errors as they fail.
If the hardware fails any of your tests, replace the memory or replace the hard drive as soon as possible.
Repair your installation of Windows. If the individual ati2dvag.dll file troubleshooting advice above is unsuccessful, performing a startup repair or repair installation should restore all Windows DLL files to their working versions.
Use a free registry cleaner to repair ati2dvag.dll related issues in the registry. A free registry cleaner program may be able to help by removing invalid ati2dvag.dll registry entries that might be causing the DLL error.
Important: I rarely recommend the use of registry cleaners. I've included the option here as a "last resort" attempt before the destructive step coming up next.
Perform a clean installation of Windows. A clean install of Windows will erase everything from the hard drive and install a fresh copy of Windows. If none of the steps above correct the ati2dvag.dll error, this should be your next course of action.
Important: All the information on your hard drive will be erased during a clean install. Make sure you've made the best attempt possible to fix the ati2dvag.dll error using a troubleshooting step prior to this one.
Troubleshoot for a hardware problem if any ati2dvag.dll errors persist. After a clean install of Windows, your DLL problem can only be hardware related.
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I will just give you some reasons why computer starts slowly and I hope these will helps.


1.Theres a lot of program in your computer are set in Startup:

- Try to download "CCleaner", you can download this for free at filehippo.com

- As you install this, go to the tab "tools", you can find the Startup here. Delete all the programs here which you might not need during start up.


2. Theres a lot of junk files and registry errors in your system.

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3. You have a lot of icons or shortcut in your Desktop.

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