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couple questions...which windows are you running, are their any other hard drives in your computer? and what type of computer, if you built it what type of motherboard.
there could be a couple issues going on. depending on the configuration.
here is my solution for a windows xp box approx time 30-45 min
if no hadware damage...this fixes about 90% of the problems I have seen
one of my fav ways to fix these style of problems is like starting from scratch
all you need is a reg windows boot disc(not a prefab repair disc) those like to delete things
and your windows key
reboot the computer with the windows disc in, followed by a prompt normally to press any key to boot from disc
you will boot to a menu that will ask if you want to repair or setup windows
press enter to setup windows
windows will then attempt to install and see you have another copy already installed
here tell windows to repair by pressing R
this will then move forward like a regular install it will require your windows key
the good thing here is it will set up windows back to its regular install absed off your hardware plus new hardware without erasing any settings...this process takes about 30 to 45 minutes
hope it helps
Posted on May 29, 2008
Windows includes a feature called Active Desktop. One of the symptoms
of Active Desktop is that it can hide all your desktop icons. To
disable active desktop, right-click on the desktop, choose Properties,
go to the Web tab, and uncheck "Show Web Content on My Active Desktop".
If that does not work right away, try rebooting the PC after making the above changes..
Posted on May 29, 2008
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A log-on loop on your Windows XP computer is a difficult situation where the computer never completes its boot cycle, restarting intermittently ad nauseam.
This issue indicates a major problem with the boot functionality of your XP system.
Restore the computer to working order by utilizing the repair and restoration utility on your XP system disk.
Insert the XP disk into the computer.
Restart the computer.
Press any key when prompted to boot from the disk.
Press "Enter" at the first screen and "F8" at the license terms.
Highlight the drive containing XP and press "R," repairing the operating system boot files and removing the log-on loop.
Windows XP sometimes has a glitch when you are logging in to your user account in order to boot the operating system.
The glitch logs you in and then logs you off the account.
This problem is usually caused by one of the programs that load during the computer's start-up.
Fixing this issue is a matter of ensuring that whatever program is causing the problem doesn't start up as soon as you start your computer.
Power on the computer and allow it to get to the user logon page normally.
There is no need to start up the computer in "safe mode."
Click the user who is having the issue and type in the user's password if one is set up.
Press and hold the "shift" button on your computer keyboard as soon as you see the tool bar load up at the bottom of the screen but before any other program has a chance to do so.
This stops any "Startup" program from running and logging you off.
Right-click the "Start" button on the bottom left of your screen.
Select "Explore" from the menu that appears.
Double-click "Programs" from the list on the left side of the window that pops up.
Select all the files inside the "Startup" folder by dragging a box over them.
Right-click anywhere on the selected files.
Select "Delete" to delete those files.
Note that deleting the programs from the "Startup" folder does not delete them from your computer.
All this does is make it so that these programs no longer start as your computer is starting so that any error in the running of the programs doesn't interfere with logging in to your account.
Hope this helps
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Here's a few tips you can try to fix your slow startup problem. First of all you want to disable any programs that are in the startup menu that you do not absolutely need. There is no sense in waiting for programs to load that you don't use on a regular basis. Or if you are not sure which one is slowing your startup. You can disable them one at a time.
If that did not help, you can disable your Windows sidebar. You'll also want to remove any icons from your desktop that you do not absolutely need. The same goes for your task bar and quick start menu. All of these will slow down your boot time.
Check to make sure your anti virus program is not scanning at startup. Some programs are set to scan. When windows boots, by default. You will also want to do a full anti virus scan to make sure you don't have a worm or any other type of virus that is working in the background slowing your operations down.
The biggest reason for a slow boot time is a corrupt or damaged Registry. The registry will become corrupted from installing and uninstalling programs. Perhaps you have loaded programs onto your new Vista computer and were not compatible and then uninstall them. They leave behind files, which Windows tries to reference on startup. Since they are no longer on your computer. Your system goes through a long search trying to find them. You need to clean and optimize your Windows registry to eliminate any bad or orphaned files.
You can do this manually if you are an experienced computer technician. It is not recommended for most users. Windows does not have a built-in tool for repairing, cleaning, or optimizing your registry. You will need to download and run a third-party registry repair program to do this.
A good piece of software that will do this for you with a click of the mouse is a wise investment for any computer. You will have it for years to come, and can schedule it to do weekly maintenance. This will keep your PC fully optimize and running fast. It's like giving your computer a tuneup.
Jun 17, 2011 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
press the reset button
Restart the computer. If you are already in Windows, you can do this from the Windows Start menu, go to Turn off computer and click Restart. As the computer restarts, watch for a progress bar at the bottom of the screen. press F8 about once every second. Immediately press F8 before the progress bar reaches the right side of the screen. From the Windows Start-up menu, highlight Safe Mode and press Enter. Wait for your desktop to appear, and then make the necessary repairs (for example, uninstall programs or devices). Where the only thing that are working are the keyboard, mouse and files When the repairs are done, restart the computer, and allow it to boot normally.
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