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My computer wont go to windows xp when started up and it doesnt even go to any type start up screen

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Hi gllwymiller;
1.check all your connections
2.check monitor and cpu power
3.when you power on your cpu, do you actually hear the fan turning or see your power led light up?
4. what OS are you using?
5. Feel the rear fan or your CPU, is it blowing out air?

get back to me :)

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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Misssing partmgr file how can I load this thanks


To resolve this issue, start the computer from the Windows XP CD, start the Recovery Console, and then use the Bootcfg.exe tool to rebuild the Boot.ini file. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Configure the computer to start from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. For information about how to do this, see your computer documentation, or contact your computer manufacturer.
  2. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.
  3. When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
  4. When you receive the "Welcome to Setup" message, press R to start the Recovery Console.
  5. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you have to use from the Recovery Console.
  6. When you are prompted, type the administrator password, and then press ENTER.
  7. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /list, and then press ENTER. The entries in your current Boot.ini file appear on the screen.
  8. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER. This command scans the hard disks of the computer for Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows NT installations, and then displays the results. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to add the Windows installations to the Boot.ini file. For example, follow these steps to add a Windows XP installation to the Boot.ini file:
    1. When you receive a message that is similar to the following message, press Y: Total Identified Windows Installs: 1

      [1] C:\Windows
      Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All)
    2. You receive a message that is similar to the following message: Enter Load Identifier This is the name of the operating system. When you receive this message, type the name of your operating system, and then press ENTER. This is either Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.
    3. You receive a message that is similar to the following: Enter OS Load options When you receive this message, type /fastdetect, and then press ENTER.

      Note The instructions that appear on your screen may be different, depending on the configuration of your computer.
  9. Type exit, and then press ENTER to quit Recovery Console. Your computer restarts, and the updated boot list appears when you receive the "Please select the operating system to start" message.

Apr 13, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My computer is running slow


In order to optimize your computer performance, follow the instructions given below.
1. Delete all of the temporary files.

a. Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type temp(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required), Click Edit at the top in the menu bar, click Select All, Right Click on Mouse and hit Delete. This would delete all of the temporary files.Note:in Window Vista and Window 7, Menu bar would appear by hitting Alt key.

b. Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type %temp%(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required), Click Edit at the top in the menu bar, click Select All, Right Click on Mouse and hit Delete. This would delete all of the temporary files.

c.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type prefetch(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner,once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required), Click Edit at the top in the menu bar, click Select All, Right Click on Mouse and hit Delete. This would delete all of the temporary files.

2.Run Disk Cleanup to free up wasted space.Click Start, click My Computer, right click C drive and click Properties. Now, click Disk Cleanup. It will delete all of the useless temporary files.If it ask to click Next, click Next.

3. Run Disk check.Disk Check program is used to check and clean any errors on your computer and keep it running smoothly.
How to run Disk Check:Click Start, click My Computer.Right-click on C drive, click Properties.Now, click the tab, Tools. In the Error-Checking section, click the Check Now. Also, check both of the check boxes: Automatically fix file system error and scan for and attemp bad recovery of bad sectors.
Now, You will see a message box that says you can schedule the disk check to start the next time you restart your computer. Click Yes. The next time you restart your computer, it will automatically run through a disk check before displaying your login screen. After the disk check finishes, Windows will automatically bring you to your login screen.Note: Check Disk can take more than an hour to check and clean errors on your computer.

4.Defragment Your ComputerTo arrange the files in a sequential manner, it is recommended to defragment the hard drive. Click Start, click My Computer, right-click Local Disk, aclick Properties.Now, the Tools tab, click Defragment Now. Now, Click first hard disk, click Defragment.Note: Disk Defragment may take long time like 30-40 minute to complete.

5.Stop Programs from running at the startup.
As soon as you restart the computer a number of programs load themselves at the startup and you will be able to see them at the bottom right-hand side corner. In order to stop some of the programs (except security software and programs which you use immediately after starting up your computer) to load itself automatically, please follow these steps.
Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type msconfig(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton once you click Start),hit Enter, (hit Continue if required)You will see System Configuration Utility. Click Startup at the top right hand side corner. Now,uncheck the items which you want to stop to load automatically.Now, click Apply and then click OK or Close. Click 'Exit without restart'Now, you have to delete the startup from registry.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type regedit(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required),.Now, scroll up to the top and click Computer, rigth-click it and click Export and save it as file name say backup on the desktop.
In order to remove startup from the registry go the following locations:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSharedToolsMSConfigstartupfolder
Right click startupfolder and click Delete.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShared ToolsMSConfigstartupreg
Right click startupreg and click Delete.
Restart your computer.

6.Uninstall the useless programs(like gaming softwares, unnecessary toolbars like my web search, myfreeze toolbar)Click Start, click Control Panel, Click Add or Remove programs(Programs and Features or Programs in Window Vista and Window 7),you will see a list of the programs. Click on the programs, you want to uninstall and click Remove(Uninstall in Window Vista and Window 7).

7.Scan the computer with good antimalware, antispyware, antivirus.
http://malwarebytes.org/http://superantispyware.com/

8.Update the drivers on the computer.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type devmgmt.msc(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required).Right click the device, click Properties.Click Driver tab, and click Update Driver.Follow the on screen instructions to complete update.

9.Upgrade RAMWindows can run slow if you do not have enough RAM.Many newer operating systems and programs use more RAM when they are running.How to check RAM.Click Start, right click My Computer, click Properties. You will see the RAM mentioned her.You should have at least 1 Gb(2 GB would be even more better)RAM.

10.Update Windows
Windows XP:Click Start, click Control Panel,Click Performance and Maintenance, Click System, click Automatic Updates tabclick Turn automatic updating on and click install updates.
Windows Vista:Click Start, click Control Panel, click System and Maintenance,click Windows Update,click Turn automatic updating on and click install updates.

on Apr 06, 2010 | PC Desktops

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The notebook tries to boot upon power up but simply shows the Windows XP screen scrolling by and does nothing else . .


The windows on your computer is cleary corrupt and no longer able to start up.

one way to solve the problem is to Use the restore discs or windows installation cd or dvd to install windows into the computer or perform a repair installation if a windows already exists on the computer and the setup can find it.

how to perform a repair installation


insert your Windows XP Setup CD, and restart your computer.

1.When the Press any key to boot from CD message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.

if not then the computer is not set to start up from a cd, you can either enter the setup / bios to change that setting OR right when you power up the computer look at the screen it will say what button to press in order to enter boot menu or bios, it will very likely be button F12 or similar, it should say on the screen when you power on.

if it doesn't, then you need to go into the bios and change the boot order so that the computer starts from the CD first.

after that you should be able to start from the cd and install the OS (Operating system, eg.Windows)

here's some info on how to work the bios: http://www.whitecanyon.com/how-to-change-boot-order.php


Repeat step 1 when you have changed the boot order.

2.Press ENTER when you see the message To setup Windows XP now, and then press ENTER displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen.

3.Do not choose the option to press R to use the Recovery Console.

4.In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.

5.Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.

6.Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.

7.Ones windows is working you will need the drivers for your computer, they are at the makers website, for hp and compaq. www.hp.com for acer http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/downloads.html for all other brands go to google and write Brand drivers. Should get you to the right place. Dell is most likely www.dell.com and so on.

let me know if you have any questions or if you need anything else.
Thanks,
Ekse

Jun 08, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Msconfig won't work


If youre running windows 2000, it doesnt come with msconfig. For a missing msconfig in XP, download it from the internet, copy it to the C:/WINNT/SYSTEM32 folder. The version that works for windows 2000 will work for XP. DONT USE the 95, 98, ME version on 2000 or XP.

Mar 29, 2009 | HP Pavilion a450n PC Desktop

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My desktop says that my computer did not pass genuine windows val


Hi,
For Windows XP Home
Restart your computer and before the appearance of the boot screen hit F8 to get the booting option list. From the list select Safe Mode in order to start your computer in Safe Mode.
Once the computer has booted in Safe Mode go to Start > Run and type c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataWindows Genuine Advantage (where C: is usually the system drive).
Right click the DATA folder and choose Properties. Now go to the security tab and in the Group or user names section click on Users. In the permission for user section make sure you check all the check boxes under the Allow column: Read & Execute, List Folder Contents and Read. Click OK and then restart the computer. Now you should be able to validate your Windows copy.


For Windows XP Professional
In Windows XP professional there is no need to boot in safe mode. Just go to Start > Run and type c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataWindows Genuine Advantage. There you will find the Data folder. Right click on it and follow this path: Properties > Security tab > Users > Permission for users section and verify the Allow column for all the check boxes to be selected. If not selected, do it yourself.

Now restart the validation process.

for more help go here:
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2006/03/07/bypass-and-disable-genuine-windows-validation-check/

Mar 20, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4300 PC Desktop

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Windows not starting successfully.


You must remove all usb devices and any hadware you have recently installed if this problem still occures you will need to reinstall windows xp

Jan 11, 2009 | PC Desktops

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My computer is gone crazy


You can try this: It may be a corrupt windows indtallation, boot the XP CD and select Install Windows, Choose the "Repair" option in subsequent screen. May take a while, and you need to activate it again, but it usually fixes the problem for me.

If that doesnt work, backup all your data, then do a fresh new xp installation.

3 Most important comouter rules:
1. Backup
2. Backup
3. Backup

Apr 23, 2008 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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No Audio Output Device Installed


Hi

To immediately fix these errors in Vista, start the Windows Audio service as follows:
  1. Click Start c00834869.gif , and enter services.msc into the Start Search field.
  2. From the list of services, right-click Windows Audio and select Start . Figure 23: Starting the Windows Audio service c00847914.gif
  3. The message should no longer open. If the message opens again after the computer is restarted, repeat these steps, select Properties for Windows Audio and set Startup Type to Automatic.
If you have XP on the computer, then click Start-->Run and then type "services.msc" in the Run window and then click OK and once you get the Windows Services screen, follow the above steps.
If this doesnt work and the sound card is not onboard or integrated, then reseat the sound card preferably into a different slot and repeat the above steps.

Feb 13, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Start up mode


I'd just do a factory disk reload for all your drivers and programs. Sounds like ddl are missing. Good luck.
Ed
NC Electronic
Mills, Wyoming

Jan 05, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Reformat HP pc hard drive.


to perform a clean install of your XP. follow this steps.

1.    Start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
2.    When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
3.    At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
4.    When you see the End-User License Agreement, press F8.
5.    Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP. This would be your c:\ drive

note: when formating the drive do not choose the quick format option.

6.    Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Windows XP Setup.

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