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My computer doesn't open to the desktop and boots slow

When i start up my computer it takes a good hour or two to get to the welcome screne with the user icons and when it finaly alows me to click on my icon to log in it takes another half hour to get to the desktop but nothing pops up. its just my background for a good 5 to 10 min and then it logs off also when i get to the welcome screne a pop up comes up saying windows must be varified my microsoft but no phone # is said its just a yes or no button to press. i get the same pop up after i try to log on to my desktop

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  • djd4 Jul 15, 2008

    can i activate my copy of windows from a diffrent computer? because i cant even get on to mine

  • djd4 Jul 15, 2008

    ive tried booting in safe mode and a pop up comes up saying i can't activate in safe mode

  • djd4 Jul 16, 2008

    it takes the same amount of time to boot in safe mode. i can't ignore the pop up because i have to click on something for it to continue. ive tried ignoring in the past and all its done was stay like that with the pop up. ive had this pc for almost 10 years. it had windows 98 on it and about 3 years ago i put windows xp on it.

    what is the # to microsoft? and where do i type in the code since there is no space to type anything in?

  • djd4 Jul 17, 2008

    im not sure if it is a corpret or retail disk. my dad got it for me but how would i go about reinstaling xp?

  • djd4 Jul 21, 2008

    alright im going to reinstal windows xp. which file system should i use? fat32 or ntfs?

  • djd4 Jul 22, 2008

    thanks anth1 for your help i did a repair instal and got my comp to work



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Click Start > Run > type msconfig > OK >

click Startup tab and try Disabling All startup items then restart

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    nsindian Jul 16, 2008

    I would just call Microsoft and ask them for a "new" product key to type in the space provided. I've had to do it a few times, usually after reformatting HD and reinstalling. They thought i was using it on another computer but I explained to them what happened and they give you a specific key to use and you type it in while you're on line with the agent at MS.


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What happens after you press yes? it sounds like the operating system has not been registerd with microsoft there is a code on the back of your base unit on the holergram you can normaly register with this code over your internet conection try looking through your programs for a key symbol it should say something about actvation

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  • anth1 Jul 15, 2008

    no because it checks the code on your system but looking back at your orginal post looks like you may have a virus if you carnt even boot up try booting up in safe mode see how you get on

  • anth1 Jul 16, 2008

    how long did it take to boot up in safe mode? what happens if you ignor the pop up?if you can try disabling startup items as nsindian sugests how long have you had this pc for have you ignord the windows activation rquest before this problem did you have any other problems before this one?

  • anth1 Jul 16, 2008

    do you still have the original xp o/s disk? is it a retail disk or a corpret os disk if its corpret you do not need an activation code.

    and if it retail you would have had to activate this with in 30 days

    have you recently changed any components on the system microsoft normaly monitor for hardware changes

    in your situation if you carnt get on i would personaly do a fresh instal of xp o/s then you should get the chance to register within 30 days

  • anth1 Jul 17, 2008

    stick the disk in the drive when it starts follow the instructions it may ask you if you want do do a repair instal that way it should not wipe your stuff such as pictures and documents but to be ohnest i have never had any sucsess doing a repair so i normaly do a fresh instal but this wipes everything and starts like a brand new pc if you do this rember to go to windows update to get all the updates for you system also you will need to get all the drivers for your system to work the sound card grafix card etc but you can usualy download these from the web.if your father has used this disk for his instal it may cause problems with it going on two pc for the product key but you get the option to call microsoft for a product key but be careful what you say they will ask you about your system and questions about the holagram sticker on the back of the tower they made a few different ones helps them to see if your copy is genuin or not but if it came with your dads pc describe his sticker and say you changed the hard drive but try the code that comes with the disk or if your dads got it on it will be on his pc under system

  • anth1 Jul 20, 2008

    did you solve this problem? i would be gratefull if you could give me a rating thankyou

  • anth1 Jul 21, 2008

    you need to use ntfs for xp fat32 was used for the old windows such as 98 one thing if you need to save anything off your hard drive put it in another machine as a secondry drive and set it as slave and you should be able to check stuff on your drive

  • anth1 Jul 22, 2008

    glad to hear you got it sorted


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Step 1. Shut down your computer completely. Wait for 20 seconds and then reboot your computer in Safe Mode. Here's how: As your PC starts up, repeatedly tap on your F8 key as soon as your computer's logo appears (Compaq, HP, Dell or other logo). This will bring up a "Windows Advanced Options" text menu. Use your keyboard arrow keys to select the "Safe Mode" option. Press the "Enter" key. This brings up another text menu with a selection of operating systems, typically "Microsoft Windows XP." Highlight this option and then press the "Enter" key again. This loads Safe Mode on your PC, and will present you with the Windows Welcome screen.
Step 2.Log in to the Administrator account in the Welcome Screen. Click "OK" if a warning message pops up. Next click on the "Start" button in the bottom left-hand corner of your PC. Click on "Control Panel," and then double-click on the "User Accounts" icon to open it. This will display a list of the different user accounts that are on your PC.
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1. Reboot your machine.
2. Press F8 before the Windows boot screen appears. Do not press F5 as used on the NT/9x ser of Windows. You will be be prompted with a boot options menu.
3.Select the Start Windows in Safe Mode option.
4. Click through several self-explanatory screens until your reach the familiar 'Welcome' screen.
5.Find the icon for the Administrator user
6. The Safe Mode Welcome screen might display some of the other users on your system.
7. Login as the admin.
8. Press Yes at the prompt asking if you would like to continue using Safe Mode.
9. Continue on to the User Settings control panel.
10. Reboot your computer
11. Login as the user for which you set the password

Setting new password
  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Click the User Account.
  3. Select the account you want to to set a new password.
  4. Click changing Account and set up password, then fill out the form as listed. Click Create Password.
  5. You now have a personal login ID and Password

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When i goto click my user name icon for logging into the computer it tells me loading personal setting as it normally would takes me in and then right back out within 2 sec. putting me right back to my...

Try booting into safe mode and from their you should be able to attempt a restore.
Or you can try a restoration back to factory, if you have not removed the partition.
Hope this has helped you.

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Start Menu Picture Disappeared Suddenly

Turn the Welcome screen on or off It sounds as if you accidentally turned off the welcome screen. Here's how to turn that function on and off:

To turn the Welcome screen on or off
You must have a computer administrator account on a computer that is a member of a workgroup or is a stand-alone computer to turn on or turn off the Use the Welcome screen feature. Logging on at the Welcome screen is not available on computers that are members of a network domain.
  1. Open shortcutcold.gifUser Accounts in Control Panel.
  2. Click Change the way users log on or off.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To specify that users log on to the computer using the Welcome screen, select the Use the Welcome screen check box. A user logs on to the computer by clicking his or her user account name on the Welcome screen. If a password is assigned to the account, the user is prompted to type it.
    • To specify that users log on to the computer without using the Welcome screen, clear the Use the Welcome screen check box. The Welcome screen will no longer appear when you start the computer. To log on to the computer, type your user name (and password, if you have one) in the standard Log On to Windows dialog box.
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  • To open User Accounts, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.
  • Fast User Switching is available only when the Welcome screen is turned on. For more information, click Related Topics.
I hope this helps. Please let me know if you require further assistance.

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My screne comes on but no icons.

Sounds to me like you could have a virus, although there are other things that could cause this as well. I would first run a virus scan to rule this out. Then open your control panel and click on 'performance and maintenance', then System Restore in the left-hand column. Follow the instructions for 'restore my computer to an earlier time' and
choose a date before this began. Good Luck!

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Welcome Screen

1. Go to "Start"
2. Go to "Control Panel"
3. Double Click "Network Connections"
4. Now you should see an icon for "Local Area Connection". Right click on it and hit "Properties"
5. In the Local Area Connections Properties dialog box, click on "Client services for Netware", then click "Uninstall"

That will get rid of the problem , once you do that , restart and goto the User Accounts in the control panel to change the way you login , that will fix you right up!

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Change wellcome screan of windows xp

Disabling the Windows XP Welcome screen.
  1. Click Start, Settings, and Control Panel.
  2. Open User Accounts.
  3. Click "Change the way users log on or off".
  4. Uncheck the "Use the Welcome screen".
  5. Click "Apply Options"

Disabling the Windows XP login prompt for password.
Click Start and Run
  1. Type "Control Userpasswords2" and press enter.
  2. Uncheck the box for "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."
  3. Click Apply and Ok.

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