Re: Windows Xp help...
Ok, i know what it feels like to have your comp. backed
up in a corner....this can be any # of things ...
Let's just try some options 1st , before you have to do the last resort....system restore.
ok, 1st boot up to safe mode, once there, start/ run/ type msconfig....check the startup tab.
this will be a list of everything that starts up at boot...if you see a program .exe in their that's giving you problems or just being annoining, just untic the box...
ok, now go to control panel/network & internet settings/ internet options...delete cookies,click delete button & delete all offline cookies.
Now click settings...see the box that has MB next to it...set it to 60mb...by default....windows sets this to 650mb...no body needs that much space for cookies unless their downloading movies.
now click on advanced tab...scroll down the list til you get to ...(empty temporary internet cookies at close) & put a check in the box.
now , it's time to check what's in the run & run once folder's in the registry.
start/ run/ type reg edit now, go to :
this will be the run folder...now check for anything that should'nt be in there...or a program that .exe
that is giving you problems, and delete the string.
this is ok to do, cuz what you are doing is deleting
the short cut that was placed in the startup folder
during the install.
now that that's done, their should be a folder right under that called the run once folder.
Now what ever in in that folder...delete...you don't need anything in there. now your done .
now go to the windows folder on the hhd.(harddrive) & delete all that is in the pre-fetch folder.
once that's done, go to start/ all programs/ accessories/ system tools/ disk defragmenter.
run that...it will take less time to run cuz nothing ir running in the background... now once that's done.
reboot and let us know if your problem goes away.
if it does'nt then you must have some sort of virus on your comp. & then you know you'll have to do the system restore thing.
hope that helps...
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