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Ask for date on boot (challenge)

Issue An old laptop computer with XP loses date every time it boots. It has no more battery pack so it has to be plugged permanently in to wall. What I already tried Replaced the little button ...
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What are the processes SQL Server VSS Writer and DeviceVM Meta Data Export Service for?

I'm cleaning up a Windows XP PC for a friend and I found 2 processes running on startup. SQL Server VSS Writer DeviceVM Meta Data Export Service What are they needed for and is it save to ...
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Crash on startup between agpcpq.sys and acpi.sys — Win XP

My Dell Latitude D505 laptop is not booting. In normal mode, the Windows XP startup screen displays, and then goes blank and hangs indefinitely. In safe mode, it lists drivers up to agpCPQ.sys, and ...
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XP machine rebooting on start-up screen

I have been having a reoccurring problem with an XP machine of mine in which I have encountered many errors. I have managed to resolve these but now I am stuck with my XP machine rebooting on the ...
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2answers
79 views

Load file automatically on start up windows xp

I have a few text files that I want to see every time I turn on the computer, like Post-It notes. So basically as the title says, how can I configure Windows XP to load specific files on startup?
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Error when booting Windows XP - WindowsNT Has Found Only 495k Of Low Memory. 512 of low memory is required to run Windows NT

Are you getting this error message when starting your computer running Windows XP? WindowsNT Has Found Only 495k Of Low Memory. 512 of low memory is required to run Windows NT. You may need to ...
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651 views

Where are disabled autostart programs stored? Somewhere in the registry?

I know that the programs that run with Windows are stored in the registry under (inn both HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and HKEY_CURRENT_USER): - /Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run - ...
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Window XP start script before service

PC with Windows XP prof. controls small production line. On Windows start-up I want to backup production data (created last day) before system starts particular service and application. How to start ...
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2answers
193 views

How to start applications automatically when Windows starts with a time window

I would like to ask if there is any way of starting applications automatically when windows XP boots up, but approximately 1 minute after each other. THe problem we are encountering is that we use ...
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VMware - Startup in Unity Mode

I can't figure out how to get VMware to start up in unity mode. Is this possible? I want the guess OS to startup in unity mode, with selected application(s). I am using VMware workstation on the the ...
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2answers
47 views

how can I start Windows XP with the network disabled

Is it possible to start Windows-XP with the network connections disabled, and to manually enable network access only when e.g. getting the email or starting the browser?
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882 views

Windows XP Hangs on Welcome Screen Until Ctrl + Alt + Del is Pressed

I'm in a Gr. 12 computer engineering class, and we're setting up these old Pentium 4 machines, installing some software, and Ghosting them to get to know the Ghosting process. So I was lucky and ...
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753 views

How to start/stop bittorrent software based on machine start up?

My machine is Windows XP. I am using Bit-torrent 7.7.3. I have started using bit-torrent in some days before. I am searching setting for starting Bit-torrent software on machine start up. But not ...
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89 views

Dell desktop won't power up

I have a Dell Dimension 9190 running Windows XP, 2GB RAM (4x 512MB) about 6 yrs old. Since a few years ago the sleep mode would cause some trouble by not waking up with mouse or keyboard. It required ...
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912 views

Why are start-up times faster on Windows 7 than on XP? [closed]

Reading a hotter question Why are start-up times faster on Windows 8? There is a great answer there by ClickUpvote, which shows some design differences that makes 8 faster: Difference between win7 ...
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How to get rid of Adobe Update notifier

I am working on Windows XP. Every day at 2 AM I have Adobe update notifier icon in the system tray. I don't want anything to be loaded without my permission. I disabled it in msconfig startup. But it ...
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1answer
108 views

Soundtest works, but no other sounds and windows starts very slowly

So suddenly all sounds on my computer stopped working expect the sound test works, but when I go to control panel and audio it says there's no audio device. And audio players and audio on website ...
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0answers
131 views

Boot directly into application when power is cut

I have an application that I replaced the windows shell with so that windows would boot directly into the app instead of loading the desktop. After doing some testing I found that windows doesn't boot ...
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How can I stop a software from recurring in startup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Stop programs from starting up automaticly on boot on Windows I installed a software which start up with windows. I tried to disable it with CCleaner, however, it shows ...
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1answer
270 views

Long boot time (~15 minutes)

I recently formatted the drive and re-installed Windows XP. I now get a bar across the lower part of the screen during start up, like when recovering from hibernation, and it takes 15-17 minutes to ...
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1answer
777 views

Holding shift to disable autorun programs doesn't work?

I'm running windows XP SP3. I read that if you hold down Shift while starting up windows it should disable startup programs but it does not. What's going on? Thanks
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Computer Lags at Startup

I have been experience lags when booting my computer up and did not know if there is anything I need to do or be concerned about. Here are the details: I boot my computer up and I require a password ...
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1answer
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XP slow startup at “Loading personal settings” when connected to router, not otherwise

I have a 30-40 second delay on an XP Pro machine at the "Loading personal settings" stage of startup, but only when connected to a router. Only a few seconds when disconnected. What could be the ...
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430 views

Chrome running as service on XP

Chrome is running as a service at startup on my XP machine. Is there anything suspicious about it? Thanks
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1answer
61 views

Prevent applications from automatically starting

In Windows, there are generally 2 ways a program automatically launches Start Up folder A Registry entry (in HKLM,HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run Is there a way to prevent ...
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1answer
263 views

Zombie services: How do I remove services that turn up in event viewer but not under services

I've had the same install of Windows XP since 2007, and its built up quite a bit of cruft over time. Its mostly not a problem, other than very slow post boot initialisation, and a whole load of errors ...
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0answers
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System tray icons no longer display at Windows start up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Icons disappearing from notification area (systray) under WinXP Recently Windows XP has begun not showing any system tray icons at start up. I used to have about 6 ...
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1answer
53 views

On XP many application won't start, get fixed after scandisk, but the the same again after reboot

So I've got Win XP, after startup I'm unable to run many applications (like Google Chrome, Opera, Lightroom) while some (Word for example) are running OK. If I make a scandisk (during bootup) the ...
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Startup, Shutdown, and applying computer settings?

At work, I login to my computer (XP) using domain. It takes long time at "running startup scripts", long time at "running shutdown scripts" and ages at "Applying computer settings". I checked local ...
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XP pauses at the welcome screen for about 1 minute

Every time I start up my computer, Windows XP Pro will hang at the welcome screen (I don't have any user accounts) for about 1 minute before showing the desktop. Anyone encountered this issue ...
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3answers
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Computer won't boot up: “hal.dll is missing or corrupt”

I'm hoping that someone will be able to help me out. I'm in desperate need to recover my data, and I really do not know where to begin. This is my old PC (HP Pavilion M7480N media center, Windows ...
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3answers
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Windows XP: is it possible to log startup and shutdown times in the system event log?

Is it possible to log startup and shutdown times in Windows XP? I mean logging these events in the system event log. For example I can hack a jscript like this // this is log_startup.js var shell = ...
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1answer
46 views

What's promonv1.0.vbs? Is it a virus?

I opened ccleaner and I saw this entry in the startup applications: C:\WINDOWS\System32\PromonV1.0.vbs Looking into C:\WINDOWS\System32\ that file doesn't exist. Is it a virus? I have AVG ...
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1answer
74 views

What process is using my HD on startup?

The boot-up sequence for my work PC (running XP 32) takes nearly a half hour to complete. It's an older machine and the HD is encrypted so I understand why it is slow. What I don't understand is ...
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1answer
385 views

Explorer not loading when logging on

The background loads but explorer.exe doesn't load. We can get onto this via ctrl+alt+del and opening task manager then running the new task "explorer.exe"
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1answer
96 views

Unable to get to main screen and safe mode doesn't work

It is my friends computer so I am not very familiar with it, I am unable to get it to start. I can get to the logon screen but after entering the password there is an error (something to do with ...
5
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1answer
397 views

Why doesn't Skype want to turn on?

What's the problem with Skype that doesn't want to turn on? So yes, I have installed Skype and when I run it it shows up as normal but at the point that it is logged in the process suddenly ...
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5answers
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Delay Windows programs launching at boot?

On Windows XP I use 18 programs. In startup it makes 2-3 minutes to load all of them. Anti virus, translator, unlocker, file indexer, download manager, instant messenger etc.. I need all of them and ...
0
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5answers
299 views

diagnose “corrupt file” problems

My computer has been crashing the last couple weeks pretty regularly (at least once a day). A lot of times things I do will display a little notification in the bottom right saying something about a ...
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1answer
183 views

will a vostro 1000 vista startup disk work on a vostro 1000 with xp?

I was given a dell vostro 1000 with xp but the os installation was faulty so i got a new hard drive. A relative has the same computer but hers runs vista. Will her recovery disks work on my computer.
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1answer
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None of the applications in Programs->Startup and HKCU\Run start at boot

I am on a windows xp machine and all of a sudden, none of the applications in the programs -> startup, HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and ...
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2answers
217 views

Is it safe to disable these entries shown in Sysinternals Autoruns?

Was directed to this free program http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx through Superuser. Is it correct that I can un-check the entries which are identified (via Image Path) ...
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4answers
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How can I find out what this program is in my startup?

XP. When I go to msconfig>startup, I have an unnamed file there with a blank in both the "Startup" and the "command" column. In the location it says, "HKLN\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Currentver... ...
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3answers
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Startup applications not showing in system tray

Sometimes when i boot my Windows (XP Pro), some applications in the start-up fail to show themselves in the system tray. Yet they are still running in the background. I am so annoyed by this, to get ...
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Where is the startup folder in Windows XP Professional SP3?

I want to manually remove a certain program from starting automatically, and I cannot find a "Startup" folder any more. The program I am referring to is uTorrent, if this will help.
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3answers
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PC Spontaneously Reboots And Forgets HD Boot Order

I need some help troubleshooting a strange issue. I have a HTPC running Windows XP SP3, 3 HD (two IDE, one SATA) and a via C7 Processor (underpowered I know). Quite recently, the box rebooted in ...
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5answers
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Setting language for non-Unicode programs broke Windows?

I occasionally use programs originally designed to run in Japan using Microsoft AppLocale. When loading a program this way, AppLocale specifies that it's only designed to be a temporary solution and ...
6
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2answers
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After trying all the standard tricks, my XP installation is still very slow. What more can I do?

My work computer still has XP on it, though I will be upgrading to Win7 in a few short months so I've got to make do in the meantime. I just started working at this job, so the computer was a ...
7
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3answers
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How can I figure out what process is constantly accessing my hard drive in Windows XP?

I am running a fresh install of Windows XP SP3 with a very minimal set of applications installed, but even so, my computer often bogs down to a crawl while it is furiously accessing the hard drive, ...
2
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5answers
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Why does my Windows XP system take longer to start up?

I bought my computer about 2 years ago. Since then the start up time (Windows XP) has gone from less than 30 seconds to over 3 minutes. Part of this happened immediately after installation of the ...