Refers to booting up a computer.

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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 ...
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Selected wrong OS from bootloader settings and now can't do anything

I'm trying to help a friend out with an urgent issue he is having. He has two Windows 7 installations when he was starting up his computer so the bootloader menu was making him select an OS every ...
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Windows 7 hangs at Welcome screen with “EXPLORERFRAME.dll” error

I have a problem with my Windows 7 which fails to startup, and it happens frequently. I already tried to fix it, but nothing happened. I checked my hardisk and there is no badsector detected. Its ...
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C:\Program Files\Microsoft opens at startup

I'm not sure this question belongs on ServerFault, so feel free to close it if it doesn't. I'm running Windows XP. A few weeks ago, my computer started to automatically open the C:\Program ...
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Windows 7: Can I auto-start task manager?

Is there a way to automatically start up the task manager (in this case, process explorer) when I log into Windows 7?
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Skype doesn't auto-run at startup

I'm running Vista SP2 and Skype 4.1.0.141. I have "Start Skype when I start Windows" checked, but it's still not starting automatically. Is this a Skype bug, or something I can track down myself? ...
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Are startup items, services, and scheduled tasks the only things that run without my explicit involvement?

On a virgin out-of-the-box Windows machine, and before making any Internet connection, if I wish to remove or disable any applications that might run without my explicit consent, is it sufficient to ...
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help me automate this process

I come from a unix background, and need to do this on Windows Server 2003. Basically I have a command line process that I start from the windows cmd.exe. I want to achieve the following: Make this ...
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How can I always launch a program as administrator without right-clicking?

I have a program I have to run as admin. Now I have to manually do a right click and choose from the menu "Run as admin" I'm wondering if I could create an icon with some parameter and than just ...
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How does one skip “Windows did not shut down successfully” in Win7-64?

Migrating an app from an expensive and unreliable dedicated embedded x86 box running WinXP-embedded to COTS hardware (Dell E6410 laptop) running normal Win7-64. At this time, it's not feasible to ...
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Run Metro application on startup?

I want to know where the Metro applications (Mail, People, Messages, ...) executable file path is. Also, how can I run Mail application when my PC starts?
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Start VirtualBox Headless VM On Boot

I am running two VirtualBox headless VMs on an Ubuntu 12.04 host. I would like these VMs to start automatically when the system boots. I have two crontab entries set like this (under the user which ...
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How to boot directly into an application

I have an application that I want to boot in directly when windows xp starts. So after that "welcome" screen I don't want to see anything and load directly into the app. How can I do that? I tried ...
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How do I make VirtualBox start when Ubuntu Server starts?

I have VirtualBox and I want to install MS Windows in it. How can I make VirtualBox start when Ubuntu Server does, so that I don't need to manually start Windows?
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How to know which program or service take long time at and after PC Starting?

I want to identify which program consumes and takes computer resources on a Windows 7 during start up and after logging in, because after I log in my hard disk LED stays lit for almost 5 minutes. I ...
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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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How do I allow programs that require admin rights to run at startup in Vista [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Elevated Priviliges for Startup Applications in Vista I have several monitor/profile apps set to run at startup (Logitech Hardware stuff) that require elevated ...
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Decrease windows 7 system boot up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Very long boot up process? As you can see the system takes up 3/4 of my bootup time and i cant really uninstall anything from there. I tried using the history to track ...
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XP Pro freezes on welcome screen

I have a problem that sounds much the same as http://superuser.com/questions/83101/how-to-diagnose-a-freeze-on-startup-in-windows-xp About every 2nd or 3rd boot, XP-Pro freezes on the Welcome page ...
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Why does firefox load significantly faster on the second launch?

I mean the second process launch. I startup the process (on Linux, using any version 3.x), it takes 5 seconds to load. Then I kill the process. There is no instance of firefox running. I startup ...
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How can I turn on a PC remotely?

I am using Team Viewer to control my PCs remotely. It lets me restart my PC, and this is a good feature. Is it possible however to remotely turn a PC on which is already off (as in powered down)? ...
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Disable SQL Server at windows startup (VS 2010)

After I installed Windows 7, booting lasted for about 40 seconds. Then I installed VS2010 and booting is 20 seconds longer. In task manager I see SQL Server process running. Is there a way to disable ...
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Slow startup on Windows 7 Home Premium laptop

My Dell Inspiron 1545 running Windows 7 has reached the point where its startup is painfully slow. Normal operating speed is still very good, however. I keep getting nagged by startup options, like a ...
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Open terminal on start in a specific place and size

I want that each time I login to my account (Ubuntu-desktop) a Terminal will open in a specific location and in a specific size. In which file do I put the command, and what is the command?
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What is the ehome folder in C:\Windows for?

On my Windows Vista partition, startup has been slow lately, so I went and did my usual spring clean. One item I noticed in msconfig was called Microsoft(r) Windows(r) Operating System. Which ...
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How does one enable --write-mostly with Linux RAID?

Unfortunately the mdadm and mdadm.conf man pages are not quite up to par. I would like to enable the --write-mostly flag for my RAID, but neither the man pages nor the internet will tell me how. I am ...
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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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Configuring updates on startup fails

Just recently every time I try to start up Windows 7 I get a 'Windows is configuring updates 0%' message - for about 10 minutes then all of a sudden I get a failure error and Windows is reverting any ...
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Init scripts per user

There is a script (more like a command) which I would like to be executed on a per user-login basis. I've heard of init.d scripts but those require root permissions and are not per-user customizable ...
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Where does Snow Leopard store per-user StartupItems?

I have several startup items shown in my "LoginItems" preferences. But, when I look at my ~/Library folder, there is no StartupItems folder, and the global /Library/StartupItems folder does not ...
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How do I remove a piece of software from auto-starting when I reboot my Mac?

How do I edit my startup programs for Mac OS X? In particular, I have this "Hotspot Shield" program I installed that is starting up every time I reboot my computer. I want to remove it from ...
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Can I set a delay on startup programs that are shown on Windows 8 Task Manager?

Microsoft created a new feature on Windows 8 that allow users to manage startup programs on Windows Task Manager: We can Disable or Enable programs that Windows show us that are having "High" ...
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Optimizing system start and shutdown

It has been 6 months since I brought my desktop having Windows 7 Professional x86. Initially the system rebooted fast and also shut down fast. Now the situation is not same. When started, I see ...
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Screenshot before windows starts: without another computer?

I'm pretty sure that this must have been asked before, but haven't found a duplicate question, thus I shall ask again... Is it possible to take a screenshot of my computer before the OS boots up ...
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What programs are available to measure a PC's boot/start time? [closed]

What programs are available to measure a PC's boot/start time?
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Long 20 minute startup/boot after Visual Studio Install

Yesterday I wanted to get back into a bit of XNA so I installed Visual Studio 2012 Express Desktop and Visual Studio C# 2010. I also installed the XNA framework (which needs Games for Windows on ...
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Windows 7 0x0000007B

I can't load my Windows 7 (even safe mode), because it crashes, restarts and gives me blue screen of error: 0x0000007b like this one: I have Ubuntu installed. What should I do, please help me. It ...
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How to get sshguard to run at startup on a Mac

I have installed sshguard using homebrew on my Mac OS X machine, but would now like to get sshguard to startup automatically when the system starts up. I've tried two approaches. Firstly I've tried ...
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How to Clone Win7 from 512b sectors to 4096b sectors

I'm using a new Thinkpad and I'm trying to upgrade the drive from a 250GB to a 640GB. I grabbed a WD Scorpio Blue and a ByteCC USB/SATA adapter. First I tried booting Linux and doing a dd ...
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Building a PC - Out of case BIOS only test - what hardware do I need?

I am building my PC and my friend told me I should try to plug a monitor in and see if the BIOS works and to make sure everything is not DOA and compatible. He's not online now, so my question is, ...
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Stuck at “Starting windows..” when switching to AHCI mode

I had a Windows 7 system working fine in AHCI mode and decided to change the motherboard to another brand. I created an image of the boot drive. I changed the motherboard which runs in IDE mode by ...
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Generic tool to configure startup applications on Unix

Is there an automated deployment tool that manages startup applications on a variety of machines, especially the Unices? Or is the only hope to study the nuts and bolts of each Unix (osx, linux, ...
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How to mute the sound output on Windows Start up?

Is there anyway to set the pc volume to mute on Windows startup .. Any GPEDIT tricks as such .. ? edit: I am using Windows XP .. This question is not about only blocking the "start up sound" .. ...
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Windows won't start even in safe mode

Windows won't start on a laptop I have because there's a driver screwup. I'm pretty sure that's the reason. In safe mode, it gets hung up on ...system32/Drivers/Mup.sys and asks if I want to cancel ...
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How to create a startup script in Snow Leopard?

I'm new to this so forgive me for asking such a simple question. I'm trying to run something from the command line everytime I start (or log in to) Snow Leopard. I'm actually trying to imitate this ...
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how to boot without power button

How can I start up my computer without using a power button? I think I have a broken power button (not completely sure, but pretty sure) and I want to know how to make it start up without using a ...
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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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How to remove Ubuntu options when starting my computer

After I installed Ubuntu it began to update and when I start my computer I have Windows and about 5 or 6 Ubuntu options. How can I remove all of them without the last one ?
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Prevent app from auto-launching in OS X - what are ALL the places to look?

An app on a Mac that automatically launches on boot and I don't want it to. The app itself offers no way to prevent this. Rather than identify the app, I figured it would be nice to use this question ...
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Windows has blocked some startup programs

I put a shortcut to MSI Afterburner, my graphics card monitoring program, into my startup folder. Every time I start up my computer, Windows pops up a message saying "Windows has blocked some startup ...