I recently installed and then uninstalled Symantec PC Anywhere. However, when I start windows now I get an error message from Symantec PCAnywhere Update utility telling me that the program is not installed locally so the updater won't run.How do I remove this updater and stop it from trying to run at Windows startup? I've heard of running MSCONFIG from Start -> Run... but that doesn't seem to work on XP.
I want a program to run at startup and I want to be able to change what I have done at any time.
There are a number of unchecked entries in msconfig and I have to use Selective Startup all the time.
If I want to revert to Normal Startup under the General tab instead of Selective Startup, the program's box automatically rechecks itself in Startup.
The Startup tab gives me a handy record of what I did and allows for an easy change of mind so long as I continue to use Selective Startup.
If I edit the Registry to stop programs running at startup, they won't show in msconfig and I lose the handy record of how it was and I may have to reinstall the program to go back to it running at startup.
I would like to accomplish this:
1. Use Normal Startup instead of Selective Startup.
2. Have some programs not run at startup, but be able to easily change back to having them run at startup.
3. Have a readily accessible list of those programs and the details as shown under the Startup tab as a reminder of how it was without having to manually enter it all into a text file or keep a notebook or reinstall.
Is there some way to use Normal Startup, stop programs running at startup, but retain or find a list of those programs (including the details under the headings Startup Item, Command, Location) that is shown when using Selective Startup with unchecked boxes under the Startup tab?
To put it another way, use Normal Startup but somehow retain the convenient flexibility of Selective Startup.
XP made it more confusing with what you can/should/don't need to run. what's the difference between what's in your Startup and what's in Services running and what would be safe/not safe to either delete or close?
Computer is all of a sudden very slow. When I did a computer check for information regarding software, I found that many strange software files run automatically at startup. When I checked "msconfig", I only found 24 programs starting at startup which were normal. How do I eliminate these strange files. I don't know which one of these are necessary and I don't know how to eliminate them. They appear as "unknown". One example of a startup file is "zipfldr". There are pages of other ones.
I need to have a scheduled script running at certain time of the day to stop an application (File Maker Pro) from running; the backup the database and launch the application again. I know basics of command line scripting to re launch and do the copy of the data base. The only problem is to stop the application without damaging the database
i'm having a lot of lockup probs while playing call of duty multi. xp2400 gigabyte nforce, 512 corsair,maxtor 80 gig 7200 rpm.in task manager processes i'm running almost 120,000k is that normal ? is there a way to post my task manager processes readout?my hijack log is clean, running spyware blaster, avast a/v, roboform, zone alarm. and a temp monitor.case is clean and all 4 fans are working. heatsink is clean.core temp normally runs around 113 f but saw it get up to around 150 once.
Win XP Home edition. I'm in the Speed Up Windows Startup class. I currently have a very long list of startup programs running. Is it safe for me to disable all except security programs (Symantec Norton,AdAware,Spyguard)?Charles
I have my computer set up for automatic updates and yesterday one of them started downloading and installing repeatedly. As soon as I click on the icon and install one update, the icon reappears and tells me new updates are ready to install, but it's the same one over and over. It's the Cumulative Security Update for Outlook Express 6 SP1 (KB823353). How do I MAKE IT STOP?
We are running Windows XP Professional SP3 on an HP Pavilion D4100Y. After a recent Windows Update, the computer was completing the update installation before shutting down, when the surge protector was accidentally turned off before the computer was finished with the updates. Now, when the computer powers up, it goes to the Windows XP splash screen, flashes blue for a quick second and the computer reboots.
If we access the Boot Menu, the Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Safe Mode with Command Prompt, Enable VGA Mode, Last Known Good Configuration options all lead to the OS Choices menu, which gives "Windows XP Professional" and "Windows Recovery Console" options. Both options reboot the computer. Only the Disable Automatic Restart option doesn't reboot the computer, and it gives a BSOD with STOP error 0x00000024........
My computer fan constantly runs. It's an HP Pavilion dv5220us Laptop. It will go off sometimes, but only for a minute or so, then it kicks back on. It will go on when I'm not even using it and when it's not doing anything (like a virus scan or something).
there are a few programs that automatically start when I start up my computer. Now ive run acrossed it before but now I can't find it and I was wondering how I get those things from automatically starting.
The windows installer on my computer keeps popping up every now and then wanting to install a program I had downloaded on the net but do not want anymore. I have deleted the downloaded program file but windows installer still keeps popping up wanting to install the program.
For the last week or so I have had a notice that M$ would like to install Quote: Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 I give it the "OK" and it looks like it is installing--- only to report that "The following update was not able to be installed" and it list the same one over again. I close it and five minutes later the notice is back again---- wants to install it again--- and again with the same results. My guess is that I would like to get rid of the file they have downloaded and let them try again--- seems like it might be defective download. I am running XP-SP2 with both .NET Framework 1.1 & 2.0 on the Add/Remove list
i am presently trying to help a friend get his system running efficiently. His windows update icon is permanently displayed in is task bar and every time he tries to install the critical updates (there are presently 16 of them) the install fails.We have tried installing individually but again every time the update fails.He appears to have not updated since December last year.
My mom was on my computer this afternoon and there was a power surge. When the power came back on, the computer would not come back on. When I booted my computer up this evening, everything was fine until midway into the startup sequence and I closed Yahoo! Messenger. Right after I did that I got the BSOD (BAD_POOL_HEADER) and the Stop errors at 0x00000019, (0x00000020, 0xE2B9E8F0, 0xE2B9E918, 0x0C050801). After restart, I tried to load HJT and I got an Explorer.EXE Application Error: The instruction at 0x7c91142e referenced memory at 0x00650072. The memory could not be read.
I'm getting a BSOD with the following Stop Error DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OF_EQUAL *** STOP:0x000000D1(0x00000018,0x00000002,0x00000000, 0xF72BD25F) iastor.sys - Adress F72BD25F base at F72AE000 DateStamp 42b2df42 This happens every time I start up and also I am unable to boot into Safe Mode as it is getting hung on whatever file is after Mup.sys.My plan was to go into safe mode and update iastor.sys to a newer version but I cant. I also find it stange that this file is an issue as I only have a single hard drive and I was under the impression that this file had something to do with RAID.
2 months ago I ordered system from Cyberpower PC and it was shipped a week later.Set it all up,formatted Windows XP Home Edition and got it running. Shortly there after, I started blue screening and it seemed RAM related, so I swapped the sticks and it seemed I would only BSOD with one of the sticks, so I called the company, shipped it back, and got a new stick.
Then I started to BSOD again with the error message of IRQL_LESS_OR_NOT_EQUAL and then 0x0000000A (0x0000F78A, 0x0000002, 0x0000001, 0x806E4A8F), and this particular error would only occur while I was playing World of Warcraft. So first I pulled the new stick of RAM and tried playing... and everything went fine for a day, and then I BSOD'd again, same error
How can I prevent DOS window from closing upon completion of running a program in XP....Id use the Properties then prgram TAB except ITS NOT THERE!!!!!is there any other way to stop it from closing so i can read the ouput. For example wen i run netstat to see whos connected to me it closes
My system randomly freezes and sometimes the screen will go blank When i try and start up the system i usually get stuck on the loading screen and have to restart, or the system will freeze as i'm logging in. I get a BSoD with DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x000000D1 (0x000000000 0x0000000FF ) and some other 0x000stuff
My granddaughter downloaded some kind of game on my computer yesterday she said that while she was playing a box came up and the screen went blue well it has been blue ever since the error Disable or uninstall any anitvirus disk defragmentation or back utilities Check your hard drive configuation and check for updated drivers Run chksk/f to check for hard drive corruption and then restart your computer techincal info stop:oxooooo24(oxoo190203,0x81364008 ,oxcooo102 ,oxooooooo)
I ran an update recently, as well as installed some new drivers (ATI Catalyst and Logitech Webcam drivers). Since then, every two days or so (I suppose something crashes) drwtsn32.exe and drwin.exe (and I think rundll32) boot a billion copies of themselves and continually screw up. How do I disable Dr. Watson? It's really bugging the hell out of me, and it's not like I ever use Dr. Watson's error reports.
My computer keeps giving me this error when I start it up Stop: c0000218 Unknown Hard Error Unknown Hard Error I can boot it into safe mode, but I'm unable to really do anything with it. When I try to go on the internet I get directed to a Yahoo search of whatever I entered into the address bar... and any links clicked bring me to random pages. I also noticed that the address of the link in the search isn't showing up in the status bar.
recently my computer takes ages to get passed the Windows XP load screen. Sometimes the scrolling bars stop and it freezes before i it loads the desktop. It works if i safe boot it, but often it doesn't pass the Windows XP startup screen, or it takes a long time (approx 100s) to get passed it. Before it only took at most 10 seconds. It don't know why it's doing it. I've tried running a registry mechanic, prefetch cleaner and all that jazz.But it's still taking awhile to get passed that XP screen.
I have a IMB Thinkpad Laptop running Windows XP that keeps giving me the same blue screen STOP message error. THis happens at random times and at random intervals. The only software installed recently was a gmail notifier and I have already uninstalled that and the blue screen continues to appear. The message is: IQRL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and recommends I disable BIOS caching and shadowing. The stop message is: ***STOP:0x0000000A (0xFF1711F2, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x804D9B64)
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