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MSCONFIG Power

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When Windows operating system fails to boot in a Normal way but Safe Mode works fine you can use Msconfig tool as an aid to getting the computer working again.

What you need to do is to perform a Clean Boot which is a method of starting Microsoft Windows in Normal Mode (as opposed to Safe Mode) with the minimum of drivers, startup programs and services.

A Clean Boot is one method that can be used in diagnosing Windows startup problems, especially in cases where there is a software conflict or driver problem.

To perform a Clean Boot, we need to run the MSCONFIG utility.
– on Windows XP – Click Start, then click Run.  Type msconfig in the text box then click OK.
– on Windows Vista and Windows 7 – Click Start.  In the text box where is says ‘Search programs and files’ type msconfig and hit Enter.

When MSCONFIG starts up, it will open a new dialog box with several tabs along the top.

Step 1 – Disable non-microsoft Services
Click the Services tab.
Tick checkbox at the bottom of the dialog box labelled ‘Hide all Microsoft services’.
In the list of services, untick all remaining services.

Step 2 – Disable Startup programs
Click the Startup tab.
Untick all the startup programs.

Then click OK and restart the computer.

When the compuer restarts, only the Microsoft services will run.  No 3rd party services or drivers will startup, and no 3rd party startup programs will be launched.

If this process allows the computer to boot without problems, you can go back into MSCONFIG and start an iterative process of re-enabling services and startup programs and retarting the computer, until you find the service or startup item that causes the problem to reoccur.

Once you have identified the problem software, you can take the necessary corrective action to fix or remove it.

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November 15, 2010 at 2:41 pm

When operating system fails

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There are always those times when you’re in a really bad spot – you can’t boot up properly, and what you really want is something you can quickly use to get at a command prompt so you can properly troubleshoot. Windows 7 now includes the ability to create a system repair disc, which is essentially a CD-bootable version of Windows that just includes the command prompt and a suite of system tools. Just type “system repair disc” in the Start Menu search box, and you’ll be led to the utility.

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November 7, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Google Chrome Portable Internet Browser

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Free repair tool of the week – Google Chrome Portable.  A portable browser is very handy when the installed browser is corrupted or not working correctly. It is for your convenience that system is not at fault. It is also useful for a work-around before you get rid of those annoying viruses.

Google Chrome features:

  • Quick to start up
  • Loads web pages instantly
  • Runs web applications faster than ever
  • Designed for efficiency and ease of use
  • Search and navigate from the same box
  • Arrange and organize tabs

Because Google Chrome is portable it is very safe to use on any machine.

Download from PortableApps.com – 11mb Download

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September 24, 2010 at 9:46 am

Cocotec – Laptop Repair & Computer Support Services

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Cocotec – Birmingham, West Midlands based company specialise in laptop repair and computer support services screen replacement, dc socket / power jack soldering, data recovery. Cocotec has rapidly grown, covering greater parts of Birmingham and its surrounding outer areas, with faster responses and providing best computer services ever. We understand that our clients just want their Laptop, PC or Apple Mac to work. We quote before we repair and communicate with you during the entire repair process. Our standard service turnaround is faster than most of our competitors and our same day service may have you up and running in hours, not days.

For more information please visit www.cocotec.co.uk

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July 16, 2010 at 11:14 am