Monday, July 8, 2013

How To Troubleshoot Startup Problems In Windows XP

Damaged system files, viruses and incorrectly installed hardware and hardware drivers can make your system underperform. The issues listed above will prevent the system from reloading and restarting. If you are experiencing any of the above listed issues, follow the steps outlined below to troubleshoot the issues during start up.

Instructions to resolve Microsoft problems during start up 

  • Switch on the system and wait for the system to boot up. Repeatedly press the F8 key on your keyboard as the system boots up. This will launch the Windows Advanced Boot Options screen.
  • From the Windows Advanced Boot Options screen, select the label that reads Safe Mode. You may use the navigation arrow keys to move the selection up and down. Now select the label that reads Safe Mode and hit the Enter key.
  • Click on the Start orb placed on the bottom left corner of the home screen. You may use the Windows shortcut key or the shortcut Ctrl + Esc to launch the Start menu. From the Start menu, select the label that reads Control Panel. Change the Control Panel view from classic to category by clicking the link, “Change category to classic”. 
  • Double click the label that reads Add/Remove Programs. Uninstall any new software that you have installed on your computer. Similarly uninstall any recent Windows updates you installed.
  • To review the details of the new software that you have installed on your system and the details of any new changes that you have made, click on the label that reads System.
  • Now, select the tab labeled Hardware. From the Hardware tab, select the label that reads Device Manager.
  • Check your Device Manager. Double-click on any items that show a red or yellow icon. Prepare a note of the error message that pops up. 
  • If you have recently updated the driver, click on the Driver tab, and then select the label that reads Roll Back Driver.
  • Hit the Disable option to disable the hardware, if you have installed the new device just before you started to experience startup problems.
  • Run a full scan with your antivirus software.
  • Close all windows, and hit the Restart option to restart your computer.

Follow the above mentioned steps to fix the Microsoft problems with startup. For more help with the same, drop into our Windows support website.

How To Setup Gmail Through Microsoft Outlook

Setting up your Gmail account on Outlook is quite simple. All you need to do is follow the steps briefed below. This article will guide you and help you synchronize your Gmail account with the e-mail client, Microsoft Outlook.

Outlook Email setup instructions

  • Launch the browser. Place the mouse pointer on the search tab and type “”. Hit the Enter key to initiate the search.
  • Place the mouse pointer in the text space next to the label that reads Username. Enter the username. Press the tab key to move the mouse pointer. Enter your password in the space next to the label Password. Hit the Enter key to log in to your Gmail account.
  • After Gmail finishes loading, click on the Settings link placed on top of the page and click on the tab labeled Forwarding and POP.
  • Click on the radio button next to the label that reads Enable POP for all mail. To custom set Gmail and to select what Gmail has to perform after reading each message, click on the label that reads When messages are accessed with POP. Now hit the Save Changes button to save your preferences and changes. 
  • Open Microsoft Outlook application.
  • Click on the Tools label. From the Tools dropdown, select the label E-mail accounts.
  • Click on the Add a New E-mail account option.
  • Hit Next.
  • Now, select POP3 from the new window that appears. Enter your name into the text space next o the label Your Name. Similarly, enter your E-mail Address into the text box next to Email Address label. 
  • Enter into the text box that reads Incoming Mail Server. Similarly, set your Outgoing Mail Server as
  • Type your Gmail user name in the box labeled User Name. Now, place your mouse pointer in the text space that reads Password. Enter your password into the text box and place a tick mark in the box that reads Remember Password.
  • Select the tab labeled Advanced.
  • Set the Outgoing Server port number to 465.
  • Similarly, set the Incoming Server port to 995.
  • Hit OK to save the changes.
  • Click on the link that reads Test Account Settings to test the connection. Hit the Next and then the Finish option to save the changes you have made.

Follow the instructions briefed above to set up Gmail on Microsoft Outlook. For more assistance and help on Outlook Email setup related queries, feel free to buzz us online or on our tech support number.