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.

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