Normally I had to kill the 'missing-icon' programs and restart them. It removes all performance limitations Microsoft has put in their products and makes your Windows work as fast as your hardware allows.That's a lie. I'm so pleased that I've sent you a donation, something I've never done for any other "free advice" site (as they usually have mediocre advice). The Ostuni Workaround did work for me 100%. Check This Out
Assuming that a missing or corrupt boot.ini file was your only issue, Windows XP should now start normally. Click on the desired setting, then confirm as often as needed, then reboot and test. Heath wrote: I solved the problem using your page by 1st doing the Ostuni workaround (hiding UPnP) and then clicking on both Diez automatic links, and rebooting. If you suspect a rootkit, your main options are reinstallation or forensic analysis using something like a boot CD, TSK [sleuthkit.org], and the NIST hash database [nist.gov] to audit your machine http://www.datarecovery.com.sg/data_recovery/troubleshoot_bootini_corruption.htm
If you want to use this program to start several programs delayed, use the following example. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Defrag? (Score:5, Funny) by jayhawk88 ( 160512 ) writes:
Unfortunately I cannot confirm this. The cause is as yet unknown. Thank you so much for your web page on solving the disappearing system tray icons problem. Repair Boot.ini Windows 7 Site Changelog Community Forum Software by IP.Board Sign In Use Facebook Use Twitter Need an account?
I will be sure to keep an eye on it, though it's taken 2 1/2 years for the problem to occur originally, so I don't expect it'll be happening again soon After much frustration uninstalling and reinstalling, Google (is my friend; yes, I should remember that) provided the background on this weird and very annoying Win XP bug. Other helpful ideas: - Disable system restore before you do anything...irritating spyware and virii can hide here and restore themselves - Download and run X-Ray PC [x-raypc.com] (freeware) and run an my company I have heard of one case in which systray.exe didn't get loaded at all, and using this method or the one below fixed the problem.
The most successful workarounds Some excerpts from the many earlier mails I have received (for later responses see Comments, vote below) Wow, after over a year of having this problem. Windows Xp Startup Repair Command So the search is still continuing. Essentially a beefed and customized WinPE. When asked to add installation to boot list, type in Y to add the installation to the boot list.
I believe it's called BCDEdit.exe now. http://winhlp.com/node/16 I installed a boot management software (winbootpro i think?) and was able to remove the 2nd option. Windows Xp Boot.ini Location I don't know what exactly it does and can only recommend to use it carefully and to use only the function that pertains to solve your immediate problem, then test the Booting Problem In Windows Xp How To Repair The @= entries are the "(Standard)" values.
Removing those restored his system. his comment is here FAQ Forum Quick Links Unanswered Posts New Posts View Forum Leaders FAQ Contact an Admin Forum Community Forum Council FC Agenda Forum Governance Forum Staff Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct Forum Share twitter facebook linkedin Turn off indexing (Score:3, Informative) by huckamania ( 533052 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @05:23PM (#26566901) Journal Indexing really slows things down. I'm not sure whether and how this would work in Windows XP installations without SP2. Windows Xp Startup Repair Without Disk
Important to note if you do this method: copy outlook .pst on my (new) documents and import to outlook. Typical culprits are slow, inefficient virus checkers that are set to automatic, like Norton Antivirus 2005 Pro. System was running normally until about a month ago. this contact form And DMA, now that was invented for the precise reason and purpose of transferring some data while the CPU services another process.
Apparently this option is only there after Service Pack 2 is installed. Windows Xp Startup Repair Tool The processor fan and cooling vents was heavily caked in dust and it was clocking slower so it would not heat up so much. Realistically, since XP dies in about six months, I'd probably need to blow some money on a new system soon anyway.
I would check with the manufacturer to see if there's a utility you can run on them to check for errors just to rule that out. is it CPU or disk activity or memory or what? Again, assuming that you don't have a nearly dead HDD and the chipset is supported in DMA mode.But heck, even in PIO mode, I've used Linux in PIO mode and I've Windows Xp Boot.ini File View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Ubuntu addict and loving it Join Date Apr 2008 Beans 3,317 DistroKubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Re: Problem with dual boot grub / boot.ini Try
This has meanwhile been confirmed by two other users, Gary Melady and David Perry. A while ago there was a problem where Google Desktop would eat up memory until it crashed if Windowblinds was in use on the system. The Ostuni Workaround Worked fine on a quite a few ( ~ 10 ) Dell GX110's with AC97 audio, we use at work - Thanks for posting this info This article navigate here In a normal installation there shouldn't be any such settings.
If not, you can try to repeat the procedure until you have all of them. This is still one of the most successful and not very intrusive workarounds, so you could try it first. Bye Shocker Adv Reply February 13th, 2010 #6 meierfra. Any suggestions?
I have been trying to figure this out for ages, since I had XP home and it seems to have carried over to XP Pro and it is so annoying. If you have neither, the logon prompt wouldn't appear, and there would be no delay. Instead you have to look at the sound driver. Just cleaning out the prefetch folder did not solve the problem on my test computers and I also get reports from other users that it doesn't solve the problem there, so
If not, simply give the computer a fixed address outside the router's DHCP range. Close all open programs. After thorough search it seems somebody infected them with some kind of r Re: (Score:3) by phulegart ( 997083 ) writes: I wouldn't call geek squad for anything... When it tried to boot, it paused and eventually coughed up the infamous "missing or corrupt hal.dll" message.
I slowed it down for my own amusement. It froze, and the only choice was to reboot via the power button. Share twitter facebook linkedin Real-Time Virus Scanning (Score:3, Informative) by tundog ( 445786 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @05:52PM (#26567359) Homepage I went through a similar experience recently with If your problem is the disappearing Task Manager icon, then read on.
You can try to back up that key by exporting it, then delete the entire key for a test. The short test is not as reliable, since it is not as comprehensive.