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1. There are several ways to run CHKDSK.
2. Remove Unwanted Windows Components.
3. Doing A Little Spring Cleaning In XP To Improve Performance.
4. Control Size Of IE Windows.
5. To check your BOOT.INI file.
6. Always use Caution!
7. Having problems with Microsoft Word?
8. CHKDSK running every time the computer starts.
9. To make sure you are an Administrator.
10. Hyperlinks Not Working In Internet Explorer 6.0.
11. Turn Off Script Reporting Errors In IE 6.0
12. MSI files they have to be opened with Windows® installer.
13. Stop Internet Explorer’s Annoying Clicking Sound.
14. IE 7 with no Add-ons for trouble shooting.
15. Your Screen Flipped upside down.
 

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1. There are several ways to run CHKDSK.

*Option 1:
1. Open My Computer.
2. Right click on the Hard drive, click Properties.
3. Click on the Tools Tab.
4. Under Error Checking click on Check Now.
5. Click the Start button to run Check Disk.
Using choosing the options "Automatically fix files.... or Scan for and Attempt recovery... " you will get the following message:
"The disk check could not be performed because exclusive access to the drive could not be obtained.
Do you want to schedule this disk check to occur the next time you restart the computer?"
Simply click on YES.

*Option 2:
1. Click on Start, Run.
2. Type in CHKDSK and press Enter.
3. Check Disk will run a very quick check of the drive.

*Option 3:
Complete Check:
1. Click on Start, Run.
2. Type in Command and click Ok.
3. Type in CHKDSK /F or /R and click Ok.
You will get a message:
"The disk check could not be performed because exclusive access to the drive could not be obtained.
Do you want to schedule this disk check to occur the next time you restart the computer?"
4. Press Y for yes.
5. Close the command prompt and reboot the system.
/F switch Fixes errors on the disk.
/R Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information, implies /F switch.

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2. Remove Unwanted Windows Components.

When you install Windows XP, the computer won't prompt you to select which applications you want to install with the operating system. By default, setup installs almost all applications. But if you don't use them all, and you don't want all those extra components cluttering up your system, you can safely remove them.

Removing Windows components is an easy process. Here's how to do it: Go to Control Panel and double-click Add/Remove Programs. Select Add/Remove Windows Components for a list of options. However, you won't see all the components installed on your system listed in those options.

To remove many of the components, you have to look for them. Go to the hidden %systemroot%\Inf folder and open the Sysoc.inf file. This file lists all the components you can remove.

To view these components in the Add/Remove Windows Components dialog box, you must remove the word HIDE from each line. After you've made your changes, save the file and reopen the Add/Remove Programs dialog box. You should now see those additional components.

 

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3. Doing A Little Spring Cleaning In XP To Improve Performance.

1. First go to Control Panel/Add/Remove programs and remove the programs you don't use or want. When you have that taken care up then do your cleaning.
2. Go to Start/Run and type %temp% and hit Enter.
3. Use The Edit Menu to select all and then Delete the files.
4. Next go to Start/ Programs/ Accessories/ System Tools and run Disk Cleanup. Make sure everything is checked before hitting OK.
5. Next go back to System Tools and run Defragment on the hard drive.
That should take care of your 'spring cleaning'

Note: You might also want to run Windows update if it's been a while. If you don't want to upgrade to IE7 make sure you remove the check before running updates.
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4. Control Size Of IE Windows.

To control the size of primary and secondary IE windows, start by closing all IE windows. Then launch IE, right-click on any link, and choose Open in New Window. Size the secondary window the way you want all such windows to be. Now close it by clicking on the X icon at the top-right corner while holding down the Shift key. Repeat this for the primary window that remains.

You may have to repeat the process from time to time.
If you always want your home page to open in precisely the same size and position, you can add a little JavaScript to the home page URL. Select Internet Options from the Tools menu and edit the Address line in the Home Page panel so it looks something like this: javascript:resizeTo(1024,400); moveTo(0,0);document.location.href='http://www.internetfixes.com'.

Replace www.internetfixes.com with your own home page (if you insist). You can also edit any Favorite in the same way. Right-click on the item in the Favorites menu and choose Properties. In the URL field, enter a command like the one above. When you click on OK,IE will tell you there's a problem and ask whether you want to proceed anyway. Click on Yes.

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5. To check your BOOT.INI file.

Press Windows Logo key + Pause Break key
In the new window Click Advanced
Under Startup & Recovery click Settings
Under System Startup click Edit button.

For one O/S should be something like this

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

During the initial boot up it goes to the screen asking to either enter Windows XP SET UP or boot to Windows XP that's already installed.

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6. Always use Caution!


! Always record settings before changing them.
! Always backup a file before you edit it.
! Always have a recent, pristine, backup of the Registry.
! Always have a working boot disk that gives access to your CD-ROM drive.
! Always make only one tweak at a time.

Should you be unsure of your ability to correctly, and safely, implement any alteration, then you SHOULD NOT make that change. Get the assistance of a user who is both experienced and competent. Please remember that you alone are responsible for the consequences of any changes you make to your computer hardware or software.

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7. Having problems with Microsoft Word?

Just try replacing normal.dot. The pathway on an XP machine with Office 2003 will look something like the following.

C:\Documents and Settings\Your_User_ID\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\Normal.dot

Make sure Word is closed when doing this. When you find normal.dot delete it and a new copy will be created when you reopen word. If you have any special Macro's set up on the default template for word don't do this unless you know how to recreate them.

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8. CHKDSK running every time the computer starts.

Dirty drive is one thing I have seen and it comes from chkdsk being told to run on bootup every time and it is giving the computer is dirty please to try this:

1. Click on the Start menu and open the run dialog.
2. Type "cmd" and return (without quotes)
3. Next type "fsutil dirty query <letter of drive that chkdsk keeps checking>" (for example, C:
4. If the returned message indicates that the volume is dirty, go to step 5
5. Next type "chkdsk <drive letter> /f /x"
If you get this below answer YES.
Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be
checked the next time the system restarts? <Y/N>
6. After that finishes, repeat step 3.
7. If the volume is no longer dirty, reboot and chkdsk should not reappear.

The "fsutil dirty query" reports the current state of the flag.
"Chkdsk /f" forces Chkdsk to run whether or not the flag is dirty--- it's a way to ensure that errors are fixed, regardless of what the flag says.
"Chkdsk /x" goes a little further and helps ensure that any files that were left open get closed; it actually implies "/f" so you don't need the /f if you're using /x .
With either /f or /x, at the end of the run, Chkdsk should set the flag to clean.

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9. To make sure you are an Administrator.

If you are running your installation on a Windows NT 4.0, 2000, or XP, you are more than likely the administrator of your computer. Follow these steps to confirm administrative rights on your home computer:

1. Select Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management.
2. In the Computer Management dialog, click on System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users.
3. Right-click on your user name and select Properties.
4. In the properties dialog, select the Member Of tab and make sure it states "Administrator".

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10. Hyperlinks Not Working In Internet Explorer 6.0.

If you click on a hyperlink in a web page and only a blank window appears,

1. Go to Start / Run
2. Then enter regsvr32 urlmon.dll
3. Click Ok when finished
4. If that single change does not resolve the problem, repeat the process by running the following additional entries:
• regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll
• regsvr32 Msjava.dll
• regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll
• regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll
• regsvr32 Mshtml.dll
• regsvr32 Browseui.dll
• regsvr32 Shell32.dll (Windows XP and Windows 2000 only)

There have been several instances where the previous tip using regsrv32 does not solve the problem with hyperlinks not working.

In this case try:

1. Open Internet Explorer
2. Go to Tools / Internet Options
3. Click on the Programs tab
4. Click on the Reset Web Settings button

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11. Turn Off Script Reporting Errors In IE 6.0

A particularly annoying habit of Internet Explorer is the way it informs you about scripting errors whenever you encounter them on a Web page. There's nothing you can do about the error, so the error message serves no apparent purpose. This can be really aggravating with certain internet ad-blockers, like the Norton one. To turn off the alerts:

1. Choose Internet Options from the Tools menu.

2. Click on the Advanced tab.

3. Scroll to the Browsing section.

4. Put a check next to the "Disable script debugging" entry. You will no longer receive the warning.

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12. MSI files they have to be opened with Windows® installer.

To accomplish this open My Computer then go to Tools tab at the top of the window then click on folder options in the drop down box, then click on file types at the top of the window.

Once in file types scroll down to MSI and highlight the MSI then click on change button below and put a check mark in use this always and find Windows® installer and highlight that and click OK and OK again. Then the MSI files will install like they should by just double clicking on it.

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13. Stop Internet Explorer’s Annoying Clicking Sound.

Here’s how you turn it off.

1. From the “Start” pop-up menu on your desktop, select your computer’s “Control Panel.”
2. From this list, pick “Sounds and Audio Devices” (for Windows XP) or “Sounds and Multimedia Properties” (for Windows 2000).
3. From the tabs across the top, pick “Sounds.”
4. Scroll down and you’ll find a category called “Windows Explorer.” The last item under this heading is “Start Navigation.” Click this to highlight it.
5. In the box just below this, called “Sounds,” open the pop-up menu and scroll to the top to choose (None).
6. Click the “OK” button to close the dialog window - and you’re done!

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14. IE 7 with no Add-ons for trouble shooting.

Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Interner Explorer (No Add-ons) and see how that works.

This will tell you if it is an Add-on for IE that is causing the problem or something else.

If everything starts and works OK then you probably have an Add-on problem. Open IE normally and Click on the Tools Menu and Select Manage Add-Ons. When the Window opens try disabling half of the Add-ons at a time and then Start and Stop IE to see if you get the one that is causing the problems. Through the process of elimination you will be able to find the Add-on that is giving you the problem.


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15. Your Screen Flipped upside down.

Try CTRL+ALT+Up Arrow key.

OR

Adjust Display Settings
-Right click on an Empty place on the Desktop
-Choose Properties
-Settings tab
-Advanced button
-Select the Rotation tab.

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