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DuckingSwan

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I'll cut right to the chase:

Lately my pc isn't starting up properly. It would hang before it even got to the Windows XP loading bar screen. The weird thing is sometimes it works fine, others it screws up. I got some opinions from people I know, and they all say it's something called the CMOS battery.

Anyways, I look on google to see what it looks like. In my case the battery is vertical in a carridge thing!
At the time I couldn't really figure out how it pops out because there doesn't seem to be any jumpers or anything knob things. If I get the battery out will it fix the problem, and have any of you guys had expiriance with these weird vertical battery things (other than horizontal i mean) ?
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hmmm, don't think it's your battery that's causing you trouble...IF your battery's gone bad think the worst that could happen is your time and date will always be set to year 2002 or something...but im not an expert so let's wait around for someone else...
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Maybe wipe HD and re-install windows?
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Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this. This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.

When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should and you can check for any improvement

This section is optional

Download and install
Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this and check it is running after the reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

If no change, the next thing to do would be a repair install, this will leave data and settings intact


XP Repair

After running the repair it will be necessary to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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