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westman

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Hello.

I have a very odd situation, as follows:

O/S XP Pro sp2 (all upto date)...no spyware/malware etc detected using all the usual progs and no virus detected using Symantec and daily updated.

Dachshund antic crash, PC on point, PC bug doctor, PC rescue all give the machine a clean bill of health.....

The problem is that the machine has to run in 'Selective' start-up mode, because if I start the machine in 'Normal' start-up I cannot access or start any progs, but folders will open.

I have re-booted a number of times in normal mode, but have to open msconfig and select the radio button for 'selective' start, re-boot again and everything seems to run ok from there.

My mainboard is AMD XP 2200+.

I rarely have to reboot cos I'm on ADSL 8MB connection, so I cannot say how long the problem has been there.
Someone on another forum suggested I flash the bios on the AMD, and I have downloaded it but not yet
had the courage to flash.

I would rather not format because I have progs mounted from disks that I cannot reload as the disks
(genealogy) were stolen sometime ago.

Any suggestions thanks.

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This sounds like some of your programs were programmed before XP came out so the drivers are not quite right. Do you know what is disabled in selective mode?

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Thanks for reading/responding to my post.

All box's in msconfig are checked, some are stopped but nothing is
disabled.

The Ultimat Trouble Shooter shows
clipsrv.exe
nvsvc32.exe
as disabled which they recommend, and which I disabled some time ago.

Do any of the above suggest they may be causing the problem!.

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to find out where the issues are comming in
do start > run > msconfig
on the general tab tick "sellective startup"
untick all of the boxes and reboot
does everything work?
go back to msconfig and tick the "process system.ini"
reboot
better?
go back to msconfig and tick the "process win.ini file"
reboot
better?
(see where this is going?)
keep ticking the boxes in msconfig untill your error occurs again...
report back which box was ticked to cause the error
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westman

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Hi dsenette.

Many thanks for your advice, I will certainly try to do as you have suggested.
I am 70 and trying to look after my disabled wife so it may take me
a while to plough through your checklist, at least I am on-line and all
is working fine in 'selective' mode, so I cant grumble really, but I am
of the opinion that if something is'nt working as it should then there
has to be a reason!.

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west...keep taking care of the wife...she's much more important than the computer....keep us updated when you can
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Hi dsenette.

Thankyou for your kind words, and yes you are quite right, the wife
comes first, last and always!!.

:0)

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