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Surprise, I was finally able to download pcpitsop here's the url to the results: http://www.pcpitstop...?conid=24858154

I'll now try and complete the other steps.
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Once you have hopefully completed the other steps;

Please return to the PCPitstop results and address the items that have a red X against them, if you hover the cursor over the item you will be given a description of the issue and if you click on it you will be instructed how to correct the problem, post back when you have done this.
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I tried to attach the autorun info and it says I'm not allowed to upload this kind of file?
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When you save it defaults to autoruns data. am file type.
On the arrow to the right click and the save as type box will expand to include txt.
Save as Txt file
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Here's the text version.

I'll go back to pitstop and work on that. I've yet to download service pack 3 because microsoft says it's for advanced techs who are networking multiple cps. Should I still do it?

Strange side note, a couple of times when I tried to open autorun from my desktop my pc shutdown then immediately powered back on, went to login and I go this msg: "The application failed to initialize pproperly (0xc0000135). Click on OK to terminate application"

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Ok I think I've done what you've asked except for a couple of things. First, I can't download service pack 3. I keep getting a msg. that it's "not a valid win32 application" But I did download all the updates for XP. Second, I went back to pitstop and just about all the corrections they suggested were tied into buying their product which I don't want to do. They did offer instructions for one item that involved changing the registery and I know how dangerous that can be for someone with my very limited skills, so I left that alone. What else can I do from this point?

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Thanks Macboatmaster for passing on the Autoruns guidance (results look ok BTW moe jr)

I went back to pitstop and just about all the corrections they suggested were tied into buying their product which I don't want to do.


From my post #54

While PCPitstop does offer a variety of Paid Products, the PCPitstop OverDrive testing is FREE. Please ignore the references to Paid Products. We prefer to provide manual solution instructions that you can apply directly to your machine.


It is gone 2.30am UK time so I am going offline for a few hours and will come back and look at your Pitstop results again then.
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I've yet to download service pack 3 because microsoft says it's for advanced techs who are networking multiple cps. Should I still do it?


Some reading for you http://www.microsoft...s.aspx?id=10767
Download Sp3 from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389

Please return to the PCPitstop results and address the items that have a red X against them, if you hover the cursor over the item you will be given a description of the issue and if you click on it you will be instructed how to correct the problem, post back when you have done this.
Ignore any pay for products and only carry out the manual fixes that are detailed there, omit anything concerned with registry editing steps if you are concerned with this.


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Good morning, things are finally looking up. I downloaded service pack 3 and set up my pc for auto updates. I did a rescan with pitstop and made some changes with system restore capacity, ignored the one about Internet Receiver Buffer(because of registry changes), and may do updates for graphics and sound drivers. I did defrag and will again. Other than that I guess everything else is ok. I do have some questions:

1. When I first log on I get this msg. everytime: "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). Click on OK to terminate application" Any idea what this is about and if it's important?

2. As mentioned before the original OS is not listed when first powering on but the Recovery Console still is. How can I remove that and/or do I need to? And a related question, do I need to remove all the users from the old OS?
2a. Pitstop is saying I need to make some registry fixes also. Are they just trying to sell me something? I've attached the results of their scan.

3. I've attached a copy of programs that start automatically. Can you tell me which are necessary and which aren't? Pitstop said there were 3 - Intel Graphics, Intel Hotkeys and Adobe Reader. I can't tell which is which except for Adobe.


4. Do I need to use Driver max to check if I've have all the drivers properly installed? Since the new OS is a parallel system were all the drivers automatically installed? I am having a problem with opening my CD door. I don't know if it's a mechanical issue or a driver that controls that. It tries to open but doesn't.

My system is definitely working better and faster and I don't seem to have the issues with videos that got me into this mess in the first place. I truly appreciate both of you and the help and patience you've shown me. Thank you.

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May I just respond on ONE point

As mentioned before the original OS is not listed when first powering on but the Recovery Console still is. How can I remove that and/or do I need to? And a related question, do I need to remove all the users from the old OS


Well it will not be will it, because I altered the boot.ini for you to get rid of it at boot options
My advice keep the Recovery Console it could prove very useful, as a boot option.
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Ok thanks, will do.
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1: See http://www.microsoft...ang=en&id=22193
2: Macboatmaster has answered for you.
2a: The registry is an area that only advanced users should concern themselves with as the potential for disaster is present (no disrespect intended btw).
3: I would leave well alone for now until your system is running consistently stable.
4: Run DriverMax as you only had two out of date drivers did you not, the drive may just need cleaning with a can of compressed air or a bit of regular use.

I would also at the first opportunity but only after installing all important updates burn a new back up disk.
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Ok I'll check on the drivers. Any idea about that msg I get at startup?
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BTW I went to this link http://www.microsoft...ang=en&id=22193 and it said my service pack was newer than the update and did not need it.
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Ok I'll check on the drivers. Any idea about that msg I get at startup?


The update at the link I attached was recommended to fix your error message, see http://www.microsoft...aylang=en&id=26
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