win 98 se starts on it's own
Posted 29 January 2005 - 01:33 PM
Posted 30 January 2005 - 05:53 PM
More than likely I'm totally wrong on this so let me know.
Posted 30 January 2005 - 07:31 PM
Both of these things can be switched off by going to the bios setup when your computer is first turned on
Posted 31 January 2005 - 08:36 AM
Lots of folks who have installed Windows XP Service Pack 2 have run into an annoying glitch that causes their PCs to restart repeatedly. Microsoft has a patch to fix the problem, which arises from a conflict between SP2's installation program and an adware application that is lurking on many PC users' hard disks.
Many people may not realize that the adware, Total Velocity's T.V. Media, is on their system. T.V. Media displays ads in Internet Explorer in exchange for letting you download and use a search toolbar, a memory meter, and speed enhancement programs for dial-up Web browsing. You get to use the software for free as long as you watch the ads.
But if you install SP2 with T.V. Media present, your PC gets caught in a maddening cycle of constant restarts. Read "Microsoft Issues Patch for SP2" for more on this problem:
Mico$oft Issues Patch for SP2
Avoid the aggravation and fix the problem before upgrading to SP2. Pick up Microsoft's patch here:
The patch will take care of the compatibility issue, but won't remove or block the adware. If you aren't using the free software (or weren't aware that you had it in the first place), I recommend removing it by following the instructions on this page:
For more tips on avoiding trouble with the SP2 install, read "Your XP Service Pack 2 Survival Guide":
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