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Clean Boot in XP cures problems related to drivers and other hardware as well

How to Clean Boot in XP cures problems related to drivers and other hardware as well?
Tech Advice:1

Please do the following steps to fix the problem.
Please unplug all the external devices such as Printer, Modem etc connected to the PC.

The following is the procedure for a ‘clean boot’ for XP OS.

  1. Click Start –> Run –> Type MSCONFIG –> Click OK
  2. On the General tab, choose Selective Startup
  3. Uncheck Process SYSTEM.INI file
  4. Uncheck Process WIN.INI file
  5. Uncheck Load Startup Items
  6. Click on the Services tab
  7. At the bottom, check Hide All Microsoft Services
  8. Uncheck all boxes in the window or click the button labeled Disable All
  9. Click OK
  10. Click Restart

After restarting, reinstall the downloaded software. Next, do the following:

  1. Click Start –> Run –> Type MSCONFIG–> Click OK
  2. Replace checkmarks in the items that you previously removed them from.
  3. On the General tab, choose Normal Startup
  4. Click OK
  5. Click YES, when asked to restart your computer

Hope that helps…Should you have any further questions, let me know.

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