System Startup Selections - Normal and Diagnostic Startups
This section describes 3 startup modes provided by the system configuration tool 'msconfig.exe' and how to use the Diagnose Startup mode.
With the system configuration tool, "msconfig", you can set your computer to be restarted
in 3 different ways:
- Normal Startup - Load all device drivers, system services, startup programs
- Diagnostic Startup - Load basic device drivers and system services.
- Selective Startup - Load basic device drivers, and selected items.
If you have problems with your Windows system, you may use the
Diagnostic Startup mode to diagnose the cause of the problem.
Diagnostic startup enables Windows to determine the basic device drivers
and software to load when you start Windows. When you use this method,
the system temporarily disables Microsoft services such as Networking,
Plug and Play, Event Logging, and Error Reporting.
To perform a diagnostic startup, follow these steps:
- Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.
- On the General tab, click Diagnostic Startup, and then click OK.
- Restart your computer.
If the problem does not occur, use Selective Startup mode to try
to find the problem by turning individual services and startup programs on or off.
Note that if you the Diagnostic Startup mode, all system restore points
will be deleted.
Table of Contents
About This Book
Introduction to Microsoft Windows
Introduction to Windows Explorer
Introduction to Internet Explorer
"Paint" Program and Computer Graphics
GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program
JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size
GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background
"WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool
"WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool
FTP Server, Client and Commands
"FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server
Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"
Spyware Adware Detection and Removal
IE Addon Program Listing and Removal
Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal
Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal
VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal
Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal
Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network
Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router
Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool
"tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information
►"msconfig" - System Configuration Tool
What Is "msconfig"?
►System Startup Selections - Normal and Diagnostic Startups
Managing System Startup File - SYSTEM.INI
Managing System Startup File - WIN.INI
Managing System Startup File - BOOT.INI
Enable/Disable Services with "msconfig.exe"
Enable/Disable Startup Programs with "msconfig.exe"
Configuring and Managing System Services
Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools
Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance
Winsock - Windows Sockets API
Java on Windows
Glossary of Terms
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