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:

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:

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

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version