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Windows XP problems

By cteman
Sep 15, 2008
  1. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    I answered the mouse question from the message you sent me. You also mentioned that you has been successful in installing IE7: Control Panel> Mouse> Orientation tan> run the cursor up the orientation block to reset> Apply> OK.

    If you use a mouse with batteries, change the batteries. Mice do strange things with low battery power!

    Reopen HijackThis and scan. Out a CHECK by the following:
    Now close all windows other than HiJackThis, then click *Fix Checked.*Close HiJackThis and reboot.

    You have a lot of unnecessary processes loading at boot. IF 'speed' is an issue, using Start> Run> tyoe in 'msconfig' without the quotes> enter> Selective Startup> Startup tab> UNCHECK the following
    When finished> Apply> OK> Reboot> close the nag message after checking 'don't show this message again'. Stay in Selective Startup.
    These are all legitimate programs but none need to start at boot. Just open manually when you need them. Remember- everything that starts on boot runs in the background. This uses your resources and RAM. The more running, the slower you will be. Only the antivirus program, firewall, touchpad for laptop and network process if on network need to start on boot.
     
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