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Can't get past the ctrl-alt-del

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by nvpls, Sep 22, 2003.

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  1. nvpls

    nvpls Thread Starter

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    Hello all, please can you help?

    My home pc will boot up, get to the ctrl-alt-del screen and then comes back with an error that the virtual memory is too low to start windows.

    I am running windows 2000. I cannot get to the task manager and have tried in safe mode too, it will not get me to the desk top.
    The most I can do is get to dos thru the BIOS but then don't know what to do from there.

    Is there anyone that can help me with the frustrating problem? How do I get this pc up and running again?

    thank you!!
    nvpls.
     
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    What is the specs of your computer? (CPU, Memory, Hard drive(s), ect.)
     
  3. nvpls

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    The specs are:

    Intel Pentium III
    Processor speed: 866 Mhz
    Bus Freq: 133 Mhz
    Cache Ram: 256kb
    Memory 256mb
     
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  5. nvpls

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    Is there a specific command that I should type in to stop the
    un-needed services? I think you are probably right, there are things that
    appeared in my pc that I did not know where they came from or why they were
    starting at start up. Unknown programs would run (seen in task manager)
    and when I would try to kill them they would re-appear. The pc was also
    very slow towards the end booting up.

    If you can help me with the command to kill the un-needed services
    that may solve the "virtual memory" problem and boot up windows.
     
  6. mobo

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    Start/ run / msconfig and startup tab. Use this to compare
     
  7. nvpls

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    Charlie,

    I'm sorry, I didn't fully understand what you wrote. Is there a certain directory I should go into (thru DOS) to delete the startup programs that may be listed in the table you referenced? If so what location/directory?

    thanks

    nvpls
     
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