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plz help me undo the settings made with msconfig

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by alexpap, Apr 11, 2010.

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  1. alexpap

    alexpap Thread Starter

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    hello,i have WinXP Pro. and one day my sis did smt with the msconfig without asking me and changed <edited your post - this is a family friendly site - please refrain from language in future posts - thankyou - ETAF moderator > settings.then when i turned on my pc a message saying that now your pc is running in (something) mode.go to general and choose (smt) mode bla bla bla.i pressed the option where it starts all the services and apps(i didn't knew that from the beggining) but i didn't want that and now i don't know how to undo what me and my sis did.plz help me.
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    any help is welcome
     
  2. How'dIdoThat

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    To perform a system restore, follow these steps:
    Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.
    On the General tab, click Launch System Restore.
    Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.
    Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information.
    Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next.
    Close all other programs.
    To start the system restore, click Next.
    Your computer restarts.
    Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310560
     
  3. alexpap

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    what exactly windows restore does?
     
  4. flavallee

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    What your sister likely did was to edit the startup list.

    When you restarted your computer, the small "System Configuration Utility" appeared and advised you that your computer is in selective startup mode instead of normal startup mode.

    All you had to do was put a checkmark in that window and then click OK to close it.

    By doing what you did, you reverted your computer back to normal startup mode.

    Click Start - Run, type in MSCONFIG and then click OK - Startup(tab).

    All entries in the list have a checkmark, correct?

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    yes but before this thing happened i had about 40 apps running at the startup of my pc .as i count all the entries they are about 50 and up.
     
  7. alexpap

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    will system restore delete any files?

    and another thing,i recently cahnged some passwords and some and some groups members(admins,power users etc).will it be undo to the selected days settings?
     
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    time to set a password on your pc
     
  10. alexpap

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    when you're using it will it delete ANY files?
     
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    I have used it many times to undo damage that i have done

    what files are you worried about ??
     
  13. flavallee

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    There's no reason to have such a massive startup load because it'll lengthen startup time and slow down overall performance and increase the risk of error messages and conflicts. Your sister probably has more computer knowledge than you do and was doing you a favor. It's your choice though if you want to run your computer that way. :rolleyes:

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  14. antech

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    We will help you Slimming down the startup list.


    Follow the below instructions Carefully:
    1. Download HiJackThis from the link in my signature
    2. Run a Scan.
    3. Save a Logfile(On your Desktop)
    4. DO NOT FIX ANYTHING BY YOURSELF.
    (Fixing Anything Might cause Unwanted System Instability,BSOD's and Even Render your System Unusable)
    5.Copy and Paste all the contents
    6. Paste them in the reply Window.
     
  15. antech

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    Then download Startup Manager from my sign and post a screenshot of that
     
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