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XP Home Problems Galore!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sushtx, Sep 19, 2004.

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  1. sushtx

    sushtx Thread Starter

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    Helping a buddy out with his computer, and am having all types of problems...
    1. Regedit launches, but then closes immediately.
    2. MSCONFIG won't launch
    3. Device Manager is empty

    That's just a few of the obvious things I see. He said he used to boot up to the XP Home "welcome" screen - showing all accounts and you click on the account you want - but now the standard XP log in (where you type your id and pw), even though the use welcome screen box is checked.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I'm at a complete loss of what to do now. :confused:

    Thanks, Sush
     
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  3. sushtx

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    Thanks for the thoughts Rude...

    Unfortunately, didn't work. When I tried to do the taskkill, I got a message stating "taskkill is not a recognized internal or external command, operable program or batch file".

    I also jumped to step 11 in the link you provided, and was unable to locate the specified file (dcom.exe).

    Any other thoughts?
     
  4. rude

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    Regedit:
    To fix regedit go here:
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    Scroll down to #'s 173,213 or 296

    Click on your choice and at the prompt,select open

    Device Manager
    You could try this:Start/Run Type regedit
    Navigate to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ENUM\PCI.
    Highlight PCI, right-click and select "Permissions..."
    Highlight the SYSTEM entry, and make sure that "Allow" is selected
    for both Full Control and Read."
    Select the "Advanced" button and in the "Advanced Control Settings"
    view make sure that "Reset permission entries on all child objects..."
    is selected, and that "Inheritable permissions..." is NOT selected.
    Hit "Apply", then "OK", and close Regedt

    Sometimes 3rd party software might change those permissions,
    thus causing the empty dev mgr.
     
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