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Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by Hevene, Feb 14, 2002.

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  1. Hevene Registered Senior Member

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    I have this problem with my PC, could someone help me please.
    Everytime I start my computer, the start menu couldn't appear, only until I force exit Explorer, it then will appear. What is the problem with it? And how can I fix this?
    Thanks for all your helps...............
     
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  3. Rick Valued Senior Member

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    Clear your startup folder,i think that"ll do,anyway which OS are you running,98 or Me,or 95...??let me know...

    If running Me or 95:
    you can do be Msconfig command,and by clearing all you startup folder items.

    bye!
     
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  5. Hevene Registered Senior Member

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    I'm running Windows 98, thanks for your help, i'll try and see if it works.
     
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  7. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    I find when something like that occurs it can be down to a few reasons:

    At start-up you might have alot of programs being started to put in your system's tray. Some people take very little interest in the amount of programs that run there, but for each program that's loaded there, a little piece of memory is eaten up and reserved for the program.

    If you don't have much RAM then you can slow down your system considerably.

    When Multiple processes are accessed at the same time (which sometimes happens during a load) some processors get their numbers a little mixed up, which can cause errors between parts of the OS system and the programs that are being loaded.

    Lastly, if you have DEFECTIVE RAM it can cause CRC problems (basically the way the RAM interprets information, compresses it and assigns it an area.) When you have such Defective RAM you can end up with the system trying to write pieces of program over certain pieces that are in use by the operating system. (This is what cause the Blue Screens of Death).


    Heres what I would do to try and fix your situation:

    Goto the website http://www.mlin.net and download the Startup CPL (Control Panel). This will load a Startup icon in your Control panel, and allow you to turn those programs on and off that load at startup.

    (It can be very useful for freeing up RAM and turning off Spyware that you didn't know was installed)

    You can try to get hold of programs like Cacheman, but messing around with some of your internal settings can cause more problems than good.

    You should find on the internet programs that can be used to test your RAM. This is a good idea if you want to see if your RAM's gone bad.

    (If you ever replace RAM, I suggest replacing All your RAM not just adding a chunk to your existing one. I say this because I once realised that if one Chunk was made in a Factory in Korea, and another chunk was made in a Factory in the US, they would both have different Carbon alignments [Due to polar positioning] that might cause small errors.)
     
  8. Hevene Registered Senior Member

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    Thanks

    Thanks for everything, it had been fixed and I found it was caused by a program that hides the desktop icons, somehow it causes problem with the task bar and I think it could be a memory problem so I decided not to use it. Your post certainly offers some insight to computing,
     
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