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Heeeelp with startup on winxp

by Mad19Dog / April 13, 2013 8:23 PM PDT

Hello, I have Windows XP and one day for fun I tried to change WIN xp theme to Win7... I downloaded some some rar files, WindowBlinds and I changed a bit my computer theme to look like an win7 but I didn't like this because it makes my computer like a trash. I know that it's my problem but finally I changed theme for original winxp and everything was quite good just usually I used selective startup but right now I can't use it because if I use - my Internet is not working and windows theme changes to windows classic theme. I tried system restore and everything was great for this time but when I turned on my pc for the first time after system restore everything came back: normal startup which takes a long time to open any folder and something similar... I can't use selective startup... What I should to do that my pc come back for always look like after system restore?

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So the OS is damaged.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2013 3:56 AM PDT

Before you reload, did you try another user account?

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by Mad19Dog / April 27, 2013 4:16 AM PDT
In reply to: So the OS is damaged.

No, I think I didn't try another user account.
I am so sad if my OS is damaged.

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Re: other user account
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 27, 2013 4:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Oh..

That's easy to try, isn't it? Make another user in Control Panel and log in using that username. Any changes?

A repair install or re-install is more difficult. How difficult exactly depends on what disks you have for that.


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to Kees
by Mad19Dog / April 27, 2013 7:30 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: other user account

I'm afraid that if I make another user my all documents and etc will delete, no?

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No. Nothing will be deleted.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 27, 2013 7:59 PM PDT
In reply to: to Kees

All that happens is that there is a new user. And if you delete that after the experiment, only this new users files are deleted. But that are none.


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New user
by Mad19Dog / April 27, 2013 8:45 PM PDT

Well, I right now I just made a new user, it looks great, because everything is quite clear, but I didn't see that something changed, for example: still need to wait some minutes while Internet Browser will opens.

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So whatever is wrong with your system ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 27, 2013 9:07 PM PDT
In reply to: New user

is not user dependent, but 'global'. Then you either accept it as it is, or fix it, or reload your OS. Your choice.


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Well, yeah..
by Mad19Dog / April 27, 2013 9:15 PM PDT

I restarted my computer two times and right now my Internet Browser opens quite normal, I shouldn't wait more than 1 minutes, I guess that your information was useful for me. Happy However, I will go to computer centre and maybe the professionals will fix everything for real. Anndd... THANK YOU!

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Do not Understand what you want to say
by amy_lewis / April 21, 2013 9:50 PM PDT

I think you should reinstall the operating system instead of system restore. Then half of your problems will be solved

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by Mad19Dog / April 25, 2013 12:26 AM PDT

Oh, thanks, but how to do it?

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For example
by Mad19Dog / April 25, 2013 12:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry.

I helped information from other sites so I just copied my situation in other words,maybe this will be better:
first of all with my stupid head I wanted change Windows xp theme to win7, I watched in video how to do it, I downloaded some stuff (programs), rar files for it and I intalled, but I saw that made my pc slower, different and I wanted to do something for delete these win 7 themes. Okay... I deleted it, everything comes to back places... But actually no... Usually my startup was a selective startup, but when I click on selective startup my win xp original theme changes to windows classic theme and I can't change it to win xp original and one more thing when I click on selective startup my internet doesn't work. But when I come back on normal startup - everything come back: win xp original theme, net is working, just I don't like when I using right now normal startup need to wait maybe 5 minutes while opens folder e.g. google chrome and I hate it. When i turn on selective startup - folders opens more times faster.. Buuttt... Right now I using normal startup and I can't use my skype. I can't call to anyone and I can't accept to the calls and I don't hearing a call sounds. When I look into the settings I saw just microphone 'none', speakers 'none' and isn't any option available in the dropdown boxes just named 'None'. But I can listen music, watch video, my mic, speakers works on other programs, but on skype -no... what here could be in my win system? what i should to do if i wanna make my pc for well going? please help me if u have any ideas. >< i am dying

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Re: XP
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 25, 2013 3:53 AM PDT
In reply to: For example

I'd start over with a clean install back to factory conditions.


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