Hi I have a Sony Vaio PCV-E51M desktop and recently it has started to take an age to start-up from being off, I was wondering if there was a quick answer to this or will I have to start from the beginning and re-install the O/S and if I do how do i keep what I have ? thanks , Les
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clearing all un-used programmes and tidying up my start-up menu, moving most of my photo's, music and extra software to a seperate hard drive.
Hi,Please do this and let me know result: Press Ctrl+D to save this page as Favorite/Bookmark so that you can click on it to reach me after you restart computer.1. Start > Run > type msconfig [press Enter]2. goto Services tab.3. Click on the ‘Hide All Microsoft Services’ box at the bottom of thescreen so that it has a tick in it. The window in the middle of the screenshould change when you do this. It may take a few seconds to takeeffect.4. Then click the ‘Disable All’ button on the bottom right. It should un-tickall the boxes now visible.5. Now goto startup tab.6. Then click the ‘Disable All’7. Click APPLY.8. Click Restart.9. The computer will restart. Upon restarting, you will see a window. 10. Put a tick in the box ‘Don’t show this message or launch…’ and clickthe ‘OK’ button. Then see if the problem persists.Let me know
Hi again Andy, i followed your instructions upto the "startup" bit and I was'nt allowed to change everything as I got an "access denied error" any ideas?
Hi, Please press CTRL+D to save this page as Favorite/Bookmark so that you can reach me after restarting computer. Please goto safe mode using the following steps.Steps:1. Restart your laptop and keep pressing F8 key. 2. This will take you to Boot Option Menu3. Select "Safe Mode"4. Press Enter5. Windows should load in Safe ModeNow do the Msconfig instructions in Safe Mode. Now restart your computer and let it load normally. Then get back to me let me know results..Let me know
hi again Andy, did the same thing, says that i may need to log on as the administrator but i cant remember the password XXXXX even setting up an administrators account!!
Hi,Please try this and let me know.Restart your computer and keep pressing F8 key on startup. Then select Safe Mode with Networking from the menu and press enter.On the windows login screen, press Ctrl + Alt and then press Del "twice" in order to bring up the classic logon menu.There type in Administrator in the 'Username' field and leave the 'Password' field empty and press OK (enter).Then windows should load in admin account.Now try Msconfig Now restart your computer and let it load normally. Then get back to me let me know results..Let me know
Andy, same thing happened, the exact message i got was "An access denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an administrator account to make specified changes." And that was after logging on as the administrator!
Hi,How many user accounts do you have on this computer.Do you have sony recovery disc Would you like to perform system recovery to take the computer to factory settingsAndy
I only have the one account according to the "user accounts" icon in the control panel. I dont have a rcovery disc and if i have to do a recovery i will as long as i dont loose everything!!
Hi,If you are the only User on this computer than you shouldnt get this error. If your data is important to you than you can copy your data on DVDs or an external hard drive.You need to perform system recovery on your computer. It can be done be two ways as explained below : 1. Do system restore using built in recovery partition. Some vaio models have it. STEPS ::
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thanks Andy will try it!
Hi,You are most welcome !!Andy