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configuration errors by using the System Configuration utility in Windows XP

Method 1: Diagnostic and Selection startup modesDiagnostic startupDiagnostic startup enables Windows to determine the basic device drivers and software to load when you start Windows. When you use this method, the system temporarily disables Microsoft services such as Networking, Plug and Play, Event Logging, and Error Reporting. Also, you permanently delete all restore points for the System Restore utility.

Note Do not use this method if you want to save your restore points for System Restore or if you must use a Microsoft service to test a problem.

To perform a diagnostic startup, follow these steps:Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.On the General tab, click Diagnostic Startup, and then click OK.Restart your computer.If the problem does not occur, use Selective startup mode to try to find the problem by turning individual services and startup programs on or off. Selective startupSelective startup enables you to select the files and the setting…

Device Conflicts with Device Manager

To start Device Manager:
Click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.Click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
Troubleshooting Information
If there is a problem with a device, it is listed in the hardware tree. Also, the problem device has a symbol that indicates the type of problem:

A black exclamation point (!) on a yellow field indicates the device is in a problem state. Note that a device that is in a problem state can be functioning. A problem code explaining the problem is displayed for the device. A red "X" indicates a disabled device. A disabled device is a device that is physically present in the computer and is consuming resources, but does not have a protected-mode driver loaded. A blue "i" on a white field on a device resource in Computer properties i…

perform clean-boot troubleshooting for Windows 2000

o perform clean-boot troubleshooting, it is necessary to make changes and restart the computer several times to determine if the problem is with something in the operating system environment and, if this is the case, what specific component.

The overall structure of clean-boot troubleshooting that is presented in this article is categorized in the following way:
Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking SupportRemoving Registry EntriesTesting User ProfilesDisabling Third-Party ServicesUninstalling ProgramsBack to the top Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking Support The first step to troubleshoot potential environmental issues is to start in Safe mode or in Safe mode with networking support. If the issue is with a program that does not depend on network connectivity, Safe mode is appropriate. If the issue is with a network program, and you are using a network adapter to connect to a network, Safe mode with networking support may let you test the networking program, includin…

How to configure Windows XP to start in a "clean boot" state

There are two methods to start Windows XP by using a clean boot:
Method 1: Use the Guided Help Method 2: Manually starting XP with a clean boot (advanced user only)Start with the first method. If it does not work and you are comfortable trying a more advanced method, try the second.
Method 1: Guided HelpBefore you startBefore you start to install and use Guided Help: You must be running Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Media Center Edition, or Windows XP Tablet PC Edition to install Guided Help.You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group to configure Windows XP to start by using a clean boot. For more information about how to log on to Windows, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 321305 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321305/ ) How to log on to Windows XP if you forget your password or your password expires  M…

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Review

SpecificationsType
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 14x Optical/4x Digital/56x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
Image Capture DeviceType
14.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels
Approx. 14.5 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 14.1 Megapixels
LensFocal Length
5.0 (W) - 70.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 392mm)
Digital Zoom
4x
Focusing Range
2.0 in (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft (1m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 2.0 in - 1.6 ft (5 - 50cm) (W)
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus, Manual focus
ViewfindersOptical Viewfinder
N/A
LCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT color LCD widescreen with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels
Approx. 230,000 pixels
LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%
Aperture and ShutterMaximum Aperture
f/3.1 (W) - f/5.9 (T)
Shutter Speed
1 - 1/3200 sec.
15 - 1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range); Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3 - 15 sec.
Exposure ControlSensitivity
Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/…

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Review

SpecificationsType
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 35x Optical/4x Digital/140x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System Image Capture DeviceType
14.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)Total Pixels
Approx. 14.5 MegapixelsEffective Pixels
Approx. 14.1 Megapixels LensFocal Length
35x zoom: 4.3 (W) - 150.5 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24 (W) - 840 (T) mm)Digital Zoom
4xFocusing Range
Auto: 0 in./0 cm - infinity (W), 4.6 ft./1.4 m - infinity (T); Normal: 2.0 in./ 5 cm - infinity (W), 4.6 ft./1.4 m - infinity (T); Macro: 0 in. - 1.6 ft./ 0 - 50 cm (W) Manual Focus: 0 in./0 cm - infinity (W), 4.6 ft./1.4 m - infinity (T)Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus, manual focus ViewfindersOptical Viewfinder
Electronic Viewfinder availableLCD Monitor
2.7-inch TFT color LCD (Vari-angle type with wide viewing angle)LCD Pixels
Approx. 230,000 pixelsLCD Coverage
Approx. 100% Aperture and ShutterMaximum Aperture
f/2.7 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
- The following f/numbers a…

PowerShot SX230 HS Review

SpecificationsType
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 14x Optical & 4x Digital and 56x Combined Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer Image Capture DeviceType
12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOSTotal Pixels
Approx. 12.8 MegapixelsEffective Pixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels LensFocal Length
5.0 (W) - 70.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 392mm)Digital Zoom
4xFocusing Range
Normal AF: 2.0 in (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft (1m) - infinity (T)?
Macro AF: 2.0 in - 1.6 ft (5-50cm) (W)Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus ViewfindersOptical Viewfinder
N/ALCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT LCD with wide viewing angleLCD Pixels
Approx. 461,000 dotsLCD Coverage
Approx. 100% Aperture and ShutterMaximum Aperture
f/3.1 (W) - f/5.9 (T)Shutter Speed
1-1/3200 sec.
15-1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range) Exposure ControlSensitivity
Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**?
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF?
** Me…