Crashing of the PC is one of many issues that many Windows users come across from time to time. If you follow the instructions given below, you will not have this problem anymore to trouble you.
- The first Windows XP troubleshooting step is to reboot your system. When the system reboots, press the function key F8 continuously during the startup process to launch the boot menu of the system.
- When the boot menu appears, choose the Safe Mode with Networking option from it by moving the selection using the arrow keys in the keyboard and then press the Enter button. In this mode, only limited programs are loaded to the system that are essential for booting the system and will allow you to troubleshoot the system effectively.
- Update the antivirus program installed in your system and then run a thorough full system scan for finding the infections in the system. If found any, remove the viruses as a virus loading at the startup will lead to the crashing of the system.
- Open the Run window from the Start menu and type in msconfig into the textbox and press the Enter key.
- The System Configuration window will open now. Go to the Startup tab in the window, now you will be able to see all the programs that load up in the startup of the system.
- Now browse through the programs and uncheck the check mark beside the program that you do not wish to boot while the system boots up. Take utter care while unmarking the boxes beside the programs. If you are not sure whether it is needed or not, then it is better to leave it marked.
- Now move to the Services tab and click on the check box beside Hide all Microsoft Services. Now you can see all the services from third party software that are loading while startup.
- Like the programs, uncheck the boxes beside the services that you do not wish to load during startup. If you are not sure whether some services are essential for running programs, then leave them as it is so that no harm is done to the system applications and other installed programs in the computer.
- Press the OK button to save the changes that you have made in the startup menu and system configuration while performing the Windows XP troubleshooting.
- Now close all the windows and restart the system in normal mode. You can see that the system will boot faster and perform better with startup changes.