What to Do if You Fall in Love With More Than One Screensaver

Written by Roman Kramar

If you don't know where one screensaver goes when you install another one then this article is for you. Learn aboutrepparttar standard way of switching between installed screensavers and get prepared to a much more convenient one.

It was a great surprise for me to get dozens of emails complaining about what I myself would have never thought of. Many people installed my Rainy Screensaver ( http://www.elasticsystems.com/rainy/ ) and found it quite entertaining. But then they got upset because their previous screensaver was very fun too and now it wouldn't come up anymore.

What has happened to their old screensaver afterrepparttar 107808 installation of another one? Today we will deal with this question.

Probably, many of you will find this information rather obvious. I am really sorry for not being very helpful to this part of my readers this time. But I receive too many emails of described nature. This leaves me withrepparttar 107809 hope that some people will learn something new in their quests for becoming Screensaver Gurus.

Here we go. The root ofrepparttar 107810 problem is that screensaver installation hides many steps happening behindrepparttar 107811 scene. This is very convenient but it's what makesrepparttar 107812 answer to our question not so obvious for many people.

I hope you were following my articles. In Windows Screensavers Explained I told you aboutrepparttar 107813 place where screensavers live in your system. But don't worry if you missed that article. Here'srepparttar 107814 information you need.

Your operating system (and we are talking about Microsoft Windows here) expects to find available screensavers in two folders on your hard drive. These folders are C:Windows and C:WindowsSystem if you use Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows Me. If you have Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP then these folders are C:WINNT and C:WINNTSystem32. Note that I suppose you system is installed on your hard drive C. If your system is on drive D, you should look into D:Windows. The same goes for other drives.

Window's Startup Modes for Troubleshooting

Written by Stephen Bucaro

---------------------------------------------------------- Permission is granted forrepparttar article below to forward, reprint, distribute, use for ezine, newsletter, website, offer as free bonus or part of a product for sale as long as no changes are made andrepparttar 107807 byline, copyright, andrepparttar 107808 resource box below is included. ---------------------------------------------------------- Window's Startup Modes for Troubleshooting

By Stephen Bucaro

Troubleshooting a Windows problem is a bit difficult whenrepparttar 107809 system freezes up orrepparttar 107810 display becomes unintelligible. You need a way to get Windows to bypass some of its complexity and bloat sorepparttar 107811 system can start, allowing you to perform troubleshooting. Windows provides several alternate startup modes just for that purpose.

To access these alternate startup modes, start your computer and immediately afterrepparttar 107812 startup beep, pressrepparttar 107813 [F8] key. The startup menu will display as shown below.

1. Normal 2. Logged (BOOTLOG.TXT) 3. Safe mode 4. Step-by-step confirmation Enter a choice: 1

Pressrepparttar 107814 number key for your choice and then pressrepparttar 107815 [Enter] key.

1. Normal allows you to get out ofrepparttar 107816 startup menu and resume starting Windows normally if you pressedrepparttar 107817 [F8] key accidentally.

2. Logged causes Windows to log its startup activity in a file named bootlog.txt inrepparttar 107818 drives root directory. Bootlog.txt will be a very long file. Open bootlog.txt with Windows Notepad or DOS Edit and search for a line that containsrepparttar 107819 word "failure".

If Windows freezes before completing startup,repparttar 107820 last line in bootlog.txt might give you a clue torepparttar 107821 cause ofrepparttar 107822 problem. You may find that one or more steps fail duringrepparttar 107823 startup process. Don't assume those arerepparttar 107824 cause of your current problem. Those steps may have been failing all along and you didn't know it.

3. Safe mode. This mode bypasses most startup configuration files, including most ofrepparttar 107825 registry. It starts windows without most ofrepparttar 107826 drivers. It loads only generic mouse and keyboard drivers and a standard VGA video driver.

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