XP acting funny after installing Talk, Talk’s software

Hi there Rob, I hope I’m not too late to help!

Trying to sort a friends computer. After he loaded TalkTalk software the opening XP page stays for 3secs and restarts at infinitum! Can’t get past the opening page. Anyone got any ideas?

If it’s what I’m thinking of then it’s probably something in your start menu. You have a couple options.
1. Restart the system.
2. After the first beep repeatedly hit the F8 key (above the 9) until it either gives you a constant beep (that’s ok) or it takes you to a black screen with a menu on it.
3. Select ‘Safe Mode’ you will require the Administrator password set at the time of installation. (Or possibly not if it wasn’t set.)
4. It will take a while to get started, so go and get some tea.
5. Once it’s come to the Windows screen (except washed out and a bit bigger) then click on Start.
6. Select ‘Run’
7. Type ‘msconfig’ (without the ‘) and click ‘OK’
8. Go to the startup tab. You can safely untick every box in that list. Do it!
9. Click Ok and restart the system.

It is possible it was trial software included with the package. Enable Windows Firewall and make sure you have some good antivirus software. If that doesn’t fix it, let me know. Or let us know what did!

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3 responses to “XP acting funny after installing Talk, Talk’s software

  1. Pingback: Brian wanting to brain someone « Less Talk Talk: More Service. The unofficial, unaffiliated Talk Talk blog.

  2. If you have Windows XP, why do you use linux?
    Basically I dont see any advantages to using linux over windows xp, Im dual booting windows
    and ubuntu. Ubuntu is nice and all but I dont see anything that would make me prefer it
    over windows.The only thing i have been using ubuntu for is web browsing playing
    music/movies (cant play games) which I can do better/hassle free in windows.
    So what are the advantages of l using linux over xp?

  3. Talktalk spontaneous reboots/crashes after a few seconds…

    Start in Safe Mode (hit F8 repeatedly before the Windows XP screen)
    Remove the Talktalk security software, or:
    Open Device Manager
    Select View/Hidden Devices
    Open the Non-Plug and Play devices
    Double-click each F-Secure device
    On the Driver tab, select Disabled.

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