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WINDOWS XP PROFILE ISSUES


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rshaffer61

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Are you sure that's PC2300 and not PC3200?

The ntuser.dat file is the profile and that needs to be repaired. To do that go HERE and start reading from this line:

"Create a new user profile on the workgroup computer"


Make sure you read the knowledge article on how to import your e-mail messages and addresses to the new user profile before you delete the old profile located HERE.

Let me know about the memory and I will try to find you a couple of places to buy it from. :)

Edited by rshaffer61, 04 May 2009 - 07:40 AM.

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Sorry, you are correct with the memory. It was the 3200
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Please download CPUz from my signature below

1: Save it to your desktop.
2: Click on the icon it creates and let it run
3: I need the following information from it.
4: on the Memory tab and give me the Clock information in the four lines it shows.


Please include in your next reply


Go HERE

Or HERE to check on prices of a second 512 meg stick of memory. You could also change some of the search results and go to a single stick of 1 gig I believe and see what the prices are then. Let me know if you need more assistance with this as I am always willing to help. :)
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Boy, I am getting overwhelmed!

Here is the clock information
CAS # late 2.0 clocks
RAS # to Cas#DE 3 clocks
RAS # pro 3 clocks
Cycle time 6 clocks

I got the infor on the memory-thank you. I will look at that later

I have created another user with administrative power but every time I try to search for folders nothing comes up. It still says my daughter is logged on, even though I log her off, shut the computer down, and log on as myself. When I click on her profile it says she is logged on. None of her files are coming up. I keep having issues with Microsoft, and keep getting error after error. I am looking under C:\Documents and settings\administrator or just a keyword of BEBE, because that is the name she gave her log in profile. Now what?

My real job is at a pediatric medical facility and right now-running swine flu tests is easier than this!

Thanks!
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:) My real job is at a pediatric medical facility and right now-running swine flu tests is easier than this! :)

I understand the frustration. Try this:
Reboot the system and at the second black post screen start tapping F8 to get to the boot menu. Scroll down to "Safe Mode" and click Enter
This way you will be logging in as the Administrator and not with an Account with Admin rights. Then try what you are doing. Have you backed everything up so that it is safe?
I ask this because if it comes down to it we may have to do a repair installation and I always make sure important data is backed up just in case.
Looking over everything again I wanted to suggest something else to you. If you added a second HD that would give your daughter a data storage drive and get allot of the stuff off that main drive. This would in turn also help the speed somewhat.
There is another possible fix we could try before doing a repair installation. It's called a System File Checker
To do this you will need your XP cd. Follow these steps if you would like to try the SFC fix



Go Start and then to Run ("Start Search" in Vista),
Type in: sfc /scannow
Click OK (Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc) finds any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
If sfc does not find any errors in Windows XP, it will simply quit, without any message.
In Vista you will receive the following message: "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".

For Vista users ONLY: Navigate to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder. You'll see CBS.log file.
Usually, it's pretty big file, so upload it to Flyupload, and post download link.


If you don't have Windows CD....
This applies mostly to Windows XP, since Vista rarely requires use of its DVD while running "sfc"
Note This method will not necessarily work as well, as when using Windows CD, because not always ALL system files are backed up on your hard drive. Also, backed up files may be corrupted as well.

Go Start and then Run
type in regedit and click OK


Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

You will see various entries Values on the right hand side.

The one we want is called: SourcePath

It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive, usually D and that is why it is asking for the XP CD.
All we need to do is change it to: C:
Now, double click the SourcePatch setting and a new box will pop up.
Change the drive letter from your CD drive to your root drive, usually C:
Close Registry Editor.

Now restart your computer and try sfc /scannow again!


Thanks to Broni for the instructions
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Did the sfc /scannow and it flew by and nothing came up but the black dialog box and then it was gone-super fast.

I booted up in the safe mode, and cannot find any of the files under my daughter's profile, even though I saw them go by when I defragmented. I guess I am going to assume they are gone? May be I will try to defragment again to see some specific files and catch some of the pathways?

Any other ideas? I know there are files there, I just can't see to get to them.

She also has an external hard drive that all of her itunes are on-it isn't even a third full
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You can try to do a search for her files.

Go to Start and then Search
Click on All Files and folders
In next window in the field marked All or part of the file name type in a file name or her name
Then make sure the field marked Look In is set to look at the C drive
Then click Search

Let me know if this helps
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