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Dell Dimension 4700 taking ages to boot and shut down


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I just got this message after changing these settings in msconfig

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Then I got this message

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You must log in as an Admin account to make those changes.
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Ive never had to do before
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Well please try it
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Im on XP so im logged in as admin
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The message you received on your post 31 says you may need to log in on an Admin account.
Your last post

Im on XP so im logged in as admin


Does not mean you are logged in on an admin account.
You may be on a user account that is NOT an admin account.
Go start, control panel, User accounts.

To open the User Accounts tool, open Control Panel from the Start menu, and then double click User Accounts.
IS YOUR ACCOUNT an admin acount
If not see this and next time log in on an admin account
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279783

A simple check is to right click the clock on the taskbar and click adjust time and date.
If you cannot you are not on an admin account.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 12 October 2011 - 07:22 PM.

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It let me adjust the date/time, see attached pic, Im logged in as the owner

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Go back to Control Panel, create a NEW admin account.
Use a different name
When you have done that, reboot and
Sign in with that new admin account.

How is it now for loading etc.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 13 October 2011 - 10:53 AM.

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OK ive done that and signed in with that account

None of my stuff is there though, music, pics, movies etc

It is loading and shutting down a lot quicker now though :)
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  • Log on as the Administrator or as a user with administrator credentials. SO YOU HAVE DONE 1 to 6 on this section
  • Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  • Click User Accounts.
  • Under Pick a task, click Create a new account.
  • Type a name for the user information, and then click Next.
  • Click an account type, and then click Create Account.
NOW DO THIS PLease take your time and be careful you follow the instructions exactly

Copy files to the new user profile
  • Log on as a user other than the user whose profile you are copying files to or from.
  • In Windows Explorer, click Tools, click Folder Options, click the View tab, click Show hidden files and folders, click to clear the Hide protected operating system files check box, and then click OK.
  • Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\Old_Username folder, where C is the drive on which Windows XP is installed, and Old_Username is the name of the profile you want to copy user data from.
  • Press and hold down the CTRL key while you click each file and subfolder in this folder, except the following files:
  • Ntuser.dat
  • Ntuser.dat.log
  • Ntuser.ini
On the Edit menu, click Copy.<li>Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\New_Username folder, where C is the drive on which Windows XP is installed, and New_Username is the name of the user profile that you created in the "Create a New User Profile" section.<li>On the Edit menu, click Paste.<li>Log off the computer, and then log on as the new user.

Note You must import your e-mail messages and addresses to the new user profile before you delete the old profile. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 313055 Mail folders, address book, and e-mail messages are missing after you upgrade to Microsoft Windows XP

Edited by Macboatmaster, 13 October 2011 - 11:03 AM.

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Marco R

Are you making any progress on this issue.
If you still require help you only have to ask.
Please post when you get chance indicating the current situation.
Thank you
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