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Looking for a low-profile GPU for HTPC. Advice?

Q: Looking for a low-profile GPU for HTPC. Advice?

Basically I know virtually NOTHING about video cards. Last time I got one it refused to work in my computer (an Old Dell).

Basically I want to be able to decode 1080p (and do re-encoding, not necessarily 1080p) without my computer bogging down. And I want to stream to my Xbox with subtitles, which my G620 simply CANNOT do (as it requires burning in subtitles on the fly before streaming it to the xbox).

Any advice? I don't want a super expensive GPU, but it needs to be low-profile to fit my case (info in hardware description)


thanks. Oh and you you mind using newegg.ca as your referral site? it accepts debit cards, and I haven't gotten a credit card yet.

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A: Looking for a low-profile GPU for HTPC. Advice?

Hello FuturDreamz,

I believe these low profile graphics cards should do quite nicely for your purposes:-

Newegg.ca - MSI N520GT-MD2GD3/LP GeForce GT 520 (Fermi) 2GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

Newegg.ca - ASUS GT520-1GD3-CSM GeForce GT 520 (Fermi) 1GB 64-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GV-R645-1GI Radeon HD 6450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card

Newegg.ca - XFX HD-645X-YNH2 Radeon HD 6450 512MB 32-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814134147

Hope that helps!

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Hi, Can sumbawdy give me advice on which combo to use for an HTPC I`m bulding.

I`m currently running an AMD ATHLON XP2200+ on a VIA KM266 board with 2GB DDR Ram, and a NVIDIA Geforce FX5500 AGP 4x 256MB DDR card, 40 Gb HDD 5200 rpm IDE as an HTPC for my SAMSUNG 50 Inch Plasma via VGA input giving 1368 x 768 resolution.
I am very pleased with the picture quality... But ...when just using WMP11 to play backup vob and MKV files from My WD 250Gb external USB portable drive, it seems a little bit choppy! if that makes sense and sometimes after a while of playing these files the system will freeze and i have to reboot. I get the same effect playing DVD`s from the SATA DVD Rom as well??
The system is even more unstable and video playback even worse when using Media Portal Software which i would really like to use for this setup.

SOOOooo is there something i have missed or can do to this hardware setup OR my other option is a Intel Celeron D 2.8ghz 945G board, Nvidia Geforce 7300Le PCI-e 512Mb DDR2 card, 2Gb DDR Ram Upgrade to the system i am building now?

Bare in mind this will be for Multimedia only, not games.

Please help, having sleepless nights and irritating rashes wondering what to do next.

Oh, i have a 120Gb Ide 7200rpm Harddrive to replace the 40Gb 5200rpm ide drive i have now as well to throw in with my big question.
Thanks in advance Mates.
 

A:HTPC Advice Urgently please.

Ooops sorry the Celeron D 2.8ghz is plugged into an INTEL D915GAG MOTHERBOARD
 

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Hi Tipstir,
You certainly am de man for htpc advice, so i hope you don't mind helping me out here. I've trawled the boards but am looking for definitive advice regarding my situation please.
Ok, here goes:

I want to build 2 x htpc's, for the kids bedrooms, it also wants to be a gaming pc, currently i have 2 sets of brand new:
Gigabite P35 DS3R (full ATX)
2Gb ram
E2180 (core2duo)

I need:
1. CASE; has to be ATX, but small as possible (silverstone maybe?), but needs to fit full size pci-e gfx card in. I will also overclock the E2180's, so room to breather would be nice. Would preferably like to sit a 19" widescreen tft monitor on it;
2. COOLER; good enough to cool the overclocked E2180, be it low profile or full height.
3. TV TUNER CARD; Now, i want to be able to hook it up to sky AND freeview, so i assume a dual tuner is needed? Recording one channel and watching the other would be a nice feature. Am i right in thinking that the cards come with in-built freeview? I just need a decent aerial on the roof and i'm set? Would like a remote control with it as well.
4. OS; thinking of Vista Home Premium, and using the in-built media centre software.

Now, i'm looking for the cheapest deal i suppose, but any advice regardless of price would be most appreciated.

Your ongoing topic on HTPC is fascinating. I'm glad i only want a small setup as yours is huuuuuuuge and probably costs a fortune!

Thanks in advance
 

A:Fao TIPSTIR....in need of HTPC advice please

I wouldn't do both gaming and HTPC on the same rig because of the way the HTPC is so demanding. Even with dual core. I would have another PC for gaming and only gaming. That's how I do it.

OS for HTPC either MCE 2005 (if you can get it) or Vista Ultimate with MCE 07
500GB, 750GB or 1TB HDD and go SATA II 300mbps in speed. Fastest RAM you can get. CPU anything over 2GHz for Live TV and whatever you're going to watch with the kids?

Hauppauge UK web site would have more info about the PAL sky stuff for your part of the world.

Case I know you want to go low profile, but it has to be kept cool has the tuner cards do get extremely hot when they are working and recording.

Check newegg, pricewatch, buy.com or in your area cia.co.uk I think for items like this.

Yes like you I go the cheapest route, but I've build-up for what you see posted. I just want everything stable that's the goal here. It's taken a very long time. I just started with 1 card and look where I am at. I run out of space so fast, I am the market for two RAID SATA II HDDs as my case does support RAID. You might want to look into that but regular SATA II will do.

If you have questions I'll be around. I just been busy doing other things.
 

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ADVICE PLEASE? What to replace my HTPC with? (Does anyone make what I describe??!!)
I have a 70" Sharp Aquos, an Assassin HTPC, HDHomeRun 3ch Tuner, COX HD chip, and Onkyo TXNR-509 Surround Sound Receiver. I've enjoyed the set-up immensely EXCEPT for the Windows 7 aspects and overall complexity of keeping things talking to one another. I am now at the point where I suspect a MS W7 update corrupted my sound drivers (in roughly August timeframe others reported this same issue!) and nothing I seem to do will get HD audio going into the Receiver. I'm at my wits end as I already removed and reloaded the Drivers, restored to a good recovery disk image, and replaced both the HDMI and TosLink cables.

I don't know what else to do so I'm thinking of going to Plan B and starting all over since I've had this system for 2+ years now and these occasional software issues aren't worth the hassle.

SO I AM SEEKING ADVICE ON WHAT BEST TO REPLACE THINGS WITH GIVEN THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA AND USAGE REQUIREMENTS.

1) I don't watch much network TV and subscribe to only the COX basic cable here in Phoenix. I do record things off of FX Network, SyFy, Comedy Central, History Ch, NatGeo which I do receive under Basic Cable.

2) I download a lot of movies and cable shows and would like a device that I might transfer these files to via WiFi (I stopped using Torrents on the Assassin HTPC out of fear that would cause problems so now I download them on my MacBook and WiFi transfer them over.)... Read more

A:What to replace my HTPC with? ADVICE PLEASE? (Does anyone make this?)

First of all thank you for supporting Assassin HTPC!

One last thing to check. It might not have been a windows update at all.

Every once in a while, a new hardware or software change, etc. a power disruption, a grounded wire, etc. could cause a change in bios. Not common but we've seen it.

Please enter BIOS to check HDMI audio is enable (BIOS, Advanced, Chipset Configuration, onboard HDMI HD Audio [Enable]).

There will usuall be Onboard HD Audio setting (make sure its enabled) and also an onboard HDMI HD audio Setting.

Then check to see if its working.

If it still not,
Install both Audio and onboard VGA driver (if using onboard VGA).

Check the Windows sound playback device has set to HDMI as default.

Test with another known good HDMI Cable.

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ADVICE PLEASE? What to replace my HTPC with? (Does anyone make what I describe??!!)

I have a 70" Sharp Aquos, an Assassin HTPC, HDHomeRun 3ch Tuner, COX HD chip, and Onkyo TXNR-509 Surround Sound Receiver. I've enjoyed the set-up immensely EXCEPT for the Windows 7 aspects and overall complexity of keeping things talking to one another. I am now at the point where I suspect a MS Windows 7 update corrupted my sound drivers (in roughly August timeframe others reported this same issue!) and nothing I seem to do will get HD audio going into the Receiver. I'm at my wits end as I already removed and reloaded the Drivers, restored to a good recovery disk image, and replaced both the HDMI and TosLink cables.

I don't know what else to do so I'm thinking of going to Plan B and starting all over since I've had this system for 2+ years now and these occasional software issues aren't worth the hassle.

SO I AM SEEKING ADVICE ON WHAT BEST TO REPLACE THINGS WITH GIVEN THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA AND USAGE REQUIREMENTS.

1) I don't watch much network TV and subscribe to only the COX basic cable here in Phoenix. I do record things off of FX Network, SyFy, Comedy Central, History Ch, NatGeo which I do receive under Basic Cable.

2) I download a lot of movies and cable shows and would like a device that I might transfer these files to via WiFi (I stopped using Torrents on the Assassin HTPC out of fear that would cause problems so now I download them on my MacBook and WiFi transfer th... Read more

A:What to replace my HTPC with? ADVICE PLEASE? (Does anyone make this?)

Hi maybe something here would work for you DVR Review 2014 | Best Digital Video Recorder | DVR Recorder - TopTenREVIEWS

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Ok, so I'm thinking of converting one of my pcs into a htpc/pvr and have some questions that I hope some of you here can help me with.

First off, the system is a:
Athlon 64 @ 2.4ghz
1GB ram
6600gt
80GB hard drive
Dvd burner
etc.

I have many questions, first, since almost all video tuner cards are software decoding based, will this system be enough to record hdtv(720p/1080i) while watching a show? A guy I know said to do that I'd need a dual core cpu(preferably intel), and he said that athlons aren't good for video decoding/encoding, is this true?

Also, I am trying to find a good pci or pci-e x1 tuner card. I want to get both ntsc and atsc over the air (OTA) broadcasts. I also want it to have a remote, and I really want the card and remote to work with myth tv (unless someone knows of a better htpc/pvr software). I was looking at the kworld atsc_110 at newegg, it has bad reviews on xp mce, but seems to be good for myth. Any suggestions on a tuner card, or if the kworld will work for me?

If my hardware is ok, I guess I'd just need a tuner, and maybe a larger hard drive.

If anyone has suggestions or more information, please post, it'd be appreciated.

I probably have just as many questions on setting myth tv up, but this is the hardware section, and I guess I'll ask those questions once I decide on the hardware required.

-vnf4ultra-
 

A:Thinking of building a HTPC/PVR, need some advice.

Plenty... except for the HD you'll need 160GB as a min. I use 300GB Maxtor PATA 16MB Cache.

I've built a AMD 64 for this purpose also... (I have pictures of this here on techspot gallery)

This is what I use for a tuner card: I have purchased 4 of them. You can record up to 4 different cable channels or watch and pause live tv. If you want to do more goto www.gbpvr.com (there you will find free pvr software.

I also use the MVP connected from the HTPC over the network to stream video and audio to the tv in the living room. I also have 4 of these for each room that has a tv. To playback MPEG2 video, watch Live tv (also pause it, ff/rw it too.) Can listen to Shoutcast Radio, playback MP3 music, look you your my documents/my pictures folder on your tv. This can also be done on your PC. You'll need the GBPVR software to stream the video to the TV using MVP. If you don't want that you can use your PC instead. This PVR-150 also comes with WinTV2000 software which you can record or better yet dub video from your old VCR to your PC to make MPEG2 and then transcode into a DVD.







specs:

MPEG record specifications:

MPEG2 record datarates:
2MBit/sec, 4MBit/sec, 6Mbit/sec, 8Mbit/sec, 12Mbit/sec.
Selections for DVD Standard play (8MBitsec), DVD Long Play (4MBit/sec) and DVD Extra Long Play (2.5MBit/sec)

NTSC format* at 29.97fps: Full D1: 720x480, MPEG1: 352x240

PAL format* at 25fps: Full D1: 720x576, MPEG1: 352x288

Audio captur... Read more

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I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, so mods feel free to move.

I'm planning to build a cheap HTPC with the sole purpose of acting as a universal movie and game playback streaming device. I will want it to play DVDs and bluray disks locally along with visitor's pictures and movies on disks, sd cards, or usb sticks. I will want it to connect to Netflix, Youtube, CraveTV (maybe), PlayStation NOW, and connect to my main desktop for Steam In-House and maybe ripped movies (but I don't have any ATM so that's not a worry).

And most importantly, I want it to do all this seamlessly and simply so that I can let a (let's assume technically competent) family member or visitor use it without much direct instruction.

Full Bluray support and PSNOW/Steam In-house rules out Linux and consoles respectively, and seems to only leave me with a Windows PC as compatible with everything (Maybe macOS, but I'm concerned that the OS is no longer viable).

However, Windows 10 doesn't do most of these things natively, and I'm concerned about having a jarring interface that makes navigation difficult. I'd prefer everything to be easily controlled by a remote control, hopping to a mini keyboard (maybe a slideout from the remote?) and a Steam controller only when necessary.

How would I do this?
1. Can I use Windows 10's Tablet mode with a tweaked start menu as the interface? Would most apps respect it fine?
2. Will everything work with a standard remote? What remote can I use? If needed, is... Read more

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Hello Guys,
I am new and dont have much knowledge in computers and thats why I need help from you guys.
I have a Sony Laptop with Vista Home edition (32bit) with SP2 (installed just now but before it was SP1), AV is McAfee Total protection. HD 300GB, RAM 4GB. Using Firefox and Windows Explorer 7 and all the Updates are latest to date.
I had created only 2 accounts, 1st Administrator (for myself with password ) and 2nd Local User. Past few day whenever I switched on laptop and after putting in Admin password the profile it loaded was somewhat like guest or local user profile, I always switched OFF machine before this unknown profile was fully loaded. but after restarting machine the correct Admin Profile would load up and appear. Today when I switched on the machine it is not loading the Admin profile even after many restarts. it would only load up this Un-Known profile. I tried to Re-Store the System back few days but it would not give me an option date at all before today (3rd Nov.)
I would like to recover the original Admin profile as I had many features set accordingly, and now I don't find any of the setting I created Not even the sites I had saved in Favourite. Please HELP. Thanks
 

A:Administrator Profile disappeared --- Please help and advice

That sounds harsh. What is the account it logs you into like? Does it show the same name as the Admin profile, does it have access to the folder for the admin profile, and does it have administrator permissions?
 

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Hello Guys,
I am new and dont have much knowledge in computers and thats why I need help from you guys.
I have a Sony Laptop with Vista Home edition (32bit) with SP2 (installed just now but before it was SP1), AV is McAfee Total protection. HD 300GB, RAM 4GB. Using Firefox and Windows Explorer 7 and all the Updates are latest to date.
I had created only 2 accounts, 1st Administrator (for myself with password ) and 2nd Local User. Past few day whenever I switched on laptop and after putting in Admin password the profile it loaded was somewhat like guest or local user profile, I always switched OFF machine before this unknown profile was fully loaded. but after restarting machine the correct Admin Profile would load up and appear. Today when I switched on the machine it is not loading the Admin profile even after many restarts. it would only load up this Un-Known profile. I tried to Re-Store the System back few days but it would not give me an option date at all before today (3rd Nov.)
I would like to recover the original Admin profile as I had many features set accordingly, and now I don't find any of the setting I created Not even the sites I had saved in Favourite. Please HELP. Thanks

A:Administrator Profile disappeared --- Please help and advice

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

Quote:




H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: http://www.carrona.org/malware.html (read the details at the link)




If the hard drive tests out OK, I'd suggest backing up your stuff immediately by using a Live CD of some sort. Post back for further advice if needed.

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I would like to change an existing NT user profile from a local to a roaming but the option in System Properties>User Profiles is greyed out.

Can I change a profile and if yes then how?

If I have to start a fresh then please tell me how to do that too.

Thank You

PikaPikaDude

 

A:{Advice offered} - Roaming NT Profile

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I have a user that has been complaining that his network is slow. When he trys to print, it take about a minute before he gets his print dialogue box. I confirmed this and discovered that when I log in to the network with a different username (profile), that everything works like it should. I had a problem earlier this year with this same user where he had no volume control icon in his systray, but if I logged on as a different user the icon was there. I'm thinking there is some sort of problem with his profile. I have tried deleting his roaming profile and replacing it with his local profile to no avail. Has anyone experienced this problem before. He is running a pretty new Dell:
PII, 400Mhz NT 4.0.

Thanks,

Terry
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Profile causes slow network

Save his profile settings and files in another folder. Then delete the user from user manager and reboot. then recreate his account (new registry hives), move his previous personal settings to the recreated profile.
 

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okay, I have windows 2000 on a computer and I am trying to install client access for a AS400. I have given the user temp administrator rights and then will take these away when I am done installing and just give him user rights. Now the question i have is. if I need too make 2 more profiles on this computer, do i have to re-install client access 2 more times under each profile or can I just log on as administrator and give each user permissions for the software??
 

A:{Advice Offered} - WIN2000 profile question

Hi,

Most software requires you to be logged on as administrator to install it.

Once it is installed it is (unless it's installation routine specifically allows you to deny this) available to all users.

Caveat: Some programs must make changes to the registry the first time they run (like WordPerfect 9), so if the user does not have admin priveleges when they try to run the program, it fails.

Simon
 

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We have a about 30 NT 4.0 workstations in a network at a school I help to administer that students log on to using the same student profile. The PDC is called teachsrv and the BDC is called timsrv. The domain is called teach. Teachsrv and Timsrv are NT 4.0 servers. There are software programs on all workstations that I would like a shortcut to point to from the students desktop. The path on each and every workstation to a particular program is exactly the same.
So I log on to one of the workstations as administrator and go to the .exe for one of the programs and copy it, then paste it to the desktop as a shortcut, then copy the shortcut to a floppy disk.
I then go to the PDC, find the profile folder, open up the desktop folder and copy the shortcut from the floppy.
I then go to one of the workstations and log on using a student account and the shortcut is there BUT when I try to open it up I get an error box that says "The username and password cannot be found for the share \\comp016\C$\Program Files\....."
comp016 is the name of the computer on the network that I got the shortcut from.
I think this is something to do with shares but don't yet know anything about them.
Has anybody got any ideas where I am going wrong and what I have to do with shares to make this shortcut work?
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Putting shortcuts in to a profile

The shortcut has used the UNC name of the computer to show the path. Check the properties of the shortcut. If the path is c:\etc. then you are out of luck with this method. If the path is \\comp016\etc., then replace \\comp016 with c:\. Then you can copy the shortcut to all PCs successfully. The place to put the shortcut is under the All Users profile desktop folder (although, since all users login with the same username, you can put under that profile). You could also create a roaming profile for that username that is mandatory and configure the shortcut there.
 

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I have created a Roaming user Profile on a Windows NT server. The Client is Windows NT Workstation Ver 4. The Roaming profile is working great, but how do I make this Profile Compulsory for users and stop them making any changes to it.
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Mandatory Roaming Profile NT Workstation 4

Greetings

Rename the USER.DAT to USER.MAN

Cheers

------------------
Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...
 

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As of today, in our domain environment consisting of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 Enterprise machines, we are experiencing the "User Profile service failed the sign-in - User profile cannot be loaded" error message whenever a user tries to login.
This only affects users new to the particular machine. If they have signed on before and already have a cached account the computer logs them in with no issue. This is occurring on both Win8.1 and Win7 machines. We are an academic institution so this is becoming
a huge problem in our labs. Students generally use different computers so this is popping up very frequently. I have a solution for the issue. It appears that on the non-working machines that the "Default" user profile is corrupt. I have discovered
that if I find a machine, Win8.1 or Win7, doesn't matter, that is allowing first time users to logon I can copy the "Default" user profile and replace the corrupt one. I must first permanently delete the corrupt profile before copying over the new
one. I am doing this over the network by navigating the C:\users\ folder. Even this way is becoming cumbersome though as we have over 1000 computer in labs. I have googled and googled and I keep seeing the same answers offering various solutions, none which
are any more practical than my method. I cannot find information on a cause or a reason of why this would just crop up out of nowhere. I suspect maybe a Windows update but I cannot verify that yet. ... Read more

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We have users on Windows 7 Enterprise machines.  No one has a roaming profile. Users cannot install programs.  The users move around so they don't use the same machine all the time and there may be 20 profiles on one machine.  They don't
always logout but the machines are restarted once a week at least.   Occasionally we may delete profiles on the machines but this is a remote site so we seldom do.  Users primarily use remote apps. served up either by Citrix or web interface. 
Little is done locally other than printing.  All machines are imaged with the same software. All users do the same thing.  One user in an office of six machines, can only login to three of the machines with a temporary profile.  She has no
profile under Users.  There is no .bak registry entry.  I cannot locate anything in the registry that points to this user.  I checked HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE|SOFTWARE|MICROSOFT|WINDOWSNT|CURRENT VERSION|PROFILELIST.  There were 20 profiles but
none for this user.  No .bak profiles for her, nothing.  I found a post that suggested increasing registry size/reboot but still no clue.  This has been going on for months and she just let me know but I don't know if she called the help desk
and they did something before.  Event log has errors saying: 


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A:Windows 7 Enterprise - User logs in with temporary profile - 3 different machines/no roaming profile?

Thanks.  She's working on the computer and does not logoff and back on quickly.  I just rechecked and there absolutely is not a .bak with her name.  On either computer.  I did find one for Temp and one for another user so now I have a
second user getting the profile issue.  I renamed that one and when the other user logged in, he got his profile. 

Guess I will just re-image the computers although I'd like to figure it out but I don't have the spare time to waste and don't want my user to keep getting the temp profile.  My company won't pay for the support and frankly, in all the years I've
been in IT, I've never had MS resolve one issue for me.  Not worth paying for.  Oh well, thanks for your suggestions.  If I have time to devote to this and figure anything else out, I will post the answer. 

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Hello All,
Here's my problem. I've erased my profile from Mozilla Firefox. I HAVE NOT however erased the profile files.

I have since created a profile with a different name. I would like to import the old profile info (bookmarks inparticular) to my new "default" profile.

As well, what if I wanted to import info from another Mozilla Firefox profile?

Can this be done?

I've tried everything but I can't seem to figure it out.

If you do post please be advised that I am not all that familiar with Firefox.

Thank you all for your time.
 

A:Solved: Mozilla Firefox...Erased Profile but not files...trying to import to new profile

I move mine manually all the time. If you just want to add the bookmarks.html, just move the one you saved to the new profile. Here is the official instructions from Firefox on backup and restore of the Profile.
 

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Hello all,
I am having the user profile service error failed the logon, user profile cannot be loaded while trying to logon to a domain user name with Windows 7. I have tried unjoining the domain and rejoining and that didn't work. I have also tried looking in the
Local Registry under profilepath and that profile isn't even listed (because it's never even been logged onto that particular PC). I really need to get this working. Is there anything else I can do?
Thank you,
Shauna

shauna dixon

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Ok so my buddy's ancient xp laptop has failing video. I logged onto it as an administrator and shared all the users documents. I proceeded to another pc in the house running Vista and created an administrator account with the same credentials as the laptop's then copied (mostly I used copy but for a few folders I used the move command) over the network the primary users profile folder. It took two attempts. It failed to connect the first time but succeeded after I returned to the laptop and disabled simple file sharing and gave the laptops administrator's user account I shared the folders from security permissions to all user folders in question.

I had my friend's girlfriend verify all her pictures were in place on the Vista PC and they were. I felt like "see I do know my stuff". They aren't computer people and have alot of old failing machines I keep going for them. I do this for a living and must have donated a not insignificant amount of time keeping their aging stuff going and I've had a string of having to tell them I simply couldn't make things like HD transcoding and playback run "any more better" or that I couldn't software fix failing hardware on their aging collection of machines. So I was happy for the successful move.

My bud's girl ended up staying on the PC's Admin's profile FaceBooking and reminiscing about the irreplaceable pictures that absolutely needed to be saved from the laptop. The ones of a recently lost loved one the lo... Read more

A:Files Missing after doing Move from Admin profile to newly created profile

You could have summed this up in a lot less words.
Try to recover your files using the free Recuva.
If that fails, try the Free PhotoRec a part of TestDisk.

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Hi
After experiencing some blue screens (graphics driver related) I reverted back to 314.22 and this morning decided to give the card a good clean.

This is my main PC which has Windows 7 Home Premium, Q9450, GTX 260 (216).

Somehow I managed to corrupt my user profile and received the User Profile Service failed the logon message. Following the advice to boot in using Safe Mode showed only my profile with no access to the registry editor or command line. I then rebooted in safe mode with command line and enabled the built in administrator account. The next reboot into safe mode showed my account and other. Since mine is the only account that I have set up and I am not able to create a new account (the Control Panel user account options do not work) I have no idea what to do next.

I would prefer not to have to perform a fresh install so any help would be gratefully received.

John

A:The User Profile Service failed the logon. Safe mode, only my profile

Logon as built-in "administrator" account in safe mode. Works?
Logon as built-in "administrator" account in normal mode. Works?

If working.... create a new fresh admin account.

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Hey guys,

Yesterday, I shut down my computer. A few hours later when trying to log back in, I get logged onto a blank profile, which I assume is a temporary profile.

Curiously the ProfileImagePath string under key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-21-842173820-3506557639-1618326103-1004 is pointing to C:\Users\Mike_2.Mike-PC instead of C:\Users\Mike_2, which I assume is a temporary/alternate profile. (which I didn't create)

This has happened before, but usually a few restarts fixed the problem, however, that doesn't seem to be working now.

My question is, is there a way to reassociate the profile with the correct user folder? Or do I have to transfer everything over to a clean profile?
 

A:Solved: User profile dissasociated from account/logging onto temporary profile?

Its not an association issue, the user profile is corrupt, and is replaced by a temporary one.

Best thing to do is create a new user account, and migrate to that.

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Hi,

I have a user that has now left our company and would therefore like to delete their roaming profile from the profiles folder on our server.

I have deleted their account from Active Directory and have then tried to delete their profile from the roaming profiles folder. But when I do this I get the access denied message, the reason being that the file may be open or I do not have sufficient rights. I have also taken ownership of the folder so I have all the correct permissions.

Anyone have any ideas ?

Thanks,
 

A:Access Denied when I try to delete a users roaming profile from the profile share ?

Hello,

Try to reset the permissions of the folder, and then make sure you have ownership of the sub folders to.

What OS are you using?
 

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All,
I want to preface this inquiry with the following: this is a home lab environment and does not affect production systems in any way. Any information provided will be tested in a test VM prior to execution on any critical system.
I recently joined my primary home system to my lab domain. I wanted to retain all of the settings and configurations of my local system but use a domain account to login. I followed this migration write-up:
Step by Step : Migrate Local User Profile to Domain User Profile with all Settings

The gist of the migration involves adding the domain user to the ACL for the C:\Users\localUser with Full Control and propagate those permissions through the folder. This step worked without issue. Then, modify the ACL for the HKCU hive by adding the domain
user to the ACL with Full Control and propagate those permissions through the hive. This step appears to work, but some keys cannot be modified. Finally, we change the ProfileImagePath for the domain user SID under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
and reboot.
The change appears to have worked without issue. All of my settings are intact, and the look and feel is as expected. One very significant problem, however, is that the window (explorer.exe) size and location cache is not functioning. If I click on File
Explorer, the window opens as usual, but the layout is using tiles while I prefer the Details view. I change to the details view and make some other changes, clos... Read more

A:Explorer size and location cache no longer works after migrating local profile to domain profile

I figured out my own issue. Don'tcha love it when that happens?
I logged into the affected machine as the domain administrator, and when I loaded the ntuser.dat hive for the affected user, I noticed that the \Software\Classes key didn't exist. It did, however, exist for the logged on user and it appears to correlate
directly to the key under HKU\[SID]_Classes.
On a hunch, I logged back into the affected profile, drilled down to HKU\[SID]_Classes, and when I checked the permissions, I noticed that the domain user did not have explicit permissions to the key and subkeys. I added Full Control permissions, propagated
them through the key and subkeys, rebooted, et voila! Everything is back to the way it should be.
I'll be leaving a comment for Mahdi Tehrani to ensure this is done to prevent issues like I had.Ron Arestia, MCSA (Server 2012)

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I followed the tutorial here User Profile - Change Default Location and it worked beautifully... All my user docs are on the D drive and the Start button entires all point to the new location.

HOWEVER when I tried to log in this mornias wand was faced with my normal log in prompt for a password to my profile, it accepted it, and then told me "The user profile service failed to login. User profile cannot be loaded.

It's the only account, so I cannot get in via another account.

I assume it's looking for something on the D drive instead of the C drive (or vice versa) ... But I carefully followed the tutorial. I assume one registry setting is off. ProfileImagePath???

I can only now get in via F8 options. I tried safe mode, but there is no regedit in safe mode And it won't let me create a new account .

I can rebuild yet again (win 7 has not been kind to me) but not sure if my last image was before or after the user profile change

Are there other boot f8 boot options to get me out of the jam??

A:HELP! User profile service failed the login - profile cannot be loaded

Via the help panel I can now get into regedit.... But now what?

I looked at steps 10 to 14 on the tutorial and I have the correct registry setting, ie ProfileImagePath pointing to D:\users\media

So is there another registry item to change?

The ProfilesDirectory key says %systemdrive%\users. Should it be changed to d:\users??

The tutorial went on to say I could delete my c:/users/media folder....which I have not done yet, so I don't thinks it's that.

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I am trying to rename a user profile under C:\Users (I am logged into the Administrator profile on my computer), and am getting an error that the folder or file is in use, so I cannot rename it.

I have tried multiple options to fix it after researching online:
I tried ending the "explorer.exe" process, and then restarting it via "new task" in task manager. It was suggested that this would "unlock" the file or folder for a short period of time. It did not work for me.
I tried clearing both my recycle bin and my "Thumbnails" folders from Disk Cleanup. That also did not work for me.
I was going to try to disable thumbnail caching temporarily by following instructions online, but the computer was unable to locate "gpedit.msc".
Could anyone advise? This is a very important step of a process I'm being worked with on in a separate thread and I cannot proceed until I have renamed this file, and am afraid to restart the computer since I've just done a "takeown" command on this Administrator profile.

A:Unable to rename user profile folder under Administrator profile

Boot into Safe Mode and try again.

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Hi, I'm trying to copy a "dummy" admin profile in Win7 that i have specificly created and configured to the default user profile but the copy to... option is greyed out.
Any help would be greately appreciated.
Thanks.
 

A:Unable to copy specific profile to default user profile

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windows cannot load users profile but has logged you on wit default profile

This computer is a memeber of the company domain and we have been logging on with the same user for years. I am able to login in safe moded with this user.

I have tried to rename the user folder in the document and settings folder. I followed the advice in this article
http://www.techsupportforum.com/microsoft-support/windows-xp-support/227832-windows-cannot-load-users-profile-but-has-logged-default-profile.html

That didn't get me anywhere.

Thanks
Richard

A:windows cannot load users profile but has logged you on wit default profile

I would assume that the profile is damaged...create a new one...moved files from old to new.

Copy Data from a Corrupted User Profile to a New Profile in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151

Louis

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Hello,

I have an issue that I need serious help with. (The user is my boss...nuff said.) He has been using a laptop with windows 7 professional for some time now and recently he reported to me that when he undocks his laptop and takes it on the road (for example) he does not see his desktop icons, quick launch etc... If he saves a file to the desktop for example, it is gone once he logs off or reboots. We recently got him a new laptop running windows 7 enterprise and are still seeing the same issue! Now, we are using roaming profiles in our environment and I am considering moving him to a local profile as this is really the only machine that he uses. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can fix his local profile? I want to say that it either related to GPOs or his user account as this happens on two different machines. As far as redirection, we have his documents redirecting to his home folder but there are not other user policies applying to his account. Thank you for your time and advice in advance!

A:Local profile data not saved locally - roaming profile

The reason this is happening is that he is part of a domain likely, and when you are away from the network the computer cannot login into the Domain. He will have to switch his profile to local.

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Hi. I'm having this problem where when I tried to log into my computer it gave me this thing that my user login has failed and a temporary profile had been created. I was looking at other form posts with this problem and going through the steps. But while I'm in safe mode at the moment I still can't get into my administrative account on my computer. It won't let me access it because the profile is corrupted(I'm assuming?)

I was using: User Profile Service failed the sign-in - Fix in Windows 8 this thread to help me. But I'm stuck on step five because it just says: profile image path: c:\users\TEMP which is not my user profile but under the .bak it says my correct profile.
I don't have another admin profile. I'm the only person who uses my computer.
Ugh I don't know what the hell I'm doing I'm terrible at this kinda thing.
Please help :'(

A:User profile login failed and temporary profile created

Hello Emily, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Are you able to do what's in the blue note box under step 1 in Option One to enable the built-in Administrator account to use to repair your account from instead?

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First, if this isn't the correct forum, I apologize. 
We image our machines with SCCM 2012r2 in our environment. From time to time on our Windows 7 machines, we've come across the issues that after imaging, if a user tries to log in that has no admin permissions,
for the first time, the user profile service fails to load, thus not allowing them to log in. 
The fix for that that we use is to delete the iesqmdata_setup0.sqm in the Default User profile.
However, on our Windows 8 machines, this file doesn't appear anywhere. Since this is the first login of the user, there is no user profile for that user anywhere, no reg key to delete, etc. 
What i've had to do in this case, is to go to the default user profile and edit the security permissions. It is already set to "Include inheritable permissions from this objects parent."
What i had to check off was, "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object." 
Without this box ticked, no users without admin permissions on their account could login and would always get the User Profile Service failed to start. Once this was ticked, those users could log in.

Now, this doesn't happen on all of our windows 8 machines. Matter of fact, i believe it's only happened on a dozen or so out of about 400.
The image we use is a standard 8.1 Windows install with a few custom programs and driver packages for the machines. Same custom programs are included in our... Read more

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This question has been raised before by others but apparently no solution was offered by anyone.

I have two user profiles on the same PC with one (main user)having the administrator rights.

Today, when I attempted to log in as the main user, I got the following message:

" Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator."

I found one microsoft support note which suggests that a new profile needs to be created and the contens of the old profile except .dat files have to be copied in the new profile folders.

However, all my folders in the original profile including MY documents and Favorites are EMPTY.

I am unable to retrieve valuable files. Can anyone suggest a step wise procedure to locate where my files have disappeared.

By the way, I tried system restore operation to restore the system three days backward. yet, everything is the same and the folders are empty. so, i have undone the system restore. thanks

PS
AS AN ADDITIONAL INFO, if it might help, i have discovered rather large "FOUND.000" folders ion"C" drive. the last one has the size 897 mb which is about the same time that the folders and files disappeared. i have read that these foldrrs are similar to .chk files and can be remvoed. however, i am not sure of this in view of the missing data.
 

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when i try to create a new user profile ~ with or without a password, it shows up on the main login page, but when i click on it to open, the message "UserProfileService_service failed the logon_user profile cannot be loaded". i have searched microsoft support with little solutions listed. and the ones that are listed seem too technical for me to be trying on my own. there are many posts there with this problem, but they all seem to be several years old. are there any current fixes to this problem?

i am using windows 7. i have never been able to create any accounts other than my administrator account & the one account i use for all my general computer use. i have been using norton 360 with no problems. i have resorted to just using any "log in/log out' links on all the sites my husband wants to use.

i am really not all that confident doing anything super technical to fix this, since i don't have a real understanding of different extensions or types of files. i am afraid i could really mess everything up really bad. but, it would just be SO MUCH EASIER & FASTER if i had my account & my husband had his own account.

if you can help me out with a fairly easy fix here, i would be so happy. and, if you post an answer to this post, please speak like you would to a 5 year old. i don't know most terms, but if i was helped every step of the way, i'm confident i can do this myself... that is if there really is a solution to this problem... Read more

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Hi
Is there an Official Microsoft Guide to create Mandatory User Profile For windows 8.1 with latest update installed ? i still use My own Experience to create mandatory profile (Experience that Driven from windows Vista and 7) and still have Multiple issues
with it ?
Or is there a Official Microsoft recommendation to deploy windows 8.1 with latest update installed to educational  Labs on campus using Domain Credential for longing in (instead of using roaming profile and minimizing login time as well ) ?

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okay this is strange

so I was on my desktop main account and then let my dad log on to a guest account I recently created for him since his laptop isn't working, then when I came back I logged onto my profile I couldn't open any browser, in the case of firefox this came up (firefox can't load host something, missing profile) and chrome (your preferences cannot be read)

then I couln't open some shorcuts (windows cannot find the target. and my utorrent setting reset as well, like if I had never used it, BUT the guest account works perfectly.

I'm able to open firefox with open as administrator but all addons, bookmarks are gone, I can't open the document, picture, and music links on the start menu either

any help is appreciated

A:browsers can't load profile settings on main windows profile

I think I fixed the problem, I did a system restore and everything seems to be working fine

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Deal all,

i need urgent help. i shut down my Pc normally at my work and when i started today morning and put my user name and login , a windows apears with the following message.

WINDOWS CANNOT LOAD THE USER'S PROFILE BUT HAS LOGGED ON WITH THE DEFAULT PROFILE FOR THE SYSTEM DETAIL- THE SYSTEN CANNOT FINE THE PATH SPECIFIED

please tell me how can i get my profile back to work normally as before.

thanks
 

A:Windows Cannot Load The User's Profile But Has Logged On With The Default Profile

Have you read this KB article?
 

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Deal all,

i need urgent help. i shut down my Pc normally at my work and when i started today morning and put my user name and login , a windows apears with the following message.

WINDOWS CANNOT LOAD THE USER'S PROFILE BUT HAS LOGGED ON WITH THE DEFAULT PROFILE FOR THE SYSTEM DETAIL- THE SYSTEN CANNOT FINE THE PATH SPECIFIED.

remember that i am having windows XP

please tell me how can i get my profile back to work normally as before.

thanks

A:Windows Cannot Load The User's Profile But Has Logged On With The Default Profile

Corruption of the user profile can be a pain to sort out, especially if it’s the index file that’s failed. SOMETIMES, however, simply logging off, leaving the computer at the ‘Press Ctrl+Alt+Del’ screen for about 30 seconds or so, then logging in as usual, can solve this without any further intervention, so I’d suggest giving that a go first.

Further suggestions are a bit more involved.

Log in as another user with administrative rights (such as Administrator) and then open the My Computer icon and navigate to the local hard disk and into the Documents and Settings folder. Look there for the folder which has the same name as the user who’s profile cannot be loaded and go into it. You may have to unhide hidden files and folders (from the Tools menu, select Folder Options and then the View tab, then, in the Advanced Settings box, under Hidden Files and Folders select ‘Show hidden files and folders’) and then locate the file NTUSER.DAT and rename it NTUSER.OLD, then log out, and back in as the failed user. This should replace the corrupted file and allow you to log back in.

If that fails for any reason, again, log in as another user with administrative rights (such as Administrator) and then open the My Computer icon and navigate to the local hard disk and into the Documents and Settings folder. Look there for the folder which has the same name as the user who’s profile cannot be loaded and rename the folder; usu... Read more

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i set up a HTPC recently, have an extra hard drive with all my movies backed up, have tried setting up sharing but it still won't show up to view on other computers on the network.
running windows 7 pro on host
windows 7 premium and pro on others.

Thanks
Tom

A:New HTPC

That's a 3 steps process:
1. Enable printer/file sharing on the HTPC
2. Join the same network
3. Map the network drives of the HTPC to the client machines.

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I'm building a new Windows 7 HTPC and have, well primarily two questions:

1) What version of Windows 7 should I use?
2) How do I strip it down to the bare essentials?

I have Win 7 Ultimate on my current one and it just seemed stupid to have all those extra features on a PC that only runs Boxee and streams media. What I don't like is having a feature-rich OS running in the background that never is used. I assume using home premium is my best choice? I'd also like to strip down all the services that will never be used either, but I'm not sure which are essential or not.

The problem I'm having right now is Boxee tends to lag/lock up. Not a lot, but enough that I'm inquiring here. I assume it's due in part to windows using up resources in the background. The PC is a 2.4GHz dual core w/ 4GB of RAM, more than sufficient. It also does this more frequently when it wakes up from sleep or hibernation and I usually have to restart to get it running smoothly again.

I've heard you can run XBMC as a standalone OS. I've used it in the past, 4+ years ago, but the interface did not play well with my windows remote and so had to abandon it. I also didn't care for the layout/navigation either and at the time and loved how Boxee linked up with IMDB to get all the media information. I assume XBMC did it too (or now does it), though it never worked for me. Is there a similar thing like this for WMC too? It seems logical they would.

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A:Win 7 HTPC

All versions of Windows 7 are included on each DVD of Windows 7 no matter what version you get. Depending on your product key it will enable which version of 7. There isn't that much difference between Home Premium and Ultimate If you do not require XP Mode or Bit Locker then Home is fine for you. What you can do with any version of 7 is to disable Aero Glass , which is video card intensive, if it is not required in Boxee,

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Hi everybody!

First let me say, I have purchased a copy of Win 7 Ultimate upgrade from my university. I am NOT, repeat NOT, asking about pirated software. I am asking about a copy of Windows Ultimate 7 Upgrade.

I have had issues recently with my system. After a whole lot of BSODs and reinstallations, I have isolated the problem and subsequently relegated that computer to being a home theater PC. During the setup, I was installing Windows. When I put in the key, it rejected it. I input it about 10 times, each time verifying it, and it kept rejecting it. I have installed this copy several times before, and had no problems previously. This is a fresh install, and the installation went smoothly up until that point. I did let it sit for about an hour during the installation. It sat at the point where you put in the username/password and then the windows key.

What could I be missing?

Thanks!
Dave

A:HTPC and Win key

Welcome Dave

Try it this way, do not put in the key number and uncheck the box activate automatically.

When done activate by phone.
Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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I am putting together a HTPC for my vacation house to use w a 32 inch syntax HDTV.
I have seen htpc described from pentium III on up.
I have a amd 1100mz chipand 1/2 G of memory. Radeon 9600 board. Am gettingAudigy 2 zs
Monoprice HDMI switch
I will not TIVO
what benefit is there for getting a faster cpu/more memory?

Paul
 

A:htpc needs.

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Q: Htpc

Hi Is their a way to make text look more clear on a hdtv I have my sharp 32 inch 720 set up through hdmi and i have to get close to read text or zoom in is their a way i can make it more clear?

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When attempting to login to my main profile, after a several minute wait, Windows loads normally, but I receive a notice saying that I have been logged into a temporary profile, which would be deleted upon shutting down.

As far as I can tell, this started happening immediately after switching my cell phone from "LG Software" to "Charge Only" mode, while windows was logging in.

During every bootup, I am now prompted with the following options:

Launch Startup Repair
Start Windows Normally

Upon selecting "Startup Repair", I am immediately shown the error "a required device is inaccessible".
It has just recently stopped giving me the "Startup Repair" option any more so I can't get the exact error code, but I believe it was 0x00000225, or something similar.

I cannot successfully load normal safe mode, or safe mode with networking. They fail with blue screen. I can only load safe mode with command prompt.

I have tried running "sfc /scannow". It finds errors after about 20% but says it is unable to fix them. Attempting to run chkdsk /f does not run on next boot.

It's been a while since I've done a backup, so I'd rather get this profile working again, than have to re-install. I also need to mention that this is an OEM (Dell) copy of windows, so, doing a repair install doesn't seem to be an option, or is it???

A:Instead of logging into main profile, I am forced into temp profile

Hello Cam, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot using a restore point (if available) dated before you had these issues may be able to fix them.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hey all!

I've been experiencing stability problems on/off with my rig, but now they seem to have been stabilising (hurr durr).

I've recently bought a 1TB harddisk and 4 additional GB of Corsairs XMS3 DHX RAM, bringing me up to a total of 8GB.

Now, I tried to install 6 GB first, in tri-channel mode, and it worked fine.
When I installed the remaining two in dual dual-channel mode, however, my profile will not load, and I am given a temporary user profile. All my personal preferences are gone, including firefox bookmarks, desktop shortcuts, start menu preferences etc.

I'm posting a query to corsair as well simultaneously, but do any of you know or have a clue as to what might cause my problem? Or more importantly: how I can fix it?

I ran the memory diagnostics tool included in vista, and it told me I had a memory problem, but did not specify what.

Thanks for all help. It is much appreciated!

(Rig in sig)

A:User profile won't load. Temporary profile only. Vista64

Hello Crowzah,

This tutorial may be able to help with this error for you:

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi all. I've been building a modest PC so that I can simply run my games emulators through my plasma TV as well as films and music. I'm using the old D: from my other computer which holds all the games, films and music.

After a nightmarish 2 days of hardware problems I finally have XP installed but my current roblem comes when I log on and at the windows startup screen I get the message -

'Windows cannot create temporary profile directory. This may be caused by insufficiant security rights.'

Which is then followed by this message -

'Windows cannot load the user profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system'

So I am on windows but nothing works because I need administrator right and permissions to run programs like my emulators (or at least to take ownership of them to make them run!) I went to user accounts in the control panel to mess about but any changes I try to make are met with the message -

'Object required'

I have googled the problem and there seems to be absolutely zero information on it. The microsoft site had a small section about part of it but the fix it gave was completely useless and did nothing.

Can anyone here help with this? I'm at my wits end being so close.

Thanks. System specs below -

Giabyte ga-73pvm-s2
4GB Ram
Asus Eah 5450 Graphics card
Terratec DMX6fire sound card
 

A:User profile issues. 'Cannot create temp profile'

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Originally I had all my data files in drive D and only programs in drive C. Somehow my old user profile got corrupted and the Backgound wall paper is not working properly. So I created a new admin profile to fix it but now I have a mess .

After I created a new admin profile and moved the old users folder/files to the new user , I decided to delete the old profile after everything seems to be working properly . When deleting the old profile I elected to save old user files to my desktop ( fortunately) . I now have a very fragmented system . Some of the folder/files are still under my old username in D drive , nothing in my new user name in D drive plus almost all of the folder/files from the old user ( in drive D) are now in a folder on the desktop where windows elected to place them when I elected to save the folders/files. I really need all the old user folders.

I would like to have the Data in either under my old or new username in Drive D instead of fragmented all over the place. I realize I ended up in this situation because I didnt understand fully what windows will do when creating and deleting user profiles.

Please suggest what I have to do to clean up the system?

Thanks

A:Big Mess after creating new profile and deleting original profile

Before proceeding, I would backup the computer to an external location such as a USB HDD or network location. If you don't have the ability to do this, at least track down all the files you want and copy them to a USB flash drive or other external device

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ComboFix 08-11-17.01 - user 2008-11-18 18:14:01.1 - NTFSx86Microsoft? Windows Vista? Starter 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.291 [GMT 8:00]Running from: c:\users\TEMP\Desktop\ComboFix.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).c:\program files\ShoppingReportc:\program files\ShoppingReport\Uninst.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-10-18 to 2008-11-18 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Videos2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Searches2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Saved Games2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Pictures2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Music2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Links2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Downloads2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Documents2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Contacts2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> d--h----- c:\users\TEMP\AppData2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 ... Read more

A:administrator profile wont load!it gives me a temporary profile

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