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Files in Desktop and User Account

The size of you user account has some effect on the speed of your computer during startup. You can view your user account size from the User Profiles frame mentioned above. Click on the Settings button in the User Profiles frame and you will see a list of users and the size of each of the users.

My own practice is to avoid storing files such as documents and pictures in my user account folders. Even though the user account has come pre-created with different folders for different types of documents such as the musics, pictures, bookmark favorites, documents and saved games, but I have dealt with problems that resulted from corrupted user profiles and the only way to recover the files is to connect the hard drive to another working machine. Well, that is way too troublesome for some people. In addition, some viruses attack through user profiles. Desktop files are stored in User Profiles. The more icons and files stored in the desktop, the slower startup you get. Thus, it will be wise to store the files to another drive or partition which will secure your files and also speed up your system slightly.

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Hi this is on my screen after I have put user passwords in after ive rebooted my hp omnibook Xe 3 and it pops up every 20 secs. It looks like message services.I think . does anybody know. Please. ?


This behavior can occur for any of the following reasons:
  • Your password list (.pwl) file is damaged.
  • A service or program that loads during the startup process conflicts with another service or program.
  • You are using user profiles.
  • There is a hardware conflict on your computer.
  • A hardware driver on your computer is missing or damaged.
  • If profiles are enabled, Windows may not be able to contact the primary domain controller's Netlogon share when looking for a Config.pol file. (Windows checks for a Config.pol file even if policies are not used.)
  • Your primary domain controller (PDC) is not local to your Windows 95 or Windows 98 clients.
  • A single user profile is corrupted.
  • Your network adapter is not correctly seated.
  • You are using a reserved word for your user name.

Oct 24, 2015 | HP Computers & Internet

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Reset startup password


click start control panel Open User Accounts in Control Panel. On the Users tab, click the name of the user whose password you want to change, and then click Reset Password. In New password and Confirm new password, type the new password, and then click OK. Notes You can change passwords only for local computer accounts, such as guest, administrator, or accounts you create for your computer. You cannot change your network logon password in User Accounts. To change your own password, press CTRL ALT DELETE and then click Change Password also if you want set a BIOS password
during the boot up process you will see on the screen for a short amount of time to press a certain key to enter set up Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS scroll down to set user password or supervisor password you can change or remove your password from there also click start control panel user accounts on the users tab click the name of the computer administrator you can change the password there
you should make a note of any passwords and keep them separate to your computer incase of memory lapses
hope this helps

Aug 16, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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No user profiles are displayed at login screen. Instead there is a field to enter ID & PASSWORD. Some thing happend to my Computer. User accounts are not displyed, instead i can see user name and password field. Each time instead of clicking on the username, i have to type user name and again type the password. I have 4 user acounts on my PC. I cannot click the user accounts .This is frustrating. Some one please help me..


To resolve this issue, perform the following steps:
1. Open Control Panel.
2. Double-click the "Users" or "User Accounts" icon.
3. Click on "Change the way users log on or off". If you are presented with a message saying "Fast User Switching cannot be used ... etc.", click Cancel.
4. On the "User Accounts" main window, check the option "Use the Welcome screen".
5. Click "Apply Options".
6. Exit the "User Accounts" applet & restart your computer.

This should restore back the way you used to log into the computer.

Dec 06, 2009 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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The initial installation was sucessfull. but after several days I needed to access the e-manual I encountered the following problems. The same e-manual appeared but with a slight difference I could not directly acccess ex. scanning without entering the CTRL button and click. When this was done I received the following message. THE OPERATION HAS BEE CANCELLED DUE RESTRICTION IN EFFECT ON THIS COMPUTER PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR. ACTION: RE-INSTALLED PROGRAM OUTCOME: SAME where can I find or access an administrative account


Hi,

If you go into control panel>user accounts, you can then change accounts, or delete any alternate profiles you may have. If you are not logging on as the system administrator, you will run into a host of problems in trying to configure your computer and accessing certain programs.

If you have setup a password during install, you must log on under the administrator profile and enter the password. If you are the only one who uses your computer, you may consider that you do not need alternate profiles at all.

If you need additional information or help, please write back.

Thanks for using Fixya.

Jul 25, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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