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My computer keeps switching users at random times. Its a very weird problem and i think it has something to do with my partitioned hard drive. Because i thought i erased my old user profile when i thought it had a virus, i rebooted from the start and started downloading all my programs, only to find out when i turned on my computer acouple days later, that it was back to the old username i thought i had erased. It now switches at odd times maybe once every month and it is VERY frustrating, especially with my music files.

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  • deejaykhalif Apr 27, 2010

    I dont think i explained properly. When it switches users. its like switching to whole new computer, everything from my other username is gone. Its like i have one vista on each of my partioned hard drives. I have one that has alot more info on it and if i could somehow figure out how to make it switch to that one for good and delete this one i would.

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You can try this Registry Default for your windows vista system for your computer if make they are.good luck

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These tips could be of little importance for people who are already using processors with speed more than 2400 MHz but people using computer with less speed and little older mother boards and processors will enjoy these tips. They will realize significant increase in their computer‘s performance.
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1. Operating system choice:
You will be amazed to know that your choice of choosing right windows or operating system could play a significant role on your CPU’s performance. For example if you are given 5 bricks to carry them to next apartment and then 10 bricks to do same. Think how would be your performance if compared with both situations. Obviously you would perform well when carrying only 5 bricks.
Same is the case with Microsoft windows. The lighter the windows you have, higher the performance will be shown. Now this does not mean that you should install Windows 95. Here is the order of Windows weight: Windows XP (any addition) > Windows 2000 > Windows Me > Windows 98 (the lightest one). So if you have Pentium 4 with good ram then I would recommend you to use Microsoft Windows XP. People using Pentium 3 computers could use windows 2000 or if they have ram more than 256 MB then they can use windows XP too. All other lower speed users should use windows ME or 98.
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Before starting this topic I would like to give you a simple example. Suppose in one case if 100 items are placed in a house having only 2 rooms and you are required to find item no. 89, from second room. You will have to scroll through 50 items in room two to find item 89. In other case if same 100 items are placed in house having 4 rooms and you are required to find item 89 from room 2 then you would have to scroll through only 25 items present in that room and you would spend less time.
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You should be very careful while partitioning your hard drive and believe me many people make mistakes when they partition hard disk and lose all of their important data. Here is a free resource Windows Setup Guide that can help you to learn about partitioning, formatting hard disks and installing windows.
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Your partitions become more fragmented when you create or delete folders, save new files, delete or move them and they become scattered on you hard drive and as time passes, windows become slower and slower due to time needed by the system to find required file on hard disk. You can learn more about why volumes become fragmented by using “Disk Defragmenter” Help.
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Go to START->Run then type “MSCONFIG” then you can see which your memory consuming programs are.
If you do not want to do anything above and want shorter way with shorter improvements then create new user account and delete previous one. You will observer a slighter change and this also removes many errors if present in windows.
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Power cord plugged into the Glyph harddrive, and plugged into a surge protector, 6-pin Firewire cable, or 9-pin Firewire cable from Glyph to computer plugged in, Glyph power turned on, computer on, Windows loaded,

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