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I have an acer laptop running windows vista. It's created multiple My documents folders which I can't delete - and the 'real' My documents folders is empty.

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    Art Ellison Nov 14, 2010

    Are you sure that the folders you are seeing are not shortcuts?
    FYI, each folder must be in a different location, as the O/S does not allow two files/directories to reside in the same location.

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Acer Recovery


no.... recovery will delete only the files saved under documents in your computer.... it will refresh the win7 and will not remove it.....

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I have a Compaq notebook and the keyboard is not working under the administrator. It works fine under any other user. I've tried to update and uninstall drivers with no success. Also I cannot hit...


Hi,
if the keyboard is working in any other user account . The user account has gone corrupt. You can recreate a new admin account. But before you do that back up all the my documents folder.

1. Restart the computer and press the F8 key a couple of times before windows starts
2. Select safe mode and press enter
3. Select the admin account and log in
4. Click on Yes to continue to work in safe mode

create new account in windows Xp
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/winxp/accounts.mspx

Create a new account using windows vista
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Fix-a-corrupted-user-profile

Once the new account is created you and delete the old admin account

Thanks
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When I log into acer orbicam it comes up acer orbicam stopworking


it is a problem in you windows, get windows reinstalled make sure you have all the drivers, or get a registry fixing program like tune up utilitys 2009 works fine

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Fortgotten password


Uh... there are ways to discover the password, but for obvious reasons, can not be posted.
Try rebooting in safe mode and log in as administrator (the default password for this account usually is blank). Then move all your documents from
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and
C:\Documents and Settings\"your user name"\Desktop
to a folder away from the My Documents folder.
The only "legal" solution is to delete your account and create a new one, though you will lose all your settings (wallpaper, etc).

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