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After adding a User as a Family Member(child), when the family member logs in with his user he gets this message: The User profile service failed. The sign in user Profile cannot be loaded.

Q: After adding a User as a Family Member(child), when the family member logs in with his user he gets this message: The User profile service failed. The sign in user Profile cannot be loaded.

After adding a User as a Family Member(child), when the family member logs in with his user he gets this message: The User profile service failed. The sign in user Profile cannot be loaded.
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A:Error Message: Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your system

During Setup, it will ask you if you need any extra drivers such as SCSI (or SATA in your case). If so, press F6. Now you are in trouble, because SATA drivers come on a floppy and new(er) Dells don't have a floppy anymore. Borrow a floppy-drive from another PC and install that in your Dell.
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A:"Failed to query TCP/IP settings of the connection. Cannot proceed."

failed to query tcp/ip settings of the connectionClick to expand...

what did you do when this occurred?

Describe network equipment {modem, router} ISP, and your system.

Connect it all together, get a command prompt, enter ipconfig /all >myTcp.txt
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On Win/7 the dependencies are


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Lots to be considered. Joining a domain is intended to give the company admin configuration control of all the company users.
This is normal, expected and even proper for the company to do this.

restrict domain account userClick to expand...

hmm; only the company admin should be able to do this and almost always it is done using some scripts, NOT by loggin into your PC. So - - who is accessing your PC remotely, the admin - - how do you know this occurs?

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A:"cmos checksum error - defaults loaded" after battery replaced

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A:"Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password” even with correct credentials

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List any Problem devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
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===> If you?re running 32 bit Windows, dxdiag will launch on its own
===> If you?re running 64 bit Windows, you?ll see 64-bit DxDiag. Click it to launch the 64-bit version of dxdiag
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The key to your issue is where the 9 systems vs the 3 get DHCP replies.
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the wireless is working fine but the cable connection is the problemClick to expand...

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for every partition ?X?
chkdsk ?X? /f /r​
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a} fix all partitions
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Is this WiFi to your own router, or some public hotspot?
These look really good:


Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Daisha-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : [B]Hybrid[/B]
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1701 802.11b/g/n
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 64-27-37-F2-85-05
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : [B]Yes[/B]
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
[COLOR=#ff0000]IPv4 Address.[/COLOR] . . . . . . . . . . : [B][/B]
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, October 14, 2012 3:23:34 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, October 14, 2012 5:42:06 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
[B]DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :[/B]
[B]NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled[/B]
In Services, ensure DNS Client is Autostart and running.

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second will be your ISP
... last should be
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Do I need a new gatewayClick to expand...

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A:Hello everyone! Error message "The ATI Control Panel failed to initialize..."

Hello and welcome to TechSpot.

The subforum you posted in is for new member introductions only, so I have moved your thread to the relevant forum so others can best assist you.
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A:Copy entire user profile to external hard drive

Have you tried a repair install? If that is possible that will leave your files intact.. It is a good idea to back on a regular basis anyway.

The other possibility is connecting your hard drive as a slave drive on another pc.

If the repair install is not possible there are a number of ways using boot cd's to access your data.

Here is one solution that is free and should do what you want
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A:Adding hardware

What is your question exactly?
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chkdsk drive name: /f /r

Segate now owns Maxtor you can check their site for some Tools to use. But you might have a faulty HDD. Try that set of commands listed above.
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did you check the new memory you purchased with the QVL to make sure it is compatible?
secondly, you didn't happen to buy something called 'high density ram' did you?
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A:My internet connection keeps going off and I have phoned my service provider

We need a bit more information.

Is it wireless or do you connect with a cable to your router.

What version of windows are you using.

Is this a laptop or desktop with a built in wireless card or are you using a dongle.

Please provide the make and model of the PC.

Apart from that you have started this thread in the section for introducing yourself, it should be in Storage and Networking.

You may get moved but help will continue.