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Q: Trouble accessing programs in my account

A couple of weeks ago, I was using my computer, when a power cut struck. When it ended, I logged back onto my user account and tried to access my internet, but nothing happened. I tried to access my documents...nothing happened. I couldn't access ANYTHING on my user except Windows Task Manager. I tried signing into another account and this was fine, so I created a new account and transferred my documents and other items over.

Earlier today, there was another power cut whilst using my computer, and the same thing has happened again. I've tried re-starting, but that doesn't work. I just cannot access anything at all, no matter how hard I try.

Does anybody know what the problem could be, and if so, is there a way of fixing it? I feel like screaming at the moment!

Thanks in advance.

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A: Trouble accessing programs in my account

Hi there. Welcome to TSF.
Have to tried logging in to Safe Mode or Last Good Configuration?

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A:Trouble recording audio

I am surprised no one has replied to this yet, but no worries, I will do my best to help solve your problem

So from the sounds of it, you are having troubles with Audacity noticing your Microphone to record audio. Now, I have never used this program before, but from the sounds of it the only thing you are missing is setting your headset/microphone to the default in windows.

Now, I have not used Windows Technical Preview either, but based on how window's has operated since Windows Vista I am going to say it's safe to assume I could point you in the right direction to the very least.

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Another way to get to this option if it's no longer accessible the way I described is to go to Control Panel, if you have the option in the upper right hand corner of the screen that says "View by:" and change it to large or small icons. There should now be one just called "Sound" in there go to "Recording" at the top.

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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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Also on the browser:
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A:Windows XP Chipmunk audio all programs and Windows sounds

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programs will hang or not open ( not responding ). This includes the task manager. Browsers will not open or operate normally. The system will not operate normally.Click to expand...

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Problem with accessing vchss.org website

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Please Reply ASAP

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Try the old PSU.

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someone once told me, and no i tell others that the 1TB drives are very unreliable and shouldnt be used for storing anything of value...

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A:Wireless network trouble

Have you tried uninstalling all related software and firmware, then reboot and defragment, then reinstall everything.
 

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A:Background noises / audio interference when accessing hard drive, moving mouse and..

This may be a stupid answer... are all inputs, like mic, cdrom, aux input and ect. disabled or turned down...

just an idea...
 

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I have a game downloaded from Big Fish Games which I ve been playing for the past year However now when I try to open the game I get this error code quot Executable path is not writable If you launched the application directly Trouble opening game from the CD please run the installer Trouble opening game to install the application quot The game is called Ricochet Recharged one of my favorite games I contacted Big Fish and they told me Trouble opening game I might need new drivers Here s the information that got from my error report Hi Linda Thank you for providing the report After analyzing the report I saw that the video driver was last updated on An outdated video driver may be the cause of trouble you ve encountered To resolve this I would recommend visiting the computer s manufacturer website below to get the most recent update by contacting their technical customer support To make the process of locating your driver update easier I ve listed the details of your system and video card below System Model product Inspiron s Operating System Windows Vista Home Basic Driver- Graphics Video Radeon X X Series Afterwards uninstall and reinstall the game restart your computer to initialize any updates and then create a new profile to start a new game I ve provided a link below with detailed instructions on how to uninstall reinstall a game If you re still having problems with the game after doing these updates please let me know Click to expand I have installed and uninstalled this game so many times but keep getting the error message Can anyone help me on this Is there another driver I should be installing Any help would be appreciated Linda nbsp

A:Trouble opening game

if the game has worked for a year without any problems before i want to say that it's not video driver related. however, games are updated from time to time which can yield compatibility issues. i would still think that the drivers are fine though. the actual error message itself states that the path in which the game's files are stored is not accessible, meaning the computer can't run it. since you're on Vista, I would try disabling UAC and then see what happens when you go to run the game. you may need to modify the application's security permissions or run it under another account.
 

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Tell us more. What is a Rapidshare Premium Account?
 

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Thanks for taking the time to read this.

So I'm having trouble getting a new hard drive to boot in my bosses computer. The hard drive will boot in the other dell I'm using to set it all up and copy over stuff so I'm sure its a problem in the boot.INI or something. Regaurdless, I was going to run a repair using a windows install cd. But it won't boot. It says boot drive unavailavble. But my UBCD will boot and a few other boot disks I have made. But none of the 10 XP cd's i have will boot. I even tried putting in a fresh formated HDD. The computer refuses to boot from the XP cds. But any other boot cd I have boots fine.

Any ideas?
 

A:Trouble booting from XP install cd

You may need to get the RAID Drivers from the Motherboard Manufacturer, bang 'em on a Floppy {remember those?} and press F6 when Windows prompts for "3rd Party Drivers" near the begiining. It'll continue loading, then ask you to press "S" to specify what drivers.

It'll then install the drivers, XP will see the HDD & bobs your uncle.

The other way - if you don't have a floppy Drive, is to slipstream them in using N Lite.

Good Luck.
 

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