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Microsoft Outlook 'Choose Profile' dialogue box opens without me clicking

Q: Microsoft Outlook 'Choose Profile' dialogue box opens without me clicking

Recently my Microsoft Outlook 'Choose Profile' dialogue box opens without me clicking the icon to open the program. Could someone offer advice as to why this is happenning and what I could do to stop it happenning! It does this consistently when I don't have Microsoft Outlook open.

Just to give a bit more info, although I am not sure how relevant it is: when it opens without me clicking, I try to 'cancel', it remains on screen. My only option at this point is to click 'OK'. However, this does not take me into my emails - only my reminders pop up (however, if I actively click to open Outlook, and then get to the 'choose profile' box, I am able to click cancel).

thanks

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A: Microsoft Outlook 'Choose Profile' dialogue box opens without me clicking

using an admin login, look in the All Users profile
(\documents & settings\all users\*)​under Programs\Start Menu\Startups

every thing there is started for every user that logs onto the system

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A:HP Ultrabook Folio1040 Clicking Sound

Does the "click" sound only happen when you are moving the mouse or scrolling the wheel or anything (Basically, doing anything on the computer?)

If so the processor could just have a small click sound coming as it's processing, I've noticed this with a few system but most don't do it.

You say it has an SSD and not a HDD, so it shouldn't be the hard drive making the noise as there's no physical parts moving, it operates similarly to RAM. Otherwise I would see if it sounds like it's coming from where the Fan is.
 

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I'm having a bit of trouble following (more than likely my fault). What is the GPU fan speed during load?

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If you have the cash, and no DIY confidence, go for an Alienware.
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Radeon HD 6990




750W Watt or greater power supply with two 150W 8-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended.Click to expand...

GeForce GTX 590




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jozefsx said:





I have 60$, what is the best graphic card to get?

I have pci express x16 slot

Thanks for help!Click to expand...

http://www.amazon.com/Evga-GeForce-...2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1320081925&sr=1-2

Pretty good one...

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and Ive heard good things about ASUS and gaming....
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The only notable difference are the CFX (ATI CrossfireX) and SLI (nVidia SLI).

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What cpu are you going to run?
 

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Procesor AMD Athlon II X3 445 BOX, s. AM3, 3.1GHz, 1.5MB costs 80 ?

What do you think about it ? is it good enough for new games ?

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A:Help me choose which AMD processor I should buy

Procesor AMD Athlon II X2 260 BOX, s. AM3, 3.2GHz, 2 MB costs 78 ?
and
Procesor AMD Athlon II X3 445 BOX, s. AM3, 3.1GHz, 1.5MB costs 82 ?

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The Athlon II is a Phenom II with the L3 cache disabled. The x3 is a triple core CPU, so naturally it will be faster with apps/games etc that use more than 2 cores.

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3. question: what does 260 and 446 BOX means, what is it for, and is there huge difference between them ? Box means boxed retail version, rather than an 'CPU only' version (no heatsink/fan) included

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I don't know if this holds true where you are, but this one is within a few dollars of the ones you listed, and a tad faster

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103911

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1024MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT220 [Included in Price]
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For my fellow TechSpot users unfamiliar with India's rupee currency, here are the conversions. ;D

FREE ..........1 GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 220
+ $69.42 .....1 GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 240
+ $115.72 ...1 GB ATI® Radeon? HD5770
+ $254.59 ...1GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460

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A:Low profile CPU dual fan

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Scythe Big Shuriken SCBSK-1000
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A:Anyone want to help me choose a safe PSU?

Its too low for SLI, but I fitted this to my missus' quad core PC the other day, and was seriously impressed with the number of connectors, and the length of them!

Looking at your spec's it would be more than adequate for use in your system.

For reference, my missus' PC:
Intel Core2Quad Q8200 (2.33GHz)
Foxconn motherboard mATX
2GB DDR 800 RAM
2x DVD drives
2x SATA HDD's (160GB & 500GB)
2x 120mm Fans
Nvidia GT220 GPU

If SLI support is a long way off, I would highly recommend this PSU.

This would be handy for moderate SLI support (e.g. GTX460's): OCZ ModXStream Pro 500w Silent SLI Certified Modular Power Supply.

I plan on getting this for my system, my aim is for 1GB GTX460's.

In regards to your links, both from Yoyotech.co.uk I wouldn't bother with, the OCZ is the same as I linked ironically, even though I never checked your links til after I'd replied.
 

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A:Microsoft Intellimouse 3.0 - making it smoother?

If you haven't already, install the intellipoint driver. Although the mouse will work using the native Windows driver, you will have fuller use of its capabilities if you install the latest driver.
 

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OCZ Vetex have 100 mb/s write speed compared to 70 mb/s from intel, Does that speed matter?

Is 60GB storage enough?

Is intel X25-M, G1 or a G2? (I couldn't find any product called Intel G2, here in Australia)

Lastly What progarms would you have on SSD? (At the moment I'm thinking just OS and Office)

Thanks guys,

If you can answer all, that'll be really appreciated.
 

A:What SSD would you choose?

Intel's drive may not perform consistently under considerable write load; whereas the vertex is very fast drive, and thats what i'll be recommending.

However, the moment you buy an (MLC based) SSD HDD you are sort of on borrowed time. I hope likes of intel/samsung/toshiba & others will soon come up with solutions making SLC based NAND Flash cheap enough to be used in mainstream SSDs; it will not only help the performance of SSDs but also considerably improve the life span.

Anway, if i were to buy and use SSD today, I will disable disk defragmentation, windows prefetcher and search indexer, as it will help in ensuring that SSD will last some years (at least).
 

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Gateway NV5335u
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Gateway...+Red/9605152.p?skuId=9605152&id=1218130501411

or

Dell Inspiron 15(1545)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+...Blue/9568728.p?id=1218125775111&skuId=9568728

(You can get a compare list if you click on Everyday Laptops then select both laptops and click compare in the laptop list.)

I plan on using the laptop for college, while playing some games (Such as Counter Strike: Source, or other games with similar requirements; I go for performance, not quality)

I'm mainly worried about the processor and Graphic card. The Pentium is faster than the AMD, but the Radeon is defiently faster than the 4500mhd, but not sure by how much.

If you have any other laptops you would like to suggest for under $500 (subject to change), please do tell.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Which laptop should I choose?

Joawro said:





Gateway NV5335u
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Gateway...+Red/9605152.p?skuId=9605152&id=1218130501411

or

Dell Inspiron 15(1545)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+...Blue/9568728.p?id=1218125775111&skuId=9568728

(You can get a compare list if you click on Everyday Laptops then select both laptops and click compare in the laptop list.)

I plan on using the laptop for college, while playing some games (Such as Counter Strike: Source, or other games with similar requirements; I go for performance, not quality)

I'm mainly worried about the processor and Graphic card. The Pentium is faster than the AMD, but the Radeon is defiently faster than the 4500mhd, but not sure by how much.

If you have any other laptops you would like to suggest for under $500 (subject to change), please do tell.

Thanks in advance.Click to expand...

Let you know the Gateway is a (Acer) that FSB (front side bus) is only 533MHz while the DELL is 800MHz on the FSB. So performance from the sub-system on the DELL would be faster than the Acer.

DELL allows you to upgrade the RAM to 8GB instead of the Acer is limited to 4GB. You might as well buy the DELL. If you can try both systems out in the store before you buy online. I would do that.

One more thing, might interest you or not. Bing.com as cash back program that gives you money back if you buy the unit online then go and pick-up in the store. If you just gone to the store you wouldn't get cash back in the mail from bing. Optional.
 

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A:Clicking noise? Hard drive problem?

you can have an initial look at your hard drives health with a tool called Speedfan.
http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

how old id this drive? and what OS are you using?
 

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A:Can't connect to Internet after reinstalling Microsoft XP

Hi Speedracer :wave:

I am not a mod, but
Welcome to :grinthumb

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You should read how to post a new thread in this Guide.

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To access technical support you may go to the Forums.

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A:Help me identify clicking hard drives

A >> Drive Diagnostics on your HardDrive

Note: Not all Hard Drives "click" before they fault, actually most don't make any sound that leads you to believe they are faulting
 

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Has anyone ever seen this before?
 

A:Dell Latitude D620: Right click keeps clicking

The palm rest or keyboard data (flat ribbon small cable) is not pushed in all the way
I usually use tweazers (or tiny electronic pliers) and hold and push it in, then lock in the side clamps
 

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A:What's the best low profile graphics card?

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h t t p://w w w .techspot.com/article/219-cod-modern-warfare-2-gpu-performance/page4.html
(remove spaces)
 

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A:Clicking/Tapping sound from speakers and head phones

Update XP to service pack 3 and apply all of the missing updates (critical and hardware) that you find
 

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A:User loses access to outlook email after being joined to domain

You can't, it's considered as a different user. Just take the settings from Outlook and import them into the other account name.
 

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Welcome to Techspot
If you haven't already done so, this may be a grat place to start and get the 'feel' of this forum,
http://www.techspot.com/vb/menu31.html
The following link may help solve your login problem,
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A:Keyboard problem: Right-clicking on its own

The keyboard may simply need replacing... after 4 wonderful years of use
 

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A:New gaming PC, 2 options to choose from

knappy,
a lot...and i mean a lot will change both in tech and deals you can get. for example just in the next couple of month s AMD is bringing out DX11, and intel will have the 32nm I7 cpu's out, i would revisit your buying decision when you get a little closer to it.
 

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A:Viewing Microsoft windows network

Hi

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A:Random bsods, I upped minidumps and my belarc profile

I did not have time to sift through all your information... very complete! Thanks!
I did note, you are running XP SP3

Some of your Errors are summarized below... Suggestions at the bottom.

KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M (1000008e)




This is a very common bugcheck.
EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at "0x%08lx" referenced memory at "0x%08lx". The memory could not be "%s".
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x8E
PROCESS_NAME: GoogleUpdate.ex
IMAGE_NAME: sr.sysClick to expand...

KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M (1000008e)




This is a very common bugcheck.
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DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x8E
PROCESS_NAME: services.exeClick to expand...

KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M (1000008e)




This is a very common bugcheck.
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DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x8E
PROCESS_NAME: explorer.exe
IMAGE_NAME: win32k.sysClick to expand...

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1)




An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually caused by drivers using improper addresses.
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
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PROCESS_NAME: lotroclient.exe
IMAGE_NAME: ha20x2k.sysClick to expand...

BAD_POOL_HEADER (19)




The pool is already corrupt at the time of the current request. This may or may not be due to the caller. The internal pool links must be walked to figure out a possible cause of the problem, and then special pool applied to the suspect tags or the driver verifier to a suspect driver.
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: pidgin.exeClick to expand...

One of your faulting processes is lotroclient.exe - a game... resource intensive.
One of your faulting processes was an IM client.
One was sr.sys ... which is system restore.
Other pointers are not very helpful (yet).

You say that
1. MEMTEST tested good.
2. nothing over clocked

Have you considered the possibility of Malware/Virus?
If you think this could be a possibility, then check...http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html.
Be sure to follow all the steps carefully.

I only looked at the most recent dumps.
Route44 or others may have additional suggestions, if I overlooked something, or if they find something in other dumps...
I will try to come back and look at this further sometime tomorrow.

Next Day - Further Review of Hardware / Software Report (Belarc)
I notice that you do have Spybot, but I am not seeing your Firewall or AV software.
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Because you are running torrent software, I would strongly recommend the 8 steps, (link noted above).
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A:External Hard Drive is clicking?

HDD Clicking is never a good sign.

You may want to run Western Digital's diagnostic software, it can be found here:

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=103&sid=3&lang=en

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abs az1

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A:Microsoft Lifecam VX-3000 Problems

If no one can help me with my problem, can anyone point me in the right direction on where I can resolve it. (Other than Microsoft Customer Support that is, that's definitely a last resort).
 

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A:Clicking/beeping noise

Any cable or component could be loose. Remove the keyboard, if you can, then unplug and reseat everything. Remove and reseat the hard drive. Remove and reseat the optical drive. Continue until you have removed and reconnected every possible thing... including the cable from the base unit to the screen.
 

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can you help? have a Dialogue A33i flybook am having problems I need to install windows xp, I have a cd external drive but my usb port is not working, can you help] with any ideas to install windows with the Dialogue A33i fly-book drivers? I have made contect with fly-book company but they was not very helpful, I also tried with a hard drive with windows xp install from another laptop but it did not not work I kept getting error messages
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A:Dialogue A33i flybook hard drive

golden said:





Hi

can you help? have a Dialogue A33i flybook am having problems I need to install windows xp, I have a cd external drive but my usb port is not working, can you help] with any ideas to install windows with the Dialogue A33i fly-book drivers? I have made contect with fly-book company but they was not very helpful, I also tried with a hard drive with windows xp install from another laptop but it did not not work I kept getting error messages
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Hi since then I put a another harddrive from another laptop in, it a ME O/S but it will only operate in safe mode! I also tryed putting another hard drive with windowa xp prof! I keep getting erorr messages, saying while windows was configrating we ahad to close down to prevent your compuiter from damaging! dose any one know how i can get this problem sorted!
 

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A:Comcast Mail to Outlook Express

Your Comcast email is known as a Webmail solution, while Outlook, Outlook Express
are Pop3 Email Clients.

All you need is to configure your Email Client to access the Postoffice @ Comcast;
you will actually still be able to use BOTH

The Comcast settings are here
 

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A:Which psu to choose?

google psu calculator - add 30% to the results.

different rails have different connectors. Also you can test with a multimeter if unsure

#3 - yes (but in quality PSUs shouldn't matter)
 

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A:How to choose an extra hard drive for my MB

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A:SATA HDD clicking

The drive is dying/dead. This happens to drives occationally, nothing you did caused it, it just happens.

Get the data you need that is on it copied to somewhere else immediately, then fill out an RMA form and get it replaced.
 

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A:Outlook express affects audio control

What is your computer? Make and model?
 

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A:Computer wont boot up, makes clicking noise

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)

But it does sound to be a faulty internal HardDrive
 

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A:Can I make my internal HD external and I change the type of microsoft it runs with?

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A:Share Outlook Calendar

For workgroup users (ie those without a domain controller), it is done by sharing
each appointment;


create or open an appointment
click the Attendee Availability tab
at the lower left, click Invite Others
enter the name of the Contact and click find
when selected, click Required or Optional
repeat for all attendees
when done, click OK
as each Contact receives the appointment by email, they accept or decline the schedule
their calendar and yours are updated
and the status of all can be seen using the radio button Show Attendee Status

 

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