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Can't switch user can't copy and paste

Q: Can't switch user can't copy and paste

I ll try to shorten this some I was having some problems that I determined were either caused by the hard drive corrupted WinXP Media Version or my RAM I ran MEM Test user paste Can't switch copy can't and and it failed so I replaced the RAM with one G Can't switch user can't copy and paste stick That solved several issues I still had an issue with switching users I had the computer set up for users with myself as the admin My partition is that what it s called works just fine but if I log into one of the other three it will not allow shutdown restart log off or change user It forces me to do a hard shutdown I decided that my OS may be corrupted so I took the opportunity to install a bigger faster HD and installed WinXP Pro The problem did not go away This doesn t make sense to me What else could cause this I also have a new problem Sometimes the copy and paste feature will just quit working It seems to copy but then the Paste will not quot light up quot when I right click in the program I want to use Could this be driver related nbsp

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A: Can't switch user can't copy and paste

It's possible that the group policy is keeping the regular users from doing things like log off, or shutdown. You may want to check what the settings are or put all those users into a single group and give them the proper permissions to do whatever you want.
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A:New (to me) laptop, need to copy harddrive

Immediately back up everything of value to a USB Flash Drive because your hard drive can crash at any second and recovery of info off of a crashed drive costs serious $.

Can you link us to this laptop? There are inexpensive ways to transfer/clone your hard drive.
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If you are wondering what your temps are. Download Core Temp and watch your CPU temps.
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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...

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A:First managed switch questions

{for those unaware, the PoE means Power over Ethernet to supply power to the attached devices, aka the cameras in this case}

default IP is with a subnet of to expand...

I assume you are connected something like:

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

I experienced a similar problem when I was trying to network my 8.1 machine the host network. As you say the host PC can see and connect to all of the machines, but not the other way around. Not sure if it is the same in your situation but I found that Microsoft's idea of network sharing on the Windows 8 class of OS differs greatly from previous OS's in that you can connect to it from an external host, but when trying to do the other way around it doesn't "see" the PC in question due to differing network sharing protocols included in the OS.

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A:CPU - leaking thermal paste and overheating

I can't seem to see the thermal paste in the picture but, nevertheless:

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Opinions will vary, but as long as you haven't fully fitted the cooler and the thermal paste is okay then its fine to re-fit it.

It doesn't matter if the CPU has been powered, the issue is whether the thermal paste will still function correctly having been disturbed when you removed it. If you're in any doubt I'd remove, clean and add more paste.
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Do you have the option mentioned below?

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I would not advice trying anything other than thermal paste. If it is not designed to transfer heat it will act as a thermal barrier and prevent transferring heat from CPU to cooler.
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A:CPU overheating. Possible thermal paste problem?

You'll want to remove it again and clean off the existing paste. High percentage (90+%) isopropyl alcohol works well and is pretty cheap. Then you'll want to apply a small amount of new paste. If you don't have any you'll have to go buy/order some. I've used Arctic Silver 5 (pretty standard 'good' paste) and Arctic Silver Cramique. I prefer AS5. Whichever brand of paste you get, it is probably worth looking up some videos on youtube on how to apply it. Different products can have different preferred application methods.

Then, you'll want to be sure the heatsink is actually secured on all sides. I had a problem once with not getting all 4 sides fastened completely on a stock intel heatsink even though at first glance it looked fine. This probably wouldn't be your problem exactly because aftermarket heatsinks often use a different method of attachment. I'm just saying this to point out you need to be completely sure it is fastened properly.
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What Internet browser are you using?
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A:Net view/net user


C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff>net view $SYSTEM_NAME
Shared resources at $SYSTEM_NAME

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Italy-1 Disk
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The command completed successfully.

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Shared resources at emac

Mac OS X

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homes Disk User Home Directories
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The command completed successfully.
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C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff>[B]net user jeff[/B]
User name Jeff
Full Name Jeff
Comment primary user(LUA)
User's comment
Country code 000 (System Default)
Account active Yes
Account expires Never

blah blah ...

Workstations allowed All
Logon script
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I am going to offer you some (what i believe to be ) sage advice. You have littered the boards with questions that sit idle for hours like this, And I can tell you why. Many of the questions you ask, you restate in a separate thread. Such as this exchange in this thread:

Atham said:

*rolls eyes* Now, back to the topic guys, please. Are there any cheap like CPU coolers that have good performance? The H50 is looking good. What about the Coolermaster Hyper TX3?Click to expand...

Leeky said:

Don't think me and Red actually left your topic... You didn't know how a H50 worked, so we provided 3 pictures for you to view to help your understanding.

No thanks is needed for me grabbing some of my own pictures and linking them to further your understanding btw....Click to expand...

Red1776 Said;

cooling capacity is the ability to dissipate/remove heat from one element to another. measured in BTU's, In this case of the Freezer Pro 13 is stated as 300w, which I think is a bit of a optimistic rating. again...see above^Click to expand...

Leeky said;

Cheap and good don't really go hand in hand either. My suggestion is to find 3-4 coolers you like price wise, and then read the reviews for them online. Google is very handy for this... You just need to search the cooler name with "review" and you'll get plenty of information to help you choose.Click to expand...

Whats more , they are questions that are achingly easy to answer with five seconds and a keyword or virtual trip to Newegg or the like. I am surmising that you will get better and more timely responses to your questions if you first have a cursory Google of the subject yourself for the more obvious aspects.
just a suggestion

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All that's necessary is a very thin film. I personally use a brand new single edge razor blade the spread the material. If you're feeling clumsy, paranoid, or are actually clumsy, you can use a credit card also. But, IMO a credit card makes more of a mess, since more of the material is prone to stick to it.
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Where did you apply the thermal paste on the card?
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Why do you need to know?
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A:Component upgrade and 32bit to 64bit switch?

You'll need to reinstall an x64 OS in order to switch; there's no way around this.

You shouldn't have any issues IMHO, and using an x64 OS means you can upgrade your RAM later in the future without having to install an x64 OS at that point.

How much are you looking to spend on your PC in total? Also, will you be buying online or from retail stores?
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A bit of an update on this.

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N-Guy said:

Hi everyone,
Unfortunately the places we can host them at only provide Wi-Fi.

We want to run everyone through Gigabit Switches.Click to expand...

The WiFi connection will be the limiting factor, so the Gig/Switches are overkill and will not contribute thruput bandwidth.
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A:Small Office Network - Modem, Router, Switch

edanfalls said:


I am moving my small business into a new office in a few days and could do with some advice on configuring the network.

There are RJ45 connections in every room which is cool, these all feed into a 48-port patch panel which the last guys left behind.

Every PC on the network needs to be able to access the internet, our storage server and other network attached devices such as printers and faxes.

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you are correct on both points. the issue is where does the DHCP service originate {the router or a Domain Controller[*]}?

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No, the panel is entirely passive and therefore invisible to the network. Active components, eg routers & switches could be factors.
You are at that point of an investment and cudos to you for asking before diving in :wave:

This is the time to create a Gigabyte backbone and use 100mb client access to it (not GBit). This will ensure the whole network gets good service an not single client can dominate it. The sole exception I would make is to use a GB nic in every server system attached.

[*] Instead of using the router to provide DHCP, a better choice is the Domain Controller server (provided you use one ). You can then configure static addresses from one location and set the DHCP range in the same place. DHCP and DNS typically are from the same server, while Exchange and Active Directory are elsewhere.
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I've updated the RAM from 1gb to 2gb with no problem.

My hard drive has arrived but with no cables, instructions etc. and searching the web has proved just as unfruitful as most sites refer to external hard drives.

I don't have an external disc so was wondering if there's any way of copying everything over. I've heard of temporarily taking the CD drive out to have the two drives at once but wouldn't know where to start.

Any help/ instructions would be much appreciated.

Many thanks,


A:Replacing Fujitsu hard drive - how to copy without external drive?

Obviously you did not build a Recovery Disc originally?

You can just order a Recovery Disc from HERE

If your machine is not supported, then then sometimes the Fujitsu forum members will help, at Their Forum

That's 3 ways of getting your Recovery media. I hope it helps