Windows Vista help please.

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by inbredyokel666, Apr 16, 2008.

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  1. The miniature long haired colonel's computer is playing up, can't log on through her profile at start up, the profile page appears, accepts the input of the profile's password, it then starts to cycle, then fails to log in.
    Post a message reads: The profile service service failed the log on user profile cannot be loaded.
    System restore cannot be actioned as you guessed it, this particular profile is the only admin profile and its the one we can't access..
    Can anyone offer help on this please?

    Eited for biff grammar.
  2. Blimey, I'm just about to move to a new system which comes with Vista. Should I bin it straight out of the box and load XP?

    What I've seen so far doesn't bode well for Vista. Does anyone have anything good to say about it?
  3. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    You may need to use the password reset disc.
    From my Vista manual;

    click reset password option
    insert password reset disc,press next
    enter new password & password hint
    press next

    AH,you need to have created a reset disc so scratch that.
    You could create another account & then try to access profiles file on the locked account & then disable the password that way.
    Sorry,thats the best I can do.
    Try searching/asking on if you get no joy here.
  4. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    yeah i do ... remember the 'blue screen of death' we all know from several windows versions
    and be honest - we all love it and wouldn't wanna miss it :lol:

    well the new feature for vista is NO MORE BLUE SCREENS OF DEATH :D

    *oh - instead there's a black screen of death in vista btw* :rofl:
  5. Oh Marvelous! =( So XP it is then.
  6. The only problem is, Vista is hardware compatible so i don't know if it's as simpl as just binning it and installing XP....

    I think you might be stuck with it, even Dell aren't offering it as an option anymore.

    Microsoft....resistance is futile.
  7. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Apprently Linux is the dogs cahonas!Vista's not bad but it's very memory intensive. If my lappy memory drops below 3.5gig,then it gets slower & slower & I get lot's of non responsive programmes. And it has a habit of resetting the settings if you personalise it.
    Worst thing is when you move a file between folders,you get a little box saying 'preparing to move' & then it calculates how long it'll take & then eventually move's.
    And Sky BBand wireless is a nightmare to set up on it.(I'm going by the amount of tech calls we used to get when I worked for Sky)
  8. Cheers Spike. I'd best add a couple of gigs of memory to the 2 the lappy comes with to ensure plenty. I suppose I'll give it a run amd see how it works out.

    It's not like I'm going to be flying a shuttle with it anyway but always nice to get some feedback :lol: :lol:
  9. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    thought i'd make your day 8)
  10. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    One more thing,
    A lot of extra's,like my Epson printer, Cannon digi camera,Old Nokia mobile phone & Bluetooth adaptor to connect my Siemans mobile phone, wont work with Vista & you will be hard presed to get drivers for the Vista platform so they are useless!
  11. I started with Vista on a new system.

    3 days was enough.
    I had an XP disk in a draw, went to the local computer shop and for £50 Vista was removed and XP installed.

    Not looked back
  12. Re. the memory usage in Vista, I've just bought a new PC with Vista pre installed and from day one the C drive memory was being scoffed as if it was pie flavoured and John Prescott was in the house. I'd loaded a few programs on the C Drive (porn on the D Drive) but no more than a couple of GBs. After two weeks the C Drive had crept up to 15GB of phantom usage. WTF?

    On inspection it appears that system restore (the daily restore points) are guilty. Bin them et voila, 15GB recovered.....then it starts again. I think there is a limit to how much drive it'll use before it stops or starts making way for new restore points but it is a pain in the hoop. I've turned the feature off, cursed Microsoft and I'm investigating further.
  13. msr

    msr LE

  14. Hmm - anything good to say about Vista you ask?
    Erm... There's more support available for it that than for a Commodore 64.

    (The commodore is quicker & less prone to crashing though).