Windows Vista help please.

#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
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
logon

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 www.cableforum.co.uk if you get no joy here.
Regards,
Spike
 
#4
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
YesItsMe said:
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:
Oh Marvelous! =( So XP it is then.
 
#7
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.
 
#8
PMU,
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)
 
#9
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:
 
#10
Pronto_Mike_Uniform said:
YesItsMe said:
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:
Oh Marvelous! =( So XP it is then.

thought i'd make your day 8)
 
#11
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!
 
#12
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
 
#13
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.
 
#15
Pronto_Mike_Uniform said:
What I've seen so far doesn't bode well for Vista. Does anyone have anything good to say about it?


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).






TTFN

BFG
 
#17
Cant say I have had any problems with Vista....

Yes it is resource hungry and I dont think it offers any huge steps over a well kept XP system.. but I think most of the gripes and moans about it come from people that have tried to upgrade it onto a system that isnt capable of running it properly.

Having said that - if I had an XP machine running fine for my purposes then I wouldnt rush out for Vista, but I upgraded my laptop a year ago and Vista came pre-installed, there is 2 Gigs of RAM and so it runs the OS fine.
 
#18
I'm not a techie type but use a computer all the time. My desktop at work is still XP.. I got a new laptop at work with VISTA on it and had so many problems of the thing locking up that the IT folks reformatted and replaced with XP. They got some new printer servers configured to work with VISTA and for the past 2 days I have been unable print anything.

It makes me very happy that my desktop and laptop at home ar Mac's. Never had a problem with any version of OS X.
 
#19
I use XP and have tweaked it quite a lot registry wise etc. - disabled automatic updates and run bitdefender anti virus. Works fine so not in a rush to get Vista - if it's not broke don't fix it!! Eventually Microsoft will pull the plug on XP support and force ppl to get Vista or a new OS. Maybe then it's time to look at Ubuntu ?
 
#20
Pronto_ Mike_Uniform wrote:-

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?


Got it in one that man! That's why Microsoft extended the deadline for supporting XP. That's why Bill Gates has announced a future product 'Windows 7' that's just for suckers and nerds at some future date. It takes the heat off the appauling Vista. I speak from experience. Stand back and look what you need, not what Microsoft want to sell.
 

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