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Skizem

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  • System Specifications:
    HD: 2x Maxtor 200GB (SATA2), 1x 200GB Seagate (IDE/USB) CPU: P4HT @ 3.4GHz RAM: 4x 512MB DDR OS: Windows XP Pro W/ SP2
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  1. Thanks! I actually just figured that out after some fiddling. The issue seemed to be that the old user accounts from the previous Vista install were still present, deleted them and the problem went away. My admin account was adminstrator_ploc (No idea why)
  2. Thanks for the clarification. When I try the net user administrator /active:yes I get: The user name could not be found.
  3. There is presently only one account on the system, which is THE adminstrator account. Unless there is some hidden admin account I'm not aware of.
  4. Hello all, I have a 2HD set up for my system, Windows is installed to C:\ and all my documents, photo's, etc are on D:\. I recently had to reinstall Vista, and my D:\ drive gives me the following error when I try to open any files: Access is denied. OR: Photo Gallery can't open this file because you do not have permission to access the file location. I had the D:\ drive restricted at one point months ago because it was a shared computer, so the drive root at D: was set to only allow my Adminstrator account on. I've tried to reset the permissions, to the files individually, to the whole drive and to folders. According to Security tab only Administrators_ploc has access to the files. If I try to add a new user I get a message stating I don't have sufficient security to change the settings (even though I'm signed in as the admin). Please..help..I can't get into any of my important files at the moment.
  5. Not neccesarily, the pads plus the termal compound could move the heat-sink too far away to do it's job effectively, plus heatsink paste is a proven method of moving heat off the processor and into the sink. I wouldn't bother with the pads, as in my experience they are not as consistently reliable as a paste.
  6. I would suggest just using the heat-sink paste.
  7. It should last several years, as far as I know. It's not a temporary solution, but a long-term requirement for most processors.
  8. Your max temp for a P4 is 64 - 78°C, it varies depending on the processor, but I'd say if you're running above 64C you're running too hot. To answer your earlier question, as to why the system temp varies between the BIOS and a windows based temp-reader, it's normally because BIOS is very basic, you're just running a path between the Motherboard, and not loading all the extras like drivers, OS, etc. So the processor is going to be cooler. If you're concerned about overheating, you can use Motherboard Monitor (http://mbm.livewiredev.com/) and set an alarm for about 60C (or whatever you're comfortable with). Keep in mind your CPU temperature will drastically increase if you're running games or photo-editing software. If you plan on running those, I'd suggest getting the previously mentioned thermal compounds.
  9. What ports are you using for Azureus? I had the same issue and needed to change the ports.
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