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btlook1
06-22-2010, 10:36 PM
Ok my mother has a newer HP running Vista is having problems. Runs fine but after shutting down and/or re-booting she loses her profile and of course most of the stuff that goes with it including e-mail settings. Took it to our local computer guy who is usually pretty good however he can't seem to fix the problem...lilttle bit of ego as he doesn't like Vista is part of the problem.
Anybody seen this problem before or have any suggestions on how to fix?? I hear Vista is a total piece of crap but don't use it myself.... The guy that can fix the problem can get some rep and maybe come casino cash to boot....or just a thank you!
Any help is appreciated.

QuikSsurfer
06-22-2010, 11:33 PM
She is logging into a temporary account every time her computer starts up. Read this http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/135858-user-profile-error-logged-temporary-profile.html

and vista is a piece of shit.

JD10367
06-23-2010, 06:40 AM
I had Vista.

My fix for that operating system was to upgrade to Windows 7.

Bane
06-23-2010, 08:59 AM
She is logging into a temporary account every time her computer starts up. Read this http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/135858-user-profile-error-logged-temporary-profile.html

and vista is a piece of shit.:thumb:






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underEJ
06-23-2010, 02:05 PM
Vista can be just fine. It has alot of automatic updates built into it, but you can turn them all off, and then it runs as well as any other windows. Did the computer guy try anything like that? Sounds like the OS needs to be reinstalled if you don't want to upgrade to a newer OS.

I run vista on a Sony microPC and have never had a problem because the first day I shut off all the automatic junk that was trolling around doing who knows what with my configurations, and downloading updates without warning me, etc.

SnakeXJones
06-23-2010, 03:10 PM
She is logging into a temporary account every time her computer starts up. Read this http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/135858-user-profile-error-logged-temporary-profile.html

and vista is a piece of shit. Hell yeah it is Worser than Windows 98 and i didnt know how they pulled that off

Fish
06-23-2010, 03:41 PM
Vista can be just fine. It has alot of automatic updates built into it, but you can turn them all off, and then it runs as well as any other windows. Did the computer guy try anything like that? Sounds like the OS needs to be reinstalled if you don't want to upgrade to a newer OS.

I run vista on a Sony microPC and have never had a problem because the first day I shut off all the automatic junk that was trolling around doing who knows what with my configurations, and downloading updates without warning me, etc.

Uhhh... that's not really advisable at all. Those automatic updates are usually pretty important. They close known vulnerabilities in the OS. Unless you routinely install updates manually, you're just asking for all sorts of viruses and malware. Automatic updates can be configured to only run at specific times when you're not using the machine. Other than those times, automatic updates isn't trolling around or doing anything at all. It can also be configured so that it doesn't download anything unless you approve the download.

No computer guy worth two shits would ever tell you to disable automatic updates.

underEJ
06-23-2010, 04:56 PM
Uhhh... that's not really advisable at all. Those automatic updates are usually pretty important. They close known vulnerabilities in the OS. Unless you routinely install updates manually, you're just asking for all sorts of viruses and malware. Automatic updates can be configured to only run at specific times when you're not using the machine. Other than those times, automatic updates isn't trolling around or doing anything at all. It can also be configured so that it doesn't download anything unless you approve the download.

No computer guy worth two shits would ever tell you to disable automatic updates.

I didn't suggest his mom do it, I asked if the computer guy had tried it. It helps narrow down when the configuration or profile is being lost/ not saved. If you don't know what all has been updated, the shut down is unpredictable.

Turning off auto update doesn't mean not updating. It means doing it when I'm not going to get pissed that my OS just shut my computer down to restart while I was busy doing something. I do it manually because even the cpu usage during the runup to the download approval menu is prohibitive to me on a microPC. Making the choice to manage it myself makes Vista a usable OS while other people absolutely loathe it. I would never choose it on a new purchase again, but it gets by.

Fish
06-23-2010, 06:00 PM
I didn't suggest his mom do it, I asked if the computer guy had tried it. It helps narrow down when the configuration or profile is being lost/ not saved. If you don't know what all has been updated, the shut down is unpredictable.

Turning off auto update doesn't mean not updating. It means doing it when I'm not going to get pissed that my OS just shut my computer down to restart while I was busy doing something. I do it manually because even the cpu usage during the runup to the download approval menu is prohibitive to me on a microPC. Making the choice to manage it myself makes Vista a usable OS while other people absolutely loathe it. I would never choose it on a new purchase again, but it gets by.

What does auto updates help narrow down with the configuration or profile not being saved? That doesn't make any sense to me. What are you talking about there?

And auto updates will never shut your computer down when you're doing something. It will display a message asking to reboot, and give you options to postpone it 10 minutes, or 1 hour, or 4 hours. And after that time is up, it will ask you again if you'd like to reboot. It won't reboot itself unless there is no computer activity at all for a long period of time.

btlook1
06-23-2010, 10:12 PM
Thanks for the info. guys...haven't had time to sit down and look in to it yet this week...maybe later in the week. Thanks again and some rep and stuff coming to you as soon as I get some time....

RippedmyFlesh
06-23-2010, 10:40 PM
Uhhh... that's not really advisable at all. Those automatic updates are usually pretty important. They close known vulnerabilities in the OS. Unless you routinely install updates manually, you're just asking for all sorts of viruses and malware. Automatic updates can be configured to only run at specific times when you're not using the machine. Other than those times, automatic updates isn't trolling around or doing anything at all. It can also be configured so that it doesn't download anything unless you approve the download.

No computer guy worth two shits would ever tell you to disable automatic updates.
Ever notice it's always things like windows updates and av updates that people think cause their problems? The 1 fricking GOOD thing they down load they want to stop. People are generally idiots when it comes to their computers and usually want to do the absolute worst thing they can possibly do to their computers to fix them.

Fish
06-23-2010, 10:48 PM
Ever notice it's always things like windows updates and av updates that people think cause their problems? The 1 fricking GOOD thing they down load they want to stop. People are generally idiots when it comes to their computers and usually want to do the absolute worst thing they can possibly do to their computers to fix them.

Once at work, I had a user that had several HD crashes over a year or two. Complete mechanical failure. It was puzzling. Found out much later that the user had been defragging their computer on a daily basis, thinking it kept the computer running well.... The equivalent of red-lining your car to work and back every morning....

QuikSsurfer
06-23-2010, 11:01 PM
Once at work, I had a user that had several HD crashes over a year or two. Complete mechanical failure. It was puzzling. Found out much later that the user had been defragging their computer on a daily basis, thinking it kept the computer running well.... The equivalent of red-lining your car to work and back every morning....

just ignoring the prompt telling you that defragging isn't necessary.. :shake:

btlook1
06-27-2010, 12:11 AM
Thank you for the info....ended up using quiksurfers link. Just made her a new admin profile and now her settings are staying...didn't really fix the problem I guess but it's working and not losing any changes when being shut down. Thanks again.
20K and some rep to quiksufer....spend is wisely. Thanks.

Miles
06-27-2010, 12:27 AM
Thank you for the info....ended up using quiksurfers link. Just made her a new admin profile and now her settings are staying...didn't really fix the problem I guess but it's working and not losing any changes when being shut down. Thanks again.
20K and some rep to quiksufer....spend is wisely. Thanks.

Sounds like a backup of any important files and fresh install might still be worthwhile as a more permanent fix.

Gravedigger
06-27-2010, 12:44 AM
Get her Windows 7, OEM at Microcenter is 100 bucks.