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About Stryker

  • Birthday 20/11/1981

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  1. I'm impressed with me....I have actually remembered somthing from my Win XP exam!
  2. Thanks for all the advice. I'll give them a look and let you know how I get on! Stryker
  3. If it is Windows Defrag that is telling you it is full and it can't defrag the disk, its because it needs 15% (I think) of free space on the drive to carry out the defrag. As krit86lr said, the screenshot shows 1.79GB of free space left. If you let us know what program you are trying to run, I'll see if I can provide anymore assistance.
  4. There are jumpers on the motherboard that will allow you to reset the CMOS settings too. You might need the motherboard manual though to find out what position the jumper needs to be put in to allow the reset to take place. I don't know how confident you feel doing that, however it might help....
  5. Thanks Davey. I wasn't sure where the best place to post that question was. I'll give him a PM.
  6. This is just a question but how do the people like __RiP_ChAiN_ , TwistedMetal, rridgely etc know what it is to look for when someone posts a Hijack This log for analysis. I have sat looking through many posts trying to identify patterns, however the logs don't really mean terribly much to me at a glance. It's an area that has interested me for a little while, but I'm not quite sure how to go about acquiring the necessary knowledge! Have you had an interest/been involved in this area for so long that you recognise patterns, or does your knowledge come from attending a College or University? Any tips or directions to learning materials would be great! Cheers Stryker
  7. I meant to say Corona, you can browse other users doucments and settings (assuming they are not set to private) by navigating to the following in Windows Explorer: C:\Documents and Settings This will list the user accounts registered on the PC and will give you access to their my documents folder as well as others. Some of the folders in here are hidden, so if you want to browse them, you will need to do the following: In Windows Explorer go to the Tools Menu and Click Folder Options. Click on the View Tab Look down the list until you see an option called "Show hidden files and folders" Click this, then click "Ok" at the bottom. Let me know if you have any problems Stryker
  8. Hi Corona. I hope what I am about to type is along the lines of what you are looking for: If you right click the icon of the program you are trying to install, there should be a "run as" command. If you select this option, it brings up a diaglog box with two options. The first to run it as the currently logged in use and the second to run it as another use. If you choose the second option, it should default to COMPUTERNAME\ADMINISRATOR....then all you need to do is type in the Administrators password and it should work. If neither you or your sister are sure of the Administrator accounts password, it can be reset, by doing the following: Start ==> Run. In the dialog box type "control userpasswords2" (without inverted commas) then press enter. Click the account called administrator and click the reset password box. (You might need to do this whilst logged in as your sister, seeing as she has admin rights. Another way to do it is to log in under your sisters admin account...right click on the my computer icon, select Manage. In the window that appears, click on Local Users and Groups the left hand pane, click the Users Folder, right click the users name and select properties. In the "Member Of" tab, add the user to the administrators group. I'm pretty sure this second way is only available under Win XP Pro and probably many of the more expensive versions of Vista. I hope this helps Stryker
  9. I'm totally in agreement with you on that one.... The disk space required for Vista is utterly ludicrous. I'm trying to think of what built in programs I used in Vista... ... ... ... ... Its a very short list! Perhaps they should allow users to customize the installation more.....even when its comes as part of a PC/Laptop from a dealer.
  10. After spending a fair while on this problem, I decided to post a thread out of frustration. I took a 20 minute break from it then sat back down again to try again....and I am pleased to say I got it to work. Thank you to anyone who was trying to sort this for me.
  11. One things to bare in mind when using touchpads, is that most of them are pressure sensitive. You can open up an program by moving the mouse cursor over its icon and then "tapping" on the pad twice, which acts as a double click instead of using the buttons. That said most manufacturers allow you to turn of this function, so it might be worth having a look around the software and see what options you have.
  12. dsb. I have experienced similar problems and after a bit of digging about, it turns out that Media Player has really been watered down, especially when it comes to playing back DVD movies. You can download plugin's for it through the media player store, but who wants to pay for them....they should be free of charge! The other week I downloaded VLC player, which worked a treat for playing back DVD movies. It's quite a simple looking program, however it does the job. Personally I don't use Windows Media Player for anything, as I use Winamp for playing mp3 and divx files, therefore I'd recommend the above setup if you are looking for an alternatives to WMP. Cheers Stryker
  13. Hi all. I wonder if someone can help me. I am trying to create a timesheet for work so that if I click a certain button, its colours the cells I have highlighted in a pre chosen colour and also display the task name (but only in the first cell) Each cell is to represent 15 minutes of time Lets say for instance a particular job took 60 miuntes to do, instead of having four cells which have the same task name which would look like 4 separate tasks, I would like it if the top cell had the task name with the remaining cells under it only being shaded in. See the attached image to get an idea of what I'm getting at: Any help or guidance would be much appreciated! Many thanks Stryker
  14. Is there anyway you could use Recuva to get back the file you deleted? I did have Vista on my laptop, but I reverted back to WinXP, otherwise I would've sent you the desktop.ini file.
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