Need Help with Computer!

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  1. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    Got a couple of problems...

    Got this computer that I can't log into my user account anymore. It says not enough memory to log into the specified user account so it takes me to an account with limited options.

    I've been using a Guest account cause it has more of what I need but all my other files are in that other account which also happens to be the Administrative Account.

    I also want to reformat the hard drive, but I won't be able to get into that Administrative account until I fix this.

    Any ideas on what to do?
    I have a code to erase everything off the computer, If I do that, would I be able to reinstall Windows XP from DOS?
     
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  2. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    So... when you log in you are using the TRUE administrator account, or and administrator account that you created?
     
  3. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    No, it won't let me log into the administrator account anymore. It says the memory is full. It then gives me a temp account. But I don't know how I can fix it....It didn't give me a choice either cause it had a counter and gave me 30 secs and it would then decide for me and take me directly into the temp account.

    Is their a way to get into the TRUE administrator is that the same as the account I'm tryin to get into??
     
  4. samm

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    1. boot from a Linux live CD http://www.ubuntu.com/download
    2. backup said documents to thumb drive or burn to CD using 2nd CD drive
    3. Reinstall Windows, or preferably Linux
     
  5. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    You could try safe mode. Worst case scenario you can pop it in another computer and grab your files. I've never head of Windows not logging someone in because its out of memory. Can you post exactly what the error is saying? It would probably help us figure it out.
     
  6. StainMeNow

    StainMeNow New Member

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    I've only seen this problem before on computers that are SO bogged down with stuff that they have about 10kb worth of space left on the hard drive. Boot into safe mode and delete some stuff, that should fix the problem.


    But samm's idea is best.
     
  7. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    the only problem with that is that it won't show me the message anymore. It basically just said it will log me into an account with default settings because the account I am tryin to get into has the memory full. And it has a counter of 30secs. It asks me if I'm sure twice if I want to continue and then it logs me

    how do i reboot into safe mode? is it the F8 key at startup??
     
  8. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    It was very slow lately and The last thing I did was d/l a driver for a new printer....I think thats what killed it.
     
  9. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    yea, when the computer is first starting up, continuousely hit the F8 key until you have a menu to boot into safe mode
     
  10. rimshot

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    I smell a reformat
     
  11. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    i would definitely recommend another hard drive. if you buy another hard drive, install windows xp on it, then slave the current one, then copy over the files you want, then format that drive, then you've got a ton of extra space. use one of them as a storage drive, and the other as OS, program files
     
  12. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    This is what I'd probably do, only I'd try deleting some unneeded files to see if it is a disk space issue.
     

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