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  1. I have been trying to configure Active Directory user accounts on my Win2008 R2 Server, and I have finally got pretty much everything working, but I'm still having trouble with some broken links on my Win7 client machine. A:\Users\Carl is mapped to --> O:\ Previously the directory was A:\Carl and the subdirectory A:\Carl\My Music was sym-linked to A:\Music. As far as I can tell I've gotten rid of all of the previous links, but when I add files from A:\Music to MediaMonkey they seem to be mapping to O:\Music (which doesn't exist), and thus playing I can't play any music. Any ideas?
  2. I'm running a reasonably fresh install of Windows 7 64bit (stripped down), but my system is using 1Gb of memory even while idling, by comparison WinXP (32bit) on the same system, uses about 130Mb of RAM. Yes, I understand that Win7 uses more RAM, but 8 times as much seems ridiculous. The primary problem I am encountering, is that many games are simply unplayable in Win7. A prime example is Dawn of War II, if I have the task manager up on another screen while the game is loading I can monitor the memory usage of the game/system, the system often reaches 98% memory usage well before the game finishes loading. When it has finished loading and it gets to the press any key to start, the game is using ~950Mb of RAM, pressing any key to start the game seems to drop the RAM usage down to about 80Mb, where it slowly increases to about 450Mb before the game actually starts. Regularly while playing the game everything will just freeze for 5-10 seconds - generally occurs when scrolling across the map. Any ideas as to what would cause such high memory usage? I have disabled all but the most essential items in msconfig, and I have very few services running. Startup: Logitech Setpoint Daemon Tools Lite Display Fusion Non Standard Services: Apple iPhone services (Apple Mobile Device, Bonjour Service, iPod Service) Nvidia Display Driver Service FLEXNet Licensing Service
  3. Why is it that so many programs insist on being installed on the system drive? For a long time I have had an 8 GB system drive partition, with a heavily customised nLite version of Windows XP and it seems that every time I install a new program I need to delete files from my system drive. I know 8 GB is not much, but it should be well and truly enough for an operating system especially considering my page file, my temporary directory and my documents are all stored on different drives. One folder that always seems to balloon out astronomically is the ~\Windows\Installer folder. I assumed this folder just contained the installation packages for files that I had already installed, however upon deleting it I lost all my icons for Microsoft office (Excel, Word, etc.) - as a side note any idea how I can fix this? Last I deleted the folder it was 2 GB, and within about two months it is already back to 650MB. Although my documents are on a separate drive, various applications still insist on using ~\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data or ~\Documents and Settings\username\Application Dat to store enormous amounts of data. Call of duty world War decides it wants to install or custom maps and mods here, similarly for CitiesXL - and with each custom map being 40 to 50 MB this can easily balloon out to 2 or 3 GB. ~\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data also gets bloated with huge chunks of data from Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Solid Works 2009, and Microsoft Help. Not to mention that ~\Program Files\Common Files directory is over a gigabyte. Basically I have two questions: How were forced programs to install in the application directory rather than bloat up my system drive? At a record or registry changes made by program at installation time, so that if I reinstall Windows I only need to update the registry not reinstall the entire program. Yes I know the easiest way would be to increase the size of the system partition, however that would defeat the point. I reinstall Windows quite regularly, basically any time something weird happens I cannot diagnose I just reinstall Windows - it only takes about 13 minutes. Secondly I eventually want to move my entire system drive to a RAM Disk, so obviously anything like an 8 GB becomes quite difficult.
  4. It appears that several games that utilise SDL are crashing under Windows XP SP3 on both my desktop and my laptop (which use different although similarly customised nLited versions of XP Pro/Tablet XP). All of the problem programmes fail to run or crash on both systems (the laptop is basically a clean install with very little on it). This would seem to indicate that I've removed something that is essential for the operation of SDL. Any ideas of what this would be, or how I can fix this without reinstalling the system?
  5. I am attempting to install the drivers/software for my new Bluetooth USB dongle. When I run the setup, it proceeds to install the drivers for COM Ports, Keyboards, Headsets, etc., but when it gets up to modems the installer says that it fails. I believe this issue results from the fact that I removed Modem support when I built my current Windows version (I used nlite, and stripped out modem support). I have no need for dialup modems, Bluetooth or otherwise, but the installer refuse to complete the installation without installing the modem drivers (clicking on the 'OK' box after the error message simply removes everything that has already been installed). Does anyone know how I can install the other components without installing the modem drivers? The version I am using is Bluesoleil v2.7.0.13 VoIP release 071227. The dongle is a Laser Class I/Class II Bluetooth V2.0+EDR (model number AO-USBBD02) http://www.laserco.net/pc_acc/pc_acc/AO-USBBD02.htm# Thanks for any help.
  6. Ah, that may be the problem. I used a WinXP VLK key, because the version of tablet PC that I was installing was a volume licence. I tried using the key on that came with my tablet (the one stickered on the bottom of the laptop), but I think I need a copy of a non-volume licence version of xp for that. Cheers,
  7. I've been trying to install the tablet pc version of windows XP. I've done all the basics (copying everything over from disk to cmpnents folder to the same folder that the disk 1 stuff is in). After I finished and installed it on my tablet PC I have no indication that it is the Tablet PC version (it just says XP Professional Service Pack 3 v.3311) And I have no tablet PC things like touch screen/journal. It is my understanding that for the MCE version it is necessary to add a line in winnt.sif so that under [Components] medctr = on netfx =on Is there a similar switch for Tablet PC? Cheers.
  8. I'm having difficulty connecting to the internet from within Vista. Firstly vista recognises my home network as an Unknown Network and sets it up as a public network. I have my ADSL router acting as the DHCP server and it seems fine with the other 3 computers on the network (Windows XP/Windows 2003 Server/Mac OS X); however Vista refuses to obtain it's IP from the router. If I force the Vista to use the following settings: IP Adress: Subnet Mask: Default Gateway: Then I can connect to other computers on the network, and I can see the router, but I still can't connect to the internet. Does anyone know what could be preventing me from connecting to the internet? I am currently writing this through a Remote Desktop Connection to my Server (Windows 2003) from my Vista machine.
  9. Does anyone know of any programme that will monitor and record any changes to the registry. Basically I reinstall windows a lot and some applications particularly game won't run if certain registry values aren't set. Basically I want to record all the changes that are made on an initial install of the application so that when I reinstall windows I can just update the registry instead of reinstalling the whole game just for a few lines of code. Cheers.
  10. Well I figured that now I on summer holidays now is the perfect time to get that triple boot Vista, XP and Linux. You would think that following these very easy intructions (http://www.hevnikov.com/blog/2006/11/13/tr...le-boot-screen/) I could do it. Nope. Did all that and Vista refused to even recognise my other partitions. The only option in disk management was delete partition. It could see them, I just couldn't mount them or assign a drive letter to them. Which of course meant that I couldn't use EasyBCD (because I didn't have a file path to direct it to). I even did the 8 hour kill disk to make sure there were absolutely no remenents of any MBR. Well I guess I check out the VistaBootPro. In the meantime I'm heading over to the Ubuntu forums to see if I can get some help there.
  11. I'm am trying to install a dual boot with Vista and XP. Unfortuneately I get the dreaded "Windows is unable to find a system volume that meets it's criteria for installation" bug. Currently the only solution that I am aware of that overcomes this problem is to remove all other hard drives before attempting to install Vista. Although this works insofar is getting vista to install, it adds the problem that I have to remove my XP drive in order to install Vista, hence making dual booting difficult. Currently XP is sitting there but I can't boot into it (I know load the install disk and 'fixboot'). Anyone have a solution to this problem, preferably one that doesn't involve reinstalling both XP and Vista? Current builds of XP and Vista AMD Opteron 165 DFI LanParty UT NF4 SLi-DR Expert XFX 7800GT 2x512Mb Corsair XMS Pro Seagate 7200.10 320Gb (20Gb Vista Partition, 300Gb Data) Seagate 7200.10 320Gb (8Gb XP partition, 312Gb Data) Samsung SpinPoint P120 250Gb (2Gb Primary PageFile Partition, Media partion) Samsung SpinPoint P120 250Gb (2Gb Secondary PageFile Partition, Media partion) Seagate 7200.8 160Gb (Data) Western Digital 80Gb, old PATA drive.
  12. Sounds like you have a curupt disc. Anyway Fable really, really isn't worth playing. Read this: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showto...76&hl=fable
  13. For some reason or another I get a black screen when I run any video. Audio is fine. I used Media Player Classic, VLC and Windows Media Player (most recent version of all). Disabling DirectX fixes the problem, but it is a pain in the arse having to constantly disable and re-enable it all the time. Note, that videos running in Firefox seem to run just fine (2.0 beta 1). I’m pretty sure it is either one of two things: directx_apr2006_redist.exe or the new nVidia drivers. BTW this is not a general directx issue with SP1 on Win2003, games and stuff work just fine. Anyone know what’s wrong or how I can fix this? Relevant specs: Windows 2003 SP1 Forceware 91.31 Opteron 165 DFI LanParty UT SLi-DR Geforce 7800GT
  14. Yeh, but that will only turn off system restore (which he can already do). He wants a fix so that all computers will not attempt to set asside space for system restore not just his. This is a tricky problem and you will probably need to use modified firmware. I have no solution but you may be better off asking this sort of question at somewhere like CD Freaks. Those guys regularly screw around with the firmware on optical drives, so they might be able to help you.
  15. Hmm lets see. You either installed Daemon Tools or Alcohol 120% didn't you. They install a virtual SCSI device drive. Don't worry just ignore it, you need it to emulate disk drives.

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