Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Can I change A User Profile?

The Problem:-After having my hard drive reformatted, the technician entered the wrong name > in the user profile. Windows won't allow me to change it because it "is a > system file and is required for windows to run properly". How do I change it?

The user profile folders (C:\Documents and Settings\Username) cannot be renamed,log on using the built-in Administrator account, create a new user account, with the username desired. You can then delete the old user account(s) and associated files.[ Right-click My Computer > Properties > Advanced > User Profiles Delete the profiles bearing your name]

Further References:-

HOW TO Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP

How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile

Internet Explorer hangs when you visit a secured site

When you visit a secured site your internet explorer may hang.

To workaround this behavior:-
1]Open Control Panel
2]Double click to open Administrative tools.
3]Double click to open Local Security Policy.
4]Now expand Local Policies by just clicking on the plus(+) sign.
5]Click on Security Options.
6]Now scroll down to System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing and double click on it.
7]Check Disabled and press OK.
8]Restart computer.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Folders won't open, go to Search instead

The Problem:-
When I try to open folders in My Documents or anywhere on my computer, it does a search instead of opening the folder.

Click [Start] [Run] and type "REGSVR32 /i SHELL32" then press the Enter key.

[Courtesy: MVP David Candy]

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Friday, March 11, 2005

Error loading FLDRCLNR.DLL Specified module not found

The Problem:-At startup you get the following error:-
"Error loading FLDRCLNR.DLL Specified module not found"

Solution:-fldrclnr.dll is a system file in c:\WINDOWS\system32. It is possible that this file is corrupt. Repair installation will solve the issue.
see:-'How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP' http://support.microsoft.com/d­efault.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q315­341

How to convert a FAT volume or a FAT32 volume to NTFS

1.Click Start >All Programs>Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
2. At the command prompt, type the following, where drive letter is the drive that you want to convert:
convert drive letter: /fs:ntfs
For example, type the following command to convert drive E to NTFS:
convert e: /fs:ntfs
Note If the operating system is on the drive that you are converting, you will to restart the computer because the conversion cannot be completed while the operating system is running. When you are prompted, click YES.
3. When you receive the following message at the command prompt, type the volume label of the drive that you are converting, and then press ENTER:
The type of the file system is FAT.
Enter the current volume label for drive drive letter
4. When the conversion to NTFS is complete, you receive the following error message at the command prompt:
Conversion complete
5. Quit the command prompt.