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Windows 7: Windows Startup Repair query

10 May 2015   #61
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry, here you go, Disk Management also:




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10 May 2015   #62
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hey, not sure how long you have been using this new PC but could you maybe create a new user and delete the old one? Perhaps this would be the fastest?
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10 May 2015   #63
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Hey, not sure how long you have been using this new PC but could you maybe create a new user and delete the old one? Perhaps this would be the fastest?
Hi, I have the PC only a few weeks. But I just installed the other 4TB hard drive yesterday. I really need to get it sorted asap, as I have work to do in 3ds Max tonight. It's never easy or straightforward is it?!

Is creating a new user and deleting the old one a big deal? I am the only user and the administrator user.

The annoying this is - this setup works fine on my laptop. SSD with programs and all my other data on the separate hard drive. I had installed Max after setting up this too, so I know it works. Just now it won't work on my PC.
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10 May 2015   #64
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You don't have to delete your current user to create a new one. So you will be pretty safe to try.

1- Go into Control Panel. And select User Accounts. (Sort by small icons if you don't see the option, on the top right)
2- Click Manage another account
3- Click Create a new account
4- Give it a name, and select administrator.
5- Click Create account
6- You will be back to the Manage Accounts screen.
7- Select your new account and click Create a password (not necessary but better safety wise I guess)
8- Log out and log in with the new account, it will be listed in the log in screen.
9- Try to run 3d Studio Max, if it runs great! if not uninstall and reinstall
10- If you need any data from your other account (documents/favorites etc, you can copy paste to new user account appropriate folder)
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10 May 2015   #65
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
You don't have to delete your current user to create a new one. So you will be pretty safe to try.

1- Go into Control Panel. And select User Accounts. (Sort by small icons if you don't see the option, on the top right)
2- Click Manage another account
3- Click Create a new account
4- Give it a name, and select administrator.
5- Click Create account
6- You will be back to the Manage Accounts screen.
7- Select your new account and click Create a password (not necessary but better safety wise I guess)
8- Log out and log in with the new account, it will be listed in the log in screen.
9- Try to run 3d Studio Max, if it runs great! if not uninstall and reinstall
10- If you need any data from your other account (documents/favorites etc, you can copy paste to new user account appropriate folder)
Cheers for the reply man. I had already uninstalled Max. I think the best thing for me to do is to 'Restore Defaults' on each of the user folders - Contacts, Music, Documents etc. Then once they are back there, I will follow this (I think this is how I got it working before) Option Two - To Change User Folders Location from within User Profile Folder - User Folders - Change Default Location

One strange thing to me is - On my laptop, when I go to computer, then go into the F drive, all of the folders are there in that main folder.[F:\] While on my PC I have F:\Users\User\ and in here all my folders are listed. They should be the same?
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10 May 2015   #66
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I guess you entered different folders for laptop and PC, hence laptop has them at root? I haven't moved any user folders in ages so can't say much. I would have gone the registry route if I wanted to move the entire user folder tbh and use option two if moving some of the folders inside user folder. Also having the individual folders inside your user folder is better than bunch of folders just sitting at root of drive.

I am sure you will manage what you are after.
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10 May 2015   #67
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks, I will eventually get it sorted, I hope! I think it's ok to have them all at the root of the drive, as this is what Brink describes in his post for the option two method.

Greg, would you be able to give any info/advice on my next move?

I have just done 'Restore Defaults' on each of the user folders - Contacts, Music, Documents etc. So they are now back at their location of C:\Users\User I will follow Brink's Option Two - To Change User Folders Location from within User Profile Folder as I'm nearly sure this is the method I used before on my laptop and it worked.

Also, do you have any idea why the user folder has a lock icon on it? This could be the root of the problem maybe? Why doesn't it have my name on the folder? Here is a screengrab:


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10 May 2015   #68
gregrocker

 

THe lock only means its not shared with a Homegroup you have set up, perhaps inadvertantly: Homegroup - Add Computer or Join - Windows 7 Help Forums

It actually looked okay to me although I would never move them in a subfolder but out in the root of F. If you want a subfolder because of perceived added protection against deletion then make it only one User folder and not two as you had.

Go ahead and move one now and post back a screenshot of F so we can see how it lands.

Creating a new User account is for when there is a need to test for corruption which isn't yet indicated.
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10 May 2015   #69
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
THe lock only means its not shared with a Homegroup you have set up, perhaps inadvertantly: Homegroup - Add Computer or Join - Windows 7 Help Forums

It actually looked okay to me although I would never move them in a subfolder but out in the root of F. If you want a subfolder because of perceived added protection against deletion then make it only one User folder and not two as you had.

Go ahead and move one now and post back a screenshot of F so we can see how it lands.

Creating a new User account is for when there is a need to test for corruption which isn't yet indicated.
There is no Homegroup set up. I moved two over, they seem good. Will I just go ahead and move the rest Greg? I pray that this allows me to install 3ds Max.


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10 May 2015   #70
gregrocker

 

Looks OK. Not sure how program install will go any differently. But if you correctly move the User folders, any reference to them on C in a program install should be forwarded to the new location. If not then just leave the files it adds in the C:\User folder though on my installs that folder becomes one and the same with the moved location.
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