XP Questions and problems

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  1. NickSo

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    Hey, so i just got WinXP with my new computer, and i got a couple questions and problems im having:

    1. For user accounts, can i like block folders that other users can see? Or say block programs etc? Also, i have two users on my computer, one for me and one for my bro. I can't get MSN to run on his profile. I just click it, itll just show a loading hourglass for a few seconds and nothing'll happen.

    2. On my Mobo, theres an audio part on there already, i installed the drivers and all but the volume is really low. I gotta turn up all volumes (in Windows and on the speaker) to get it at a moderate level. Driver problem? Hardware problem here?

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  2. Max Leung

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    If you right-click on a folder, you'll hopefully see a "Security and Sharing" option in the popup-menu. You can restrict access to people from there. It's kinda complicated (I find UNIX easier for security, but Windows XP's file/folder security is more powerful), but you'll get used to it.

    As for the speakers...dunno. What motherboard brand and model is it again?
     
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    The mobo is an Elitegroup K7S5A with an SiS chipset...

    Okay i figured out the file blocking thing, but the main problem is the MSN Messenger... anybody know? Thx
     
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    MSN- Check that his account has permissions to run the app.

    Sound- Apologies if this is overtly obvious, but make sure the speaks are plugged into the speaker out and not the line out.

    T
     
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    I bought a PC a while ago with the same MOBO and XP. I remember downloading an upgraded driver from www.ecsusa.com
    HTH
     
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    Okay cool thanks...

    How do i set/check permissions for programs and stuff? Im totally new to XP, so i really have no idea of all its more in-depth features...
     
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    Awesome, thanks.. ill check it out

    Srinivas: I tried installing the Drivers (The ECS PCI Audio ones and the AC97 one) and XP said they werent working...
     
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    Thom: When i go into PROPERTIES of msmsgs.exe, there's no SERCURITIES tab, only "General, Version, Compatibility, Summary"
     
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    XP Pro or Home? Also, is the username you're signed in under a member of the administrators group?
     
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    This is XP Pro... The username i signed in under is in the admin group...
     
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    Hmm, I think there was a procedure somewhere to enable the "security" tab for file properties, but hell if I can remember. Maybe search the MS Knowledge Base?

    Although, it's odd that you even need to set security for MSN Messenger...it should be runnable by anybody. Perhaps when you installed it, it didn't place the shortcuts into the global Program Files menu so that all users can see it.

    Can the other user besides yours execute the msmsgs.exe?

    Maybe try downloading the latest version of it if you don't already have it, and reinstall it, carefully looking for an option to display the MSN Messenger shortcuts in the global menus, versus a single user only?
     
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    Okay, i fixed it... i went to MSN's website, and installed a copy of MSN Messenger in my bro's profile.. thanks guys! [​IMG]
     

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