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System Restore Problems

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#1 kathi


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Posted 15 June 2008 - 06:27 PM

Ok, I'm so computer illiterate its really no funny - but you fabulous folks have helped me out before and so I'm back again! I have no idea what happened, but my something happened in the system and System Restore was used (as I recall there was no other choice). Anyway, now I have the system back up and running but I can't access some of my previously saved files. I'm wondering if the old Admin is no longer available, which is where those files were located? I think the files are still on this computer somewhere, but how do I get logged back into the old admin? Does any of this make any sense whatsoever?! Also, I now notice that I'm having a hard time getting the computer to start up - it starts but takes FOREVER to actually get functioning after I get to desktop. (once desktop is seen, its a long time before i can click on and then use any of the icons on desktop). Seemed that it was stalling for some compaq thing to run, which I've disabled but still having some trouble. I went through msconfig and unchecked the compaq connections agent under startup tab...any other thoughts?

Not sure if I should just automatically post a hijack this log...I"ll wait for your instructions.

Whew....thanks guys....


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#2 garmanma


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Posted 15 June 2008 - 07:17 PM

If you can locate the files, try using the Search function and you can't open them, you can try Taking ownership of files and folders
MSCONFIG is a troubleshooting tool. To permenantly stop items at startup I recommend Codestuff Starter
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#3 kathi

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 08:36 PM

ok disregard this post, i started to put in that I can't disable file sharing but just realized that says for XP professional and I have home. I"ll work in the tutorial - thanks!

Edited by kathi, 15 June 2008 - 08:45 PM.

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