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XP User problem................. from a newbie

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#1 Watto63


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Posted 01 December 2008 - 05:29 AM

I am having lotsa trouble with logging into XP pro in that it/something seems to be copying user logins.
Basically what happens is this:
We login as a user and find that the screen looks like the very first login to xp...i.e what you would see as a first user...the hills and clouds wallpaper and a couple of default icons only.
When I go into the documents and settings folder i find the list of user folders.
The users that have had the above problem have been duplicated and have a folder with a .BASE extension
so I have admin and admin.BASE, music and music.BASE, plus TEMP and TEMP.BASE and TEMP.BASE.000

all have the folders inside as if they are a legitimate user.

Very frustrating to lose all the desktop shortcuts and icons, wallpaper etc

Feel free to ask anything about this as I may have not explained it to well.

Anyone with any suggestions would obviously be greatly appreciated


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 01 December 2008 - 09:37 AM


First you say "I"...then later it's "we" as far as users. How many users for the system?

Are you the only user having a problem with the login?

If so, I would suspect that your user profile is damaged and you need to create a new one and move the settings from one to the other.

How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=811151


#3 Watto63

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 03:23 AM

Thanks Loius!
Yeah well...I and we...I have 4 users on the pc...and all but one are experiencing this problem... I have tried copying the user setting date across and creating a new user but to no avial...I hahve deleted the users folders and they come back once that particular user logs on.....so frustrating!

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 02:46 AM


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