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#1 MadDawg

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:42 PM

Alright, every time I try boot into Windows, it first takes forever to load, and Windows Explorer never loads ("Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close"). I try to boot into safe mode, and when I try to log into my profile, I get an error saying something about the possibility of a corrupt user profile (among other things). I log in to the temporary profile and Explorer still won't load.

Is there a way to fix this without reinstalling? (for the third time)

EDIT: I'm using Windows XP Home SP3 with IE8 beta.

Edited by MadDawg, 19 December 2008 - 08:47 PM.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:59 PM

Is there a way to fix this without reinstalling? (for the third time)
EDIT: I'm using Windows XP Home SP3 with IE8 beta.

If I were you I would go back to IE7, Delete the IE8 beta. and take a read through this thread. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/. :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 11:03 AM

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

It helps if you post the entire wording of the error message, rather than the Readers Digest version. Clues as to what is wrong or what has been affected adversely...are often contained in those messages.

I would second the suggestion to leave any beta install alone.

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Edited by hamluis, 20 December 2008 - 11:03 AM.


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Posted 21 December 2008 - 08:59 PM

Alright, sorry about my extra-late reply. I can't seem to get Ubuntu online for some reason, so I'm typing this up on my PS3. When I start up in safe mode, I get this message when I click on my profile:

Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.


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Windows cannot find the locally stored profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes to this profile will be lost when you log off.


After that I get the "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." error.

When I try to open cmd.exe (from the task manager) it closes after about 10 seconds, but the command.com shell still works. When I try to open system restore, I get the same error as Windows Explorer.
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 11:49 AM

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