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#1 hephaest

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 03:34 PM

When I log in as my self into win2000, explorer.exe generates an error and gets shut down whenever i attempt to open a windows folder.
this doesnt happen when i log in as the administrator.
how can I fix my damaged user profile?

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os: windows 2000 sp4
256 megs ram

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#2 frankie12

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 03:39 PM

When was the last time you did a virus and spyware test? If you have done one and gotten rid of all of the bad things and it still happens you may want to try and do a Hijack This log.

#3 hephaest

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 04:28 PM

Yep, I have been spending time at the hijackthis forum
and Oldtimer was helping me get rid of all the viruses
on my pc. he said that my hjt log was clean now
and the error still occured. He told me that it might be something wrong
with my user profile and that i should log in as admin.
and i did and sure enough, the error didnt happen while logged in as admin.
so he said that this forum might be able to help me fix my damaged user
profile.

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 04:36 PM

The easiest fix might be to create another user account and take ownership of any folders that you can't access.

#5 hephaest

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 11:24 AM

Enthusiast, how do i transfer all of the settings from the original damaged user profile to the new user profile?




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