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Help - Vista doesn't save on shutdown

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#1 arthurknight


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Posted 26 January 2010 - 10:38 AM

When Vista Ultimate is shut down, all input is lost including changes, additions to the Desktop. Should I do a re-install (original disc, no service pacs), or another solution? Maybe go onwards with W7 ($$$) - if W7, should I do upgrade or clean install - re-format HD? If W7 and clean install, can I use upgrade package (is it actually a 'full' package) and use previous Vista disc as reference (insert disc when asked as in some previous versions)?
Thanks for any help.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 26 January 2010 - 12:40 PM

Can you be a little more detailed in your description?
Exactly what isn't it saving at shutdown
New documents, old documents, settings??
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Posted 26 January 2010 - 04:07 PM

Create a new account, and see if it happens with the new account. If it doesn't then your old account/profile is corrupt.

#4 arthurknight

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 04:39 PM

Thanks for replys - If I attach, for example, windows explorer to desktop or start menu, or when I create a new folder under documents, or when I open autocad from desktop and windows configures it (as though it is first time opened), etc. all is lost when machine is shut down.

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