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#1 soulshard

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 11:05 PM

Hi,
i just tried to create a new user account on windows xp 64-bit and now i cant see my original administrator account. before i made this change all i had was ONE administrator account and that is where all of my stuff is. i just created this new one and it seems to have taken the place of my old one. when i try to log off i cant see my other one. and when im on my new one my desktop is completely different. however, i can still see my old desktop on my old account in C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop. how do i get my old account back? i know all of the files are still there

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:01 AM

Try system restore to a day before you made changes.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:18 AM

i dont save system restore points. =(

i pretty much lost everything. i dont have any of the saves on any of my single player games. and all of my settings are reset. this totally sucks

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:19 AM

i dont save system restore points. =(

...and the reason is?

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:29 AM

wait wait i do have them. i just tried it on 3 seperate dates and every time i tried it, it says "the system cannot be restored because no changes have been made"

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:39 AM

Do you use Norton by any chance?

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:41 AM

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:43 AM

Restart to Safe Mode and try system restore from there.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:43 AM

k doin it now

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:50 AM

Just keep trying different dates. I have had occassion when I had to try probably 7 different dates before one worked. The funny thing about it is, one of them that did not work at that time, worked at some point in time after that.

Also, I do not believe the message that comes up when it does not work says that it was not able to be restored because no changes have been made. I do not believe the word because is in that message. I believe it says something to the effect of the system cannot be restored, no changes have been made. Which means that it did not make any changes to your system, not that it cannot perform the restore due to no changes having been made before the attempt was made

Edited by Stang777, 12 April 2010 - 12:51 AM.


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Posted 12 April 2010 - 01:00 AM

@Broni:
ur a god. the community on this site never ceases to amaze me. thank u so much and u really saved me. i dont know what i would have done. THANK U SO MUCH! worked perfect

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ya the message i typed was wrong i was just doin it from memory, i didnt copy it exactly =p

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 01:06 AM

Excellent!
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 01:08 AM

thanks again man

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 01:09 AM

I highly recommend, you use Erunt: http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/
Manual: http://pcug.org.au/boesen/ERUNT/ERUNT.htm
In my opinion, it's better, then System Restore, and I use it on all my Windows versions.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 01:11 AM

You're very welcome :thumbsup:

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