Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:14 AM
I have a Dell Laptop running XP Professional. Occasionally (and I think moreso after shutting my computer into "Standby" mode), it will startup (after putting in unsername and PW) and say "cannot find local settings... [or something similar]" it then boots up a different (the original) desktop background and a limited number of program icons on the desktop, bluetooth settings are not saved, etc.
In the past, when this happened (randomly, maybe once/twice a month), if I had completely shutdown the computer and re-booted it, it would then start up fine...custom desktop background, all my program icons, documents/etc. that I saved to the desktop come up fine, my bluetooth settings are restored, etc....
Well, today, it did the same thing but now did not revert back to my usual desktop/settings upon a simple shutoff/reboot...
Thoughts on what is going on here and a fix?
Thanks in advance!!!