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"Lost" Personal Desktop settings???


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#1 justbrewit

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:14 AM

Good Morning,

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!!!

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 12:55 PM

have recently done any changes to user registries. This happens mostly because corrupt registries and you can get it fix by running the Windows Xp setup disk in recovery mode. I don't know the proper commands, may be /chskdsk . give me some time and I will post back with commands.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 12:57 PM

It could indicate a corrupted user profile.

Windows XP Problems if Your Profile Is Damaged - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326688

Copy Data from a Corrupted User Profile to a New Profile in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:26 AM

It could indicate a corrupted user profile.

Windows XP Problems if Your Profile Is Damaged - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326688

Copy Data from a Corrupted User Profile to a New Profile in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151

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Thanks, hamluis....went through this process and everything is restored back to usual!!!

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 10:30 AM

Glad you solved it, thanks for the feedback...happy computing :thumbsup:.

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