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Programs/Files Missing?

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#1 Ryuuga


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Posted 24 August 2010 - 01:26 PM

Hi, I've got a bit of a problem with my computer.

I got back in from work today, and my sister was logged onto the guest account, she was finished with the computer, so I closed what she had open, logged into my own, and... nothing, while the "loading personal settings" message was showing, I got an error message.
(sorry... forgot to jot down what it said, something along the lines of "unable to load settings", it had a timer in the top corner...)

It wouldn't let me do anything from there, so I turned it off, turned it back on again.

Now, on my account, the background is set back to default, and a good number of my shortcuts are missing.
There's programs missing from the start menu, too.
Also, there was a search bar on the start menu I've never seen before, "Nero Search".
I searched for what it was via google, when I open firefox, it asks me if i want to import setting + set it as the default browser, as if it's just been installed.

Anyway, I unistalled Nero essentials, and nothing changed, only the search bar disappeared.

While i was Add/Remove programs, it looks like most, if not all of my programs are there, I currently have a Malwarebytes scan running, it's going through all my files, despite the fact that if I go to My Doccuments, it's empty, only the default "my pictures" and "my music" folders are there.
It seens to be, only my account is doing this, the others have all their files in their documents.

I really don't know what is going on...

Sorry if I've missed any information out, of it's confusing, I wasn't too sure how to word this.

EDIT: Forgot to say, I'm using Windows XP

Edited by Ryuuga, 24 August 2010 - 01:29 PM.

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 01:41 PM

Hm... Okay I've left it a few days, no reply.

Is there any way of recovering my files, or are they just gone?

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