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DESKTOP "Access Denied" at start up (XP Pro)

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#1 Rumplestilskin


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Posted 31 December 2010 - 04:29 PM

During startup after user Lynn login a warning "C:Documents and Settings/Lynn/Desktop access denied" appears. Looking at the folder it appears all the desktop items in it have disappeared as well. Has this machine been hacked?? It was connected to the Internet at the time,and went into sleep mode(laptop) and when restarted the error message was displayed. When "OK" is selected the machine comes up but without the desktop shortcuts that should be there....

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 31 December 2010 - 05:59 PM

First thought was possibly damaged profile...but take a look at Seemingly Similar Situation


#3 Adams A Plus

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 06:03 PM

Do you have any other profiles you can log into that do work?

If so scan for viruses.
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