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Explorer/Taskbar Settings Will Not Save

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#1 Mojinko


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Posted 19 October 2011 - 08:19 PM

My computer blue screened with an IRQL Driver not less or equal error, it's the second time its happened over a few weeks.
Upon rebooting, my computer went into "preparing your desktop" and failed, and made a temporary profile. I system restored to get back
to my original settings.

Now, my taskbar is empty for quick launch, and changing settings in the file explorer does not save anything.
Additionally, all my system fonts seem to be different, they don't look smooth any more. No setting changes I attempt in explorer save at all.

I found a guide about changing some settings under HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/ (some folder) but the only folder that exists there is SessionInfo.
So I'm assuming something killed part of my registry between the crash and restoration, but I don't think manually recreating folders and files when I'm not sure what I'm doing is the best plan. Does anyone have some insight on this?

Picture of the prime issue, if it wasn't clear.

Edited by Mojinko, 19 October 2011 - 08:24 PM.

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#2 a_cup


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Posted 19 October 2011 - 08:55 PM

Hi Mojinko,

The error you are getting is usually due to a driver. Check device manager and look for any yellow exclamation or red x's...particularly the video drivers...click start>>right click on 'computer'..select 'Manage'>>Device Manager

Check your manufacturer site for any updates also.

Check event viewer and look for errors. There will be a source that may help narrow down which driver is giving you problems

Post back let us know


#3 Mojinko

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 09:03 PM

I don't see any exclamations or x's in device manager, but there are 40 NTFS errors and 39 bonjour service errors in my event viewer in the last 24 hours.. Along with a couple different "User Profile Service" titled errors, 5 of the same name, each with 3,3,3,3,8 errors respectively.

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