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    User Settings

    I have been the only user on this laptop since day 1. This weekend I was in MSCONFIG to re-check my mouse pad and when all was done I re-booted. The computer booted to the login screen, and I entered my password. When it booted up it was like it had booted to a guest user. My desktop was not there , nor was my Oulook. I can access my desktop and documents from Windows Explorer w/o any problems, so I do know at least I have admin priveledges. All of my documents are accessable as well. thankfully those have all been backed up and my Outlook was archived. While I wait for suggestions I think I will do another back up though. I have a feeling this is going to require a re-format.
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    Re: User Settings

    Did you make any actual changes whilst in msconfig?

    What users are showing in Documents and Settings? Any new ones?

    What operating system?

    It may have been a hard drive blip - I'd recommend a full chkdsk on your C drive (assuming that is where your OS is installed)

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    Re: User Settings

    If you haven't already, before you do anything you might try booting once more. I've had (every once in awhile) strange looking bootups that have been fixed by a simple re-do.

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    Re: User Settings

    Did you make any actual changes whilst in msconfig?
    Yes - Re checked mouse pad to startup

    What users are showing in Documents and Settings? Any new ones? All users are the same no new ones

    What operating system? Windows XP Pro SP2

    It may have been a hard drive blip - I'd recommend a full chkdsk on your C drive (assuming that is where your OS is installed) - Will do.
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    Re: User Settings

    re-booted several times with no difference
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    Re: User Settings

    Ran a chkdsk. here is what it came up with.
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    Re: User Settings

    Looks like you may have had a bit of corruption on your hard drive, unfortunately where your profile was written.

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    Re: User Settings

    Yup!
    Here is more of what I am seeing.
    I was able to find everything in the following: Cocuments and SettingsTEMP I copied everything back to where it should be but when I look at the properties they all still say TEMP.
    This seems to be working for now, but I think that I am going to have to do a reformat unless anyone has any ideas around this.
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    Re: User Settings

    I hate to throw ice water, but if it may come to something as drastic as a format, shouldn't you at least let CHKDSK see how much (if anything) it can fix, i.e. you didn't use the <big>/f</big> parameter when you ran it (attachment above).

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    Re: User Settings

    System restore??

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    Re: User Settings

    Al, I typed in chkdsk/f and it says cannot find?
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    Re: User Settings

    You need a space between the chkdsk and the /f switch:
    <code>chkdsk /f</code>

    See also <post:=669,254>post 669,254</post:> and Chkdsk Syntax for further info.

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    Re: User Settings

    yup, I remembered that about 2 seconds after I hit the "Post It" button....
    Regardless I am throwing in the towel and going to reformat. This morning I was able to import everything back into Outlook, but for some reason or another the advanced search isn't working. It doesn't find anything. So........ I will see you all in a few days.
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    Re: User Settings

    tried that also
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    Re: User Settings

    A full format - not the 'quick' type - should do the same job as chkdsk. It may be worth running chkdsk a few times in the near future to ensure you haven't got ongoing HD problems.

    As you probably will have noticed, the results at the end of a scan disappear quite quickly. You can pipe the screen output into a text file for later scrutiny as follows (but note you won't see anything on screen!)
    <code>chkdsk /f > scan.log</code>

    (The filename 'scan.log' can be anything you like, e.g. scan.txt. For an automated method, see Create batch file to log chkdsk results.)

    Good luck!

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