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    One PC Two desktops


    I have problem with my PC at home.

    I have windows XP professional Ver.2002 SP3 installed on my pc...

    Last few day i have been facing a problem with my desktop. I have been using this pc from 3 yrs.. and now suddenly sometime i see a different desktop all together. I see no saved items of mine on the new desktop nor the web cam works also i dont get the fav. saved in the explorer. its entirely new. How do i get back my old desktop where i have many saved files which are imp too...

    please help me with this ASAP
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    Did you make a new user profile?

    In XP your profile files (desktop, my documents, etc) are stored in c:\documents and settings\<profilename>
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    Originally Posted by Doug G
    Did you make a new user profile?

    In XP your profile files (desktop, my documents, etc) are stored in c:\documents and settings\<profilename>
    No i havent added any.
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    my advice: mini run xp with Hirens boot cd, keep data from C partition, my document, desktop ... and install a new system.
    and check for viruses all partitions
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    It can be due to virus. Format your system then check.
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    could you be running in safe mode ?

    try to just make sure that the files are still there
    in "c:\documents and settings\username"
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    Just run safe mode and choose the profile and search the files.
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    You can use restore option to get back to the previous restore point. This might be due to the virus had crashed in to your system. If you had taken the backup it would be useful.

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