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Desktop setting and Internet Options wont work

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by muppy03, Jun 19, 2006.

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  1. muppy03

    muppy03 Thread Starter

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    Hi, I have xp home eddition with 4 user accounts. 2 accounts work fine the other 2 are having problems.

    The desktop settings will not change. You can click what you want and hit apply but changes will not be made and when you open them up again they are back to where they were (which is different to what they should be).

    Same for internet options. They have gone to 'never dial a connection' also cannot change home page etc. In the two problem accounts the internet is inaccessable.

    Also when you click 'start' button the whole left hand column is blank.

    The whole appearance of the accounts is like half xp style and half classic windows style.

    I have done a sytem restore (that wont work) says no changes have been made, run adaware and spybot plus avg virus scan (all were updated).

    The 2 working accounts are working perfectly!!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Unfortunately I wont be able to try out all the helpful information you are going to give me:) until tomorrow night.

    I hope someone can help.

    Thank you
     
  2. Emtronics

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    Delete the offending accounts. Reboot and make new ones. Sometimes user accounts become corrupt.
     
  3. muppy03

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    Sorry for taking so long to answer. I took your advice. New accounts made and all working well. Sometimes the simplist advice is the best. thanks again
     
  4. Emtronics

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    No problem. Glad things worked out. Problem solved.
     
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