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Disable'd Microsoft Services (Through MSCONFIG) In XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Vanhaveir, Feb 6, 2008.

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  1. Vanhaveir

    Vanhaveir Thread Starter

    Feb 6, 2008
    This happened awhile back, my computer randomly decided that every time I logged on it would max out my CPU with the "System" process... I found this odd, and in my troubleshooting, like an idiot I disabled EVERY Service I had under MSCONFIG. This lead to my computer working somehow... I found out that it was a hole in my old Anti-virus "PC-Cillin" The proxy was maxing out my System process somehow... Anyway, figured that out, and removed it. Now, for the problem.

    When I logged back on, re-enabled ALL services (After deleting PC-Cillin entirely) my computer worked fine... However, in the process of doing this, my login account somehow got screwed. Basically, when I logged on, it took me to a completely different user account. I later through registry and trial and error figured out that I was logging into a new profile labeled TEMP that had never existed before this fiasco. So, I went through registry and re-allocated all of my file paths and everything else manually. It's as though I still have my old account back. Just recently through my System properties under User Profiles I found that I have two owner accounts now. My original, and a new one. The original is 2.27GB in Size and the new one is 325MB. They're both Local, but my original say's it's "Backup" under status. It's also not been modified since November 2008. Under status the new one say's Local.

    I have Windows XP Media Center Edition, Version 2002, SP2.

    My only concerns are learning more about this, and possibly re-instating my actual User Profile... Oh, and another thing to know, none of the other profiles on my computer had this happen... however, I don't believe they were logged onto while Microsoft services were disabled. I'm an IT student going to college in the Fall for networking, I understand alot about XP, but there are some things I simply don't know. Any help in this matter would be great. I'd like to learn more about it, and possibly reinstate my old profile.

    If it matters, while trying to log onto my computer it only shows one Profile under my profile's name. And I don't know if it's related (Probably is) but every now and again when I attempt to do some things, my computers say's that I need administrative privileges... I should have full privileges.
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