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Lost settings, New user made in Documents and Settings

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by asd123321, Apr 29, 2010.

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  1. asd123321

    asd123321 Thread Starter

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    When I started up it says Win.ini corrupt. Then it starts
    up as a new user losing track of Favorites and Start Menu
    and Desktop Icons, Display and Folder attributes. Under
    Documents and Settings it has added Dave.U5R2D5 in
    addition to Dave which still has all the information. I tried
    switching the 2 Filenames to get back to what it used to be but
    gave an error message and didn't do it and started another new file.
    Is there some way to use the old Dave file?
     
  2. JennyJackson01

    JennyJackson01 Account Closed

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    Hiya asd123321.

    It sounds like you`ve re-installed the system from CD over the top of an existing system, giving you a fresh `Dave`. Have you recently run a repair or indeed, done a clean install ?

    As a work-around, can you take the documents & favourites from the old `Dave` and put them in the new `Dave` so at least you`re back up and running again.

    Jenny
     
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