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Something has happened to my computer since I turned it on...

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by G9Stuart4, Sep 13, 2013.

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  1. G9Stuart4

    G9Stuart4 Account Closed Thread Starter

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    I turned my computer on today, and to my surprise my desktop has changed, it only has a few things on it now, just a few programs, also my downloads file is empty, my bookmarks are gone along with many other things (well they're not gone because I searched for a file I was working on and found it) and my Windows 7 UI now looks like Windows 98...

    I opened up a file that I was working on and it gave me this 'Firefox can't find the file at /C:/Windows/system32/config/systemprofilÂ… Folder/gallery.html.' even though the file is on my desktop.

    I tried to system restore to a few days back and when my computer reloaded it looks the exact same.
     
  2. dai

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    check you have not booted into a different user account
     
  3. G9Stuart4

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    Already tried that, but thanks for the suggestion
     
  4. dai

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    try a windows restore point to when all was running fine
     
  5. G9Stuart4

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    I've already tried, nothing changed at all :| It loaded up the exact same as before I did the restore
     
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    Right click the desktop, select Personalize, and make sure that the "Windows Classic" is not selected.
     
  7. G9Stuart4

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    Windows 7 is selected
     
  8. lunarlander

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    Check to see if you have logged into the correct user profile. Maybe you are using a TEMP profile because your original profile is corrupt.
     
  9. G9Stuart4

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    It says I'm logged in as Stuart which is me, how can I check if my files are corrupt?
     
  10. lunarlander

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    If your profile files are corrupted the system will give you a Temp profile to log into. Unfortunately, there is no way to check.
     
  11. G9Stuart4

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    Hmm, it can't be that then surely as I'm logged in to my account

    This is getting frustrating! :mad:
     
  12. TonyB25

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    Open the C:\Users\ folder, and look for a folder named Stuart. If Windows created a temporary profile, there should also be a folder called TEMP.Stuart.000. Look in the Stuart folder for your files. Have you tried just rebooting?
     
  13. G9Stuart4

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    I can't find any folder named Stuart, and yes I've rebooted, my computer has been like this for two days now
     
  14. TonyB25

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    What folders do you have under C:\Users\?
     
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    Administrator, Guest, hedev, Public, TEMP and UpdatusUser
     
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