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System restoring automatically?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by RunningWild, Apr 6, 2008.

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  1. RunningWild

    RunningWild Thread Starter

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    Recently i've noticed that my desktop setups and my start menu setups have been looking really strange lately. Mainly, they look like what they were 2 days ago. I started noticing this when my start menu was filled with empty program folders but the programs were still installed. My desktop was filled with folders I had already deleted the day before. Usually this stuff happens when I system restore but I have not done that yet on this PC.

    I don't know what's going on but either my computer is restoring itself or it is not remembering what I am doing. I really have no clue as to how to fix this problem.

    Note: This has been happening on and off for the past week and a half.
     
  2. XtremeNuker

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    Buddy, first of all get an full AV and Spyware scan. Before running that scan, turn off the system restore function in your advance settings of my computer. See if this helps.
     
  3. RunningWild

    RunningWild Thread Starter

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    I've done that already. Ran NOD32 full scan twice, defragmented once, system restore has been off for about 4 days. My conclusion so far is that it's not system restore at this point, but for some reason my actions for the day aren't recorded. Every 2nd or 3rd time I shutdown everything reverts to how it was a few days ago.

    Oh and 2 days ago I installed Sim City 4 deluxe edition and the folders and files are still present in program files but the executable is gone and it no longer shows up in the start menu. I'm just going to reformat since I can barely figure out where anything is anymore.
     
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