Corrupt Profiles in XP Home

  meshmad 11:50 14 Apr 06

I have a Mesh Immerse PC with XP Home. I have already attemted using their so called Help Desk - no useful result. ALL the profiles on my machine log on and immediately off. I can only access them in safe mode. HELP!!

Am familiar with regedit etc. Any assistance gratefully received.

  Jackcoms 11:53 14 Apr 06

"I have already attemted using their so called Help Desk - no useful result."

I'm not surprised. Mesh provide the hardware - not the software.

This sounds like a software problem to me.

Have you tried System Restore to a time before the problem started?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:08 14 Apr 06
  meshmad 10:09 15 Apr 06

Meshmad would like to point out that he has (so far)

1. Tried System Restore 3 times - ALL failed!
2. Tried Clean Boot from msconfig
3. Checked Event Viewer. Windows claims that nothing is amiss with anything at all.
4. I would also point out it is Mesh's wierd copy of XP Home and is therefore THEIR problem.

I am still trying though,

Thanks for the suggestions

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:01 15 Apr 06

Create a New User Profile in Windows XP Home Edition
1. Log on as the Administrator or as a user with administrator credentials.
2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
3. Click User Accounts.
4. Under Pick a task, click Create a new account.
5. Type a name for the user information, and then click Next.
6. Click an account type, and then click Create Account.

Copy Files to the New User Profile
1. Log on as a user other than the user whose profile you are copying files to or from.
2. In Windows Explorer, click Tools, click Folder Options, click the View tab, click Show hidden files and folders, click to clear the Hide protected operating system files check box, and then click OK.
3. Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\Old_Username folder, where C is the drive on which Windows XP is installed, and Old_Username is the name of the profile you want to copy user data from.
4. Press and hold down the CTRL key while you click each file and subfolder in this folder, except the following files:
• Ntuser.dat
• Ntuser.dat.log
• Ntuser.ini
5. On the Edit menu, click Copy.
6. Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\New_Username folder, where C is the drive on which Windows XP is installed, and New_Username is the name of the user profile that you created in the "Create a New User Profile" section.
7. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
8. Log off the computer, and then log on as the new user.

Note You must import your e-mail messages and addresses to the new user profile before you delete the old profile. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:313055 (click here) OLEXP: Mail Folders, Address Book, and E-mail Messages Are Missing After You Upgrade to Microsoft Windows XP

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