Help with Vista, reset all my settings grrrr

  rickilambert 14:30 29 Jul 07

Hey peeps, really need some help. I was using vista half an hour ago with no problems, my account was fine, loaded as per usual (i was using the laptop outside in public). As i have got in i have turned on and tried to log on to the system. It took ages to load, saying, after i typed in my password;

"preparing desktop"

it did this for a while then loaded the settigns for outlook express, internet explorer and so on (as if it was booting for the first time) and then loads a desktop as if it were the first time it had loaded, i then get a message at the bottom saying;

"your user profile was not loaded correctly

you have been logged on with a temporary profile. changes that you make to this profile will be lost when you log off. please see the event log for details or contact your administrator"

how annoying, all my programemes i have added to the laptop are still on it, but not coming up on startup or anything, and all written documents from the documents folder seem to have been deleted?

this is a really big problrm and would appreciate the help. Thanks guys, im trusting you got my back on this one!

  rawprawn 15:11 29 Jul 07

Safe mode, then system restore?

  rickilambert 15:11 29 Jul 07

i have tried system restore but to no avail, what would be the purpose of safe mode?

  rawprawn 15:28 29 Jul 07

Because only the files needed to run th OS will be loaded and it may be a workaround.Or you could try last known good configuration.

  rickilambert 15:52 29 Jul 07

neither of these two options have worked :s

  rickilambert 15:56 29 Jul 07

neither of these two options have worked :s

  rawprawn 16:28 29 Jul 07

Sorry I can't help, but I suggest that you invest in a backup program such as Acronis to obviate any further problems such as this.

  rawprawn 16:31 29 Jul 07

Try turning User Account Control Off

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