unfortunately this created a load of problems. It created a new user in my name (I always log in as administrator) and lost all settings for all users. Also Firefox won't now save my homepage or show my windows and tabs from last time - it always opens as a blank page now. I have tried system restore but it won't go back to any of my last 4 restore points.
If you follow the instructions in the link you should not create another account and i cannot see what you have done wrong, unless you have a guest account which was active and you have create a sterile log-in in that, all i can suggest is to delete this account you have created and try again
I don't understand what happened. All my passwords had gone, my messenger log-ins and Adobe Premier Elements had lost its links with my projects. I have used Acronis to do a recovery and everything is back to normal now. I'll perhaps try again tomorrow and see what happens. I'll post the result and then tick as resolved. Thanks again.
Glad its OK feel a bit guilty, been looking for a resolve most of the afternoon, it seems such a simple process, it has been posted before. The eldergeek website i trust too as i have used it before, sorry for any inconvenience,good luck..
Please don't feel guilty you're offering free advice in good faith and your time and trouble is appreciated. Unfortunately in the land of the PC the 3rd law of thermodynamics is very evident - if anything can go wrong, it will. Usually more so if I'm involved.
Thanks VoG. In my College days we were taught the TWO laws of Thermodynamics (which I have long since forgotten) so we invented a third - if anything can go wrong it will. Things have obviously changed in the last 40 years - or my memory is faulty (not too far beyond the bounds of possibility). Thanks again to both Santos7 and VoG for your time and trouble - keep up the good work.
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