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Hey all,

Recently a the power to my appartment screwed up for just a second, and when my computer turned back on this is what I got:

"We cannot load your profile because it may be corrupted. Contact your administrator."

It then goes on to say:

"We cannot find local profile and is logging on to a temporary profile. Changes will be lost when logged off yadda yadda."

Here is my biggest problem, when I log on under the "guest" profile, a lot of my files are missing! This includes everything I was keeping on the desktop folder, like my zip files, the "my pictures," "my music," etc folders, and my internet favorites and so forth. They are not deleted - as my hard drive still says the same ammount of memory is used up - and all my other programs that were NOT in the desktop folder are still fine.

I was wondering if anybody knew how to repair my old profile.... or at the very least how to get to my old files? Those are most important, if I end up having to make a new profile or reformat the computer, all that is ok as long as I can back up the old files that I do not currently have access to.

Thanks for any help! I hope this isn't too bad of a problem... :sigh:

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EDIT: Actually, after my initial panic my thoughts came back together and I used the SEARCH ENGINE :laugh: and found my old files scattered around. Not all still work though, any media I try to access tries to re-install windows media into the guest profile before it will play, and I do not know to what lengths I should mess with the guest profile.

So I do feel a little better knowing my files are at least safe, but everything is still messed up as far as the profile goes, so my call for help is still out there.
 

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hmm......try booting up with your windows xp cd and perform a "chkdsk" on your computer. put the windows xp cd in the cd/dvdrom and then reboot the computer. then you will need to go into the bios and change the first boot device to cdrom.

save setting and exit the bios. the computer should boot to your windows xp cd and then select repair on the main console. when the admin password comes up, simply hit enter if you dont have one to skip it. then on C: type in "chkdsk /r" without the "" and make sure there is a space between chkdsk and /r. good luck.

also if this doesnt work, try booting to safe mode be pressing F8 when booting up your computer. then on when the safe mode option comes up, choose "last good configurations."
 

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hmm......try booting up with your windows xp cd and perform a "chkdsk" on your computer. put the windows xp cd in the cd/dvdrom and then reboot the computer. then you will need to go into the bios and change the first boot device to cdrom.
Hmmm, actually I do not currently have my CD with me... perhaps my roomate's Cd would work otherwise I have to take a weekend off and go back home and get it. :doh:

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also if this doesnt work, try booting to safe mode be pressing F8 when booting up your computer. then on when the safe mode option comes up, choose "last good configurations."
When I hold F8, the only options I get are choosing to start the computer with the disk drive, cd drive or hard drive, I can't see any safe mode option unless I am not doing something right...?

Also, is what you are describing that "system restore" option I have heard you can do before? If not, would that possibly have any affect, and how do you do it?

lol, thanks for trying to help though, I hope I don't drive you off with volleys of questions. :grin:
 
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