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Well, where to start... let's see,

Whenever I boot up my computer XP seems to reset all of my settings. The desktop is returned to the default picture, my icons are deleted, and my quicklaunch icons no longer exist. It also asks me if I'd like to take a tour of Windows, like its the first time I'm booting up.

All of my programs still work normally, but they all run like fresh installs, asking me if I'd like tours of the program and forgetting my settings. For example: Firefox forgets all of my bookmarks and homepage.

It's really quite annoying, and any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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Hello cheezhead, Welcome to TSF! :wave:

Please try this workaround (you will need your Windows® XP SP2 CD).

(In the event that you do not have a Windows® XP CD with SP2, you will need to 'borrow' one from a friend or colleague, as the manufacturer's "Recovery Discs" will not work in this instance.)

Insert the Windows® XP CD in your drive. (Hold down the Shift Key to prevent it from starting.)

Go Start > Run ...in the box type in sfc /scannow …please take note of the space between the sfc and the /.

This is the System File Checker...it will scan all the Windows® core system files to ensure that they are in their respective correct places, and if not replace them from the CD.

During the scan you may be asked to Insert the CD, if this happens just go retry and let it do its thing.

One important point: While sfc is running, it is not advisable to do any other work, or have any browsers/programs running on the computer, until the scan is complete. (This process will generally take around 45-65 minutes to complete).

Once finished, remove the CD and reboot your machine...all should be "Normal" (hopefully). :grin:

Please post back with the result, or if there are any further queries/concerns.

Kind Regards,
 

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Thanks chauffeur2, I will have to find a disk, but will definitely try.
 
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