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Old 04-19-2009, 08:10 AM   #1
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I've had the same system for the past 4 years. I shut it down normally last night.
When I started it up this morning it was as if I started the computer for the first time. Default background, default everything!!!
How do I get everything back????
Windows XP pro SP3
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I've had the same system for the past 4 years. I shut it down normally last night.
When I started it up this morning it was as if I started the computer for the first time. Default background, default everything!!!
How do I get everything back????
Windows XP pro SP3
Assuming its not something more serious just go to

Start menu> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Restore

You should be able to reset your desktop orrientation and a few other minor settings to an earlier date this way.
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ibt "get a mac" people

"One you go Mac, you know its wack"
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:59 AM   #7
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Assuming its not something more serious just go to

Start menu> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Restore

You should be able to reset your desktop orrientation and a few other minor settings to an earlier date this way.
I owe you the frosty beverage of your choice the next time you are in the area.
I was getting worried at first because they were all failing but I finally got one to work. Now it's just as broken as it normally is!
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I was getting worried at first because they were all failing but I finally got one to work. Now it's just as broken as it normally is!
So I take it that worked? So that'll be a $69.95 technical advisory fee.....I accept Paypal. (JK)

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Old 04-19-2009, 04:15 PM   #9
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Now it's just as broken as it normally is!
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:31 PM   #10
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Delete the System32 folder.
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