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Hiya guys, hoping you all can help me. I was browsing the web and a blue screen appeared. I shut down my computer and I booted onto my name. When i logged on my personal settings (ie. desktop icons, wallpaper, user settings on all my programs) were gone. It is almost as if i logged on a guest account however there are no other accounts on the user list. When i go into my drive c:\documents and settings\ from my computer, i can see my account "Dave" and all my files under that user. That is my administrator account and the only account i use on this computer. There is also a "Dave.R-D0ED58688BDC4" in the documents and settings folder and that appears to be the account i a logged into. Basically what im trying to say is, when i log onto my account "Dave" i do not get any of my user settings. I'm guessing a virus had done something to my registry or something that when i logged onto my account it does not load my settings. I have done all virus scans and my computer is clean right now and i'm looking if anyone has a fix to my problem.
All help is appreciated and thanks alot!
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Did you try System Restore?
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There are no System Restore Points available. PS. Im running windows XP sp2.
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What do you have for virus/malware/spyware. Could very well be a virus. Please visit the malware forum (link in signature). Do what you can. Be patient, they are quite busy.
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I have run Mwba, Superantispyware, combofix, and regcure. I believe i have removed all viruses/malware/spyware from my computer. One of the viruses i deleted was in my registry under"WINLOGON", so that very well may have messed up some settings but i have removed the virus.
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If I were you I would #1 Backup my docs and settings. #2 Create a new user account named Dave, then restore the documents and settings \ dave use folder.

You may have to setup new options in programs and such. But it should work out just fine. If it is worth it to you I would also recommend visiting the malware section of these forums and following the steps to post a hijack log. This will ensure you are virus free so that future issues do not persist. I have heard of this happening to people in general for no reason at all.
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Okay, that sounds like the best idea. I am going to try this when i get home http://support.micro...om/?kbid=811151. I'll let you all know how it works when i'm home. Thanks for the replies ;]
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Okay, it worked perfectly. Thanks again for the help guys
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Good to hear !!
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