I was in the middle of computer time and all of a sudden everything seemed to stop momentarily and then everything reverted back to the XP default settings - everything. After resetting all of my settings manually (and over a couple days, I've found more needing to be changed back), I still couldn't get a couple of .wav sounds to play when they were supposed to. I don't know what happened but after many tries to reset them and then trying one last time, it allowed those last settings to finally be saved.
Can you tell what triggered the problem???
It didn't forget just my folder settings, it was ALL of my settings, fonts, sounds, folders, desktop and display properties.... It was a mess, and took a long time for me to reset everything.
I wondered if there is a way to back up my custom settings so if XP forgets them and reverts back to its default settings that I don't have to reset everything manually. And if there is, how would I reactivate them?
I get confused easily Please explain in plain English and simple to follow instructions on how to save my settings. Not just folder settings, but for desktop, display, sounds, anything that I can custom set.
XP, actually, I'm not sure what else, if anything you need to know. It's a put together from some new and some stray parts computer. AVG anti-virus, Comodo firewall, Spybot S&D, AdAware, WiFi, all kept up-to-date.