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Bruce Ri

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I have searched all the topics on this forum and looked other forums as well, but can't resolve my issue.

History:
I installed Bootmaster, didn't like it and uninstalled it. It required me to reboot and when I did I couldn't get into XP. Figured out that Bootmaster switched my partitions around, so I ran FDISK from a Win98 and switched partitioned back.

When I logged into XP the Classic view was the ONLY view available.

I searched these forums and did the exercises everyone commonly suggested.

I went to kellys-korner and replaced the files and registry entries, checked that services was started, verified group policies, and eventually did a system restore from CD.

Today:
Initially, I couldn't even change to the Luna themes, but then after the restore I can switch to Windows XP theme; however, when I log out/reboot/come back from standby the Classic view is back!

I should mention I have two accounts and the second account is fine. The first account was were I installed Bootmaster.

Can't figure out the problem here!!! Can anyone :tazz:!?
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Go to Start/Run and type sfc /scannow. You will need an XP CD, and have to reboot when it is finished. If this doesn't work, your account may be too corrupt, and you will have to make a new one and copy your files there.

Edited by Pi rules, 15 October 2005 - 09:22 AM.

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Bruce Ri

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Well Pi rules, you rule!

I ran sfc /scannow and it did nothing for me. I created a new profile and copied the files over from the corrupt profile to the new one.

WHAT A PAIN, but worth it. Looks like all is well now and I learned another trick!

For those reading this post because of similar issues, read Microsoft's Knowledge Base article HERE before you correct a corrupt profile.

Remember to Export/Import all of your e-mail, rules, account settings before deleting the corrupt profile in order to import them into your new profile.

I would also advise performing a system backup before deleting the corrupt profile (my next task :tazz:).

Thanks again!

Edited by Bruce Ri, 15 October 2005 - 12:14 PM.

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You're welcome!

Thanks for providing the very helpful link and reminders to anyone else with the same problem. :tazz:
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