C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile, Could not connect to group policy

By gamerex
Feb 8, 2008
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  1. I'm wondering if anyone else has this problem. One day, today, I finally got a reliable wireless link by making a sattalite dish out of aluminum foil. I installed some updates, then restarted, but for some reason, windows couldn't find C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile, so all my desktop had was the recycle bin. No Aero, no start menu shortcuts, and a black hole for a wallpaper. It took me awhile to find out that my computer was trying to connect to the host of my wireless. Of course. acess to the C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile on the host's computer was denied. So I disabled my wireless and I got my desktop back.

    Edit: NVM, seems to happen after entering safe mode???


    I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem, and how I can avoid it in the future.

    edit: YAY MY 50th POST!!!!! WHOO MEMBER NOW!!! |(___(((Crayola(((___||>
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

    weird. sounds like you have Active Content enabled on the desktop. Turn it off
  3. gamerex

    gamerex TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 176

    What's active content?
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

  5. gamerex

    gamerex TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 176

    Btw, It is the wireless, for whatever reason...
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