Can windows do a self restore?

By beef_jerky4104
Jul 9, 2007
  1. I brought my PC over to my friends house and hooked it up. Then powered it on. It gave me a strange message like "system profile lacks administrator power" or something strange. It took like one minute to get the desktop. Then I realized nearly all my icons were missing. My wallpaper wasn't the background anymore. I tried WMP and I had none of my songs anymore. What happend?
  2. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Give us the exact message.
    Try system restore from safe mode.
    Maybe lookHERE
  3. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 822

    Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.

    DETAIL - An I/O operation initiated by the registry failed unrecoverably. The registry could not read in, or write out, or flush, one of the files that contain the system's image of the registry.

    EDIT: I did a system restore to yesterday and the problem has gone away.
  4. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265

    Glad your system is fine.
    Post here should you encounter any further problems

    Your friendly momok =)

    This thread is for the use of beef_jerky4104 only. Please don't post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  5. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 822

    Well after the restore my computer was acting very laggy and was obviously not well. I decided to format, which is hard because my DVD-RWs are controlled by a controller card. So I had to open the PC. I finally got Windows XP PRO SP1 installed. I proceeded to update Windows. Then I get a message "windows is not valid" from the stupid validation process. So basically I'm screwed even though I have a genuine copy.

    OH! So I called M$. The calling times are 5AM-9PM. The time was 5:27AM and it didn't work. M$ failed to stick up to there part of the bargain by not working. Updates still installed but, this is very annoying and stupid.
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