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I deleted the contents of the folder c:/users/username/appdata/local/temp

By myquelahira
Dec 1, 2007
  1. one site said it's safe to remove its contents. but after i deleted it my computer does not reboot normally. i don't have any restore points. by the way my comp is acer laptop with vista home basic.

    can someone with comp like mine post the contents of the folder? i'll just copy paste it in mine. thanks!!!
     
  2. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    somebody with a similar computer will have different content in that folder because it is a temp folder and also because they will have different programs installed.

    What symptoms is your computer having restarting also what is the exact model that you have
     
  3. myquelahira

    myquelahira TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    thanks for the immediate response.

    acer travelmate 3040. so after i log in the desktop appears then the screen blacks out twice then the computer hangs for seconds. not a big problem but still,it delays me.
     
  4. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    Ok,

    Please go to Start -> Control Panel -> Device Manager

    Look under Display Adapters (Does it show your graphics card as installed)
    Look under Monitors (Does it show your monitor)

    Looking to make sure it is not a generic name that windows assigned and that it is the exact name of what you have
     
  5. myquelahira

    myquelahira TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    ok. it is as it should be. then what?
     
  6. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +619

    1) Use Safe Mode to get access to the system
    (hit f8 several times during the POST sequence until you get a screen
    showing (vga display) Safe Boot)

    then run MSCONFIG to control startup programs.

    2) in general, you can disable many startups (not services) with this:
    Download and install Spybot Search & Destroy;
    update it.
    Set Mode->Advanced
    on the left side are some feature; -> tools

    Click System Startup
    the third column contains the PATH to the program that starts at boot time.
    Find ANY that are located in c:/users/username/appdata/local/temp
    uncheck the box on the far left.
     
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