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Profile Can Not Load (Windows Vista)

By domino23
Jul 19, 2014
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  1. Ok, quick run through of my situation...

    I was running Windows Vista for a few years, then one day out of nowhere I get an error on the loading screen saying my profile can't be loaded.

    I tried to get around it with tips I found online but nothing worked, so I installed Windows XP.

    Now here's the problem. I installed XP on my main drive, but for some reason it also formatted my separate drive with all my music, pictures, movies etc on it.


    Also, this windows xp only boots if the cd is in the drive... if I dont have the cd in windows vista loads.

    Im wondering can I get some help getting around my windows vista problem and can someone tell me why windows xp only boots if the cd is in the drive? HELP these files on my other drive at very important!
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,412   +316

    OUCH - - you misunderstood the instructions OR failed to select the correct drive. Those files are now G O N E :sigh:
  3. domino23

    domino23 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 72

    Im not sure about that because this happened to me years ago and my **** was still on there but I forgot what program I used to get them back...


    Is there anyway around the vista profile can not load error?
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,412   +316

  5. domino23

    domino23 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 72

    Whats the best program to try to recovery lost files?
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,469   +622

    Recuva, by Piriform, has some favourable reviews.
  7. domino23

    domino23 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 72

    Thanks bro


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