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Whole local profile deleted on windows xp i need help

By Nick
Oct 29, 2002
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  1. hey guys,

    Well i always come here for my probs, especially those with win xp =P

    new problem has arrose, im surfing along, on irc,checking email ect. I click on a link thinking it was something, then boom, i see 350 telnet windows opened up. Immediate reaction: hit the reset button.

    Well my computer boots up, i click in my user name to load on windows xp home, then i get a message saying : cannot load local profile.

    Pretty much everything i had on that user name was deleted. I don't know how to get it back, anyone wanna help me?

    Thanks,
    Nick Hutchins
    aka hutch
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    350 telnet profile????
  3. Nick

    Nick Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 216

    huh?
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

  5. StormBringer

    StormBringer Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,871

    system restore comes in real handy with little problems like this.
  6. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    is the folder that contains the profile still under "documents and settings" folder? You may have generated a new profile, such that the new one will be called user.000 (where "user" is the username) and the old one will still be lingering in the folder...
  7. Nick

    Nick Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 216

    ya that was my first thing to do, i tried restoring to the day before and it said it couldn't restore.
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