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Desktop icons are not loading when computer restarts - something in the registry was deleted - how to fix??? thanks!!!
If this is windows xp log in as the local administrator and rename the folder that accounts profile is in (c:\documents and settings\%user%). Log off local admin and log back into the account you were having trouble with. If that fixes it go back into the profile you renamed and copy the old info from desktop etc into the profile it created after you renamed the old one.
Posted on May 28, 2009
Mate I had the exact same problem as you on one of my mates pc's but i managed to get it fixed.
It was due to a virus which was hidden really well away in the system folder. I suded AVG Anti Virus, Spybot Search and Destroy and also Ad Aware.. which found the file.. and quarantined it.. then I just deleted the file thru explorer.. and ran these three again .... then restarted and hey presto all was ok !
My mate already had AV Software on his machine - he just hadnt updated it hence why this one got in, which effects the log in process.
hope this helps
Posted on May 28, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Press the F12 key on your Sony Vaio keyboard. This will enter the computer into the built-in restore mode. Note that depending on the model of Sony Vaio, you may have to press either the F11 key or the ESC key to enter this restore mode. This must be done before your operating system begins to load. If you see the Windows logo appear on screen, you'll have to restart and try again.
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