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Lose all data at shutdown.

This computer used to be part of an office network. It has been set to reset to original settings everytime it's shut down. Anything that is added will be removed when you restart. Is there a way to adjust the settings to stop this from happening?

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Re: Lose all data at shutdown.

Tell me how you are logon to the machine? with administrator account or some other? Try to logon as local administrator and see.

log off > when it show the logon window, at the domain (below username and password) select computername and try.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

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