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New user on every re boot

Everytime I re boot I am a new user my name is there but no personal settings and my previous settings are in a folder exactly as though I had just re installed windows over the top of the old one. Its driving me nuts I cannot save my email settings etc

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  • huxley_pig Dec 08, 2007

    Beni S-P its not cmos settings its windows.



    Ameya it doesnt matter what is changed on reboot the user you were then has had a folder created in documents and settings and you are a new user once again



    IE: the folders are named user_001 user_002 user_003 everytime a re boot occurs its a new desktop with not settings saved ....the line saving settings does not appear.


  • huxley_pig Dec 08, 2007

    its 6 months old it would lose cmos settings before windows if it was the battery your the most over confident arrogant man ive ever seen and I see your wrong 26% of the time :-)





    it says was this solution helpful and the answer to that was no wasnt it. dont bother answering this I wont be looking again

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Hi,
Your problem is a little strange.Try making a few other changes like changing your desktop background, the theme, etc.Also, as regards to e-mail, what e-mail client do you use?Is it Outlook or anything else?
When you log off or shut down, do you see a line which says 'Saving your settings'?
Tell me if you need more help.

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