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An incompetent newbie tech person at Dell solved my first problem of not being able to sign in with my original profile by instructing me through the steps of creating a new profile. In the meantime, she managed to talk me through losing all my pictures not telling me or not knowing herself that all would be lost. I've tried 3 recovery programs. So far, nothing has worked to get my pictures back. I get messages like, "This file is corrupted and cannot be previewed." Is there some way Best Buy can salvage the hard drive for my pictures? My daughter had success with that method when her new HP crashed. She was able to have her pictures and hard drive restored.

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You might try a program I have, I hate to make you try again but it is a really good recovery software I have used on many occasions.

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On the Latitude D800 when I boot up and enter my Log in Password, it says that it cannot find my personal profile and logs me into the computer using temporary settings. All my personal saved profile


Your Windows profile is likely corrupted. That doesn't mean your files are gone. Your profile is stored on the C: drive in part in two locations (I am assuming Windows 7) It is stored in C:\USERS\<LOGIN ID> is where you will find your files (Like your My Documents, Favorites, and Desktop icons) Many of your settings will be stored in the registry in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER hive.

Basically, I would rebuild your profile, but BACK UP YOUR FILES FIRST!!!!! the way you rebuild your profile, is to delete the files and login again. Windows will act like you have never logged in before and create a new profile folder.

So ....the way you do it, is .... Login to the Administrator account in Windows 7.

Browse to C:\USERS folder. Make a back up copy of the folder that has the name of your Login ID.

Rename the <Login ID> folder to something Like <LoginID>OLD or whatever.

reboot your machine

login again using your credentials.

if that doesnt work, as long as you have backed up files, try going into control panel and creating a NEW user and login using that.

Then copy your important files back. (My documents, my music, etc) Don't copy the whole profile folder because you may copy whatever was corrupted right back. Just copy back the files you need.

Mar 06, 2013 | Dell Latitude D800 Notebook

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Why are microsoft asking me for monwey when it


some virus act as personal security or anti virus itself,for you to be able to get rid of it is to scan the computer with an original anti virus or you can try to reformat the computer but you need to back up all the files since it will delete everything

May 16, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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Inability to load personal profile


Make sure Windows has been activated. If so, try to create another profile with Admin privileges. Is the computer infected with a virus. Some viruses, spyware or malware will deny access to your profile. Have a professional Computer tech try to scan for viruses.

Apr 19, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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It wont let me sign onto my other profile


Your profile documents may have been corrupted, (sorry), You can restore your system and may be able to keep your files by pressing Alt+F10 at the boot up screen, im not sure if your system supports Keeping personal files on system restore, my acer Erecovery system does, GOOD LUCK! Hope this was helpful!

Mar 22, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop

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Everything, I can't add a picture on yahoo messenger, and I have a windows live messenger with a different format, and I want to delete one, I also would like change my profile picture on messenger,change...


Best thing to do is uninstall both,yahoo messenger and winows live messenger,then go into program files and make sure the yellow folders for both are completely gone,if not,delete them,then download a new install for both.I hope that helps solve your problem:)

Mar 22, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

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My Dell inspiron is only allowing me to sign in temporary profile


Hi your profile is corrupted, it does happen, try switching off the pc and leaving it for some minutes. Log back on and it may pick up the correct profile. If it does not go to the c drive look for document and setting double click on your profile, And move your file to the best location.

Good Luck

Mar 28, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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I need to reset my Dell Inspiron B130 to factory setting


Using PC Restore in Windows XP or Media Center
new_notice.jpg Notice: Restoring the original factory image erases ALL existing data. This includes files, folders, programs, drivers, E-mails, photos. Before performing a PC Restore, back up all personal files. If you do not back up your personal files, the data will be lost.
1 Turn on the computer.
2 When the Dell splash screen appears during the computer startup process, press and hold <Ctrl> and then press <F11>. Then, release both keys at the same time.
3 In the Dell PC Restore by Symantec window, click Restore. Alternatively, press <Tab> to highlight Restore, and then press <Enter>.
4 When a warning message appears stating that all data will be lost, click Confirm, or press <Tab> to highlight Confirm and then press <Enter>.

The Progress window will appear. Once the restore process starts, Dell PC Restore by Symantec usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes to finish.

When the restore process is complete, the following message will appear:
The system recovery process was successful.
5 Click Finish or press <Tab> to highlight Finish and then press <Enter> to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Nov 30, 2008 | Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook

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Laptop doesn't normally start


This sounds like an operating system glitch. Enter safe mode at start up by pressing F8. Once in safe mode, log on as administrator and do a system restore to a point that you recall it allowing you to log onto your profile. This should cure it, if not, let me know and we'll try something else.

Jul 05, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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Error code 80070005


ngkimfatt:
It could be Permissions problem, try assigning full admin rights to the person logging in on the local computer and then try logging into hotmail if this does not help:
You have to delete the local profile of the person who is trying to logon to hotmail. To delete the profile:
log on to the local computer as an administrator, (you might have to restart the machine before doing this to release any profiles).
-go to c drive, documents and settings, simply delete the profile of the person who is trying to log onto hotmail.
-Make another user or the same username, assign appropriate rights and log on, you will be fine.
NOTE: I FULLY RECOMMEND TO PLEASE BACKUP ANY IMPORTANT DATA FROM C DRIVE OF THAT PERSON'S PROFILE TO ANOTHER PLACE LIKE D DRIVE OR SOMEWHERE ELSE.

Dec 20, 2007 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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