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Windows 7: Windows 7 Restored Itself to Default Settings

26 Jul 2014   #1
L0GiN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 Restored Itself to Default Settings

Hi.
This morning I was using my computer and all was normal and I shut it down as I always do. Tonight I turned it on and when I logged in instead of saying the welcome message it said "preparing desktop" and after that I got to my desktop and my icons were gone, my background image was from factory settings and my softwares restored to default settings.
System Restore is off since the first day so no luck with that.


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27 Jul 2014   #2
L0GiN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Interesting...
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27 Jul 2014   #3
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by L0GiN View Post
Hi.
This morning I was using my computer and all was normal and I shut it down as I always do. Tonight I turned it on and when I logged in instead of saying the welcome message it said "preparing desktop" and after that I got to my desktop and my icons were gone, my background image was from factory settings and my softwares restored to default settings.
System Restore is off since the first day so no luck with that.
Look in eventlog to see what happened. All programs like ms office are gone? internet explorer is an older version?
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27 Jul 2014   #4
L0GiN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you for your reply.
There is no error in eventlog. Programs are executable, but restored to default settings.
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28 Jul 2014   #5
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by L0GiN View Post
Thank you for your reply.
There is no error in eventlog. Programs are executable, but restored to default settings.
So all programs you installed yourself are still there? If so... something very strange happened.

Do a "system restore" to date/time when all was still fine. System Restore
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19 Mar 2015   #6
Russhan1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, I'm just posting to say that I'm having this exact same issue with my PC... I did a "System Restore" to an earlier point before this all happened but unfortunately that did nothing.

Will post if I ever find a solution to this issue.
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19 Mar 2015   #7
Russhan1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It would seem that the issue for me was my "User Profile" was corrupt and I was being automatically logged onto a "Temporary User Profile".
This link was very helpful and its instructions have seemed to have fixed the problem for me.

How to Fix Temporary Profile in Windows 7
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17 Jun 2016   #8
polg0003

FL - Florida
 
 
thank you!

that totally save my behind. thanks
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