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Windows 7: Directory access restriction at startup?

11 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Directory access restriction at startup?

Sorry if this has been address before or if this is in the wrong section, since I'm new here.

The issue that I've been getting recently is that I get a popup message that says something about C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop is unavailable, causing the wallpaper to be black and aero to be disabled. I have uploaded a screen shot of the message.

This isn't the first time this issue has come up, since it usually occurs once every week or so. This week however, it occurred yesterday, and then it occurred again today, so I thought it was about time I asked for some help regarding this issue. Yesterday I noticed a long hang at a "Preparing your desktop..." screen after typing in my password on my login screen which I have never seen before, so I knew it was not going to be a good thing.

What's interesting is that each time this is fixed by a restart, as after I restart everything returns back to normal. Anyone know of any possible fixes for this?

Thanks in advance. I believe my system specs are available on my profile if needed.


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11 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello !! Welcome to SF !!

I think it might the User Shells Locations that is messed up download this Tool http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9708107 and run it. Once it's complete it will prompt to reboot. Let us know how it goes

Hope this helps,
Captain
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11 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Hello !! Welcome to SF !!

I think it might the User Shells Locations that is messed up download this Tool http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9708107 and run it. Once it's complete it will prompt to reboot. Let us know how it goes

Hope this helps,
Captain
Thanks for the fast response! I'm liking this forum already.

The tool finished successfully, but as usual I can't tell if it fixed the problem immediately since it usually only happens once every week or so.

If I don't post back here, that means that the problem is resolved.

Thanks!
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11 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IntelCorei7 View Post

Thanks for the fast response! I'm liking this forum already.

The tool finished successfully, but as usual I can't tell if it fixed the problem immediately since it usually only happens once every week or so.

If I don't post back here, that means that the problem is resolved.

Thanks!
Your Welcome !! We would really appreciate if you can post us the result so others can make use of it. !!

Good Luck,
Captain
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry for bumping this old thread, but this issue has come back!

I suppose that the problem has not been fixed.. It "prepares my desktop" everytime it fails. Any other insight?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jun 2010   #6

 

try doing a system repair and before you do that. you might want to check this

C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop problem
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