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Windows 7: Notebook 'can't display desktop'

15 Jun 2012   #11
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doubled822 View Post
Upon following windude's advice, if that fails, you may have a corrupted profile. Copy your documents, etc anything that might be stored in your profile you want to keep and then browse to:

C:\Users\

Find your login folder and rename it to yourname.old and reboot. Windows will create a new profile for you.
I don't recommend doing that. If the profile is corrupted, the OP needs to back up their data and delete the account through control panel, which is the safe way.


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15 Jun 2012   #12
doubled822

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, BackTrack Linux 5 R2, Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doubled822 View Post
Upon following windude's advice, if that fails, you may have a corrupted profile. Copy your documents, etc anything that might be stored in your profile you want to keep and then browse to:

C:\Users\

Find your login folder and rename it to yourname.old and reboot. Windows will create a new profile for you.
I don't recommend doing that. If the profile is corrupted, the OP needs to back up their data and delete the account through control panel, which is the safe way.
Agreed, however the reason I recommended it this way was in case it isn't actually the profile, then it can be restored by removing the .old. This was more straightforward with XP, however I've seen 7 be a little finicky with this process.
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15 Jun 2012   #13
Ozlaine

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

thanks everyone, have tried all suggested, scan did'nt find any corruptions :-/ so... maybe my computer is just poking it's tounge at me and laughing?
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15 Jun 2012   #14
doubled822

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, BackTrack Linux 5 R2, Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ozlaine View Post
thanks everyone, have tried all suggested, scan did'nt find any corruptions :-/ so... maybe my computer is just poking it's tounge at me and laughing?
Try checking your event logs. In Windows Search (if you can get that far), type "event viewer" and hit enter. It will take some time to load the logs. Click "Windows Logs" and check your Application and System logs. Profile issues are usually logged here.

If you find any exclamations or red icons, post the information from the log entry.

In addition to the profile recommendations, you could also try creating a new user through control panel instead of messing with your current profile. If you can log in with the new user hunky-dory, it is most likely a profile issue.
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15 Jun 2012   #15
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Be sure to tell us what solved your problem so people that have this problem in the future know how to fix it.
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17 Jun 2012   #16
Ozlaine

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

OK sorry bout that, this post had the solved option, but not a give up option LOL otherwise it would've been, give up... computer seems to be behaving now... LOL
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