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Windows 7: Power Button and Ctrl-Atl-Delete Problem(s)

13 Sep 2010   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

There is a tutorial on this. Maybe one of the others, familiar with your problem, will point the tutorial out.


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13 Sep 2010   #12
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Your one account is corrupted, transfer from the old to the new then delete the old. You should be as good as new.
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13 Sep 2010   #13
bswiatowy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

It appears I have found the crux of my problem so succinctly described by the title of the webpage I came across: How to fix a corrupted user profile.

The following page has a pretty good step-by-step instruction as to how to fix the issue: Fix a corrupted user profile
Here's hoping I don't screw something up...but will back up the original user file to make extra sure.
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13 Sep 2010   #14
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Windows 7 Missing Buttons.

This person had the same problem. Got the buttons back. I'm not sure how the file recovery went.

Another person had the same problem they suggested trying a system restore. I'm not sure you tried that yet.

Not an image. The Win7 system restore.

Never mind.
I was searching while you were and missed your last post before I posted.
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19 Sep 2010   #15
bswiatowy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Fixed

Okay...after transferring everything over to a new user account, I am now able to "shut down", "restart", and "sleep"...so creating a new user account worked, but it did take some work. I created my "new" user account plus a "temp" user account so that I could log in under the "temp" account to transfer all the files over from the old account to the new one. For those who do have to go through this, note that you only want to transfer *some* of the folders in the AppData folder. Transfer the ones only in association with non-Microsoft programs. Basically, look at the folders (that reside in the new AppData\Local folder) in your new user account. When you transfer from the old account to the new one, make sure you do not replace or overwrite any existing folders in the new AppData\Local location. Other than that folder, the rest of them (documents, music, pictures, etc.) can be copied completely without a single problem. Hope this helps someone else in the future!
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19 Sep 2010   #16
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Now, back up with the native system image or use your own software. If this ever happens again and you keep the image up to date; it will not be difficult.
That being said, Im glad that you sorted it out.
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