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Can't load profile, believe to be corrupt. Can't load shortcut 'GStartup.lnk'.

Posted on 2004-03-22
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Hi there. I've had a few problems with this PC ever since I built it. The power supply died out a few months ago, had to format, it's been awful. Less than a week after getting it back up, something else happened. I was just surfing around when I get a blue screen, can't remember what exactly it said, although, it wasn't the blue screen of death. Anyways, I expected Windows 2000 Pro to shout at me that it couldn't load anymore because.. some crazy reason it wanted to come up with. What really happend is..:

Windows loaded fine
When it came time to load my profile (I log in as admin), it said it couldn't load the profile due to corruption.
I then got "Windows cannot load the profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off" and Windows loaded.
Treats me as if I've never logged on before. I can't run scandisk, defrag, no utility. I can access programs and things on the hard drive fine. I can't burn a backup CD either. What should I do? I purchased the parts from NewEgg back in December. Should I try and return the hard drive due to the numerous problems with it?

Also, when Windows loads, I get "The driver or network connection that the shortcut 'GStartup.lnk' refers to is unavailable. Make sure that the disk is properly inserted or then etwork resource is avilable, and then try again."

Thanks in advance
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by:jcoppin
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Go into c:\documents and settings and MOVE the local administrator profile somewhere else, like tot he root of the c: drive
Then logoff, and log back on
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Same thing, nothing different.
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jcoppin earned 125 total points
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You have spyware for one thing
Do you have a virus scanner installed?
download and run spybot S&D from http://www.safer-networking.org/
go to http://housecall.trendmicro.com
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by:lil_guitarist
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Well, I ran Adware by Lavasoft and I ran the virus scanner AVG. I will do as you said in the message, though.
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by:lil_guitarist
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I'm letting the scanner finish scanning. I'll update you guys later.
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Nothing different.
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