Windows start-up scan hangs and profile lost....
Posted on 2004-11-09
Recently my floppy drive got spoilt without my knowledge and when I tried to open a worksheet with EXCEL, the whole pc used to hang. The only option was to reboot it, and thus when restarting the Windows XP scan dialog used to appear. I tried opening the worksheet many times until I finally realised the floppy drive was spoilt (I even tried opening files from other floppies but the computer used to hang, thus I realised the floppy drive was spoilt). But the last time, when the Windows XP scan dialog started to scan the C: drive for consistency, the whole pc hangs at 0%. Does anyone know how to fix this? The only way I can start the pc now is to skip the scanning.
Also another problem occurred when I skipped the scanning. I was not able to access my profile. An error came that windows cannot load the profile because either the files are corrupt or you do not have admin access (which I do on that profile). It then created a TEMP profile. This happened a few days back, and today when I tried to load my profile once again expecting to get the same error, Windows somehow instead of loading the TEMP profile created a new profile with my old profiles name - Kaizer. I also had another Admin account. So I loaded that up, and went to the Documents and Settings folder. Besides the other profiles these are also been shown:
Kaizer (my original profile)
Kaizer.DOCTOR (my computer name is Doctor, so I guess it made a new one with Kaizer.Doctor)
I know that the Kaizer profile is my original one as it has all my files and recently opened documents, and also in the folder Application Data, the programs which I frequently used are there.
Is there anyway to fix the scanning dialog that runs when Windows starts, and also is there anyway to recover my lost profile? Can I just delete the TEMP profile and the KAIZER.DOCTOR one? (they are not shown in User Accounts in Control Panel though) The reason I need the old profile is that I am using Outlook 2003, and when I try to run it in the new profile, all my old messages are not being shown.