My computer locked up. I run XP Pro. I had to turn the power switch on the back of the computer to turn the cpu off. 30sec later, i turned it back on and started up the cpu. When I clicked my profile to login, it locked on "Loading User Settings...". I had to restart this same way from here again. On this restart windows did a quick system check, and then brought me back to the login screen and I was able to login.
However, it's like I'm logged in under a new profile. All programs act as though they have never been used (asking to set as default media player, asking to import bookmarks for browsers, etc...) My desktop theme is the default. And all files I had on my desktop are missing (they can be found browsing through my computer). All files are intact.
Am I in safe mode and I don't know it?
What's the problem?
What's the fix?!