Why would XP user profile lock then disappear?
Posted on 2009-02-11
Dell Vostro 1000 laptop, Main Profile with Administrator Rights had a password but the password stopped working - Correct password was being used GUARANTEED, after a crash and reboot. I logged in to another account with added Admin priveledges which has no password (created much after original). This profile had no password so not affected. I tried changing the password on my account but system still would not accept password/log in. I then tried to remove the password - The both accounts showed but mine still requested a password which none of the password options old or new would work. Then another reboot caused My main profile to disappear completely - which is worrying as all my invoices (backed up about 3 months ago) is there. I would try a system restore but this has failed the last 2 times I tried for other unrelated issues (what causes that? - restore files not saving?).
Main question how to recover profile or documents etc in profile?
2nd What is cause so I can stop a re-occurrence? Similar happened months ago but changing password worked that time. DEFINATELY not wrong password as cause!!!
Thanks in advance.