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C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network. Check to to make sure tiba he disk is properly inserted.
  This message appears from time to time after updates.  It ia a Toshiba laptop

It uses Kaspersky for Internet security
It is running vista home premium 64 bit
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Is the folder actually on your computer? It does exist on my Thinkpad Vista Business 64-bit computer. ... Thinkpads_User
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seen this a few times, what Antivirus solution are you running?
Nortons has been known to cause simular problems on vista.

usually the folder permissions get screwed up.
try going to c:\users\"yourname" and right click on the desktop folder. to to properties and select restore defaults.
do the same for the c:\users\public\desktop folder (this is a hidden folder you need to view hidden files)

and see if that resolves it.

if you are using nortons and think this might be the culprit try uninstalling it for a while and installing a free av solution (avg ect) if it doesnt happen again you will know what to blame :)

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sorry didnt see the kaspersky comment. my bad
less likely but you may also what to see if its causing the problem.
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Shouldn't all users have the same email signature?

You wouldn't let your users design their own business cards, would you? So, why do you let them design their own email signatures? Think of the damage they could be doing to your brand reputation! Choose the easy way to manage set up and add email signatures for all users.

 
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There is a Microsoft Knowledgebase article that might give you some clues as well:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318573
I think the number of systems affected are broader than Microsoft suggests, but it hasn't affected my systems thus far. ... Thinkpads_User
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by:wilf_thorburn
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There are no folders called desktop created on the desktop.  There is no desktop folder in the sytem profile directory.  I will try the reset to defaults on each user and instance of desktop that I can find, and post the results.
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I caused this error when mucking with the server service (aka lanmanserver) dependencies.

My iSCSI SAN required this on 2003 servers for SMB shares, but apparently screws up 2008 – go figure.

Resolved by setting lanmanserver dependancies back to default with:

      sc confing lanmanserver depend= SamSs/srv
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