WIN7 Log on, Can browse to desktop folder but desktop doesn't launch
Posted on 2011-03-10
I am embarrassed to say this but I can't get to my Windows desktop on my WIN7 machine.
I was going to change the password for the machine, I literally didn't enter any new passwords and when I went to close the dialogue box it asked if I wanted to save the changes, I apparently did something because there's something changed.
I ran OPHCRACK and retrieved the pw just to be sure I didn't muck something up.
I've tried repeatedly to log on and although I can get on the machine and go anywhere I want, my desktop doesn't appear. I can browse to the folder under "USERS" and see exactly what I should be seeing. All my shortcuts etc. But no matter how I log on I can't get that desktop back.
By default when the machine booted up each day I would log on as "ITMW-PC" and use the admin password for the network. I don't recall every logging in on this machine directly to the domain as in "mail\itmw-pc". For some reason when I logged on, I did so to the machine and then browsed the network from there and did everything I needed to do from there. Yes I know this is odd but it's the way it was. Why, I don't know.
At any rate, when I run OPHCRACK or look in control panel I see exactly the same users. I can reset the password of the user "ITMW" which how I USED to log on, but even though I do, I can't get my desktop to appear.
I've looked in the event viewer on the SBS to see if there were entries for me logging on this box in any form. There are. it says that at 8:14 am I logged on to the SBS as User and this way: Mail\ITMW-PC$.
What in the world have I done? I know it's something simple! It's been a rough week.
Your help would be much appreciated!