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Lost Icons

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Sprowler, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Sprowler

    Sprowler Flightless Bird

    Does anyone know what causes Windows XP to says it's creating a new user
    profile and wipes out all icons. This happens periodically to computers on
    our district and we have been unable to figure out why?

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. R. McCarty

    R. McCarty Flightless Bird

    District - ? Do you mean a Domain based network ( Sever handles the
    login and policy control ).

    Generally when a new profile is created it is an inability to open and use
    the pre-existing User Hive. (NTUser.Dat). Corruption can happen in a
    number of ways. If the network is domain based and this happens on a
    number of client computers the issue may point to the server.

    The icons you mention are because a new profile is created from the
    template or "Default User" profile. Usually this isn't customized to show
    any individual setups.

    You should review the System Event log on the client machines and see
    what if any errors ( & Event IDs ) are being logged. Usually this is a key
    way to run down issues like this.

    "Sprowler" <Sprowler@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8BAF365F-954D-4188-A12A-065CA126BD1D@microsoft.com...
    > Does anyone know what causes Windows XP to says it's creating a new user
    > profile and wipes out all icons. This happens periodically to computers
    > on
    > our district and we have been unable to figure out why?
    >
    > Any help is appreciated.
     
  3. Sprowler

    Sprowler Flightless Bird

    I work in the tech dept of a school district. I handle mainly programs, but
    the issue has plagued us for some time. I thought I would try to get some
    advice out here.

    It is a networked computer and it seems to happen to a select group. But
    when it does happen, all get worked up. Thanks.

    "R. McCarty" wrote:

    > District - ? Do you mean a Domain based network ( Sever handles the
    > login and policy control ).
    >
    > Generally when a new profile is created it is an inability to open and use
    > the pre-existing User Hive. (NTUser.Dat). Corruption can happen in a
    > number of ways. If the network is domain based and this happens on a
    > number of client computers the issue may point to the server.
    >
    > The icons you mention are because a new profile is created from the
    > template or "Default User" profile. Usually this isn't customized to show
    > any individual setups.
    >
    > You should review the System Event log on the client machines and see
    > what if any errors ( & Event IDs ) are being logged. Usually this is a key
    > way to run down issues like this.
    >
    > "Sprowler" <Sprowler@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:8BAF365F-954D-4188-A12A-065CA126BD1D@microsoft.com...
    > > Does anyone know what causes Windows XP to says it's creating a new user
    > > profile and wipes out all icons. This happens periodically to computers
    > > on
    > > our district and we have been unable to figure out why?
    > >
    > > Any help is appreciated.

    >
    >
    > .
    >
     

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