xp account corrupt

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by forcer, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

    my xp account has corrupt, whenever i restart my computer it loads a box saying its corrupt them a few mins later boots me into a temp account. is there a way of fixing it or is it a way of telling me its time to format?
  2. Mubbers

    Mubbers Shoot! Political User

    Never happened to me but does the temp account have admin privileges? If it does try creating a new admin account.

  3. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I saw this problem once a few months ago. I did some looking around for a solution, and found the same answer everywhere I looked. You will need to create a new account, and then login under the new account. Go to the Documents and Settings folder and copy the folders from your old account over to the new one. This will at least setup your desktop, favorites, cookies, and my documents like they were in the corrupt account. I never found out what causes an account to be corrupted, but I do know that it isn't a sign that you need to reformat. Hopefully you haven't done that yet, because setting up a new account is quicker and simpler.