My computer crashed last night and, upon rebooting and scanning the disk, it proceeded to load a default Vista user profile.
The desktop now shows default icons and background, the start menu is back to default, and the shortcuts to Documents, Music, and Pictures are all empty.
When I go to C:/Users/MyUsername, all of my data is right there! Why isn't Vista loading my profile given that the data is still exactly where it's supposed to be?
How can I fix this?
Given that a reboot hasn't fixed the problem, it does seem that a more involved process is necessary. Clarifying question:
- The username I used when my computer crashed is SSCirrus. I am currently logged in as SSCirrus (my desktop looks new and has only the icons that appear on every profile). Does it solve my problem to copy everything from the full C:/Users/SSCirrus to the blank 'SSCirrus' folder that I see on my Start Menu?
- @hello71: Apologies for the newbie question - what kind of effect does losing the HKCU registry settings have?