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I am getting errors on my computer (Windows 7, 32-bit) after a improper shutdown.

At first my user profile was corrupted in the registry and had to use the .bak file in Userprofiles list. But since then same problem has been cropping up and this time it has got worse :(

I see the following two entries in my event log and I get the error message when I log in.

Error message:

c:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop is not accessible.
Access is denied

Event log entry 1:

Windows cannot load classes registry file.
 DETAIL - The process cannot access the file because it is being used by
 another process.

Event log entry 2:

Windows was unable to load the registry. This problem is often caused by
insufficient memory or insufficient security rights. 

 DETAIL - The process cannot access the file because it is being used by
 another process.
 for C:\Users\Gowtham\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\\UsrClass.dat

How do I recover my user profile, and the files associated with it?

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What have you tried to fix it yet? –  avirk Aug 31 '11 at 14:04
    
@avirk I created a new userprofile –  HackToHell Sep 1 '11 at 3:35
    
That mean the problem still on your old profile. Have you tried to fix it with Backup, Restore or repair? –  avirk Sep 1 '11 at 3:47
    
@avrik no .. I did not do anything (never backed up my old profile) .. and I have backed up my new profile .. –  HackToHell Sep 5 '11 at 14:55
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Try with the restore on that profile. Just making a guess that when you started to get the error. And give your feedback. –  avirk Sep 5 '11 at 16:42
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Used System Restore to fish out my desktop if I remember correctly.

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