So, this morning, I boot up my computer and find a black desktop with no icons on, and I get that error:
C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location.
I do some snooping around, and I find that
system32 indeed doesn't exist, but
System32 does. However, the Desktop file or folder doesn't exist. I can access all my old files. They're still in the User folder, but everything profile related seems to be inaccessible.
Also, all the fonts seem to be using the old fonts, not the new Windows 7 fonts. And there seems to be an old version of System32 from the Old Versions tab, but the restore option is disabled. Somehow I'm trying to get it copied now. It's about 1.5GB.
Any idea what I should do?
EDIT: In this case, it seemed like a corrupted account. I'll outline what I did below.