Turned on to find all files missing and destoop reverted to original state.

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  1. simon1979

    simon1979 New Member

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    Hello all.

    I have had a good few searches but my problem keywords seem to be a bit generic.

    My issue is that I recently turned on my PC and the desktop had reverted back to the standard Windows 7 background with none of the desktop files. On further inspection I found out none of my files within My Docs and C: were there, it was as if I had logged on as a new user. I am the only user on this PC.

    I restarted and everything returned to normal. This has happened a few times now and to be honest, it's unnerving me a bit, I wonder if anyone can shed any light on this issue for me.

    My machine is:

    Novotech PC/NB
    Intel Core i7 PCU 920@267GHz 266GHz
    RAM 6.00 GB
    64bit OS


    Thanks in advance.

    Simon
     
  2. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Did you "upgrade" to Windows 7 or did you do a "Clean" install?
    As always, it's best to backup your files just in case you turn on your beast one day and everything's gone.
     
  3. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Go to Start > Search progress ans files and type fix problems.

    Choose fix problems with transparency and visual effect's run the Aero trounle-shooter to see if your graphics card passes the test.
     
  4. simon1979

    simon1979 New Member

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    Thanks for the responses. I had Windows 7 installed as OEM so it's not an upgrade. I have transferred my files from my current PC, however.

    I have some serious back up so I am lucky enough not to have to worry about that aspect, however, I am concerned about the fact that this has happened a few times now.

    Thanks also for the pointers, the fix problems procedures pass all the tests.

    It's a mystery :confused:
     
  5. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Have you uninstalled the bloatware associated with your OEM copy?
     
  6. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    No I haven't. I'm not very technical, I am sorry. Is there anything specific I should unistall?
     

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