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Offline EmperorNorton

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Help needed with Windows 7 login onlaptop
« on: November 16, 2019, 06:06:05 AM »
Hey guys,
Issue popped up with laptop. When I login, it gives me a new temporary user account and very little functionality. I've looked online for solutions. Tried setting up new user but still gives new user temporary account and doesn't save files after logging off.  Went into registry editor and changed name of backup account but still no luck.  Don't want to have to set up complete new user account but will if last resort. 
Can't do restore since the temp user account has no access to my real account.  Any tips ideas or links will be appreciated

Thx
Mike
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Re: Help needed with Windows 7 login onlaptop
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2019, 10:15:45 PM »
Might be a virus.   Is your hard drive accessible without tearing the case apart?   I'd probably pull it, scan with MalwareBytes and see what happens.   Maybe once you know it's clean you could save your files to a back up drive, wipe that one and do a fresh install.

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Re: Help needed with Windows 7 login onlaptop
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2019, 07:20:30 AM »
I ran Malwarebytes in safe mode and it found and  quarentined  30 items, after which I was not even able to login thru the method which gave me a temporary profile, which was the original problem.  I then went in thru safe mode and am backing up all the files I think I need.   I am going to read about trying to re install but don't think this laptop came with a system disc but probably there is an option to go back to original environment.  It's a  seven year old toshiba laptop running Windows 7
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Re: Help needed with Windows 7 login onlaptop
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2019, 08:30:00 AM »
Have you considered installing Linux? I've resurrected several old PCs and laptops that had become almost unusable running Windows. With Linux the machine runs like it was new. Linux Mint is very easy to install and as a bonus, it's free. 

https://www.linuxmint.com/
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Re: Help needed with Windows 7 login onlaptop
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2019, 01:32:33 PM »
Hey Ron
I will consider it.   Thanks for the suggestion.  Can I give you a ring with a few questions?

Mike
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Re: Help needed with Windows 7 login onlaptop
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2019, 07:19:47 PM »
Before I do anything drastic, And I think I have downloaded all music, photos and documents to my desktop, is there anything else that I might want to save that I have not thought about?  I don't play games or have any other paid for software loaded.   I figure I can reload the bookmarks and other things from the saved files and get the logins and passwords from the iPad that I use most of the time.
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Re: Help needed with Windows 7 login onlaptop
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2019, 09:25:21 PM »
Hey Ron
I will consider it.   Thanks for the suggestion.  Can I give you a ring with a few questions?

Mike

Sure, I'll do my best to answer.

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Re: Help needed with Windows 7 login onlaptop
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2019, 11:13:43 AM »
Buy a Mac! Had to say it, sorry.  >:D XP was pretty much the last Windows I used daily so I can't be of any help.


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Re: Help needed with Windows 7 login onlaptop
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2019, 02:55:35 PM »
Thanks to advice from rgpit  I installed Linux and things seem good.   

Also installed the Dynaco SCA 35 into the system and, after some issues, it seems good too.

Thanks again Ron!!
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