View Full Version : New profile on Xp doesn't work so well...

12-11-2007, 06:44 PM
here's my problem
Whenever i go to make a new profile (using XP) it creates another profile just fine but, i feel that i am limited when i'm using it (i made it computer administrator.
First of all whenever i go to download something the download progress comes up but i cant click on anything, i cant even open some programs either, like MSN, and i cant even open my power settings.
It may be a virus or i might need to reformat.
Also the profile picture always comes up as the fish.....
Any help here?

12-11-2007, 07:55 PM
It sounds like perhaps something has corrupted the Default User folder, which is what is used when creating a new profile.
Do you have access to another Windows XP PC?
If you do try copying the Default User folder under Documents & Settings (You have to set Explorer to Show Hidden Files & Folders to see it) and putting onto the machine that is causing problems - Overwrite the existing Default User folder and any files in it.
Then try and create a new user profile again.