Hi, a bit more information would be more helpful. Is this a brand new install of Vista? Has it always done it? If not, what has changed at the same time that it started forgetting your data? Is this a machine you have created yourself? Or one that has been purchased from a manufacturer?
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Thanks for replying. My computer died so I had 2 new hard drives put in. They reinstalled vista onto the same machine. Now whenever I reboot all of my settings are gone. Even when using email. Everytiime I hit send receive it's asking for passwords. Have spoken to ISP and they are scratching their heads.
It sounds like a corrupt profile - which may have been a hardware problem to start with (hey blaming Windows Vista or anything else without knowing the root cause is hardly the solution).
Try creating a new user and log with this new one. See if it solves problems. If it doesn't, is this an original Vista DVD? Was this a recovery DVD? Have you tested the HDD with CHKDSK for bad sectors?
The reason I blame vista is that I have had untold problems since it was installed. It seems to have such high security, and a few programmes refuse to work with it, along with NERO cd burning and many others. I do think it is an unstable platform but it was recommended to me by the firm who built the computer. I will do as you suggest and see if it helps. Thanks.
The UAC really annoyed me but, just like someone said, the first time an unknown process asked me for access to my system32 directory, I fell in love with it. I don't like being baby'd through my daily computing tasks but you'll realise eventually there's even more scope for functionality with Vista. I now love it. With all the updates it's pretty damn stable. I kid you not, I was playing around with my friends Mac this evening and after 15 minutes it froze. He claimed "that doesn't happen very often". I laughed.
My friend has an iMAC that he raved on and on and on about. It was in the repair shop when I took mine in. Apparantly it's not too flash any more!
I do graphics work and prefer a PC, but when I first got onto Vista (and is still happening) it seems to have taken over. "NO YOU MAY NOT DO THAT AS YOU ARE NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR...CONTACT THE ADMINISTRATOR."
All the while I'd be yelling "I am the administrator."
We don't have a very good relationship, but I am hoping it'll grow...
I did a check disk, added another user, and downloaded Thunderbird, now I am back on track. Thanks.
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