Do a little research on this google -> XP CORRUPT PROFILE. That's the article I use to get to the lost files. Some can't handle that so change it to VISTA CORRUPT PROFILE.
What I do next is to create a new user account and using that article maneuver to the old home directories of the failed account to copy out the documents.
If you ever meet a Microsoft rep, ask them why not tools exist to repair a corrupt profile.
Hey all, I use Windows Vista. This morning I turned on my computer and it was doing some disk scan/windows file check or something and I accidentally hit a button before I had finished reading it and it stopped. It then said my personal log-in could not load properly, so I restarted. Now, when I sign on to my log-in, all my files are gone. Word documents, photos, firefox bookmarks, everything. I'm about to start panicking, esp. since it's actually my fiance's computer and I can't bear to tell him. Does anyone know how to go about fixing this?? Please?