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Desktop folders are missing when i boot the next time

I recently repaired my XP home addition. Now everytime i set up my outlook express to receive and send my web mail it works but when i shut down and start my machine the next day all the previous days work is missing and it boots as if it is the first time I am logging on to the machine.
The folders i had created on my desk top end up in the recycle bin.
I cannot seem to use ms messenger as it asks me to register my net passport.
Kindl help.
With Thanks,

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This seems very suspicious. Your post didn't tell of what antivirus is on the machine, what you do to keep pests off the machine (spyware) and if you let Outlook Express preview email or much else.

Try the usual scans with Adaware, Spybot, Cwshredder and Housecall, then look up an duse IEFIX.


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Your problem doesn't sound like a systems malfunction - more like a virus or a setting you or some program has made.
firstly get a virus program and spy removal program - here are just 2 free ones but there are lots out there, the first is a free virus program and the second is a free spy/trojan removal program - just click on the links and the program will start downloading:-

Next step
make sure you haven't used a "tweak" program or set any systems configurations that deletes all work of the "previous person that was logged on" - there are some tweak programs that can do this and from memory a few places in varying degrees in winxp as well - u may have set one of these programs to do this without realising.
Not being able to automatically sign on to your .NET passport just means all the temp files in your "temp. internet folder" have been deleted (you should still be able to sign in manually) - these files have probably been deleted for the same reason above - my guess is that there is nothing in your "recent folder" and perhaps your "cookies folder" either. One thing worries me though, it is doubtful that your "mail box server settings" should have been deleted as well - if this is the case it sounds very much like a virus.
Also make sure there aren't any strange programs in your startup folder (both in the program folder and those listed in msconfig.
One other way is to create another temporary user account to see if the same thing happens - if its just a "settings problem" the temp user account should be OK
let me know how u go

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