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XP CORRUPT PROFILE
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I have a ibm netvista 6578 with 512mb ram & running windowsxp, I get a box on my screen that says it cant bring up my profile because security or my profile is corrupt. I used to have ca as my security software but uninstalled it because I thought that was the problem but it wasnt. Can anyone assist me with getting my computer back PLEASE???