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Mr. Pedantic

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#1 10 years ago

I run a dual-boot of XP and Ubuntu. This morning I restarted my comp to access the Ubuntu part, finished what I needed to do there, and then rebooted to go back into XP. Unbeknownst to me, during that ten-minute period, Windows had reverted all the settings on my computer. And what a strange reversion, too. It changed all my sounds, icons, mouse color, desktop, theme, taskbar, etc, not to the Windows XP default theme, as would be expected, but to the Windows 98 default (or Windows 'Classic', as it were). In addition, it completely reset my sound devices, so currently I (according to Windows) have no speakers, no headphones, no sound hardware, software, indeed, anything to do with sound at all, where they worked completely fine fifteen minutes before.

Any comments? Thoughtful suggestions? Ways to stop this happening again? (which, since it's Windows, I know will happen again sooner or later).




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#2 10 years ago

I would say that when you created your Ubuntu partition on your hard drive, it may have interfered with some files on the Windows partition, including those settings and drivers.




Mr. Pedantic

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#3 10 years ago

But then I've had the Ubuntu partition since about July of last year, a few months after 8.04 came out, and the weird Windows behavior only started today...




*The.Doctor

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#4 10 years ago

I've had the same thing happen to Vista. I booted into Kubuntu, then into Vista later, and it told me that i no longer had a modem or any network connections, and the clock had reset itself to some random time. Vista has been acting up ever since.




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#5 10 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;4794802But then I've had the Ubuntu partition since about July of last year, a few months after 8.04 came out, and the weird Windows behavior only started today...

Ah. Forgive me, then. I was under the impression that this was just done recently.




Junk angel

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#6 10 years ago

Try a sys restore. Might help to solve it for once.