settings.ini is being used by another process....


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I'm getting this message upon boot up of Vista. It only happens on my
desktop profile, not on any other users' desktops. The result is no sidebar,
no search capability, and some other quirky things. My hard drive is
spinning constantly as well. Any ideas? Thanks!
 
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I am getting this same message. I started getting it after I loaded Office
2003 and did the updates. Maybe this additional info will help.
 
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I have the same issue.

My Dell System has two partitions. Windows XP Professional on one drive.
Second drive has Windows Vista Business on other partition. I boot to both
drives daily.
XP was installed first and then the system was paritioned into two using
Partition Magic. Then on the second partition I formatted the drive and
installed Windows Vista Business on it.

On the Vista Business side, I have Office 2007.

I am getting the same message about settings.ini and an additional message
Location is not available. C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop
is not accessible.

Access is denied.

I notice when I turn off UAC User Account Control then I get my desktop back
without seeing any more of these issues. The last thing I want to do is turn
off the UAC.

Any workarounds so that I can keep UAC enabled?

--Vince
 
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Guest

I had the same issue. I was able to fix it by doing a System Restore:
Control Panel, Classic View, System, Change Settings, System Protection,
System Restore. It took a few minutes but it fixed it. By the way, after
all these years and Microsoft gives us more of the same crap? I think Vista
ultra sucks, I can't wait to get a Mac. Good luck fixing your problems.
 
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Guest

I have the same problem, but restore is not working. Has anyone else had any
luck?
 
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Guest

On my new Sony, I removed Office 2003 trial and updated Photoshop elements
and somewhere there, this problem occurred. I deactivated UAC, as you did and
my desktop is back to normal. Agreed it is no good to keep it off
Bengt
 
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Weird thing. I did a few things and got the windows sidebar to re-appear.
I not sure what made it work but here are the last things I remember trying.
Went to Computer, organize and selected Folder and Search Options.
I then clicked the view tab and selected show hidden files and folders.
- Clicked on local disk C:
- Highlighted Documents and Settings, right clicked it with the mouse and
selected properties.
- Clicked on Security tab.
- Went to advanced settings and edited the Everyone name.
- Cleared the allow list and under deny I selected list folder/read data.
- Keep clicking Ok until all windows close and your back to documents and
settings.

Next I did the following. It seemed to work after this:

- Went to Computer, organize and selected Folder and Search Options.
I then clicked the view tab and selected show hidden files and folders.
- Clicked on local disk C:
- Clicked on users
- Click on your user name.
- Click on AppData and a requester will come up.
- After this you can view this folder.
- I then went to Local, Virtualstore, program files.
- Went I exited out of these windows, the sidebar reappeared.


If the above hasn't solved the problem, I also tried the following a couple of times:
- Go to the windows task manager.
- Click the processes tab.
- Select dwm.exe (Desktop Windows Manager).
- Right click it and end process.
- Log off and back on.
- I did this procedure again after I logged back on.
 
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try doing a system restore i just did it after someone on this site said it worked for them. if you dont know how to email me (e-mail address removed)
 
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try doing a system restore i just did it after someone on this site said it worked after they did it.
 
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i did it after i saw you saying u tried it but did not worked. i was sucessfull though. did u get any error messages? (e-mail address removed) email me here.
 

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