View Full Version : All my dreamweaver local files are knocked out upon restart

02-01-2011, 08:35 PM
Hi all! I have been gone awhile. Hey, anytime I restart my computer my local files - and all of site manager actually, is knocked out?! Also, all my passwords for emails, google suggestion, things like that are knocked out. I looked for malware on computer, but found none.

I am using CS3, Vista Home Premium, on an hp DV6000 laptop? Any help is greatly appreciated as this is alot of work and I haven't been able to figure it out. Thanks. Aloha from Hawaii!

02-01-2011, 08:49 PM
If passwords for other programs are missing as well, it sounds like a system problem - not a problem with Dreamweaver. What operating system are you using?

02-01-2011, 08:59 PM
thanks, you are probably correct. I am using Vista. My desktop is changed to an HP default background and any files saved on the desktop area also deleted. Site Manager in Dreamweaver is left empty!!! yeeks.

02-01-2011, 10:13 PM
Still can't figure this out, if anyone can help it is greatly appreciated.

02-02-2011, 10:52 PM
I'd imagine you got a corrupt directory or register. I'm sure there must be a disk checking/system utility for Windows.

02-03-2011, 12:12 AM
or dos, chkdsk

02-03-2011, 10:18 AM
all of the site manager stuff is actually stored in the registry. so one of two things is happening:
- permissions problem (either the registry database file, or your user account is mangled). to see if the registry database is readonly, you can use the command "attrib ntuser.dat" from a cmd shell. I don't think R (readonly) should not be one of the attributes.
- corrupted filesystem (see my article at http://jesusnjim.com/pc-repair/repair-filesystem.html on how to fix your filesystem, multiple OS's handled)
- disk is full (will stop EVERYTHING - to tell if this is the problem, start, my computer, right click on c: drive and see how much space it has left)
- registry database file is damaged (repair OS, reinstall your programs)
- cpu cooler is clogged (will mess up all kinds of stuff on your computer - hot computer/hot cpu=weirdness)

one of two things might bring your system back.
- booting, and during boot process hitting F8 really fast and repeatedly until a menu comes up, choosing "last known good configuration". this doesn't usually do anything, but it sometimes works.
- choose a dated System Restore Point to restore to using Windows System Restore. IF it's enabled. it is by default, but it only keeps track of the last 2 months. any programs installed after the date you chose will need to be reinstalled (they will be gone, at least from the registry).

you may have to do an OS Repair. doesn't work in XP without certain kinds of restore media (the kind that don't automatically format!) or an OS disc.

it sounds to me like your registry is somehow readonly. you might want to have that fixed. my best advice would be to get your data off the disk and reformat the system ( http://jesusnjim.com/pc-repair/format-computer-to-factory-state.html ), and reinstall your programs if a repair does not do the trick. If a repair doesn't fix your system, then your system is really hosed. one problem that can come along is heat buildup due to a clogged CPU fan. clean the cpu cooler's fins out once every year and your system will not act nuts (at least for that reason).

02-03-2011, 10:43 AM
One problem that can come along is heat buildup due to a clogged CPU fan. clean the cpu cooler's fins out once every year and your system will not act nuts (at least for that reason).

People look at me like I'm mental when I tell them to clean their computers out. Fans get pretty grimey after a while!

02-04-2011, 02:03 AM
yup. kitchen grease can get in there making the dustballs sticky if the equipment is near the kitchen (grime). I recommend using an old frayed toothbrush to clean the fins out and scoop the junk out. you will need a screwdriver to remove the fan, if your fan is removable from the fins (some aren't for the high-end coolers).

not to mention that if you have a pet, pet hair can stop the cpu fan, causing the cpu to go into thermal shutdown (bad for laptops). cleaning goes for laptops too. although cleaning a laptop cpu costs up to $200 (get an estimate), so once every 2 years is probably more likely (unless you have pets).

(where to find service places in town through manufacturer's service departments, laptop instructions)

(instructions on how to clean a desktop computer)

02-05-2011, 04:57 AM
Jr how long have you had this computer? I agree with the corrupted drive scenario, and having lived in Capt. Cook, my vote for culprit is gonna be recurrent voltage spikes...

02-06-2011, 07:42 AM
boy howdy - if that's the case, you need a line conditioner or an ISOBAR! (a line conditioner would be better!)

tripplite makes good line conditioners (any country). just go to http://tripplite.com
if you are in the USA, then you want one with a NEMA5-15R, that's a standard household outlet. the LC1200 or LC1800 looks good, depending on your wattage requirements.

the line conditioner has an ISOBAR surge suppressor built-in. ISOBARs are known to be the best around for protecting computers and equipment for years and years. tripplite also makes ISOBARs and UPSs.

line conditioners like these protect from surges, transients, overvoltages, undervoltages and severe brownouts.