Windows 7: Preparing your desktop… Woe

Update (Oct 12, 2009): This seems to be a problem that occurs when Symantec Endpoint Protection is installed.

I’m beta testing Windows 7 RC, and it’s shaping to be a very nice operating system. I just hope this “Preparing your desktop…” problem will not trickle down to the final version. It seems related to the “Your User Profile Was Not Loaded Correctly!” problem I had with Windows Vista. Whenever this happens, I get a blank desktop and the theme is set to Windows Classic (non-Aero). It is obviously still related to User Profiles.

Location is not available: C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or a netwrok. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location.C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable.

Tags: Beta, Errors, Issues, Microsoft, Release Candidate, Screenshots, Windows 7

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