Why are new files deleted from my Windows XP computer when I turn it off?

kushal November 5, 2011

Whenever I turn off my computer, any newly installed software, video, or any other file is deleted from the system automatically. However, system files aren’t deleted. I’ve scanned for viruses using PC Tools, Symantec, and other tools but I still have the problem.

    November 5, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Hello, do you have programs like sanboxie or Returnil installed?  That would revert settings to original.  These software work like steadystate....only difference is that steadystate was designed for xp/vista and not for windows 7 and also mostly steadystate is a tool for managing school networks, etc.  Also steady state is/was free.


  2. Bruce Epper
    November 5, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Does this machine have SteadyState installed and configured?  If so, that is what is resetting your computer configuration.  You will need to disable (if possible) or uninstall it to stop this behavior.

    • DennyJ
      November 6, 2011 at 4:26 pm

      If not SteadyState look for DeepFreeze.  

  3. Anonymous
    November 5, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Are you sure they are deleted? Are you experiencing loss of space on hard drive? May be they are becoming hidden?
    To make sure you have an accurate view of files there, make sure you can View Hidden Files. Also uncheck "Hide Extensions for Known File Types"

  4. Jay
    November 5, 2011 at 8:14 am

    where are you saving your data ? try saving in any other local disk except c drive (or the disk on the OS is installed.)