All user configuration data reset + weird RAM errors
I was getting some errors checking gmail.com and my school website this afternoon, so I reboot. I get an error when bios boots about memory settings, so i press any key to set that back to normal, then slackware 10.2 boots up. I log on (in GUI) and instead of reaching my default (or what was the default) windows manager, XFCE, i jump into plain out-of-the-box gnome. So i thought this was an error on my part, and logged off, switched to XFCE. I get on, and all my settings and background and panel things are reset to look like a fresh install. In firefox, i lose all my tabs and plugins (DownThemAll and Session Saver). I run xmms and i cant hear anything anymore and my settings in there are reset. Then I run gaim, and i lost all the accounts on the list.
So as of now, I assume all the settings for my user on linux are reset or gone. Sound isnt working, as it was 20 minutes ago. Is there a way to get my stuff back? I have not installed anything between the last 2-4 reboots I've done the past few days. Is there a chance my settings and everything are still on this system?
would it be dangerous to post some errors from my syslog in terms of security?