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Windows Cannot Load The User's Profile But Has Logged On With The Default Profile

Question: Windows Cannot Load The User's Profile But Has Logged On With The Default Profile

Deal all,

i need urgent help. i shut down my Pc normally at my work and when i started today morning and put my user name and login , a windows apears with the following message.

WINDOWS CANNOT LOAD THE USER'S PROFILE BUT HAS LOGGED ON WITH THE DEFAULT PROFILE FOR THE SYSTEM DETAIL- THE SYSTEN CANNOT FINE THE PATH SPECIFIED

please tell me how can i get my profile back to work normally as before.

thanks

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Answer: Windows Cannot Load The User's Profile But Has Logged On With The Default Profile

Have you read this KB article?

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I am getting this message when I try to log on XP Pro Admin account "Windows cannot load the user's profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system". I tried to create a new account with the Admin rights but I get the same message on that one too. How can I fix this? I appreciate any help..
 

Answer:Windows cannot load the user's profile but has logged you on with the default profile

Re: Windows cannot load the user's profile but has logged you on with the default pro

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318011
this article from MS may have a solution to your problem
 

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Deal all,

i need urgent help. i shut down my Pc normally at my work and when i started today morning and put my user name and login , a windows apears with the following message.

WINDOWS CANNOT LOAD THE USER'S PROFILE BUT HAS LOGGED ON WITH THE DEFAULT PROFILE FOR THE SYSTEM DETAIL- THE SYSTEN CANNOT FINE THE PATH SPECIFIED.

remember that i am having windows XP

please tell me how can i get my profile back to work normally as before.

thanks

Answer:Windows Cannot Load The User's Profile But Has Logged On With The Default Profile

Corruption of the user profile can be a pain to sort out, especially if it’s the index file that’s failed. SOMETIMES, however, simply logging off, leaving the computer at the ‘Press Ctrl+Alt+Del’ screen for about 30 seconds or so, then logging in as usual, can solve this without any further intervention, so I’d suggest giving that a go first.

Further suggestions are a bit more involved.

Log in as another user with administrative rights (such as Administrator) and then open the My Computer icon and navigate to the local hard disk and into the Documents and Settings folder. Look there for the folder which has the same name as the user who’s profile cannot be loaded and go into it. You may have to unhide hidden files and folders (from the Tools menu, select Folder Options and then the View tab, then, in the Advanced Settings box, under Hidden Files and Folders select ‘Show hidden files and folders’) and then locate the file NTUSER.DAT and rename it NTUSER.OLD, then log out, and back in as the failed user. This should replace the corrupted file and allow you to log back in.

If that fails for any reason, again, log in as another user with administrative rights (such as Administrator) and then open the My Computer icon and navigate to the local hard disk and into the Documents and Settings folder. Look there for the folder which has the same name as the user who’s profile cannot be loaded and rename the folder; usu... Read more

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windows cannot load users profile but has logged you on wit default profile

This computer is a memeber of the company domain and we have been logging on with the same user for years. I am able to login in safe moded with this user.

I have tried to rename the user folder in the document and settings folder. I followed the advice in this article
http://www.techsupportforum.com/microsoft-support/windows-xp-support/227832-windows-cannot-load-users-profile-but-has-logged-default-profile.html

That didn't get me anywhere.

Thanks
Richard

Answer:windows cannot load users profile but has logged you on wit default profile

I would assume that the profile is damaged...create a new one...moved files from old to new.

Copy Data from a Corrupted User Profile to a New Profile in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151

Louis

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Hi everyone, I am a system admin at a small non profit organziation.  We use a lot of lenovo laptops from r40's to sl510's.Currently I have been experiancing an issue with the R60's on my network.  We run a windows server 2003 ethernet network, nothing fancy.  All the laptops have 1 gig of memory. Lately I am finding that I am getting the error when trying to log into the domain on the laptops. "Windows cannot load the users profile but has logged you on with the default profile, cause: not enough resources" The accounts I am using do not having roaming profiles so its not related to that. When this happens I cant sign into the domain, or even if I try to log in locally on the machine I get "net service not running" error.  I am able to log in in safe mode localy and on the network with no issue.  So I dont believe its a network related problem. The only way I am able to fix this problem is by editing the registry and increaseing the PoolUsageMaximum and PagedPoolSize values. Does anyone know why this keeps happning to this model of laptop?  I thought 1 gig to run xp should be ok, the older laptops like the R51 and R40 dont seem to have this issue, neither do the newer SL500 and Sl510, so far it seems to be only hapening to the R60's and it has happend to atleast 5 of them so far.

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As of today, in our domain environment consisting of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 Enterprise machines, we are experiencing the "User Profile service failed the sign-in - User profile cannot be loaded" error message whenever a user tries to login.
This only affects users new to the particular machine. If they have signed on before and already have a cached account the computer logs them in with no issue. This is occurring on both Win8.1 and Win7 machines. We are an academic institution so this is becoming
a huge problem in our labs. Students generally use different computers so this is popping up very frequently. I have a solution for the issue. It appears that on the non-working machines that the "Default" user profile is corrupt. I have discovered
that if I find a machine, Win8.1 or Win7, doesn't matter, that is allowing first time users to logon I can copy the "Default" user profile and replace the corrupt one. I must first permanently delete the corrupt profile before copying over the new
one. I am doing this over the network by navigating the C:\users\ folder. Even this way is becoming cumbersome though as we have over 1000 computer in labs. I have googled and googled and I keep seeing the same answers offering various solutions, none which
are any more practical than my method. I cannot find information on a cause or a reason of why this would just crop up out of nowhere. I suspect maybe a Windows update but I cannot verify that yet. ... Read more

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Windows cannot load the users profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system.
I'd got this message when I log in. and I can not find my printer on some of the program

Answer:Windows cannot load the users profile but has logged you on with the default pro

You won't find anything that you had, as this is a temp profile, also when you log off
nothing will be saved.

Now can you tell us about you PC

Make/Model
Domain member or stand alone computer

A few more details please.

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I need help badly! While working with NeonFx in the "Malware, Trojan, Virus" Forums. The OTS.exe tool deleted key vista files. I am unable to boot up normally! I am writing this request for help after booting up in safe mode. All of my vista settings are either gone or serverely imparied! I need help restoring my vista settings, user profile, recovering files, drivers, applications, etc. I have attached NeonFx's last post describing how my machine got to this state. Someone please help ASAP!
 

Answer:Vista - Failed to open by the service user profile. Unable to load user profile

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Hi, I'm trying to copy a "dummy" admin profile in Win7 that i have specificly created and configured to the default user profile but the copy to... option is greyed out.
Any help would be greately appreciated.
Thanks.
 

Answer:Unable to copy specific profile to default user profile

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I've searched for about a week now and have not found a solution. I followed the suggestions about the corrupt Profile and the .BAK SID, but neither are my situation.

My SID is fine - I did manage to find a temporary fix. If I delete and recreate the user in Active Directory on the server it fixes the problem. The problem is, I have 300 computers and every morning there are at least 10 - 15 users I must do this to. Not an ideal solution.

We bypassed Vista, so we had no idea that this Microsoft bug existed until last week.

Answer:The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be load

Hello ! Welcome to SF !

Check this article from Microsoft run the Fixit and see if that help Error message when you log on to a Windows Vista-based or Windows 7-based computer by using a temporary profile: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded"

- Captain

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Hi, at windows start i get the message "The User Profile Service failed to logon. User profile cannot be loaded". There was no known activity last time system was up and running and it was shut down normal.

The desctop(HP) was delivered some years ago with V7 installed, ONE personal userID with admin auth. was created. Then a System repair disc was created.

What is the safest and simplest way(if any) to fix this problem and maintain the user data?(I did see support strings about this problem but they seem very complicated and confusing to me)

1. Shoud I restart system some functional key to get into safe mode or use the System repair disc and then what option?

2. Should I then logon to the default accountID(not known to me), and restore system to older backup point or shoud I try to repair the personal UserId?

Please advice

Answer:The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be load

Hej Stene, v?lkommen till Seven Forums .

See this tutorial for fix: User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

Kari

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Hi

On my daughters W7 x86 PC the above message is happening when she tries to logon, the PC was set up with two users, I do noyt know if the other user can logon as she is away and we do not know the password.

What can I do to fix this error, all the fixes I can find require the user to logon, which is not happening.

Any ideas on how I can proceed.

Thanks

Daniel

Answer:The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be load

Hello Daniel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below can help with fixing this error. The "In Preparation" section at the top will help to get logged into an administrator account to be able to do the rest of the tutorial. If you have any questions, then please feel free to ask.

User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello all,
I am having the user profile service error failed the logon, user profile cannot be loaded while trying to logon to a domain user name with Windows 7. I have tried unjoining the domain and rejoining and that didn't work. I have also tried looking in the
Local Registry under profilepath and that profile isn't even listed (because it's never even been logged onto that particular PC). I really need to get this working. Is there anything else I can do?
Thank you,
Shauna

shauna dixon

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Hey all!

I've been experiencing stability problems on/off with my rig, but now they seem to have been stabilising (hurr durr).

I've recently bought a 1TB harddisk and 4 additional GB of Corsairs XMS3 DHX RAM, bringing me up to a total of 8GB.

Now, I tried to install 6 GB first, in tri-channel mode, and it worked fine.
When I installed the remaining two in dual dual-channel mode, however, my profile will not load, and I am given a temporary user profile. All my personal preferences are gone, including firefox bookmarks, desktop shortcuts, start menu preferences etc.

I'm posting a query to corsair as well simultaneously, but do any of you know or have a clue as to what might cause my problem? Or more importantly: how I can fix it?

I ran the memory diagnostics tool included in vista, and it told me I had a memory problem, but did not specify what.

Thanks for all help. It is much appreciated!

(Rig in sig)

Answer:User profile won't load. Temporary profile only. Vista64

Hello Crowzah,

This tutorial may be able to help with this error for you:

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Has anyone come across this issue happening frequently lately ....

In the past 3 weeks I must have had 20+ PC's / Laptops that have had the same problem (see image below)
Although I know how to fix it and I have had it crop up before, I've never had it hit so many units in such a short space of time.
I've browsed quite a bit to see if there is some sort of virus/malware that may be causing it but there doesn't seem to be anything out there that might be the culprit.

I've scanned all the units for virus/malware and they all seemed to come up pretty clean. +15 of the units were win7 and +5 were win 8.

Any clues would be most welcome
" User Profile Service you have been logged on with the default profile for the system, please see the event log for details or contact your administrator."

Answer:User Profile Service - default profile

Hi there .. There are loads of Posts on Google about this one .. Here is one below

How to Fix Temporary Profile in Windows 7

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Hi Everyone ..

This one has me pulling my hair out. I have a W7 Ultimate box that when I create a new account I get this error when I try to use it. The only account I can use is my Admin account. Any suggestions?

Answer:User Profile Service Can't Load Profile

hello and welcome

what error that's you received??
and did you try to Repair Install
or since this issue you got, if you have System Restore
you can also try /SFC SCANNOW

post your result..

hope this can help !!!

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Hii

last night when i went to got on i got a message along the lines of "cant load profile, being sent to temp profile". and true to its word, it logged me on with a default profile, by this i mean close to empty desktop and settings, very few services running and so on.

i poked around for a while and have found a few things,
in event viewer under windows logs -> apps i have this error:
"Windows cannot load the user's profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system.

DETAIL - Access is denied."

if i open up a cmd my default dir is set to "c:\users\TEMP\" but if i run "whoami" i get the correct "laptopname/Josht"

if i make a new profile they seem to load fine so at one point i thought id just try to migrate my self to a new accont but that fails as "You are currently logged in to a temp profile"

i also notced under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList" that my user is called "\S-1-5-21-2874428609-2562944749-1494310866-1000.bak" none of the others have a .bak.

the sercuity on my home folder allows full control for "administrators" and "SYSTEM" but for "josht" (me) was missing "full control" and "modify", i thought this was a bit weird so i set it for full control but on sevreal folders it got denied access (AppData and alike)
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Answer:Being logged on with to default profile.

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We have users on Windows 7 Enterprise machines.  No one has a roaming profile. Users cannot install programs.  The users move around so they don't use the same machine all the time and there may be 20 profiles on one machine.  They don't
always logout but the machines are restarted once a week at least.   Occasionally we may delete profiles on the machines but this is a remote site so we seldom do.  Users primarily use remote apps. served up either by Citrix or web interface. 
Little is done locally other than printing.  All machines are imaged with the same software. All users do the same thing.  One user in an office of six machines, can only login to three of the machines with a temporary profile.  She has no
profile under Users.  There is no .bak registry entry.  I cannot locate anything in the registry that points to this user.  I checked HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE|SOFTWARE|MICROSOFT|WINDOWSNT|CURRENT VERSION|PROFILELIST.  There were 20 profiles but
none for this user.  No .bak profiles for her, nothing.  I found a post that suggested increasing registry size/reboot but still no clue.  This has been going on for months and she just let me know but I don't know if she called the help desk
and they did something before.  Event log has errors saying: 


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Answer:Windows 7 Enterprise - User logs in with temporary profile - 3 different machines/no roaming profile?

Thanks.  She's working on the computer and does not logoff and back on quickly.  I just rechecked and there absolutely is not a .bak with her name.  On either computer.  I did find one for Temp and one for another user so now I have a
second user getting the profile issue.  I renamed that one and when the other user logged in, he got his profile. 

Guess I will just re-image the computers although I'd like to figure it out but I don't have the spare time to waste and don't want my user to keep getting the temp profile.  My company won't pay for the support and frankly, in all the years I've
been in IT, I've never had MS resolve one issue for me.  Not worth paying for.  Oh well, thanks for your suggestions.  If I have time to devote to this and figure anything else out, I will post the answer. 

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okay this is strange

so I was on my desktop main account and then let my dad log on to a guest account I recently created for him since his laptop isn't working, then when I came back I logged onto my profile I couldn't open any browser, in the case of firefox this came up (firefox can't load host something, missing profile) and chrome (your preferences cannot be read)

then I couln't open some shorcuts (windows cannot find the target. and my utorrent setting reset as well, like if I had never used it, BUT the guest account works perfectly.

I'm able to open firefox with open as administrator but all addons, bookmarks are gone, I can't open the document, picture, and music links on the start menu either

any help is appreciated

Answer:browsers can't load profile settings on main windows profile

I think I fixed the problem, I did a system restore and everything seems to be working fine

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Hi people!

I'm running Windows 7 home 64bit processor on my Lenovo laptop. There 3 user profiles. How do I check the last time (not this session) somebody logged into my user profile?

Would appreciate any replies.

Thanks!

Answer:How do I check the last time someone logged onto my user profile?

Event Viewer will tell you log on/off times but im not sure exactly where you will find the user account that logged on

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when a user logged on to there PC this morning. it looked like there profile for windows XP Pro had been deleted. and the System made a new copy from the default profile.

we are running a windows 2003 domain all workstations running Windows XP Pro

i have check the PC to see if the profile was just renamed or corrupt in the C:\document and settings folder. the only data which was in the folder was the administrator, my account and the newly created User directory.

Has anyone else had the problem this problem
 

Answer:Solved: XP profile was deleted when user logged in

I am experiencing the same thing....all other profiles are intact but one says it's corrupt and goes into a default user logon.
Can this be fixed?
 

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When following the instructions given here
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973289 about turning a default user profile into a network default user profile, I have one question.
Once this is complete, the FIRST time a user logs into a domain computer (and does not yet have a profile on that computer) these settings will apply... correct?  This will
not affect any users in the domain that are currently logged in and/or already have a profile on a domain computer.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Network default user profile in Windows 7

 
Hi,

Yes, this setting will apply for the new users when login first time. It will not affect the previous users who already login.
Regards,
Leo  
Huang
Leo Huang
TechNet Community Support

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I hope that I am not posting a duplicate question, but I am having some problems with the setup of a new Windows 7 PC. I am ordering new PC's for my company, and all are comming with Windows 7 now. Before, on my Windows XP PC's, I could easily setup a profile and get the settings exactly how I wanted them, then, copy that profile over the default profile. After that, anyone that logged in to the PC would have the settings that I set in the "new default" profile. I am not able to do this in Windows 7 and was hoping that someone could help me figure out how to setup a default user profile. I would really appreciate any help on this.

Thanks!!

Answer:Customize the default user profile in Windows 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TheMessiah


I hope that I am not posting a duplicate question, but I am having some problems with the setup of a new Windows 7 PC. I am ordering new PC's for my company, and all are comming with Windows 7 now. Before, on my Windows XP PC's, I could easily setup a profile and get the settings exactly how I wanted them, then, copy that profile over the default profile. After that, anyone that logged in to the PC would have the settings that I set in the "new default" profile. I am not able to do this in Windows 7 and was hoping that someone could help me figure out how to setup a default user profile. I would really appreciate any help on this.

Thanks!!


Hi, TheMessiah (Nice Nickname btw )

Type "User Profile" (without the quotes) into start and press enter.

You should come to this screen, where you can make those changes:

Thanks,
ZeshanA
If I helped, please click the scales at the top right of my post.

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I am the project coordinator for an internet/computer program for seniors at a senior center. I just set up a new computer donated by IBM in our lab. It has windows 2000. For the last 2 weeks Windows has been automatically logged onto administrator. I just created a new user profile for the seniors because I don't want them to accidently mess up our settings. This gives them a whole new desktop. I want to know how to make this guest user profile the default that automatically comes up when the computer is turned on so the seniors do not have to remember a password. I also need to get an internet connection set up on their desktop, but when in the guest account I cannot set up an internet connection through the connection wizard. Can anybody help?

Thanks
Senior PC
 

Answer:user profile default Windows 2000

I think you can find the information here
http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/win2k.htm
 

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When I turn on my computer I get a countdown that says....Windows cannot load the user's profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system.DETAIL - The system has attempted to load or restore a file into the registry, but the specified file is not in a registry file format.Thank you in advance ... I am not computer smart.HiJack logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 2:23:49 PM, on 10/3/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PifSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common ... Read more

Answer:Windows cannot load user's profile

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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this is my genuine windows 8.1 . some users profile can't load.

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Today when we went to start up one of our windows nt machines, we get this message saying-
-Your profile was not successfully loaded, but you have been logged on with the default system profile.-

I looked around and it says to log in as the administrator but when i try and do that i get the same message. I went into c:\winnt\profiles. The administrator folder and the other account we call DOMINO both have user folders. The information in the folders is no longer there. It is like someone deleted all the info. Any ideas how to get the accounts to work again. We just did a fresh install on monday and today we get this problem.

I also went in under vga mode and the same thing happens. I can not get to the event view to view the logs because the administrative tools are gone from the start menu.

Answer:user profile does not load, windows nt

Quote:




Originally posted by benzimm86
It is like someone deleted all the info. Any ideas how to get the accounts to work again.




check recycle bin.
or
restore from backup
or
rebuild profile from scratch


you might wanna check the hard drive for errors.

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When logging on it says unable to load user profile,but the profile is there when I log into Administator account,how do I get it to recognizemy account I normally use? Everything was working fine untill I went to reboot my Dell Vosstro 220 running Vista SP2 with all latest updates..It went to startup repair,and after awhile I was dirrected to restart the computer.When it restarted,it went to a temporary user profile named after the one it normally boots to,except there was 3 0s and temp after the profile.So the desktop icon were almost all gone and when you run a temp profile nothing is saved to it when you use it..I logged on the administator account and under C:\computer\users was my account I normally use along with 2 temp accounts.One was exactly like my normal account(MountainMan),but with temp000 after it.I went to Microsoft Answers and it said to go into regedit and find the profiles under machine\software\microsoft \windows NT\profiles and change the names of the 2 accounts supposely so it wouldn't load up the Temp account.I followed the directions to a T and it all went well except now it doesn't load the Temp file,it just says windows was unable to load user profile.I have to hit Control ,Alt,Del to bring up Task Manager and type in Administator and password which works fine.When I clck on administrator,it brings up the screen with everything on the computer.MountainMan used to be there below administrator,but is gone.If I go d... Read more

Answer:Windows can not load user profile

Typically...when a temporary profile is used, I interpret that as indicating that the regular profile has become damaged. Vista, Fix Damaged ProfileLouis

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I am having issues with my Gateway laptop that runs on xp, when i start it up i get a User Environment msg pop up that says "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile." then it says it will load a temporary profile. so i cant access any of my documents, pictures etc. any idea of what to do to fix this issue, kinda bad timing with the amount of projects i need to get done for school b4 winter break ends.

Answer:Cant load my user profile on windows

Hi Rahuzery and welcome to TSF !

What was the last thing you did before this problem happened ?

Are you able to see your user folder in the c:\documents and settings\ folder ? See if you can access your documents using the administator account in safe mode : repeatedly press the F8 key when the computer starts and choose safe mode in the menu that will appear. Log as the administrator and leave the password field blank if you didn't set any.

If your files appear to be safe, rigt-click the c: drive => properties => tools => error-checking. Tick both boxes and restart the computer if needed. Report if it finds any errors on the drive.

Once your hard drive has been checked for errors see if starting normally allows you to access your user profile. If not then restart the computer, press F8 and choose "last known good config" in the menu that will appear. See how it goes.


If for some reason your user folder is not there then turn the computer off and refrain from using it anymore. You can recover most of your data as long as nothing overwrites it. Using another computer build the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows. Boot your computer on this CD (set the boot order priority to CD-rom first in the BIOS) and use one of the recovery tools (free undelete for instance) to recover your data. Don't save the recovered files to the c: drive or it will overwrite the data you haven't recovered yet. Instead save it to another partition or preferably on an externa... Read more

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I also got this problem efter my stupid mom turned off the PC just pulling out the cable...

Can I fix it somehow or is it windows reinstall?
 

Answer:Windows cannot load the user's profile

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OK, a few months ago I bought a laptop and after a couple weeks I got the Blue Screen of Death. I had my father (who is a computer network engineer) re-install windows xp and things ran smoothly from there. A couple weeks ago my husband accidently clicked run on a Malware virus and the Safety Center was downloaded onto our computer. Thanks to Bleepingcomputer, I got the download for the scan and removed it from my computer.

Yesterday I tried to Start up the laptop and got a pop-up that said:

"Windows cannot load the user profile specified but has logged on with the default user."

Under that it says:

"Insuffient system resources exist to complete requested service"

My father lives in another state and had been in the hospital and therefore cannot help my this time.

Does ANYBODY know what it wrong? I can log in on Safety mode on both my profile and administrator. I ran the malware scan and virus scan and cleaned up everything on computer. I even tried a system restore and it said it was successful but I am still getting the error message and won't log me in.

Please help!

Answer:"Windows cannot load the User Profile"

Along with all this now, I am recieving this message:

"A problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the license for this computer, Error Code 0x80070002."

This appears after I click ok to the first pop up of the User Profile and System Resources problem.

Then I get this:

"Value Creation Failed " at line 599"

Am I totally Scr*wed?

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Five days ago, I installed Verizon DSL. As part of the software, it ran Verizon Virus check and it said that it located 50 files infected with a virus. It could not disinfect them, so it deleted them. Unfortunately it deleted some of my Symantic files and I don't know what else.

When I tried to reboot the next time, I got a message saying "Windows cannot load the user's profile but has logged you on with the default profile". I tried restoring to a point before the Verzion DSL, but it would not restore. After 2 hours on the phone with Symantec, they told me to uninstall Symantic and it would correct the problem. This worked, I no longer got the windows error message.

I tried unsuccessfully to reinstall Norton Anti-Virus, but I kept getting error messages. After many e-mails and many attempts, I decided to give up on Norton.

I successfully downloaded Kaspersky anti-virus, updated it and ran a scan. When I rebooted, I got the same windows message "Windows cannot load the user's profile but has logged you on with the default profile". I went to the control panel to uninstall Kaspersky, but it gave me a message that I didn't have the necessary privileges. (In hindsight it could be due to the fact that I used a password when setting up the software).

I then restored to a point before I installed Kaspersky which worked, but I am still getting the windows error message "Windows cannot load the user's profile but has logged you o... Read more

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OK, I'm stumped here: 
   To tighted up security, mgmt has had us ditch mapped drives for links to paths, which show up in Windows Explorer nav. as Favorites. This works great, except in applications that use the PlacesBar. I've found several good resources for registry
edits to have these links show up in the places bar, but they're String Values like: C:\Users\JShmoe\Links
I'd like to set a GPO to set this, but I can't figure out how to make the setting applicable to the logged in user. I've found that I'll have to use an Expandable String Value, but trying every combination of %Username%, %USERPROFILE, yields nothing. I've tried
C:\Users\%username%\Links, just %username%\Links, one %, two %, all uppercase and ...nada.    
    Any tips on how to reference the logged on user in the registry? 
Thanks in advance!

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The update seems to have installed fine, except, my default desktop and user folders don't open like they used to. It seems that the update has created a new user profile and is using that one instead of my old one!

My original folders were under:

This PC/Users/Mark but it now defaults to This PC/ Users/Mark.MY-LIFE

Can someone PLEASE explain to me, in very simple terms, how to to get all my desktop icons and folders back without having to search for them all the time?

Thanks for any help.

Answer:windows 10 1709 has changed my default user profile

Hello Mark,

If you like, you could use the same method in the tutorial below to change the ProfileImagePath value to use the correct full path of your "C:\Users\Mark" user profile folder.

Fix You've been signed in with a temporary profile in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

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Around 4-5 years ago, I bought a HP computer, which I have never had any problems with other than a trojan that Norton took care of around a year ago. It is currently running on Windows XP Home Service Pack 2, and I believe it came installed with this.

Two days ago (December 22nd), I turned on my computer, and as normal I left it to load but when I returned, the computer had loaded up with the default HP desktop, with most of my desktop folders and applications gone (I guess as if I had loaded a new user profile), but most of my extremely old ones remained, for example one that I installed on December 29th 2005 remained. I did not check if any files were missing, but as my folders didn't appear on the desktop, I'd persume they were. I'm the only user of the computer, and thefore am the only one with a user profile.

After turning on my computer again, it loaded normally, with everything as it should be.

When I turned it on today (December 24th) the same happened, and I resolved it the same way, but it's beginning to worry me now, and making me think that sooner or later it will always start like this. I have backed up all my files, and should be able to afford a new computer by April, so I need it to last until then at least.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
 

Answer:Windows XP Home SP2 Loading Default User Profile

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Hey guys. I've had this issue with one of my laptops since day one. I wasn't using it that much, so I pretty much forgot about it. Now I'm using it more and I would like to get this fixed.

When I boot up I get an error message saying that Windows could not load the user profile, default user will be loaded instead. It says that Windows tried to load a file in the registry, that is not a registry file format, or something to that effect. I'm wondering if anyone had seen this before.

I've used a registry cleaner, and it didn't fix the issue. I apologize for not posting the exact error, but I don't have the laptop here at work. I will post it verbatum when I get home tonight though. I was just wondering if anyone else has incountered this. Like I said, this has happened since the day it came home(brand new).

Any help would be appreciated.

I tried google, but didn't come up with anything at all to help. I'm just hoping that someone else has seen this before.
 

Answer:Windows XP Home-Can't load user profile...

Did you have a system crash or something while being logged in as that user? It might have corrupted the user account.
 

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I am the sole user on my computer. I was logged in with Administrator rights. When uninstalling a program no longer required my internet explorer crashed and at the same time I lost nearly all my icons on my desktop. Just the basic icons remained. IE reinstalled itself and then XP did in involuntary update. I rebooted and was told that the user profile could not be found. Now I cannot access My Documents, and files for my databases are not present. I know they are still on my computer but I cannot get my profile back. Please help me as I have a spent a ot of time and effort on this. I cannot even enter my backups!

Answer:Windows XP unable to load user profile

Slave your HD to another HD/comp ( no need to bolt it in, just cable it & leave it outside the case ) & copy your stuff ( don't forget your emails & address book ) onto the other HD or other media.You may have a choice of jumper settings on the master HD, such as master with slave or ms.Now put it back in your comp, once again, no need to bolt it in at this stage ( change the jumper, back to where it was )Here are some rescue programs.Rescue CDhttp://www.f-secure.com/en_EMEA/sec...PLoP Linuxhttp://www.plop.at/page_en_4.htmlRecovery Is Possible (RIP)http://www.tux.org/pub/people/kent-...http://distrowatch.com/table.php?di...http://www.seoexpertconsultants.com...http://www.tux.org/pub/people/kent-...Trinity Rescue Kithttp://distrowatch.com/table.php?di...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinit...http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.p...http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.p...Usage Howtohttp://trinityhome.org/Home/index.p...

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I am trying to troubleshoot this user's Laptop, it's a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional. The user encountered a " Windows cannot load user's profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system."

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service
Date: 3/30/2010 4:40:23 PM
Event ID: 1505
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords:
User: domain\user
Computer: computer.com
Description:
Windows cannot load the user's profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system.

There are other event id's 1530, 1508, 1505, 1511

I already recreated the user's profile, tested it a bunch of times by restarting, shutting down, using the docking station to power it on and off, etc and it worked fine---until a few hours ago I saw the same message about the profile not loading correctly and having to log you with a temorary profile.

I looked further into the event viewer logs and it seems there is a Registry Leak?! Some regstry file is still in use by oher applications or services; And Winlogon notification subscriber <Pofile> failed a notifcation event--not sure if these are connected somehow.

I don't know what to make of this and I hope you folks can help shed some light.
 

Answer:Windows 7 - 64bit Cannot load user's profile...

seems I had a similar problem in the past with XP and used a user profile hive cleanup download from Microsoft :confused
 

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First off I'd like to thank you very much for even opening this thread! I greatly appreciate the help!The following error message only occurs after someone has been logged onto the computer on their account for an extended period of time (I think it's about 5 or 6 hours and over, but I have no way of being sure). A few months ago I got a pretty bad virus infection, I cleaned it all up and the system ran, but had some errors going on with windows. I then bought an external hard drive. So I re-formatted and re-installed windows XP. Then I found this error message after logging off of my user, and then having my brother try to log onto his user profile. There are 5 user profiles on this computer, and only one of them has administrative rights at the moment.“Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If the problem persists, contact your network administrator.”Followed by:“Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off”So it only occurs when someone has been logged on for over 5 hours, and then tries to log onto another person's profile it doesn't affect only one profle, but usually affects all profiles but the one that was logged into for over 5 hours.I have tried running chkdsk, it comes up with no problems. I've tried running S... Read more

Answer:"Windows cannot load the locally stored profile." then "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on...

This problem is more serious than you think...since eventually user access could be denied.

Damaged profiles occur routinely...they beoome showstoppers only because users ignore the warnings that are provided...by permitting access via temporary profiles.

Users need to create a new profile...and then transfer settings, etc. from the damaged to the new...in order to overcome a damaged profile.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555473 AND http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326688 .

Louis

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Hi i am in desperate need for help and i think i've done the most dumbest thing ever

I have a Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium

AMD ATHLON(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+

i had just recently had restarted my computer in order for it to update and i logged into my Administrator account and it said "Preparing Your Desktop" instead of "Welcome like it usually does...like it was a whole new account

and there was a message @ the bottom saying that "you have been logged on with a temporaly profile, change you make to this profile will be lost when log off"

i checked my disk space to see if it was still the same and if any files have been removed and it was still the same as before 194g/298g...all my files were still intact but they were not showing

i then went into C:/Users/(My Account) and was relieved to see that all my files were there

so here is were my stupidity came into to play i had moved all my administrator files to the temporary user profile account thinking that they would be safe...so i went ahead and logged out ... @ the time i did not think that moving my administrator files to the temporary profile would mean that i would lose them

i logged back in and all the files were gone ...i checked my disk space again and it changed 212g/298g..so i pretty much panicked thinking they were gone for good...i know their still on my hard drive though...im just not that high-tech on how to gain the access to them back...HELP!! HELP HELP!!! t... Read more

Answer:Logged into temporary user profile...lost all administrator files

What part of this message did you not understand?

"change you make to this profile will be "lost" when log off"

The more you use the PC the less chance you have at recovering your files, turn it off.

If the files are irreplaceable you will either have to have a professional recover them (expensive) or attempt it yourself.

Remove the hard drive from that PC, install it in a external USB hard drive enclosure, then connect it to another PC that has this software already installed and ready to use
http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm
Then use the software to scan the entire drive, (takes quite some time) when it is done you can look at the results of the scan and choose the files/folders you wish to recover.
 

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Hi all, I just got a new x201, which I installed ubuntu on a second partition. For a while the two systems were getting along fine, and I was able to switch between them without problems. on my last login it won't accept my credentials (pw or biometric) and says "The user profile service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded" and then returns to the login screen. Any ideas on how to fix this without nuking the system?

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Hey guys,

A few days ago, I logged onto my SP3 XP Home machine and as it is logging me in, an error message pops up saying "Windows cannot load the locally stored user profile"

It acts as though I am a new user, showing the windows classic theme and starting the XP tutorial.

I restart my computer and it acts as good as new, restoring my icons, wallpaper, and theme.

My question is why is this happening? I know it isn't critical, but this happens about 1/3 times I log into my machine and the only remedy seems to be to restart (Which we all know can be a pain if you've had your computer for more than 2 months )

I hope there is some reason this is happening, and Microsoft's KB article is soooo helpful

"Create a New User Account" - Microsoft

Uhm...no thank you...?

Also, before someone says it, I did not delete my profile's folder, as it logs on about 70% of the time.

Answer:Windows cannot load the locally stored user profile

Just an FYI that I'm having a few problems with my system now and it's been almost a year since I've reinstalled XP, so I think I am due for a reformat this weekend. That should fix my problems :s

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I have two HDD, 1) 200GB and the 2) 80GB, I have windows xp installed on both. None of the two windows have logon password and each windows has one account only, plus the guest account.

I used the winodws Xp in the 80GB to take ownership of the user profile in Documents and Setting that is in the 200GB HDD, now I booted the computer with the 200GB HDD and it doesn't load the original user profile it made a new one.

So now I have two profiles in one user account:

Say the original profile is named A and the new one is named B, I want to delete B and make windows load A.


Thanks

Answer:how can I make windows load a specific user profile?

Hi JustinK. . .

Some clarification, please...

1. Did you install the SAME XP OS on both (using the same product code)?
2. Is your intent to have one HDD mirror the other?
3. Did you use an Admin account to take ownership of the user profile in the "Documents and Settings" on the 200GB HDD?
4. What is the purpose for taking ownership?
5. Can these 2 HDD's see each other and are they interactive with each other?
6. Do they each have an independant system registry, if you know?

Thanks. . .

jcgriff2

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System is running XP Pro SP3.  I had just cleaned this system of malware which was causing dllhost.exe  to run multiple times and slow the system down to a crawl.  This is not the same machine as this one:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/515354/dllhostexe-appears-in-task-manager-multiple-times-restarts-when-killed/  which Broni helped me with recently.
 
Everything was fine for a few weeks, then I got a call saying it would not install Adobe Reader update - access denied.  I corrected that and a couple days later, I get a call that it gives the message in the topic title on startup and runs extremely slow trying to access internet.  It would eventually say the site could not be accessed.  It was so bad, I was unable to remote in.
 
I bought it in, booted in safe mode, did a system restore - no change.  I did a Malwarebytes scan - it found nothing.  I ran an ESET Online Scan - it too found nothing.
 
I tried restoring the ntuser.dat from repair, ut that made no difference.  The user logs in as administrator, so I created another admin account to process the copy.
 
I am able to get on the Internet from my location by manually setting tcp/ip settings.
 
Any help getting this resolved would be greatly appreciated.
 
adaniel

Answer:Windows cannot load the user's profile - Incorrect function

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/sysdm_userprofile_copy.mspx?mfr=true

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I have had my Ideapad for about three months and it has been pretty faultless. It has windows 7 installed.I turned it on tonight and tried to login but got the message in the title. A google search turned up a few ideas to fix it but they all rely on being able to start the machine in Safe Mode which I can't seem to do.Has anyone got any ideas as to how I can get it sorted?Thanks,Scott

Answer:U310 idea pad. User profile service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. Help please.

Dear Cyclingscott Welcome to Lenovo forums if the machine came preloaded with win 7 try doing a recovery for the machine to get it back to the factory statusplease be noted that all the data on the C partition will be lost you can start this process by pressing the NOVO button like the below image  then choose onekey recovery and two options will come up you will have to choose restore from initial backup an then follow the stepsThanks

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Hello,
I currently have 5 user accounts on my windows vista 32-bit computer and I needed to create a new account. So, I logged onto the administrator account and created a new user account. Then, I logged off the administrator account and tried to log onto the new account. However, I received the following message
The user profile service failed the log on.
User profile can not be loaded.
After receiving the message I restarted the computer and attempted to log onto the new account but I received the same message.
Please help me.
Thank you in advance.

Answer:The user profile service Service failed the log on. User profile can not be loaded. Problem. Windows Vista 32-bit

Fix a corrupted user profile, Vista - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/fix-a-corrupted-user-profile

Louis

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Hi for a week now i have not been able to log on to my account on my windows vista. everytime i try it says user profile corrupted. when i boot it up in safe mode i can log on and a bubble comes up and says user profile loaded incorrectly or something along those lines. I looked up how to fix this on these forums and i saw where i can create a new admin account and copy stuff to it.The only problem is when i am in safe mode it still will not let me create a new acccount even when i click on it

Can't create new user account
^i tried every solution in that thread and none of them worked to create a new account.

Help me fix my laptop please?

Thanks,
Jinnai21

Answer:Windows Vista(Home Premium) will not load my user profile

If you boot into Safe Mode you should be able to login to the Administrator account and create a new admin account there

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Hi Guys

I work on a Service Desk at the NHS. We seem to be having a problem and no-one knows why it is happening and i'm determined to get to the bottom of it.

When ever these particular users logon to the domain, XP won't load their profile settings (email settings, desktop icons, etc.) It does seem to load some of the profile as it doesn't display the "corrupt profile" or "unable to load profile" error message but it won't load any documents or applications settings so the user gets an empty My Documents folder and an empty desktop.

I have tried recreating the profile and copying over the settings which does seem to resolve the issue for a while but eventually the problem occurs again. So far there are only 2 users having this problem. But there seems to be no fix. We've even tried reinstalling Windows on the PC but eventually the profile begins to fail.

I'd love to be the guy to show everyone how to resolve this proble.Does anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows XP profile fails to load user settings

Run eventvwr.msc and look at both the System and Application logs for repeating errors.

Have a look for the errors referenced in this article and if you see any, install the User Profile Hive Cleanup service.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...6D-8912-4E18-B570-42470E2F3582&displaylang=en
MIght be worth installing even if you are not seeing those specific errors.
 

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It is an HP computer that my brother brought over because it wouldn't boot. It was giving me a "bootmgr is compressed" message. So I got my Vista repair disc and uncompressed his drive. That got rid of that message but then it was giving me winload.exe errors. So I fixed that and FINALLY it booted up but when I clicked on his user account to log on, I get this error message. I have searched for answers. I came across a fix where you edit the registry if there is a duplicate entry in the profiles section but there isn't an extra one. I can boot into safe mode but I get no administrative tools, no ability to see the event viewer or manage users (idk if this is normal). I did a command I found to make the default administrator account active or something like that, and now when it boots up, there is his user account, and an admin user. If I click his user to log on, I get the error message. If I click the admin account, it loads, but it loads telling me the Vista copy is not genuine.

Anyone have any idea how to fix this? Why is the admin account telling me Vista is not genuine? Thank you.

Answer:Getting a "user profile service failed the logon. user profile cannot be loaded" message

I came across a fix where you edit the registry if there is a duplicate entry in the profiles section but there isn't an extra oneExtra one? you mean the .bak key?Did you follow this guide?http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215

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Admin account worked fine on Monday.  The kid used her (non-admin) account in the meantime.  Now it won't log into the admin account - "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded."  I've read a few other boards on this issue, so I am now doing a thorough virus scan and will include results as soon as they're available.  But I am not confident about moving forward with any of the paths I've seen laid out, and some of them don't apply if you can't access the admin account anyway, so I wanted to start a thread here (I've gotten fabulous help here several times before).  It's running Vista Home Premium SP2.  AVG 2013 Internet Security.  Can't think what other specs may be relevant, but am happy to provide whatever would be of use.  Thanks!!

Answer:User Profile svc failed logon. User profile can't be loaded." on admin acct.

I got the same message when attempting to login on Windows 7, after no previous problems or changes before shutdown the night before. It continued to loop back to the logon screen even after rebooting. I ended up having to log on in Safe Mode, then do a system restore to restore back to the last restore point, which was a system checkpoint a couple of days earlier. That fixed it, and I've had no problems since. I hope that helps.

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OS: Windows XP v2002 Professional SP3
1) I restored the computer system as I had lost everything stored in the old user profile.
2) A NEW USER PROFILE: 'mlinda" is created with the correct domain attached to it (eg. CAA MAU) and is fully restored.
3) The OLD USER PROFILE "m.linda" remains in the documents and settings BUT
- the domain is of a local computer (eg. SPARXX) and it no longer works with the (eg. CAA MAU) domain
4) The original "m.linda" user profile contains almost nothing in it (no documents etc)
5) m.linda is still listed in the userlist in computer management BUT NOT THE NEW mlinda
6) In administrator mode, I dont't see ALL the contents of the newly restored profile
Questions:
How do I change user profile "mlinda" (that has successfully retored everthing) back to "m.linda" since the new profile has everything intact:

1) How do I safely delete the newly restored "mlinda" and ensure everything is back to normal with the OLD USER PROFILE: m.linda?

2) How to ensure that the correct domain name is attached to the profile, by transferring all the data from THE NEW mlinda (eg. domain: CAA MAU) to THE OLD m.linda (that currently has a local computer domain: SPARXX). User profile, m.linda has to be attched to domain: CAA MAU.

3) Should I be backing up before eventhough the new mlinda is in super condition?

4) I read in forums that the links to desktop can be lost by transfering. How do I retain it?... Read more

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my computer is password protected. i only have one user account on it. how can i fix this without losing anything on my laptop?

Answer:vista-the user profile service failed the logon. user profile cannot be loaded

Just a thought, did you password the default administrator account?

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Hello

When I tried to log on to administrator account on vista laptop this morning I got the following error massage "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded." I did some research and found a potential solution: The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

However the problem is that the solution needs a working administrartor account and the only account I'm able to log in is a standard one with no power to change account type or boot into admin safe mode/ do a command prompt whatsoever.

Would anyone happen to have an alternative solution that doesn't require an admin account to fix this?

Answer:Vista - The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

Was able to log on in safe mode and follow the registry edit procedure. Thanks anyway

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Hey guys,
The User Profile SERVICE *service failed the sign-in - User profile cannot be loaded
Made an error in the title
I'm getting this error when trying to sign onto a 2012 VM server.
I'm able to log onto other servers on the domain but this one.
It seems to be working for everyone else on the team to me.
I googled it and it says that my profile may be corrupt however I've never logged onto the server before so my profile never got created.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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My Office Users Windows 7 64bit laptops  (2 laptops)has crashed last week in a similar way.
Laptop suddenly turned off and went to repair mode. After the auto repair the domain profile has been corrupted and unable to login.
when i logged with local account i saw that all the application has wiped off and windows asking for activate.

Luckily i copied user data from c:\users\ desktop.  documents, pictures, videos etc...

anybody can advise how to prevent this type of crash, also advise best method to recover the profile back after this kind of crash.

Raju

Thanks & Regards Rajesh

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After adding a User as a Family Member(child), when the family member logs in with his user he gets this message: The User profile service failed. The sign in user Profile cannot be loaded.

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I have a Dell laptop that has Windows Vista. Received the below message after I typed in my password for the adminstrator account

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User Profile cannot be loaded

I went into Safe Mode and was able to get to the desktop of the laptop. I attempted to go to administrative tools to try and add a new user account but I don't see an option for that.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

Nancy
 

Answer:The User Profile Service failed the logon. User Profile cannot be loaded

Here is the Microsoft support article for that.
 

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I would like to create a new user and migrate all data/settings/etc. from an existing user to the new user, on the same computer. Reason is some conflicting names between some computers on the same network and a Windows Home Server.

I tried changing the name of the user, but that doens't change the name of the profile. That created some confusion with Remote Desktop. Seems that even though I changed the user name, I had to log on via Remote Desktop using the old user name.

I've read about a method of creating the new user, logging on then off, logging on as the old user and just copying all the files from one user to the other after turning on show system and hidden files, etc. That doesn't migrate any settings I wouldn't think, only files. And another problem is there isn't enough hdd space to copy the profile, not sure what to do other than get a larger hdd, which I could do if totally needed.

I looked at the USMT, a little, but it looked like a lot of work for what I was doing.

I've also seen a 21 step method by Joshua Mouch which still involved copying the files.

Is there a way to just change the user name and then change the profile name that coincided with that user? That way no files are copied or moved, just changing the profile name associated with that user.

edit: I just found this, does this really work? That's all I want to do, change the user name and have that profile name match the user name.

1. Delete or rename... Read more

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hi, when i try to add an account in my microsoft laptop windows 8.1, it always show The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. Im done doing the process suggested before but it doesnt work, so i decided to delete
the account and from now on, i cannot add an account in my laptop. 
note. Im already done fixing it, in safe mode and make changes to registry editor, the .bak one but idoesnt work

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Hey all 
 
Long time user of bleeping computer - gonna jump on in and join the fun and games!
 
Anyway I work in a small local computer repair shop and recently we had LOADS of Vista and Windows 7 machines with the error
 
"The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded"
 
We can repair the fault changing the profile from temporary profile path and swapped the .bak extension in registry. 
 
But what the hell is causing it? We have had two machine back in within two weeks of initial repair. We figured windows update at first but its not a given. 
 
cheers!

Answer:"The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded"

Have you read this Microsoft Support article?
 
There are similar articles for Vista and XP.

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I have a very bad problem with my PC. It started yesterday and the vista system repair came up and scanned my computer. When it finished I clicked finish and my PC restarted then it did it again..and again...and again.
Then I went into safe mode and virus scanned everything but came up with nothing. So I restarted my PC and it said The user profile service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. So I clicked ok then my user account came up somehow. I clicked it and it took me to desktop except that half of my programs were gone and like nothing worked, all my documents, downloads, pictures were all gone. I can't do anything on that computer, can anyone help please??(I have googled it but none of the solutions work so I want to find an answer specific to my problem)
 

Answer:The User Profile Service failed the logon. User Profile cannot be loaded

Most likely it is loading a temporary profile.

First try a system restore to see if can recover the user profile.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-system-restore/

If system restore fails to load while in windows or you get errors, try it from the recovery environment http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial142.html
Here is another solution to try if SR fails to work for you, it shows you how to create a new user account, then log into the new account and copy your old profile over to the new account. This article is for XP but the process is the same for Vista. See "Moving to a new user profile"

http://www.lockergnome.com/it/2004/12/15/get-it-done-recover-a-damaged-windows-xp-user-profile/
 

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I have literally tried every solution found online and NOTHING seems to work.  Our environment, Windows server 2008 domain controller, Windows 7 Pro x64 bit PC's.  Trying to login as a domain user and get the error " User Profile Service failed
the logon.  User profile cannot be loaded".  I can only login with the domain Administrator account, or the local administrator account.  We are NOT using Roaming profiles.  The application event logs do have event error 1500 and event
warning 1509.... see screenshot below.

What I have tried:
Microsoft FixIT 50446
Tried editing the SID's out of the registry manually per KB
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215
Deleted all domain user profiles from machine
Removed PC from domain and rejoined
Deleted user account from Active Directory and recreated
Verified GPO was not configured to "allow users to logon with temporary profiles"
SFC /scannow
Fresh install of Windows 7 Pro
Live Essentials was never installed (some forums referred to the .sqm file fron event ID 1509 possible relating to an issue with Live Essentials)
Google update was never installed (remember seeing it referred to in a forum as well)
 
I am now out of ideas..  This has been an ongoing issue for about a month and I am finally admitting defeat.  This is my last effort to get help before breaking down and paying the $259 to Microsoft to help resolve it.
PLEASE HELP!!
Thank... Read more

Answer:User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

Hi Phillip,
 
I would like to verify whether the issue only occurs on special Windows 7 computer or on all Windows 7 computers.

 
I suggest checking the permission of the user profile folders and Default folder. Make sure the users has full control of their profile folders.

 
Meanwhile, ensure the users are the owner of the C:\Users\theirname\NTUSER.dat. Also, please put NTUSER.dat in the security software exclusion
list for testing.
 
Please also post in Server Forum to get more assistance.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserversetup/threads
 
Best Regards,
NikiPlease remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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hai sir,madam
iam using windows7 proffessions OS,iam unable to logon through my admin account even though the password is correct,it is showing the message"USER PROFILE SERVICE FAILED THE LOGON USER PROFILE CANNOT BE LOADED"...pls help me the problem.
in order solve this issue i tried to switch the PC into safemode by pressing F8 but it is also not working,and not showing the safe mode option on the laptop screen..

Answer:user profile service failed the logon user profile cannot be loaded

First, try a System Restore in Safe Mode. If that doesn't work, you can follow the instructions in this video which I've used several times. This does involve tweaking the registry, so only do it if you feel competant to do so.

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windows 7 will not let me log on to my administrator account.  this is my son"s computer. could he have downloaded something that is causing this?  how do i fix it? thanks!

Answer:the user profile service failed to logon user profile cannot be loaded

i was able to resolve the problem.  system restore in safe moce,

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My wife just tried to log onto her account on her Dell portable PC (which runs 64-bit Windows 7) and got the message:'The User Profile Service service failed the logon. User Profile cannot be loaded.'
I can log on (as administrator) on the same PC OK. How do I fix / re-generated her logon profile so that she can access her files?
All suggestions welcoms, tallboy

Answer:User Profile Service failed the login. User Profile cannot be loaded

Have a read here Microsoft Support

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i encounter this problem when i try to login my account which is under a domain.

User profile service failed the logon User profile cannot be loaded.

Will the OU in ad will affected this problem? Firstly, this machine hostname have not move to Finance OU. But i can login my own account. my account has move to Finance OU. I try my colleague login id as well. His user account was also in the Finance OU. but he cannot login. he get the user profile service failed the logon. user profile cannot be loaded. This is cause by OU or is it the windows issue? i have try to rejoin the domain same problem. This is a new machine so i believe the registry fix on the profile list does not help at all. i try to copy the default folder under user to my usb and then transfer to the new pc same problem as well.

anyone have any solution to it ?

Answer:User profile service failed the logon User profile cannot be loaded

You'd need to ask your IT Adminstrator.

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I had the following error:

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

I googled how to fix it. I now can't get to my photos from my other user account. How can I get to them so I can burn them on a DVD and clear up some of my hard drive? I can still see they are there in my Picasa program just can't get to them on desktop now.

Thanks,
Nici
 

Answer:The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

Use an admin account, go to the account's picture folder you had before, and answer yes if it asks if it should modify security. ( haven't done this in a while so I can't remember the exact wording )
 

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 Hi all, I just got a new x1 Yoga, which I installed windows 10 comes without a Wifi driver, i download the driver and instaled, when i connect to the internet for a period, windows returns to the login screen and i receive the following error message: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded" when i try to login.i tried to edit the regedit by change rifcount, i tried to install windows 8 and 8.1 and windows 7 but still the same problem, i tried to install all driver with driverpack before connecting to the internet and stop the updating windows this helped me just for 3 days and the problem come back, Any ideas on how to fix this problemsorry for my bad language

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Restart F8 brings up F2 Set Up or F12 Boot Menu.  Can't find advanced boot options to start in safe mode.

Answer:User Profile service faied to logon. User profile cannot be loaded

System manufacturer and model?
 
FWIW
 
Louis

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Hi 

I have a very annoying problem on wireless tablets running windows 8.1 update. 
The tablets boot nice and fast (approx 30-35 seconds) to the ctrl + alt + del screen. 
However the network mandatory profiles used by students do not work for another 60 seconds after that. 
For the first 60 seconds or so after ctrl+alt+del shows up they get the error message "User Profile Service Failed the sign-in.  User profile cannot be loaded".  After that they
will login just fine.  
We've looked at procmon bootlogs and it shows BADNETWORKPATH the first couple of times you try to call the network path to the mandatory profile.  
We have tired setting various Group Policy Objects to force them to wait for the network based on various other posts on this  and other sites. 
Always wait for the network, Wait for group policy processing, wait for network timeout etc.  None of them seem to make any difference. 


Can somebody explain to me how to resolve this issue. 
Cheers
Da'flibble

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Im trying to create a new user account on my computer, but every time i do that, Im unable to login to that name. Only the main account is accessible. All new accounts I create with my account will give me this message:
"The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded." This applies to the guest account as well.

If this helps, when you go to C:\Users, only the main account's folder and a folder called "Public" is present. Im pretty sure it should have showed the folder of the newly created account. Because of this, im unable to copy files from my main account to the new but inaccessible account as the folder for it does not exist.

This is frustrating as im trying to create an account for my brother with parental controls. But we cant even access it without it saying that the user profile cannot be loaded. How can I fix this?

I've been following these instructions from Microsoft:
Error message: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded
I went to the registry editor and went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList. Apparently there should be two folders with S-1-5 that is followed by a long set of numbers but there is only one. It seems that there isn't even any folder associated with the new account. I was only able to find a folder associated with the main account. But none for the new accounts.So that method to resolve this problem doesn... Read more

Answer:The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded

Did you try the other 2 methods from that webpage?

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lately when i try to turn on the Guest user ( its my first time to turn on it)
then when i try to log on using guest i encounter a error message?
the user profile service failed to logon user profile cannot be loaded , i already try to make another user but the message or error is still appearing ,

but my main user is working im just worried about this and i already try some solution here but its not working

im using Windows 7 , thank you in advance !

Answer:The User Profile Service Failed to Logon User Profile Cannot be loaded

Hello John,

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help fix this for you. User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.
If not, then I'd recommend to turn off the Guest account, delete any 501 key below found for the C:\Users\Guest account at the same registry location in the tutorial above, delete the C:\Users\Guest folder, and restart the computer. This will give you a fresh start with the Guest account as if you never turned it on.

S-1-5-21-4087885203-1817915059-2930943868-501

or

S-1-5-21-4087885203-1817915059-2930943868-501.bak




Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello. I am new here. I know absolutely nothing about computers, so I wasn't even sure where I should post this thread. Please help. I am desperate. Here I will explain what the issue is AND what I tried  to do to fix it. But I failed. Recently I've had issues with my computer randomly opening a lot of windows on it's own. Yesterday I was away and my computer was on and when I came back I saw about 50 new tabs opened and all almost my computer icons seemed to have disappeared. I assumed it was just some computer mistake because no way everything go deleted on its own. So I restarted it.When I restarted it, I got the message from the title- "User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be found." I don't wanna take it to a "professional" to get it fixed because I don't trust any people here in my city- whenever I did that, they deleted ALL my files. And I have some EXTREMELY important files in this computer that I wish I had saved on USB, but I haven't, so I definitely can't lose them. I just never thought anything will go wrong with this computer, as it worked pretty much perfectly. So anyway, I decided to try to fix it on my own, despite that I admittedly know nothing about computers, I read that this issue is fairly easy to fix. So I found tutorials and forums where people say you should press f8 and it will take you to "safe boot" mode. I did this and the first 2 times nothing happened- and... Read more

Answer:User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

You can try to fix with Safe Mode - repeatedly tap F8 as you boot up.It may take two or three tries to start the safe mode.Continue with Safe mode and user the Administrator login.Are you able to get into the computer with Safe mode as the Administrator? **** In this context administrator is the name of a hidden account used in safe mode. Normally you would not have to use this account. It can be used to repair or create user accounts.

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Im trying to create a new user account on my computer, but every time i do that, Im unable to login to that name. Only the administrator account is accessible. All new accounts createdwill give me this message:
"The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded." This applies to the guest account as well.

If this helps, when you go to C:\Users, only the main account's folder and a folder called "Public" is present. Im pretty sure it should have showed the folder of the newly created account. Because of this, im unable to copy files from my main account to the new account as the folder for it does not exist.

This is frustrating as im trying to create an account for my brother with parental controls. But we cant even access it without it saying that the user profile cannot be loaded. How can I fix this?

I've been following these instructions from Microsoft:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215
I went to the registry editor and went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList. It seems that there isn't even any folder associated with the new account. I was only able to find a folder associated with the main account. But none for the new accounts.

Answer:The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded

Back to the beginning...what steps did you actually take...to create a new profile?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/fix-a-corrupted-user-profile

Louis

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Today, Dec.20th, I wanted to create a standard user account for testing.
I named it Test.
When I tried to log on to Test account, I received the above message.
I used the tutorial compiled by Shawn but failed :
The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. - Vista Forums

Problems :
1. I don't remember when was the last time I successfully created a new user account. Therefore, not knowing which is the good restore point for this matter.
2. The tutorial mentioned SID key with .bak at the end.
There are 3 SID keys, but none has .bak at the end.
3. name of ProfileImagePath is as follow ...........
a.1001 belongs to t-4-2
b. 500 belongs to Administrator
c. 501 belongs to Guest
I don't see the SID key for the Test account.
Therefore, I am stuck. not knowing how to proceed.

see screenshot :



Please advise.
Thank you.

P.S. Guest account was NEVER activated.

t-4-2

Answer:User Profile Service Failed the Login User profile cannot be loaded

Hello t-4-2,

The SID key for the user profile will not be created until the first time a newly created user account is logged on to.

You might see if this part of the tutorial may be the issue you are having.

Rob Brooks-Bilson's Blog: Fix for Vista's: The User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded

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Hi
Recently i have had a few users in our domain unable to logon due to this error. To fix the issue  i have been deleting their local profile and then logging back on so they pick up the mandatory profile stored on the server and everything then works
fine.
Server is running server 2008 r2 and workstations are running windows 7 pro. 
I have just noticed the below error in the event logs on a few of the affected machines.
Windows cannot copy file \\?\C:\Users\lnyberg\AppData\Local\Temp\jds1029303519.tmp\ to location \\?\UNC\CM-DC01$NOCSC$\Profiles$\StaffNew.V2\AppData\Local\Temp\jds1029303519.tmp\. This error may be caused by network problems or insufficient security
rights. 

DETAIL - Access is denied.
Is this what could be causing the issue with logging on? I am a bit confused as to why it would be trying to copy a temp file back to the mandatory profile on the server.
Any ideas would be great
Thanks
Shane

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Hello. I am new here. I know absolutely nothing about computers, so I wasn't even sure where I should post this thread. Please help. I am desperate. Here I will explain what the issue is AND what I tried  to do to fix it. But I failed. Recently I've had issues with my computer randomly opening a lot of windows on it's own. Yesterday I was away and my computer was on and when I came back I saw about 50 new tabs opened and all almost my computer icons seemed to have disappeared. I assumed it was just some computer mistake because no way everything go deleted on its own. So I restarted it.When I restarted it, I got the message from the title- "User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be found." I don't wanna take it to a "professional" to get it fixed because I don't trust any people here in my city- whenever I did that, they deleted ALL my files. And I have some EXTREMELY important files in this computer that I wish I had saved on USB, but I haven't, so I definitely can't lose them. I just never thought anything will go wrong with this computer, as it worked pretty much perfectly. So anyway, I decided to try to fix it on my own, despite that I admittedly know nothing about computers, I read that this issue is fairly easy to fix. So I found tutorials and forums where people say you should press f8 and it will take you to "safe boot" mode. I did this and the first 2 times nothing happened- and... Read more

Answer:User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

You can try to fix with Safe Mode - repeatedly tap F8 as you boot up.It may take two or three tries to start the safe mode.Continue with Safe mode and user the Administrator login.Are you able to get into the computer with Safe mode as the Administrator? **** In this context administrator is the name of a hidden account used in safe mode. Normally you would not have to use this account. It can be used to repair or create user accounts.

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I recently tried working with my Sony VAIO Desktop. I upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 and ever since I did this I have had a few problems (keyboard would disable after the W7 OS Loaded, etc.) I have been working to remedy this problem and others by 1) cleaning up the hard drive, registry, memory, etc. using AVG Antivirus which I recently installed and its family of products, 2) updating drivers to Video Controller and Storage Controller which AVG alerted I needed to update in Device Manager.

I attempted to update the drivers to the two controllers mentioned above and as windows started to search the internet for solutions after 1-2 hours, I did not get a response and my screen/OS became unresponsive so I had to do a cold boot. (powered off for 15 cycles - standard).

I rebooted my system this morning to find that once I logged on I got - "User Profile Service failed the Logon- User Profile Cannot be loaded" press Ok and it sent me back to the Windows 7 SP1 logon screen again. (looping)

Please provide any knowledge on what to do to remedy this issue. Thanks in advance. Daveq

Answer:User Profile Service failed the Logon- User Profile Cannot be loaded

Hello Daveq, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below should be able to help with this error.

User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

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Hey Guys so this happened to my laptop the other day and I have only got round to fixing it now, I tried a few options like editing the .bak files etc with no luck so I recovered what I could and just deleted the user profile an that seemed to of fixed the issue.

I was just wondering if their is anyway to delete the data off the old user user profile without having to format the hard drive. As its still taking up space on my hard drive even though the profile is deleted.

Many thanks in advance

Damian

Answer:The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded

Hello Damian, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Since you have already deleted the user account through the Control Panel, you should be able to just delete C:\Users\(user-name) folder for the old user account while logged in the new account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I changed the values in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList in order to move the default user locations to my second partition. I then created a new user profile but when I try to login I get the message 'The User Profile Service failed the login'. When I set these values back to normal, new accounts work fine but I really want my user accounts on the second partition.
What can I do about this?
 

Answer:'User Profile Service failed' when changing default user location

I have done this on another computer with success - perhaps I am missing a step out?
The string values (apart from programdata) were changed to E:\..... instead of %systemdrive%\.....
 

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I am having some wierd issues with the Default User..

My goal is to copy over a pre-designed profile to the default user folder, via the User Profile settings in the System Settings dialog...

This has worked before, but now, it doesnt seem to work quite right..

Shortcuts are not appearing (on desktop/program menu/quicklaunch) that I know were there before, and icons on the desktop are not the places I want them to be.

What happens if I delete all the contents of the defualt user folder, and then copy a profile into it.. would this work?

Why is it doing this all of the sudden..

And I need this done - this is a base image of a computer that will be put onto 17 in 1 room, all with different accounts, but need to have the same things show up for all..
 

Answer:XP Default User Profile

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I am currently trying to setup a default user profile for the computers that I often am required to image and then profile. We do not use roaming profiles because most users have their own computers. But everytime I setup a computer I then have to login as the user and set them up with the tweaks we use.

I have figured out how to get the Default User profile to take most of the tweaks that we use, then I can just copy the default user folder from one computer to another to complete the profile setup that way but I have not determined how to get everything to work.

Currently my main concern is how do I configure the default user profile to have default settings for outlook? Normally I would need to open outlook and create a profile in outlook using the users username as the email the exchange server is 90% of the time always the same. Is it possible to create a default user profile that can automatically setup outlook's profile as well using a predetermined value? Something like %%username%% so that I do not need to configure every computer that comes through her everytime someone new logs onto it?

If this is possible I would greatly appreciate any help!

Thanks,
Tehedra

Answer:Default User XP Profile

No intention on bumping this thread just wanted to add some more information.

I believe this may need to be moved to the Outlook area on the forum now instead but here goes, I have determined how to automate the profile setup by using a PRF file. From what I have read once you have a working PRF file, which I do you can set the ImportPRF setting in

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\11.0\Setup\ImportPRF=%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\DefaultProfile\default.prf

This is where I saved the default.prf file I created. As well it says to make sure FirstRun key is deleted which I have done. Now when I run the PRF file manually without going through the registry it works like a charm, but when trying to use the registry to do this it does not use the PRF file and just runs as normal.

Is there anything I could be doing wrong? Any other suggestions?

Again thanks,
Tehedra

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Hi
After experiencing some blue screens (graphics driver related) I reverted back to 314.22 and this morning decided to give the card a good clean.

This is my main PC which has Windows 7 Home Premium, Q9450, GTX 260 (216).

Somehow I managed to corrupt my user profile and received the User Profile Service failed the logon message. Following the advice to boot in using Safe Mode showed only my profile with no access to the registry editor or command line. I then rebooted in safe mode with command line and enabled the built in administrator account. The next reboot into safe mode showed my account and other. Since mine is the only account that I have set up and I am not able to create a new account (the Control Panel user account options do not work) I have no idea what to do next.

I would prefer not to have to perform a fresh install so any help would be gratefully received.

John

Answer:The User Profile Service failed the logon. Safe mode, only my profile

Logon as built-in "administrator" account in safe mode. Works?
Logon as built-in "administrator" account in normal mode. Works?

If working.... create a new fresh admin account.

Post results

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I got this error message (among several others) this morning when I tried to log on. After reading the different events in the Event Log (I attached 1 of each event), I tried to troubleshoot the problems (here's the list):

1502: Windows cannot load locally stored profile

1508: Windows was unable to load the registry 'C:\Users\Deana J. Shaffer\ntuser.dat' and 'C:\Users\Deana J. Shaffer\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\\UsrClass.dat' (quotes used to ID files)

1511: Windows couldn't find local profile-logging on with temporary profile

1542: Windows cannot load classes registry file

but didn't find any information on how to fix it. After a few minutes of brainstorming (and cussing out my computer! ha ha), I did the ONLY thing I thought would help: run System Restore, which solved the problem.

My questions are: WHY did this happen (registry/files were corrupted) and HOW do I keep this from happening again?

I'm running Windows 8, 64-bit operating system, x64 based processor.
 

Answer:Event ID 1511 User Profile Service--Logging on with Temp Profile

There are two answers/solutions one for XP/vista/win7 the other for win8

Event ID 1511 is the important one the others are a result of 1511.

In either case you should read this first & simply reboot first.

Occasionally, Windows might not read your user profile correctly, such as if your antivirus software is scanning your computer while you try to log on. Before you follow the methods here, try restarting your computer and logging on with your user account again to resolve the issue. If you restart your computer and it does not resolve this issue, use the following methods to resolve this issue.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215

http://social.technet.microsoft.com...-microsoft-windows-user-profiles-service.aspx
 

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Hey guys,

Yesterday, I shut down my computer. A few hours later when trying to log back in, I get logged onto a blank profile, which I assume is a temporary profile.

Curiously the ProfileImagePath string under key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-21-842173820-3506557639-1618326103-1004 is pointing to C:\Users\Mike_2.Mike-PC instead of C:\Users\Mike_2, which I assume is a temporary/alternate profile. (which I didn't create)

This has happened before, but usually a few restarts fixed the problem, however, that doesn't seem to be working now.

My question is, is there a way to reassociate the profile with the correct user folder? Or do I have to transfer everything over to a clean profile?
 

Answer:Solved: User profile dissasociated from account/logging onto temporary profile?

Its not an association issue, the user profile is corrupt, and is replaced by a temporary one.

Best thing to do is create a new user account, and migrate to that.

.
 

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First time poster, but I think I've done my homework on this issue.This issue has similar symptoms to a problem with vista: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/130095-user-profile-service-failed-logon-user-profile-cannot-loaded.htmlHowever, it is definitely not the same issue (see further).Current Config:HP dv7-1450.W7 RC 7100 x64Last update (up to date as of 8/31/09) installed succesfully 8/26/09 and should be unrelated to this issue (not verified yet by a pre-update restore).Running with Admin account while diagnosing/troubleshooting.Currently have two working accounts, one standard, one admin.Symptom:New user accounts cannot be logged into.  On an attempted login to the new account, the following information is displayed on the login screen:  "The User Profile Service service failed the logon.  User profile cannot be loaded."  Windows then logs off the operator and returns to the initial user selection screen.  All other aspects of use are normal.Current Diagnostics:First attempts to resolve this problem were to recreate the new account.  This was attempted when logged in as both Standard and Admin.  This was also attempted under safe mode.  This has been attempted with virus protection disabled.  All to no difference in the symptom.The similarity to the Vista issue (linked above) caused me to check the registry entry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\ for the new profile (as suggested by that link).  Unlik... Read more

Answer:W7: User Profile Service service failed at log on: Apparently W7 is no longer creating any user profile data other than username and picture.

It could be this version  error "User profile service..." http://www.brooks-bilson.com/blogs/rob/index.cfm/2009/1/5/Fix-for-Vistas-The-User-Profile-Service-service-failed-the-logon-User-profile-cannot-be-loaded
Great find Flav!While I didn't resolve or have the exact issue 'Brooks-bilson's had, one of the comments on this blog entry (http://www.brooks-bilson.com/blogs/rob/index.cfm/2009/1/5/Fix-for-Vistas-The-User-Profile-Service-service-failed-the-logon-User-profile-cannot-be-loaded#c42AB7AE6-0B26-9AF4-6DB3C7B226C688B4) did have a comment that worked.First I renamed the file "\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\SqmApi\SqmData720896_00.sqm" to \Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\SqmApi\SqmData720896_00.sqm.bakInterestingly, this failed (bolded to help skimming folks).  However, actually moving the file out of the directory (effectively deleting it) did work.  This file was definately related to the problem, but exactly why W7 wasn't able to copy this (such as insufficient permissions or too long name error) is still unresolved.A little bit of information about the process Vista (and presumedly W7) goes through is well laid out in the referenced blog, and I recommend it for education.Unless it pops up again, I'm considering this issue closed and won't be monitoring it.  I hope everyone dealing with this W7 issue finds this helpful.Thanks again, Flav, for the find.D

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There's not a lot of hard information online about the correct way to make User Profile 'X' into a new default profile.

Getting a new user-profile configured properly is simple enough. What I'm having problems with, is making that profile the new system default, so that ALL new user-profiles created thereafter end up with all the same settings.

I'm a PC tech and I can do this easily in XP, but the XP method doesn't work in Vista. And a quick Google seems to indicate that not too many folk are aware of a method that DOES work. There are a lot of opinions, but nothing I've found so far has been 100% workable.

So, does anyone here have a simple and succinct walkthrough for this process? Like, have you personally tried (not just read about) a method that works? As I said, I'm a tech, but I'm not a programmer or a vbs guru, so I'd prefer something that's straightforward.

Thanks :-)

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Is there an easy way to have a profile for every user than logs on to a machine with the desktop, pinned programs, theme, wallpaper, and favorites already set?

In Windows XP all I did was set up a profile how I wanted it under Administrator, logged on to another administrator account, and copied the NTUSER.DAT file from the Administrator to override the one in Default User. After that I logged back into Administrator to delete all the other user accounts. This doesn't seem to work with Windows 7, and there is both "Default" and "Default User" profiles.

Answer:Default user profile settings

I'd like to figure this out as well. I have this tutorial I haven't been able to try yet.

"I got this to work, but it's no where near as elegant as with XP and Vista via the User Profile "copy to" method above:

Customize a user profile as needed
Go to Control Panel and create a new dummy admininstrator
Reboot, log in as the dummy admin
Browse to C: and go into the Folder settings and Show all hidden/system files
Browse to C:\Users and CTRL-drag the Default folder to make a second (backup) copy of it
Browse to C:\Users and CTRL-drag the customized user profile to make a second copy of it
SHIFT-DEL the original Default folder
Rename the customized folder copy to Default
Create a new dummy admin and reboot/log in to test it

I've not tested this extensively yet but this seemed to work with the exception that the desktop background pic was gone leaving a black background. I fixed this easily by re-selecting the correct background pic.

I really hope that MS restores the previous method as this seems very sketchy to me and I'd hate to have to use this in a production environment"

Windows 7 RC1 Default User Profile

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Hi,

I am used to setting up xp machines where i would log in as myself and make all of the desktop, network and shell changes and copy my profile over top of the default user profile. this would ensure that any user logging into the computer for the first time would have the setup I want them to have so they can start working right away.
Is there a tutorial on how to do this on windows 7?

thanks,

Answer:Default user profile tutorial?

I believe what you need is the group policy editor. Type "group policy" into the search bar and click on it. That should let you make changes for all users if I'm not mistaken.

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Once again here I am looking to you all to re-learn how to do something…

I’ve created the master profile I want to use. Now I want to make it the Default User profile. OK, we reboot – log on as the Local Admin - go to System Properties - Advanced – User Profiles – Settings – select the profile to be copied AND… the Copy To button is grayed out!

How does one copy the New & Improved Master Profile and make it the Default User profile?

On a side note the New & Improved profile is a whopping 5.68G is size! It all seems to be located in the Local, Low Local and Roaming folders. How important is this stuff to my new profile? Anything to do with XP Mode I need for and older app?
 

Answer:Copy To the Default User profile

Here's a nice step by step with screenshots.

http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=security/windows-7-copy-default-profile
 

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Once again here I am looking to you all to re-learn how to do something?

I?ve created the master profile I want to use. Now I want to make it the Default User profile. OK, we reboot ? log on as the Local Admin - go to System Properties - Advanced ? User Profiles ? Settings ? select the profile to be copied AND? the Copy To button is grayed out!

How does one copy the New & Improved Master Profile and make it the Default User profile?

On a side note the New & Improved profile is a whopping 5.68G is size! It all seems to be located in the Local, Low Local and Roaming folders. How important is this stuff to my new profile? Anything to do with XP Mode I need for and older app?

Answer:Copy To the Default User profile

You can read this: How to fix a damaged profile to see if it will do what you want. Althought I think you will need to view that advanced tab as administrator.

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