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"show Profile" for adding a new profile is not visible in Outlook 2003

Question: "show Profile" for adding a new profile is not visible in Outlook 2003


I have newbie webmaster for a small E-store domain. We created 5 email addresses like
- [email protected]
- [email protected]
- [email protected]
- [email protected]
- [email protected].

All this time, I was using HORDE webmail for accessing all the above email accounts. I was not comfortable with the user interface.

Then I came across this article, which explained that I can have outlook 2003 as a mail client. Just I have to create seperate profile for each email account.

Following are the steps it was detailed out in that article.

Step 1:
open Control panel.

Step 2:
Open Mail.

Step 3:
Show Profile will be displayed. Then click add for adding a new profile.
My problem is, show profile is not visible. Instead it is displaying email accounts. As per the article, why it is not showing up in my system.

I tried my level best to find "show profiles" but no.

Can anyone help me with this problem?

O/S: win XP with SP2
Outlook 2003

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Answer: "show Profile" for adding a new profile is not visible in Outlook 2003

Hi maddy2007

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

In Microsoft Outlook:
Help > About Microsoft Office Outlook
Does it say: Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
Or does it have a different version listed?

The Outlook you are using appears to be an older version, maybe Outlook 2000?
Which is fine, as the mode can be changed from Internet Mail only to Corporate/Workgroup mode, where you can add Profiles.

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Tried to log on to my ADMIN profile to make changes to user accounts and got the dreaded "User Profile Service" service failed the logon on.

Can anyone advise how to fix this problem?

Answer:Admin profile - "User Profile Service" error showing.

Hello Dogwalkersg5, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This may be able to help you fix this.

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

Hope this helps,

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I just turned on my computer and attempted to log in as normal. A message came up saying "Windows could not locate local profile, creating temporary profile". All my settings (internet etc) have reverted to what looks like the factory settings and my files have all disappeared. I am the administrator, the other user account on my computer is perfectly normal (all files present etc). So far I have tried logging out and logging back in, and restarting the computer but nothing has changed.

I am running Windows XP (home edition), I don't have service pack 3 installed, my browser is Mozilla Firefox (also have but don't use IE7). I regularly run antivirus scans with AVG 7.5 free edition and the last scan was clear (at the weekend).

Thanks for any help!!!

Answer:"Could not locate local profile/creating temp. profile"

Look here.

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I am using Windows 7 on my laptop and I have question about when to use "Home", "Work" and "Public" profile.

If I am logging in without setting password, and I am logging in network with "Public" profile, then will any other user, who can see my computer, be able to enter my computer and check the contents on my computer ?

I am connecting to a network and there are 6 other users connected to this network. In the set network location window, if I select the netwoek as "Home", does it mean that other 6 users will not be able to see my computer on network and if I use "Public", then all other six users will be able to see my computer on network ?


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I've got my user profiles stored on my data drive (C: OS drive/D: Data drive) running Win 7 Ultimate. This morning, I booted up my computer and Windows couldn't find the D: drive due to a simple drive mounting issue. I resolved that issue and the D: drive is now permanently mounted. My problem is, now, every time I try and log into my profile, I get logged into the temp profile even though D:/my user profile location is available.
I've reviewed and Both of those articles say to delete the profile and then re-create it. Why does it have to be such a PITA? My profile directory is over 200GB and will take forever to copy back-and-forth. I'd love to be able to just force my profile to login to the proper directory instead of the temp directory and skip all the 'delete/re-create/copy files' business.

This is Windows 7...things should be easier.
Thanks in advance for any help!

Answer:"User profile cannot be loaded." I want my profile back!!!

Boot from your install DVD -> Repair computer -> Startup repair options -> Command Prompt -> type:

net user administrator /active:yes

This will enable the built-in admin account. To disable it type net user administrator /active:no.

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I just discovered I have a profile in Outlook 2003 "avast!pst26500" which confuses me. I use avast! 4.8 professional but I have never created this profile in Outlook.

If you have any thoughts as to why it's appeared or its purpose I would really appreciate your sharing with me.


Answer:Solved: Outlook profile "avast!pst26500"

hmmmmm. i think it may be the real time scanners that scan outlook. i am not positive though. i have avast but i use online email from the site

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I am running Outlook 2010 32bit with Windows 7 Pro 64bit. After installing google outlook sync (and subsequently uninstalling) an annoying popup window continues to appear when I start outlook. It asks me to Choose Profile. I have only one profile named "outlook". When you click "options" you can check a box that says "check as default profile" This does not make the annoying popup go away. It still pops up the next time you start outlook. After searching the web for a fix I found one promising work around. Access control panel then select "mail" here you go in to outlook profiles and check make outlook the default profile. The problem is this doesn't work with Windows 7 64bit and Outlook 32bit. In the control panel "mail" is grayed out and when you click on it nothing happens. Does anyone know how you can access Outlook profiles with this set-up?
Thanks in advance.
Oh and there is a very long thread in Google forums with many fixes, all of which I have tried, none of which have worked. it is obviously a problem caused by google outlook sync but google has remained silent.

Answer:Annoying "Choose Profile" in Outlook 2010

Have you tried to repair Office 2010?
Go to the Control Panel
Select Programs and Features.
Go down to Microsoft Office 2010
Select change from the menu bar.
Then select repair.

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I'm trying to setup someone with two profiles on their computer. One is there own and another is one that needs to be shared by multiple user's on their own desktops. It's a general use mailbox on the Exchange server.

I've been trying and have been unsuccessful in being able to give her the permissions she needs to open the mailbox. Can someone walk me through all of the steps that need to be taken to set this up correctly? Thanks much.

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Hi all. Recently upgraded to W10 from 8.1 and am now trying to create a new profile for my partner. I am able to create it so that it appears in the Accounts section and on the login page but when I try to login with it I get the error: user profile profile service failed sign in.

I have googled this and see that it has been an issue for many users since W7 but there don't seem to be any fixes online that work. One of the primary fixes listed to to make edits to the user in the registry but the user does NOT appear in the registry at all - I only have myself listed and a separate Admin user.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:"User Profile profile service failed sign in" - can't create new user

Hello Martin, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Usually when this is happening for new accounts that have not yet had their user profile setup, you'll need to refresh Windows.

Refresh Windows 10

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The thread title is a problem that I've been having while trying to create a new profile for work on my laptop. This is the error message that happens every time I try to log into this profile. All the help I've been able to find online has involved old profiles having this error, but I'm only getting this error with newly created profiles. The regedit solution that the windows site gives doesn't work because my computer isn't creating a path in the registry to that user account apparently, and I honestly have no idea how to fix this.

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

Hello iluvme4never, welcome to Seven Forums!

Start by having a look at this tutorial at the link below.

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

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Recently, one of my service host processes in the task manager showed about 13% CPU usage on my i7. I manually restarted each service in its list and found my problems: Application Information refused to stop on its own, but User Profile Service, which takes Application Information down with it, solved my CPU drain. Yesterday, the windows services locked me out. When I tried to stop the problem services, I got "Error 1061: The service cannot accept control messages at this time." Fearing a virus, I tried to run Malwarebytes, but it gave me the same error message. I managed to run it in safe mode, but this did not solve the problem. As of now, I have a CPU drain and no apparent way to stop it. Can anyone help?

Answer:Services "Application Information" or "User Profile Service" high CPU

Arsenurderer said:

Recently, one of my service host processes in the task manager showed about 13% CPU usage on my i7. I manually restarted each service in its list and found my problems: Application Information refused to stop on its own, but User Profile Service, which takes Application Information down with it, solved my CPU drain. Yesterday, the windows services locked me out. When I tried to stop the problem services, I got "Error 1061: The service cannot accept control messages at this time." Fearing a virus, I tried to run Malwarebytes, but it gave me the same error message. I managed to run it in safe mode, but this did not solve the problem. As of now, I have a CPU drain and no apparent way to stop it. Can anyone help?

Hi Arsenurderer and welcome to Tenforums.
Let's get the virus possibility out of the way:

RKill Download
Post the log that pops up upon completion.

Run "Scan" of ADWCleaner
Downloads - AdwCleaner - ToolsLib

Post the scan log

If you're around now, wait for my response - do not reboot, and do not run "Clean".

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I would like to have the people on my distribution list see only the name of the distribution list in the "To:" field of the e-mail I've sent, rather than the names of all 25 members in the dist list. I'm aware of using the BCC method, but am wondering if there is a better way.

Answer:Show ONLY Dist. List name in "To:" Field, Outlook 2003

I think this is only possible if you are using a MS Exchange Server distribution list that was set up as 'Hide Distribution List Membership'.

I don't think you can do it with your local distribution list.

However, there are some clever people in TSG so .....


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When starting a new message, the "TO" button does not bring up the address book.

Answer:Solved: Outlook 2003 "TO" button in new message doesn't show address book

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Question: "outlook" profile

Just installed "Outlook" on my Dell PC/using XP.
It asks "create profile".
I don't know what to fill in to activate access to "Outlook"
please help

Answer:"outlook" profile

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I just spend a long time fighting this problem and wanted to share how I fixed.
I was seeing this error on a Win7 standalone system (local profiles, not logging into a domain).  I had two profiles on it that worked fine, but if I tried to create a new profile, I would be unable to logon to it and would get the "User Profile Service
failed the logon" message.
I tried the steps in KB but they did not fix the problem.
After looking through the event logs, I found the following 1509 error in the Application log:
Windows cannot copy file
\\?\C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\SQM\iesqmdata_setup0.sqm to location
\\?\C:\Users\TEMP\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\SQM\iesqmdata_setup0.sqm. This error may be caused by network problems or insufficient security rights.

 DETAIL - Access is denied.
After binging iesqmdata_setup0.sqm I ran across this article:
The suggestion there:
"I suggest you check the Advanced Security Settings for the C:\Users\Default folder. Ensure you check the box "Replace all child object permission with inheritable permissions from this object"."
Fixed this problem for me.  I am now able to logon with the newly created accounts just fine.
Hopefully this will help others as well!

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Problem: when an email is replied to in Plain text - an email address is slipped in to the email's body: "<mailto:[email protected]>" It's not being done by the person replying and it's only happening to 1 user.

what I've done so far:
a. I've already checked the user's signature and I dont see "mailto:" anywhere
b. checked the user's AD account

what else can slip this line in??

Answer:Outlook 2003 - adding "<mailto:[email protected]>" inside body of email

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Hi folks.  This is after doing an upgrade from Server 2008 to Server 2008 R2 mind you.  Not sure if that matters.  

I was having problems with RDPing to my Win7 clients so I checked that remote desktop was enabled.  When doing so I saw that it informed me that I had to allow rdp access in the firewall which I know had been done before.  After looking around I realized that my network profile had been changed to "Public".  I also noticed that my active network shows as "unauthenticated".  What does this mean and how can I fix this?  How did this happen?  Thanks.

Answer:Network shows as "Unauthenticated"....Changed my network profile to "Public"

How many DCs are there in the domain?
I suggest that you remove the Windows 7 computer from the AD, and exit the Windows 7 computer from domain. Then, re-join the computer to the domain. How does it work now?
If the issue persists, please temporary disable the firewall on both computers. Also, please check if Network Location Awareness service is enabled on the server and Windows 7 computers.Arthur Xie - MSFT

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Outlook 2003:I'm a massive fan of outlooks Search folders, I receive in excess of 400 emails per day, of which approximately 250 need my attention, even if to reply back and give someone an answer.

A problem I find is that I am so busy with my emails, I often need to clean out my inbox. I do this by setting up basic search folders such as "all emails from my team which are in my inbox only" or "any email sent to me which was part of a distribution list in my inbox only" etc...

This is great for filtering my mail and I would like to create a rule as such:

"All mail within my inbox which has been either replied to forwarded by myself".

I can't seem to find any options and I'm hoping an Outlook guru can help

If you don't know the answer, can you try googling it for me to see if you can find anything, loads of heads are better one...

Thanks in advance

Answer:Outlook 2003 - Search Folder: viewing "replyed to" & "Forwarded" mail

52 views and no replys? - come on guys I thought this stuff was easy for you lot

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I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm using Outlook 2003. I'm designing a new Contacts screen, which better suits the needs of my business.

I have been able to figure out how to everything except for this:

How to I design the "date" and "dollar amount" field values to default to blank/empty instead of defaulting to the word "None" in the case of the "date" field and "$0.00" in the case of the "dollar amount" field?

Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated!

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i have tryed to remove this for several days to no avail, i am no computor wiz, so the remedy needs to be simple.any help, i sure will appreciate it, thanx so much

Answer:aim profile "message"whooah look here"

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I was running a CCTV camera's VMS and for it to save files directly to my hard drive, it had to get the username and password for the system so as to be able to write to the disk. Now, at that time I couldn't for the life of me remember what my username was and so he said that once he upgrades the VMS he'll be able to create another profile and use that. I was then told that once my usage of the VMS was over, I could uninstall the program and everything would return to normal. Software was iVMS 4200 by Hikvision.

So, as you can see in Boot 1 & 2 images, when I boot my PC now it automatically tries logging into "admin'' and then says that the password is incorrect. Only after that do I have the option to change it to the default profile, mine, which is also the administrator profile.

I've tried all the steps mentioned in Delete User Account in Windows 10 - Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials and anything else online but there does NOT even show that there is another profile when I go to all the various places where deleting a profile can be done from.

All the relevant pictures have been attached. Please let me know if there is anything else that would be needed.

PC Details:
Lenovo Y510P
W10 Home, 64 bit
i7 4700MQ

Answer:User profile "admin" created, present during boot but can't delete

Hi ksuthayya.

Please update your second screen shot to remove your email address.

Please have a look at this post regarding your problem.

Logon Screen shows 2 users but there is only 1 user

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I believe this post was posted before but i could not find the solution for it...

When I try to connect with the wireless network through Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless, the following error message appears:
"An internal database error occurred when saving/updating the profile"

I tried roll back and re-installing the drivers but none worked...

the spec is,

Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG

let me know if you guys got any idea with this problem...

thanks a lot guys.

Answer:"An internal database error occurred when saving/updating the profile"

Dear Animex:

I had exactly the same problem, with the same hardware. This is how I fixed it.

01. Take a System Restore.
02. Use Add/Remove programs to remove Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Software.
03. Rename C:\Program Files\Intel to C:\Program Files\Intel-Old.
04. Reinstall the software. I downloaded the latest version,
05. Reboot when asked to.

Now, everything works.



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I am getting an error whenever I log onto my servers via RDP as per below:
Faulting application name: ie4uinit.exe, version: 11.0.9600.17207, time stamp: 0x53a22332
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.1.7601.18409, time stamp: 0x5315a05a
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000000000001a93
Faulting process id: 0x2120
Faulting application start time: 0x01cfe289d12e2d0e
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\System32\ie4uinit.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: 0fb3b222-4e7d-11e4-b476-005056910008
My server is running Internet Explorer 11. This has only started happening in the past fortnight.
It only happens on the first login of a user where the profile is initalized. If I move on from the error and log out / back in the error does not re-occur.
If I remove the user profile from the server so it has to recreate it the error happens again.
Screenshot below.

Any ideas or suggestions that might be causing this?
My first thoughts are perhaps something under my group policy settings for IE is not compatible with IE11 and causes this issue..?

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Ok - first off - please no spankings!! I stepped on my wilie and I know it! And worse - I knew better...

This is about a fundamentally ok and up-to-date Windows 7 Ultimate system with plenty of resources and no virus or malware problems. Just a user prob...

I had (and still do) an 86 GIG user profile (like I said - no spankings!!). I've been making attempts to "fix" this and resize to something reasonable for some time now. Today I (foolishly) thought System Restore would cover me, set a restore point, and ran a script to 'clean up' the profile. Well - it sure did - now every thing is "new".... And of course the system restore fails with the dreaded 0x0800700xx error code. Have tried all the restore-fixes and nothing works. Now I don't even have the old restore files!

I'd like to get back to the old humongous profile - and IT STILL IS THERE! However it doesn't show up in "Local Users and Groups".

One repair I tried (which only sorta worked) was to log in as an Admin, and copy all the files in "AVR" (the lost one) to the new one "AVR.GBXBOX". I took several hours to copy all the files over (no spanking!!) and when I restarted, the "AVR.GFXBOX" is still the current user but only behaves somewhat like the original. But still isn't quite right: Outlook thinks it hasn't run and I had 6 email accounts I rather not have to rebuild. And other similar probs...

So with all that sad whining - my ... Read more

Answer:How do I restore "deleted" user profile (can find the file in Users)

Can you go to Start / Control Panel / User Accounts / Manage another account ? (the 'old user' account?)

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I am trying to help a friend sort out some problems on her PC. It is fairly new (6 months old) ASUS running Win7 (64 bit). The opsys came preloaded with the computer. I am very familiar with WinXP and with Office2003. I have a few hours on Win7 just poking around to get a feel for the layout.

The computer came with Office 2010 (trial). When the owner looked at what was available, she could not find Outlook. She contacted the store and was told that Outlook did not come with Office. That is not really ture, but she did not know that so she purchased and installed Outlook2010. MS Office 2003 was subsequently installed (a few weeks later) without ol2003 (ol2010 was already installed). Both ol2010 and mso2003 run OK although the owner finds the very different interfaces a bit of a pain and much prefers the old style interface of mso2003.

Updates (opsys and MS Office) are both set to automatic. There is a history of failed updates. When I checked the log file, they all appear to be MS Office updates. I am guessing that the update process is confused by seeing both Office2003 and ol2010. Is that likely?

I offered to install (activate?) ol2003. I did a little preliminary poking around the web to see what problems I might encounter. It appears that MSOffice2003 should run fine on Win7 including ol2003 but any ol2010 profiles should be deleted and new profiles built for ol2003.

I opened ol2010 and checked the location of the relevant pst file (so I coul... Read more

Answer:Problems with "invisible folders" and creating Mail Profile

outlook is an ok email app i find it is just filled with junk options that most users will never have a need for, when you looked for outlook you wouldn't have found it has it has been renamed to windows live mail.

the pst is not in the location your looking.

c:users/(account name)/appdata(hidden)/microsoft/outlook

your pst file will be located there for either outlook 2003 or 2007 2010.

windows live mail which is free is very similar to outlook in terms of visual and interface now essentially it's outlook express. some minor differences but unless your a buisness full outlook really isn't worth the cost.

where your looking now is where it would be for outlook express...i could be wrong on that bit though.

as to the error you got, i've never seen a mail option in control panel before so i have no idea what you clicked on.

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Reviving an old thread from sevenforums with the intent on perfecting the process for Win10.

here is the original thread link:

I have replied to the original thread with the hope that someone may help me there, but its an old thread. Hoping someone here can help with the final piece to make it perfect. I'm pretty sure the answer has to do with including the appdata/local directory within the new default user profile.

Hoping someone with some experience with custom default profiles in windows 10 can help finish this tutorial off.

badshah said:

OS: Windows 7 I have been looking at how to create a default profile without using SysPrep. There is a lot of information on the web on how it could be done in XP by just using a "copy to" command, and how it is not possible under Windows 7. The officially supported method from Microsoft involves using SysPrep. Official method despite being too complex for most also has the added disadvantage that it is meant to be used when setting up an image for deploy. I needed a method that I could use on a PC during any stage of its life cycle (i.e. both pre-deploy and post-deploy times) without going through SysPrep. There are several ways listed on the web on how to "fool" Windows into accepting any profile as Default. A sampling of those methods is: creating a user and then copying its c:\users folder and renaming it to Defaul... Read more

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when i clicked on it, nothing happened...

Answer:"copy this network profile to a usb flash drive" not working

Hi there,

You'll have to follow this guide and see the step when you have to insert the USB flash drive, it should work.

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I'm sure that seems excessive to everyone, it does to me. I'm not having problems, per se. I was just shocked. Should I care?
I'm using CC on a semi-regular basis. I've re-located "most" of my user folders to a separate drive from the system disk. I still let "My Documents" live on the system drive. That said, it's size is reported to be much less: 8.7GB vs 73GB.

Should I just move on here or do I have a performance sapping issue that should be addressed?


Answer:"local user profile" size is reported as >73GB


Try using a drive mapping tool such as Windirstat to see where your space is going.

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Hi! I am running windows 7 and have an administrator account and user account.. I can always log into my administrator account but my user account doesn't want to load 50% of the time. I will log in and it tells me it is preparing desktop and that I have been logged in with a temporary profile. I do not like using my administrator profile much so this is getting to be a pain. I am in school and all of my schoolwork is under my user profile, so I need it. Most of the time, a simple reboot helps.. Today I rebooted 5 times before I could get in. I'm pretty sure I'm clean of malware or viruses (at least I hope) I've had kaspersky pure 2.0 on here since I bought it. Nothing changed before this started (haven't installed or uninstalled anything new). I use ccleaner and ccleaner enhancer so not sure if it's cleaning something I need. Any help is appreciated.

Answer:"User" profile doesn't load half the time

You are logged with a temporary profile because windows is unable to read your profile folder (C:\Users\Username_Folder), this is due to corrupt data or something (application, malware) is preventing the reading of data. Try running checkdisk set to automatically fix errors and scan for and recover bad sectors.

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Did a fresh install of 8. After a few minutes the screen blinked and all the apps were gone. Restarted the computer and it gave me the sign in error.
I attempted to go through safe mode and change some registry keys as instructed by another forum. No luck. I tried creating a new account and no luck. I Reinstalled 8 with another CD and it gave me the same error.

So then I installed windows 7. Same thing. after a few minutes it said windowsexplorer.exe had crashed and all my programs were gone. Restarted to the same login error.

Performed a hard drive diagnostics and everything came back good. Currently running memtest. Anybody run into the same issue or know what may be causing this??

Answer:"user profile service failed the sign in" windows 8/7

BTW, it is an HP g6z-2200.
500gb Hard Drive
6gb Ram.
Originally came with windows 8.

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Attempting to help my friend out with a computer problem.

She starts up, logs into acccount, gets a 10 minute wait at the loading/welcome screen, then gets logged into a temporary account. it still says she is logged in under her name in the start menu, but it is the default screensaver, and desktop files are not present. It also goes into the computers default demo mode on timed intervals of non-use.

In regedit under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList There were 2 subfiles which were identical. I deleted the one that had /TEMP in the ProfileImagePath subfolder, and removed the .bak from the file that had the correct username in the Profile Image Path.

...and I think I made it worse. I attempted to log in and got this after a long welcome screen:
"the local session manager service failed the logon"
"the group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation"

I am logged into the 2nd account she has, and I am trying now to make a new account so i can transfer her old files over to the new one. However when creating a new account it won't let me enter a name!
Everytime I enter a name no matter what it is, I get this message saying "The specified account name is not valid, because account names cannot contain the following characters: /\[]":; etc"
My attempted account name does not contain any of these characters

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Answer:very long "Logging in" screen, followed by loading into Temp profile

I forgot to mention I am logging into a non-administrator account. I tried to make the account an administrative one, but the changes won't stick. I also tried to make another admin account thru various methods, all of them were denied.

I attempted to activate the hidden Admin account via the cmd window, access was denied.

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Hi there,
One of my clients has an intermittent roaming profile issue that's driving me crazy. It's completely intermittent, and I have no way to reproduce it, it just sometimes happens.
It's holding up our new SOE roll out as it occurs on the new SOE image along with the old PCs.
The issue is that randomly when windows copies down a user's roaming profile to a PC the below error appears. Nothing around any of the logs at this time hints at being related. It's causing users to login to a temp profile if it happens to be their first
time on that PC.
Windows cannot copy file \\?\UNC\SERVER$NOCSC$\profiles$\USERNAME.V2\Downloads\ to location \\?\C:\Users\USERNAME\Downloads\ This error may be caused by network problems or insufficient security rights.

 DETAIL - The handle is invalid.

Roaming profile issues have been at this client since before I took over. Since then I've replaced the domain controller/ file server, (Still running on the same VMware host). So ruled out that. Its happening on new SOE and old PCs.
As for a timeline, windows reports that it starts syncing the profile at 12:53:18PM and the error happened at 12:54:34PM.

It's not the same file and has affected a number of users (each time it's a different file).
I'm all out of ideas on this one. Any help would be appreciated.

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Whenever forwarding a page that I am viewing to another person, I have always just clicked on "page" on the command bar(upper right) and then clicked on either "send link by email" or "send page by email"  and it has always worked fine.  Recently, whenever I try to do this, I get a notice that says "No profile created-To create a profile click on mail icon in control panel."  I clicked on "control panel" then "user accounts" then "mail" and it does indeed show no profiles.  Can someone instruct me on how to create a profile that might fix this problem?  I would also be interested to know why this suddenly started happening.  Please forgive me if I have not explained this well.  I am certainly no computer whiz, but do know a little about it.  Thanks in advance for your help!

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"Windows cannot load your profile because it may be corrupted..."

Today I got this error. I was in a rush and moved my entire My Documents folder to my desktop to do some work and then shut my computer off. When I restarted it did a ChkDsk which seemed to fix the profile problem as everything is normal, but my entire My Documents folder is empty and none of the files are anywhere to be seen.

Tomorrow I plan to take it to a shop and see if they can get the data off the harddrive somehow but is there anything else I can do?


Answer:"Windows cannot load your profile because it may be corrupted..." and file loss.

Try this recovery tool it will recover all files that have been deleted and also lets you know which are good to recover and which are not !

Good Luck !

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Hi. I tried logging on to my computer this morning, and this is the message it gave me

"Windows cannot load your profile because it may be corrupted."

I've tried searching for a solution, but most of the procedure on the internet is for windows XP, and I'm not sure if it works the same for windows 2000.

If you can tell me how i could fix this, it'd be greatly appreciated^^ Please bear in mind though, that i'm only 15... so I don't really understand advance things that much. [can someone explain to me close to step by step please?]

Thanks in advance!

Answer:"Windows cannot load your profile becase it may be corrupted" - Win 2000

Follow the instructions on How to Identify a Damaged User Profile and Create a New Profile

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working on a Dell 15r that has the thumbnailextractionhost.exe bug so it is effectively impossible to do any repair functions that requitre a functioning windows 8. slaving the disk, I see the default user profile was migrated/recreated around the same time the users issues began, recently, and it has no other archived default-user profile that I can identify. I don't have media, of course, its windows 8.

can someone point me to an online source for a microsoft-issue default user profile.?

if anyone knows how to STOP the loading of thumbnailextractionhost.exe - a method that does not imply/depend-on a WORKING windows 8... amazing the things microsoft thinks up. their 'fixes' require the system to be working

Answer:Where to find CLEAN Windows 8 "default user" profile?

i wold suggest creating a bootable anti-virus scan,

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Last night my laptop started doing an automatic Windows 7 update. This morning I cannot log on -- when I type in my password, I get an error message that says "The User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded." Any ideas?

Answer:"User profile cannot be loaded" message after automatic update

For both Vista and 7

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

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I recently reinstalled my operating system and everything was going smoothly when I noticed that my Internet connection will turn from Green (connected) to Yellow (not connected). When I open up the Intel PROSet/Wireless program (Version I try to reconnect to my connection only to have it give me this error message: "Problem applying profile!" The only way to fix it so far has been to restart my computer. This happens at various times (sometimes within 5 minutes or 5 hours). I have tried multiple things:
1) In CONTROL PANEL select "Add Or Remove Programs." Then find the Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Software, Select the CHANGE/REMOVE button, Then click on the "Repair" option and then press NEXT.
2) I also tried the fix on here:

But nothing seems to work!
I have heard I need to set my wireless device up so it's controlled by windows but I am not sure how to do that.

My wireless router is a Qwest 2Wire Gateway 2700HG-D
I am running Windows XP SP2 Media Center Edition on Dell Inspiron E1505.

I am getting desperate!

Answer:Intel PROSet/Wireless "problem applying profile"

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I'm trying to use the File History feature in Windows 8.1 to create backups.  When I click "File History" from the control panel, nothing happens.  No new window opens, it just stays at the Control Page.

I've tried manually going to "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\File History".

All works fine with local Administrative user profile.

Why does File History not start/open/run for the domain user account that is in the Administrators Group?

Answer:"File History" won't open/start for domain user profile/account

Base on my lab machine (Windows Server 2008 R2 DC, Windows 8.1 client). either domain admin user or domain standard user, they all work fine.
What's your environment? Did this issue occur on all domain user or specific one?
In some cases, File History may conflict with the enterprise policies (like retention policy). I suggest you contact your IT admin to see if there is some other policy to limit this.

Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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i have stupidly deleted the username from the win2000 pc that i use to store pics. now logging in as administrator 'my documents' cannot be accessed. is there any way to restore an old username or can i link the old 'my docs' to a new username? i cannot restore to an old config as i have neglected to back up anything and its really buggy so internet access is not an option! if this pc was a car it would be delboys 3 wheeler, but i need my pics!! any bright ideas??

Answer:Solved: Deleted user profile, now"my docs" cannot be accessed as administrator-help-win2000

See if you can change the security permissions on the offending folder. Admin should be able to do this.

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I'm trying to run Windows Easy Transfer from my old 32 bit Windows 7 Home/Prem (upgrade from XP) to a new computer running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. The computers are connected by a wired LAN. It starts OK on the new computer but when I go to the old computer
to get a number, I can't run Easy Transfer. I get an error message that says "You are currently logged on using temporary profile, restart your computer and try again. But my profile is an Administrator in control panels, users. I restarted several times,
removed my password, created a new Administrator profile, and I always get the same error message. I have the Windows 7 upgrade I bought. Is there a way to run a registry repair or program repair from it? Does anyone have any ideas on why this is or how to
fix it?

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I'm working on a computer that appears to have gone through the "Windows Recover" virus/malware. The user appeared to do a good job of removing the virus and used System Restore to dial the system back about a week (which unfortunately is the furthest back the restore points go for some reason). Everything seemed to work except for the main users account, which had it's profile locations changed to something like c:\users\TEMP.username-PC.000. It was pointing to this directory instead of the original directory. I then opened up regedit and found the entries at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders all pointing to the wrong folder, so I manually edited every entry to point to the correct folder and restarted.

This ended up working against me. When I logged into the account none of the shell folder shortcuts in the start menu would do anything when you clicked on them. The menu would stay up and it was as if I was clicking on nothing at all; no response.

Instead of reversing the edits I had just made manually I decided to try using System Restore to revert the system back to the earliest date, which the owner of the PC said they had done themselves before I got there. I figured the worst that could happen would be it would be just as it was when I first looked at it.

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Answer:"The User Profile Service failed the logon" on a fresh, newly created account

It's probably a typing error but I think you are referring to the Windows Recovery fake computer analysis and optimization program. The owner of the PC only used a restore point that took the machine back one week, which by the sound of it, was not succesfull. System Restore cannot be relied on to remove a virus infection as the restore point may have the infection saved in it. Also, once a system is comprimised by an infection it opens the door for other infections to get into the system.

Only a few helpers with the appropriate permissions can give advice on Malware removal outside of the Malware forum so in order to have the system cleaned of the infection you should open a new thread in the Malware forum.

The other option is to do a full reformat and clean install of the OS.

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Hello SevenForums!

A friend of mine brought a Windows 7 Ultimate x86 laptop saying that he can't log in with his account.
When he tries to log in it shows this message:
"The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded."
Now I've searched the internet and found a few articles how to fix this problem.
I receive error message: The user profile service failed the - Microsoft Community
You receive a "The User Profile Service failed the logon? error message

None of these worked. (I would like to restore the profile, not creating a new one.) I can create a second profile without any problem, but if I can I would like to save the current one.
I've looked into the event viewer and this is what I see for the problem:

Error, User Profile Service, 1500 eventID: Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded. Details: Access is denied.

I've also checked how it all started:
This happened during a shutdown:
Warning, User Profile Service, 1530: Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. Detail: 1 user registry handles leaked from <SID>.

After this during the first start:
Error, User Profile Service, 1508: Windows was unable to load the registry. Detail: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. <Path-to-user-profile>\ntuser.dat

After this I get an 1502 error, from User Profile Service, basically with the same text. (... Read more

Answer:"User profile service failed the logon" special case access denied

Hello Marty, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below may be able to help with this error. The "In Preparation" section at the top can help give you a few options to log on with to be able to do the tutorial.

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

Hope this helps for now,

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I have a lenovo y510p and after experiencing constant nvidia driver crashes, I found this error constantly repeating:

imgur: the simple image sharer
imgur: the simple image sharer
imgur: the simple image sharer

Searched the Internet and can't find anything :/

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Constant error "user profile service"

Hello iDesign, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Are you getting any type of user profile error when signing in to Windows?

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I am following the tutorial for the "User Profile Service failed the logon..." problem. I get to steps 4 and 5. However, I can't see anything that says "code:". Also, in the left pain I only see HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and not Code: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion.
There are S-1-5 numbers, but none ending in .bak or .bk.
No matter what I click on there is nothing in the right pane, but "Default" and something else, but nothing that you've said should be there.
At this point I am unable to do either a system restore or delete the profile.
Can you help anymore?

Answer:"User Profile Service failed the logon..."

Hello Myboys, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if you may be able to do the STEP ONE section in the tutorial below to boot into Safe Mode or enable the built-in Administrator and log in to it. Afterwards, see if you may be able to do a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened.

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

Hope this helps,

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Hello, WE use a program called Priority1 here, it basically compares shipping rates for different truck lines etc. Everything in the program seems to work except this one pop up box or window (Carrier Profile). Tec support is stumped also. Below are things we have tried to fix the issue.

1. Un-installed the program, and re-installed, several times.
2. Tec support sent me there working program to try via email, with same problem on this end.
3. Java is not loaded.
4. have tried switching default browsers from Explorer, to Chrome, to Fire Fox.
5. It seems like something is deleberatly blocking that part of the program or window from opening. That is why I am writing to see if anyone knows of a way that windows may be blocking this window?
6. Firewalls are turned off, User account control is disabled, and I do not see anything in Eset to block this window.
7. Program installs on another machine fine with no problems, & the window "Carrier Profile" opens no problem. Carrier Profile allows you to change the discounts for the different truck lines in the program.

Thank You in advance for any advice or help.


Answer:SMC3 Priority1 "Carrier Profile" pop up box will not display

Welcome to Seven Forums Craig. I may not be able to help specifically to that program, but perhaps suggest a troubleshooting method. First, try booting to Safe Mode with Networking, and see if the program works OK there:

Safe Mode

If the popup box works there, try a Clean Start to see if you can find what is interfering

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

You can also try creating a new account, and see if it works there

User Account - Create

You could also see if the program works in the hidden Admin account

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

A Guy

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This is a painful issue because things like chrome which are installed as per user do not work and nothing profile-wise can be saved on a temp profile.

This is the second time it has happened (the first time I created a new profile as suggested). However it has happened again barely 2-3 weeks after creating this new profile. I do not want to just create another new profile because I cannot just keep creating new ones when one corrupts. The installation of windows is pretty fresh, it's barely a month old.

Tried restarting (lots), running without startup services (msconfig) and running in safe mode but the issue still occurs.

Relevant Microsoft articles:

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

I have tried this and it did not work.

Fix a corrupted user profile

This is just telling you to create a new profile and copy the settings across which I do not want to have to do every month...

I have done my fair share of googline but have only found results leading to creating a new profile...

Any help at all would be appreciated


Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: P55-US3L
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM

Answer:"You have been logged on, on a temporary profile" - Recurring Issue

generally, when working with broken profiles in Win7, I would backup and reinstall.

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I have Win 7 Pro and this is happening to me too. In fact, just yesterday it did it again.

When I clicked to log on, it said "Preparing your desktop" and signed me in with temp profile.

Answer:"Preparing your desktop" and signed me in with temp profile.

Hello Jerry,

This usually helps with that error.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,

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I try to login and it shows"The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded."

I have looked at other threads showing your options when it comes to this. I have tried these but end up falling short of completing these because apparently my computer lacks the file "regedit" which allows for registry changes and such. Is there any way it can get this file? Any help on the whole situation would be great too.

Answer:"The User Profile Service failed the logon" help?

Hello Scott, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help. Be sure to read all of it for all available options. User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.
All editions of Windows has Registry Editor. It will be the "C:\Windows\regedit.exe" file.

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We set up a second user on our XP Home edition. The problem is that the 2nd user is not getting it's own "favorites" list...It seems to be picking up the "favorites" list of the HP owner profile (the 1st user). Both user profiles are set as "administrators". Anyone have any ideas what I have done wrong. The 2nd user has it's own "favorites" list in explore (documents and settings) but the profile doesn't seem to access it when we switch to the 2nd user...

Thanks for any help you can give...

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Yesterday, my computer froze, so I did a forced restart. After taking forever to load, a temporary profile suddenly appeared, with this message at the bottom of the screen:
"Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with a temporary profile."
Everything saved was lost, and while I can run a search and have files appear, under Documents all of the folders are empty. I've tried restarting several times, but the same thing happens. I get a Welcome and Preparing Your Deskop message that takes forever, and then this temporary profile loads.
I've tried three different solutions found online, and none of them have worked:

I'm now at a total lost as to what to do. Can anyone please help?

Answer:User Profile Not "Loaded Properly" in Vista

Okay, I've been able to create a new profile, but it looks as if everything on the old profile was deleted. And yet, programs I downloaded that didn't come with the computer (Faststone Image Viewer, for example), are still here. If those are still on the computer, could I still have access to all of the pictures and mp3s on the old profile? Can anyone help me find the old files? They no longer appear when I run a search.

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Outlook 2010 just stopped opening and it is getting stuck at "Downloading Profile". I did not make any changes and I can not restore to an earlier setting. I tried to look at this topic on Google but can not follow suggestions to fix the problem because they leave out some basic steps to them but unknown to me. My PC is running Windows7 64Bit with Office2010. I hope someone can help me out. Thanks in advance.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 840T Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5887 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 940542 MB, Free - 734219 MB; D: Total - 13223 MB, Free - 1624 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2AB1
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Outlook2010 freezes @ "Downloading Profile" Win-7 64Bit

Fellow Members and viewers, I use this Outlook for my business and there are 3 accounts (separate email addresses) associated to this Outlook that won't open because it is getting hung up at "Loading Profile". I really need to access these emails and PST files. If you can help me, please don't delay. Respond to this issue as soon as possible. I would greatly appreciate it.

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What does this mean when I turned on the computer: "Windows
cannot load your profile because it may be corrupted. Contact your
administrator" And the next window said "Windows cannot find the local file ad
is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this file will
be lost when you log off" How can I fix this problem?
This happened after my computer froze and then I restarted it.
Please help.
Thank you very much

Answer:[Resolved] "Windows cannot load your profile because it may be corrupted..."

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So, upon Windows 7's arrival I was anxious to hear if we would deploy it to 30 new pcs we got. But for whatever reason we're to use... Vista..?

Anyway, that brings up a whole slew of previous boiling issues that need to be addressed. I first started off with putting a Vista Business computer on the domain and logged in as myself. Then, I rebooted and logged in as local administrator. I went to the advanced system settings (as instructed) and selected the advanced tab and "settings" for user profiles.

Then, I selected my profile I had previously been logged into and deleted it. Then I rebooted and logged back in as myself and it comes through as corrupt.

This is important for us to figure out, seeing as though many many users will be logging in to these systems and the profiles must be deleted after every so many weeks.

I read on the Vista forums this was the proper way to delete user profiles to keep the registry happy. Why did it give me the finger?

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A couple of days ago I joined my Windows 7 Pro 64 bit PC to a different windows 2012 domain. After this process I logged in with an administrative account and took ownership of the old domain local profile folder and proceeded to copy all the desktop items and other items associated with the old local profile. However when it came to copying the "Documents" folder it was not there. Furthermore, running a search for *.xl (with hidden folders and files visible) doesn't find any of my documents (a lot of them were Excel files). The profile was definitely not a roaming profile. Does anyone have any idea what could have happened to these documents? Any help is greatly appreciated.


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Hi, I'm new to the forums and haven't found a thread with the same problem.
My HP Pavilion g6 laptop loads to the log-in screen and I know I'm typing in the correct password but it just comes up with the same message.

"The User Profile Service failed the sign-in. User profile cannot be loaded."

I've tried different tutorials, maybe I'm doing them wrong I don't know, but nothing seems to be working.

I recently changed my password so I could log into Xbox Live.

If you could help me out I'd be really grateful. I've never had this problem before.

Answer:"The User Profile Service failed the sign-in." HELP.

Hello Flutterby, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you have not already, you might see if the tutorial below may be able to help. Be sure to read all of it for all available options.
User Profile Service failed the sign-in - Fix in Windows 8
Hope this helps for now,

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I am running XP home edition with SP2 plus all current updates. I am preparing to install SP3. My machine came with XP preinstalled from Gateway, but about 3 years ago, the hard drive failed and I had to reinstall XP from the Gateway disks and then reapply SP2, etc.

My problem is that each time I run the Administrator account in Safe Mode a new profile is created for it and I would like to stop this activity. I have used the Administrator account in Safe Mode a total of 3 times, all after the hard drive problem.

1. Prior to first use there was no Administrator profile - expected.
2. After the first use the profile Administrator was present - expected.
3. After the second use a new profile Administrator.HUGHES-DT appeared - not expected.
4. After the third use a new profile Administrator.HUGHES-DT.000 appeared - not expected.

I now have all three profiles. Actually, only the last (4 above) appears to be complete. For example the first two do not contain an ?Application Data\Microsoft\Credentials? folder containing a folder named as the user SID. The others only contain ?Application Data\Microsoft.? Also, only the last has a ntuser.ini file although all have ntuser.dat.LOG and NTUSER.DAT.

I have the book Windows XP Inside Out and have found much information in it, including the explanation for the naming above. I have done Google Searches and have searched several Forums and Microsoft knowledge base articles. I have not found a solution, but I do not claim... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] User &quot;Administrator&quot; creates new profile each use

Are you using Spybot, or any other anti-malware program that has a "registry protection" feature ?

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I recently received my new computer which is running Windows 7. I created one user account to begin with and was using that for a few hours and then I decided to create a couple of other user accounts. It lets me create these accounts but if I try to log in to any of them (including the guest profile) I get the error "the user profile service failed to login". I have read a number of articles and watched a video on youtube about the issue. They all say to do roughly the same thing, go into regedit and then the profile list and they give some steps involving changing values and such. I have tried this numerous times in different ways and it will not work, it seems my problem is a bit different. In "profile list" in regedit there doesn't even seem to be any record of these accounts whatsoever and no sign of a "corrupt" account which the previously mentioned articles talked about. I'm really stumped here, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:"the user profile service failed to login"

Have you seen this?

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Got a HP Compaq 6820s (XP SP2) here and i'm either getting the above message at the login screen, or the laptop freezes; not allowing to click on the user to login with. I can login with safe mode as an admin or into the desired profile.

Unfortunately i don't really know what to do after that. Hoping someone has an idea of where to go from here.

So far i've logged into the the profile in safe-mode and run IoBit 360 which found 12 threats which have been removed; to no avail. Also ran msconfig, and disabled all startup programs; also to no avail.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:07:46, on 05/05/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Sea... Read more

Answer:"Windows cannot load the locally stored profile..."

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I don't know if this is really the right forum to ask this question, and it's not really a super problem, but I figured someone could help me

On myspace....
When you look at my profile's the "profile video slider" to the right that says "Jess's Videos" and it's got two small little thumbnail pictures of two of my favorite music videos. (...and don't laugh at my profile... it needs work, I know...)

I don't exactly know how I got those two particular videos there, but I'd like to keep them and add some more.

I went to MySpace Videos and added some of my favorite music videos to "My Favorites," thinking that adding them to "My Favorites" would also add them to the profile video slider on my profile.... but it doesnt...

1) How did I get those two videos in the profile video slider?
2) How do I add other videos to the profile video slider?

It's not a real emergency, but I can generally figure out how to do pretty much anything I want to do... but this one has me stumped... and it's frustrating me...


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I suppose this is yet another reminder that if one does not continuously back up saved information, they will regret it.

My laptop has been, against my will, trying to update itself to Windows 8.1. It has been going through multiple installations, rendering it completely inopperable for hours. Then the power goes out on it. And it does a bunch of other things, possibly including system restore. I'll be entirely honest; it's 11 Am right now, and most of this was apparently happening at 4-6, with very little input on my end about it.

Right now, I try to get to my desktop, and most of my files I keep there are completely gone. I fee that a few of the programs that I frequently used and installed stuck around, though, so I had faith that I could get them back some how. Then I see the window in the bottom corner, saying the thread title quote. I did search and found this link, which claims to be a fix. But the first thing I notice is that it says it will delete the corrupted user profile. And since I'm the only user, and that's all of my files, information, and data at risk, I have quite a vested interest in not letting all of that be deleted.

The short stick of the situation: any chance I can find a way to fix this issue and just get things back to the way they were without it deleting all of my stuff? A thought occurs that the data I seek to save and they profiles may be entirely separate from each other, but I sure as heck want to be sure of this before I make a mistake and ... Read more

Answer:"You've been signed in with a temporary profile": data?

You do the following so you don't lose your data:

2. Back up anything that you do not want to lose in the C:\Users\(user-name) profile folder (ex: Brink) of the affected user account to another location. When finished, delete the C:\Users\(user-name) folder.


12. If successful, the affected account's (ex: Brink) user profile will be recreated and no longer receives the error. You can then copy any files you want back from the back up created at step 2.

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Please please can someone help me with this??
The problem started when I decided to do a reboot after installing some programs.
Since then whenever I log on it takes ages displaying the "welcome" message, then comes up with the dreaded "preparing your desktop" message. It then loads a "temporary user profile" and says that any changes made while logged on to this profile will be lost afterwards, and to check the event log or contact the network administrator.
I've read heaps about this problem happening to people with vista and windows 7 (I have vista home ed). It's supposed to be due to a corrupted profile, and so if you delete the profile in the "regedit" thing it's supposed to fix itself. Others have also suggested creating a new account and transferring everything.
I have tried countless restarts, restoring the system, deleting the user profile (all my stuff is now fully backed up) and creating new accounts. None of it works - a temporary profile still loads from a newly created account, the same happens even in safe mode and from the built in administrator account.
I'm at a total loss as to what to do!!
I use my computer every day for work so you can hopefully imagine how frustrating this is!
I would be so grateful if someone had an answer!!

Answer:"Temporary User Profile" ALWAYS loads!!

Maybe our tut on the subject will help. Wish you luck

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

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Hey guys

this is a great and detailed tutorial and all worked as explained except to the last step...

I still can't get into my account, what sucks big time.

It looks like the password has been changed as the error message is not the same when I enter a wrong password.

It says some like "failed to load the user Profile" or to "failure to connect to the service to load the User" (it's in another language so I translate the best I can.

When I hit the OK button the login page will reload.

I ain't get the link to reset a new password in that process, that one I get only when I enter a wrong password. Anyhow, I don't have a password reset disc (unfortunately)


Can I use above tutorial and simply REMOVE any kind of password from keeping me out of my W7?

I can get till the last prompt where the tutorial shows to enter a new password, so maybe I can do this to get rid of the password too?

Would be awesoome

Thanks for Any Help whatsoever

Answer:"failed to load the user Profile"

Hello easycash, and welcome to Seven Forums.

For that error, you would want to use the tutorial below instead. Be sure to read all of it for all available options. You might give the system restore at boot option a try first.

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

Hope this helps,

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I am working on building  script for analyzing NLA information for computers in our network and I've run across a value that I need but I cannot seem to find any documentation that explains the value.  The "NameType" value is what I am
referring to.  I have several computers with different values such as 6, 71, 243, 160, 23 and 0 when I check their registries.  Does Microsoft have any documentation to explain these values or has anyone figured out these values and what they mean?
This is a regkey from my machine.  I have omitted the ProfileName and Description.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles\{68A1A4C7-512E-4BD5-9FC9-B02A4DE77EFE}]

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Hi, over the past couple of days I've been having a problem in which I can no longer boot to the desktop on my most used OS (I have a total of 4 HDD's on my computer, each with a separate installation of Windows 7). I'm unable to fix the problem despite rigorous attempts to scan for bad sectors/startup repairs (sfc /scannow has also proven futile). When I do try to boot to desktop, bios and post blaze on through like normal and the OS hangs at the welcome screen and flashes occasionally to a black screen briefly then resumes the other one. Also, the word "welcome" is not visible and when I force power off (my only choice), I'm met with a brief display of a strange arrangement of shapes and symbols. The same thing happens when I try to boot into safe mode. I'm able to move the mouse freely during this odd hanging without the loading blue circle, and my HDD light flashes normally, indicating reading of some sort. I'm convinced this is because of user profile corruption, but if you feel like that is not the case, please feel free to provide any useful information you have on solving the issue. I cannot do an in place upgrade as I'm unable to boot to the desktop. I do not wish to re-install windows and I'm certain there is a technological cure for this mishap.. One theory I had in mind is that if I could somehow create a new user profile for the affected drive using one of the other OS' I have connected, this would be solved ... Read more

Answer:"Inject" a new user profile onto an hdd with a corrupt one?

QuoteI'm met with a brief display of a strange arrangement of shapes and symbolsThis leads me to believe the issue may be with your display adapter. It would also explain the black screen flickering, and missing image elements (such as welcome text).

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I am working with my Windows 10 pro PC on a network lab, in which the IP settings of  the network segments change very often.

When the DHCP pool settings change, or I connect the computer to another network segment with a different DHCP pool, windows creates a new network profile (Network 1, Network 2, Network 3, etc.)

Is it possible to stop the profiles names from increasing and just remain as "Network"?

I found on other discussions that the profiles can be deleted and rename, but it would be best to stop the profiles from changing all together.

I believe this is related to the "Network Location Awareness" (NLA), and that it is used for Windows 10 to auto adjust the firewall settings. If this is the case, I don't mind keeping the firewall fixed at "Private mode" or disabled.
The lab is on a secure isolated environment.

Microsoft Windows
Version 10.0 (Build 10240)
Wired Ethernet (no wireless)
No HomeGroup nor Domain

I'll be glad to provide additional details if required.

Thanks in advance,

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I am having difficulty with the User Profile Error.

The computer will boot, but goes into the temporary profile.

I've followed the other forums' recommendations.
I enter the "Safe Mode."
I access the Registry Editor (note: in the search bar, it won't find the regedit path, I have to search through the "help and support" section to access the Registry Editor. A small nuance/annoyance, but it might be pertinent).
I delete the ".bak" extension. Just the extension, not the profile.
I set the values on the 2 profile files to "zero." The names of the files eludes me at this second.

When I restart the computer, it loops back. Same problem. "User profile error."
I restart in "Safe Mode" and it is like I did nothing. Why is it doing this?
How do I fix it?
How do I reclaim my computer?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Answer:"User profile error" that won't won't accept changes

Honestly your best bet now is to create a new admin authorized user account and migrate.
Fixing this properly could take a massive amount of trial and error.
...then again you could get lucky.
New account is the quickest fix.
If it comes out damaged, then we may have a larger problem.

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Hey guys,
I just got a brand new ASUS PB278Q which its great, except for the fact that I can't seem to get a really good calibration through the OSD. So, I am trying to use an ICC profile from TFTcentral to see if its any better. The problem is, when I open Color Management and click on the button labeled "Add...", click "Browse" and select on the profile I want, nothing shows up under "Profiles associated with this device:" and my monitors color profile is not changed. I have tried doing this with multiple .icc files, in several different locations on my computer (including "C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color"), yet I have not received any differentiating results. Does anybody know what I can do to fix this or if there are any alternatives?


Answer:Color Management "Add..." Profile Not Working

What`s wrong with the default options on the monitor.

If you`re unhappy with the monitor, by all means return it.

Go with a different brand.

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When I attempt to log in, I get the response similar to "vista can't load user profile". I have been able to back up the data on safe mode so im not worried about losing files, however, since it is the only administrator account, I cant create or delete accounts. How do fix this??

p.s. I tried restoring the computer, didnt work. Also tried creating/deleting accounts on safe mode.

Answer:CAN'T LOG IN, "vista can't load user profile"

Boot using the recovery partition (usually F10 during boot-up) or use your Windows DVD to boot into recovery.

Try Windows System Restore there.

Regards. . .



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Hey all,

I've run into a surprising issue, and its a very serious problem. On the family laptop (my personal laptop is working just fine, lol), I created a user account for everyone, four accounts, three administrators, and one limited. One of the account stays logged on most of the time and is still logged on, and right now unfortunately is the only account working. I switched users and logged onto another account, and to my surprise, it said "Preparing your desktop....", and then, all the personal settings were erased, and I got a message saying "You have been logged on with a temporary profile". I immediately thought "Oh ****, this is bad." I tried logging onto another account, and received the same results. All of the other three accounts now log on with a temporary profile error message, except the account I'm in now, which is still like its supposed to be, because it hasn't been logged off. This is the main account, has a crapload of e-mails all organized in Outlook 2010, crapload of documents, pictures, and desktop files that I have taken a hell of a long time to restore. The last thing I would want is to log-off and find that all this is thrown away. I deleted all the other three accounts, because they were now useless. This has pissed me off quite a bit, and I'd like to find a solution ASAP. I have no clue how this happened, I haven't changed any settings or installed anything new. Can I not rely on Windows 7 to keep all my settings li... Read more

Answer:Serious issue - "You have been logged on with a temporary profile"?

Hello MsDougal,

This may be able to help with this temp user profile error.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,

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hi just got my new computer and got an error "user profile can not be loaded" and it just keep on doing a loop and restarts. but it's not going to the log in screen where i could put my username and password to completely log in to my computer.

i did factory reset in the laptop using the pre installed OS on it and still i was able to set the language and the username and did even try using microsoft account and local account but still not working keep on getting the error upon finishing the set up and just waiting for the set up to be finalized.

i saw some recommendations online that a corrupted (CID) in the Registry is the one needed to be configured however can't even do that since it can't even finished the boot process cause it always get stuck at the finalization of the set up i created can someone help me on this... i'm using lenovo yoga pro 2 11

you can check the specs of my pc here Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Multimode Ultrabook | Multimode Laptops & Ultrabooks | Lenovo (US)


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Hello forumers.

So just today, I have encountered an error saying "You have logged into temporary profile". I have searched some various tutorials to fix my problem, I'm not quite familiar with all these so I probably messed up.

I have used this two specific tutorial as my guideline
User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile - Vista Forums
Michael Belsky's (the one on the comment, the tutorial from the link doesn't work for me)
How to Fix Temporary Profile in Windows 7

What I did:

1. Created a new administrator profile (Let's call it, newadmin)

2. 1. I deleted my user profile from the control panel and kept the files (the one that encountered the problem, let's call it brokenprofile)

3. In the registry of newadmin, I located brokenprofile's SID (the one with .bak and has an ProfileImagePath data of C:/Users/brokenprofile.

3. I exported the SID folder for backup porpuse and then deleted it from the registry.

4. I copied the files inside C:/Users/brokenprofile into newadmin's desktop (my pictures, my documents, etc, etc..)

I'm lost now, any help would be much appriciated. Thank you very much.

Reason I can't move on with the other steps:

Everytime I try to re-create the brokenprofile in the control panel user account, I ended up having an ProfileImagePath named brokenprofile.computername-PC. When using a different user profile name, it ends up clean with only my desired username, withouth the .computername-PC

Answer:"Logged into temporary profile" assistance please

Hello Hellocritz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you already logged off and on to see if the C:/Users/brokenprofile gets recreated?

If so, and it still is corrupted, have you already tried doing a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before you got this user profile error.

If so, and it still is corrupted, then you may need to copy what you want from the old account to the new one and use the new user account instead.

Hope this helps for now,

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I have Windows XP Pro, SP3.

I always hear about the user profile in Windows, and that it stores all kinds of user information, and user preferences. I don't know exactly where this information this is stored, or how it stores this information. Can somebody please explain this to me? It can't be too in depth.

Thank you,


Answer:What is the name of the file that is the "user profile" in Windows

Everything under your name in Documents and Settings.

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sorry about the rest of the message,i can only remember the "profile 1 " bit.

Answer:Solved: booting up pc"message profile 1"

The rest of the message is important also if you could reboot the computer to try and get it back and please write it down?

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Here ya go!!! be happy!!!


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My server (win7 RC) sometimes gets taken to LANs for people to leach linux ISOs from. Whenever I do so, I have to plug in a mouse/KB/video to it to assign the home profile to allow windows file sharing through. Is there a way to assign the "home" location by default to new networks?

Answer:Win7 "home" profile by default

just change the public location to match the home location's preferences...

then tell them what the internet is and that sneakernetting is so 1985...

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Hello, Tech experts,

I love this forum... yous guys are Very helpful.

I formatted the C-drive, re-installed Win XP with all updates, including SP3.

I'm the ONLY user on this PC.
Still, when Win starts, it asks Which user profile to open up.
There's only one choice... Me !

How can I bypass that "Click on a User" option?
It's a waste of time.
Before the Win XP re-install, it didn't do that.

Thanks, in advance.


Answer:How to bypass the "Choose a User profile" ?

Sounds like you want to engage autologon.

Be warned that using an administrator account makes your system more vulnerable to attack and compromise since the bad guys are running under your logon account.

You should be logging is as a limited user.

Always create a backdoor admin account in case you forget the main ones password or it gets corrupt.

Here is how to enable autologon

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I recently had an issue with my user account (I have "backup" user accounts for this very issue, and was able to fix the problem). However, I'd like to backup my user profile just in case things go really wrong later on.

So, I went to:

Right click My Computer, select Properties, Advanced System Settings on the left side, clicked the "Settings" button in the middle under User Profiles. And I get the beautiful circle of "it's screwed up" and then the entire properties window stops responding. Waiting doesn't help, it needs to be force closed. Screenshot attached.

I'd like to fix the unresponsiveness issue, if possible. If not, I'd like an alternate way to backup my user profile (I don't want to "backup" all of the FILES in my user profile, just all of the settings, etc. so I can restore it/copy it to a new user profile if needed).

Screenshot of the problematic window attached. Can anyone help me on this issue please? Thanks.

Answer:Unresponsive "User Profile" settings


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I have a Windows 7 desktop.

This is the order of events:

I got home today, turned on my computer, logged into my single profile on my computer.
I could not log in, message said "User Profile Service Failed to check-in" (roughly translated from Finnish)
I started my computer in safemode, followed instructions I found and tried fixing the problem by setting a few
numbers in regedit to 0.
It worked, I could log in, but:
- Most things were missing from my desktop
- All shortcuts gone
- Start menu lacking
- Browser (Chrome) bookmarks and settings gone
- Other personal settings also seemed to be gone

I looked it up and seems like the profile is corrupted. I followed the following advice:
- I went into the "users" folder, and made it show all possible files/folders within the folder
- I created two new profiles, one which would become my new one, one for moving everything from the old one to the new one
- I cut everything from the old (my original) user folder to the new one I created and replaced any overlapping files within, except I didn't copy the already existing folders by default, rather I copied the contents of those folders (pictures, music, documents etc) into the folders that existed in the new profile, including a systemfile called "desktop" which seemed to exist in more or less every folder. The only files I didn't touch were the ones starting with "ntuser." I decided to cut because I only have 90 gb left on... Read more

Answer:Can not even open "my computer" after trying to fix corrupted profile

Is there any way to use another computer to download, install portable version of's Windows Repair (All in One) onto a CD/DVD or USB stick? Belay that; that might come in handy later, much later.
Do you have the OEM or Microsoft "blue disk" of your OS? You might be able to do a System Repair, the repair that normally does not meddle with your pics, text files, documents, etc.
I hope you have earlier made a restorable backup of your data stuff. You might be forced to do a clean reinstall of your OS.

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I found two items in the "Found.000" folder, "systemIndex.1.crwl" and "systemindex.1.gthr" - This happened after I did a full GWscan and another CHKDSK on the drive which found errors.

It started booting like normal, but it showed "Preparing Windows" when it got to my Profile. When the system came up, it was loaded with some damn "Temporary Profile"

Any ideas on how I can restore my profile? I can't do anything with this. I do have access to System Restore, should I do that?

Answer:System loads "Temporary Profile"

Hello Jon,

You might see if this may be able to help with this "Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with a temporary profile." error.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

Hope this helps.

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I have been using my laptop (Vista Home Premium 32 bit) to access my home network for sometime. Today when I tried to connect I was prompted for the network key - even though when I went into my network properties the key/password still seemed to be stored. If I type in the key at the prompt no connection is made (keeps trying to load but eventually get the 'is taking longer than expected to connect' message).

If I go to manage network connections and try to reenter and save the network key I get an error box "windows has encountered an error saving the wireless profile. Specific error: The service has not been started".

I've tried rebooting just in case Windows had got itself twisted - but it hasn't helped.

Does anyone know what service I should be looking for and how I can reinstall it if it's disappeared?

Answer:"Error Saving the wireless profile"

looks to me as if the problem is with your router, most probably it not sending a proper signal.
try unplugging it and plugging it back and see what happens.

I know this seems too simple but sometimes the simple things are the ones that matter the most.
Good Luck and please post back your results.

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Second hand info I'm afraid, a friend bought herself a new laptop not too long ago and didn't create a profile before installing various odds and ends and storing important documents and email, which she has password protected to prevent her 3 teenage kids from gaining access too.

Then she decided to create profiles for each of them and of course the first created became the default and the original "Adminstrator" file has now become hidden. She's created a new profile for herself "admin" so that she can control the kids access (no idea why she didn't use something a bit more original ) but of course no access to her files still.

Apparently following something she googled she has located the files but as they're password protected still can't access them.

My own searching has found someone saying that booting up in safe mode would show all admin accounts and that she would then be able to log in and access her files and copy them to a new profile. You get rather a lot of hits googling and searching the microsoft site, most returns having absolutely nothing to do with the problem and as I don't have access to the laptop at the moment I can't try various solutions and she won't. I tried to get her to boot into safe mode earlier by trying F8, so she saw something on screen saying F11 for recovery so hit F11 instead even though I said no, it didn't help so she gave up.

Is there a really basic step b... Read more

Answer:XP Pro, admin profile "disappeared"

apologies to anyone reading this, I did try a search before posting but didn't find the info I was after but when I posted it then gave me the perfect thread which has now been sent to her.

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Hi chaps

I have been working with Amateur in the HijackThis forum to remove a malware problem (Myway/Funweb). The thread is entitled "Myway.Mywebsearch which Spybot won't remove".

The problem I have - and which Amateur suggested I raise in this forum - is this. When I follow the advice through the stages I have cut and pasted below logged on as an administrator, it wipes everything from my normal (non-administrator) account (downloaded music, photos, word files, programmes, the whole lot - it is as if I am creating a new user).

Amateur indicated that nothing we were doing should have that effect. I can recover the position by using System Restore, but that undoes the removal of the malware too.

Any advice would be much appreciated! I am running on XP 2002 home with SP3, if that helps.


Jonathan (Dullard)

Re: Myway.Mywebsearch which Spybot won't remove



Two items reported by Kaspersky are in the Recycle bin. You can go ahead and empty the Recycle bin.

No presence of Myway in these logs including the Spybot report.

Please download Registry Search.

- Create a new folder on your desktop named Regsearch
- Extract file to the newly created folder.
- Open the Regsearch folder and double click regsearch.exe to start the program.
- Use copy and paste to enter the following bold text to search for and click OK.

Myway... Read more

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I'm Using Win. Xp W/ S.p.2 Update.
I'm Having Problems Setting Up A New Account.
When A New Account Is Created, And You Try To Logon To That Account, Windows States That It Can Not Find The "user Profile".
What Might Be Wrong With My Settings Or The Program Itself?



see if this helps

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Hello, I am running Windows 8 Pro on an HP Elite 64 bit-8gb ram.

Today, all of the sudden after restarting my computer, once I put my password (my admin password) it took me to a guest desktop. I have restarted multiple times and it does the same thing. But, when I go to "computer" I can view everything from my REAL desktop, so I know it wasn't wiped.

What did I do, and How do I fix it!? The account it is asking me to sign in with, is the same account I use every single day, only now it takes me into a guest profile. Since I know all of my files are safe, how do I actually log on as me to access all of that?

Answer:"You've been signed in with a temporary profile"

Hello Mike, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if this may be able to help with this error. Be sure to read all of it for all available options.

Hope this helps,

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Over the last couple of years, my Win XP Pro login has been pretty much corrupted. That is, it loads all kinds of stuff that I don't even remember what it is. I Would like to clean it up so that it boots faster without all the garbage. I created a new user account, and wow does it boot quickly. I'm afraid that, if I just use it and delete my old account, I will loose the stuff I use regularly (Eudora, Word, Winamp, etc.). Is there a file that I can either copy from the new account to the old, or a file in the old profile that I can compare to the new and edit; which will clean up the boot?

Thanks for any advice you may have.

Bob H.

Answer:Is there a "login profile" file?

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Firstly, sorry if this is posted in wrong area.

Short History.
PSU went on my HP desktop
Bought new one (in hurry) from PC World
Few booting glitches since new PSU ?? (USB hubs not recognised etc) and was going to replace the PSU again but I usually got around the annoyance using Windows System Restore facility
Got all sensible and actually backed up nearly everything I could think of. Phew!
Then.... for some unknown reason, when booting up one day, the Restore went back to HP version and original factory settings, even before all drivers etc. AAARRGGHHH!! (Thank gawd for my file backup!)

I've since bought a nice new lappy and have thankfully got nearly everything I need thanks to the backup, BUT I still NEED to get back on my old PC under my profile to access a few other files that changed since the backup, some emails and most importantly 2 years of Microsoft Money data under my 'Jon' profile on the old desktop.

I've got the PC up and running OK, I can see and access all the docs etc in Shared folders, so I think my stuff is still all there, I just can't get to it!

How can I "restore" if thats the term my "Jon" profile and get back to MY stuff? I rather hopefully tried creating "Jon" again, but that didn't work like I thought it wouldn't. Most info I find on 'net seems to rely on Windows System Restore Points... but they seem to have all disappeared too.

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Dear All,(and assuming I have the right category for my problem) I will give you the long version in case you can spot what initially caused it.I dashed downstairs to check on sick ***** cat (45 secs) and when I got back there was a very technical message regarding my screen saver (Marine aquarium 2) I didnt understand it but It suggested re-starting the computer but when I clicked on the ok I could see the problem,well part of it.I had a lovely wide black border all round the screen and what was left in the middle was giant sized,I mean enormous.I re-started but it was still the same and I couldnt do anything because I couldnt scrole down the page.I somehow managed to get into system restore and chose the first available date.I nearly gave up after half an hour but then I spotted the "blue line" starting.Two hours later (!) it finally finished.There were two messages,the first was about accessing the e-bay toolbar via the start bar.(The same evening it had disappeared from the screen and I had to download it again.)The second message was "Service Profile is damaged.Re-install Service Profile." So what I would like to know is please,what is the Service Profile? Any idea how it got damaged? And most importantly,how do I re-install it?
Well thats it,I do hope you can help.
Regards, Penelope.

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I have begun to use a "standard profile" when on my Windows 7 system. Could someone tell me, please, will my schedules for Windows updates and for others, such as anti-virus updates and scans, or monthly defragmentations, that are set up in my administrator profile, run in background while I am using my standard profile?

Will I see a notification that the scheduled processes are working (other than a system slowdown)?

If an update requires a restart, will I be notified in the standard profile of the need to restart?

Answer:Solved: Using "standard profile"

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Anybody out there who has ever encountered an old DOS program named Profile? It is being used by some clerks in our health dept to keep notes, etc on patients. We are having a problem with printing. The user could print from the program, but now can't. The interface is very limited for choices. Any ideas how to restore the printing function?

Answer:DOS program titled "Profile"

It's obviously a very specialized application, and probably custom programmed for a single customer.

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