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browsers can't load profile settings on main windows profile

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

okay this is strange

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

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

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

any help is appreciated

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

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

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Deal all,

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


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


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

Have you read this KB article?

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

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Deal all,

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


remember that i am having windows XP

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


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

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

Further suggestions are a bit more involved.

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

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

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

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

I have tried to rename the user folder in the document and settings folder. I followed the advice in this article

That didn't get me anywhere.


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

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

Copy Data from a Corrupted User Profile to a New Profile in Windows XP -


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

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

Re: Windows cannot load the user's profile but has logged you on with the default pro
this article from MS may have a solution to your problem

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When attempting to login to my main profile, after a several minute wait, Windows loads normally, but I receive a notice saying that I have been logged into a temporary profile, which would be deleted upon shutting down.

As far as I can tell, this started happening immediately after switching my cell phone from "LG Software" to "Charge Only" mode, while windows was logging in.

During every bootup, I am now prompted with the following options:

Launch Startup Repair
Start Windows Normally

Upon selecting "Startup Repair", I am immediately shown the error "a required device is inaccessible".
It has just recently stopped giving me the "Startup Repair" option any more so I can't get the exact error code, but I believe it was 0x00000225, or something similar.

I cannot successfully load normal safe mode, or safe mode with networking. They fail with blue screen. I can only load safe mode with command prompt.

I have tried running "sfc /scannow". It finds errors after about 20% but says it is unable to fix them. Attempting to run chkdsk /f does not run on next boot.

It's been a while since I've done a backup, so I'd rather get this profile working again, than have to re-install. I also need to mention that this is an OEM (Dell) copy of windows, so, doing a repair install doesn't seem to be an option, or is it???

Answer:Instead of logging into main profile, I am forced into temp profile

Hello Cam, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot using a restore point (if available) dated before you had these issues may be able to fix them.

Hope this helps,

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

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

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

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

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


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Please i can access my files because my windows 7 vista (toshiba satellite series) laptop move to temporary profile and i cant ssem to get back to main profile to be able to return and access my system like before. please help

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Hi Guys

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a look for the errors referenced in this article and if you see any, install the User Profile Hive Cleanup service.
MIght be worth installing even if you are not seeing those specific errors.

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

shauna dixon

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ComboFix 08-11-17.01 - user 2008-11-18 18:14:01.1 - NTFSx86Microsoft? Windows Vista? Starter 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.291 [GMT 8:00]Running from: c:\users\TEMP\Desktop\ComboFix.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).c:\program files\ShoppingReportc:\program files\ShoppingReport\Uninst.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-10-18 to 2008-11-18 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Videos2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Searches2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Saved Games2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Pictures2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Music2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Links2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Downloads2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Documents2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Contacts2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> d--h----- c:\users\TEMP\AppData2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 ... Read more

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Hey all!

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for all help. It is much appreciated!

(Rig in sig)

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

Hello Crowzah,

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

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

Hope this helps,

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Hi Everyone ..

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

Answer:User Profile Service Can't Load Profile

hello and welcome

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

post your result..

hope this can help !!!

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I recently did the free upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 on my desktop. Everything went smoothly, except for the fact that Autoplay doesn't want to work anymore. I can get it to come up with the notification in the Action Center when I plugged a USB device in, but clicking the actual device name just gets rid of it from the list, and nothing else happens.

The weird thing is that this only happens in my main profile on my PC. I created a new profile recently (in addition to my main one), and Autoplay works flawlessly there. Is there some setting that got messed up for me during the upgrade? Thanks in advance!

Answer:Autoplay not working in main Windows 10 profile

Me too! I also upgraded from Windows 8.1. A laptop upgraded from Windows 7 did not have this issue.

I've done quite a lot of research (Group Policy editing, adding a registry key that influenced Autoplay in older versions of Windows) and have not been able to fix it.

I don't know if it's a bug in Windows 10 itself or (perhaps more likely) a bug in the migration process.

Other places this bug is mentioned:
No notification banners for removable drives. - Windows 10 Forums
Windows 8.1/10 Bitlocker Toast Notification
Solved Autoplay won't open in Windows 10. - Windows 10 Forums
Autoplay notifications dont work - Windows 10
Autoplay notifications not working in Win 10 pro - Windows 10 Forums

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

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

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It's starting with MMC has detected an error in a snap-in and will unload it. Now, it's affecting other apps like Adobe Reader and Revo Uninstaller. I have full Admin rights and I can do most things, I cant say all since i havent tried everything.

I download a cool tool that's an Explorer Add that allows me to "Take Ownership" of a file if I want to but that hasnt helped. In fact, gotten me into more trouble.

This MMC issue and rights issue only affects this profile. I have checked other users who have Admin Privileges and I dont have the MMC issue. I created a dummy profile and that works fine too. Something within my profile got corrupted. I dont want to use or create another profile if i can help it. I have quite a bit of apps that are configured to my profile alone.

As far as MMC goes, I tried a few suggestions from MS but they did not work. I think my first step should be to resolve the MMC issue? If so, how?

Answer:Permission/Rights issue with main profile after Windows Reinstallation

Have you tried this?
Unable To Open MMC On Windows Server 2008

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A few days ago a friends laptop wouldn't load his main user profile, so he has started using the other profile he had set up, but he has lost access to all his music, documents, programs and photos. .. am getting acces to his computer later.. and would like some advice on what to do .. all I know is he runs windows Vista.. will update on version and spec if nessecary later.

Please help

Answer:[SOLVED] Main User Profile not loading Windows vista

Please .. I need an answer.. have been looking and all the suggestions are to manipulate the registry.. was wondering if a windows vista recovery disc would work ? ..want the simplest solution please ??

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

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

Any ideas on how I can proceed.



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

Hello Daniel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

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

Hope this helps,

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

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

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

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

Hello ! Welcome to SF !

Check this article from Microsoft run the Fixit and see if that help Error message when you log on to a Windows Vista-based or Windows 7-based computer by using a temporary profile&#58; &#34;The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded&#34;

- Captain

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

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

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

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

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

Please advice

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

Hej Stene, v?lkommen till Seven Forums .

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


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

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

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

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

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I've got a XP Pro machine running on a Dell D505. I can log on as admin and it runs for about 20 min before BSOD. When I try the users login it says windows cant find local profile for this user and the registry is unable to read in or write, logging in with temp profile.

The BSOD is a driver issue. He said he installed a print server and then it crashed the next day. Trying to fix that now.

Anyone had this problem before with the profiles?

Answer:Windows cannot find local profile? Logging in with temp profile?

Something could have gone wrong and a file was missing. It could also be that your RAM and HDD is defective or corrupted.

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Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off.

Is the error I get when I just installed Windows 7.

Nothing saves, I've tried reinstalling it once, did nothing. I still get the error.

Remember, this is a fresh install. I am on it now, I re-formatted, I did everything normal.
You think it might of been a bad CD?
I just don't know what to do here.

Edit: I am going to try and create a new profile, and delete the old one. I'll let you know what happens

Edit2: Fixed the problem with the solution above.

Answer:Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile.

Glad you got it solved.

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I up grade to window 10 from 7 about six weeks ago. 2 day ago I lost all my files and I am now being logged on with a temporary profile. This also says that my files and sett will not be available. I found all my files. How do I restore my profile. All my software is behaving as if I just installed them. How do I fix this/

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

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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:Windows cannot load your profile

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

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Hello and thank you for trying to help me. I went to sign on to my computer as the only administrator on my computer, I get an error message saying User profile service failed the login. User profile cannot be loaded. My neighbor told me to start my system on safe mode which I did but as I am the only administrator I still could not start a new account as adm. to fix it. I am not very good with the computer and really need to know if I need to take it and get it fixed. Thank You.

Answer:windows 7 profile cannot load

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i have HP laptop & windows vista after i open the computer & typing my password in my profile i get message "Windows cannot load your profile" , i try to get from safe mode & i enter but in the normal mode i didn't also i didn't want to lose the data in my computer bec. its many.thanks erene saad

Answer:Windows cannot load your profile

Hi, You will need to create a new profile for the user account.. Log on as the Administrator or as a user with administrator credentials.Click Start, and then click Control Panel.Click User Accounts.Under Pick a task, click Create a new account.Type a name for the user information, and then click Next.Click an account type, and then click Create Account.Copy files to the new user profileLog on as a user other than the user whose profile you are copying files to or from.In Windows Explorer, click Tools, click Folder Options, click the View tab, click Show hidden files and folders, click to clear the Hide protected operating system files check box, and then click OK.Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\Old_Username folder, where C is the drive on which Windows XP is installed, and Old_Username is the name of the profile you want to copy user data from.Press and hold down the CTRL key while you click each file and subfolder in this folder, except the following files: Ntuser.datNtuser.dat.logNtuser.iniOn the Edit menu, click Copy.Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\New_Username folder, where C is the drive on which Windows XP is installed, and New_Username is the name of the user profile that you created in the "Create a New User Profile" section.On the Edit menu, click Paste.Log off the computer, and then log on as the new userThanks

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Ok, i factory restored my pc to tidy it up, and now i cant run any profile properly.

I have one file for admin, and one as spare.
Ive tried reinstalling the windows, factory restore, I've gone through regedit and changed the files to 0 and deleting the .bak at the end. And i've now tried making a new user and transfering the old files across, but with this new user the files in regedit stay at 0 and no .bak occurs, yet i still cannot load a profile??

Any ideas would help loads. thanks.

Answer:Windows cannot load profile

Try in safe mode.
Safe Mode

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I was playing a game on Facebook (not sure if that is relevant) and my computer kept slowing right down and stalling. I closed down all other tabs but it still continued to be slow. I was about to shut down and restart when it froze completely and I was unable to shut down correctly.
When I restarted the computer and logged into my name I got the following message:

Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a
corrupt local profile. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.

DETAIL - An I/O operation initiated by the registry failed unrecoverably. The registry could not read in, or write out,
or flush, one of the files that contain the system's image of the registry.

When I clicked ok to this message, I got the next one:

Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile
will be lost when you log off.
So now when I log into my name, I have none of my regular things available, I get a new instance of Firefox each time and nothing saves.
When I look at my computer and open the documents and settings folder there are a couple of folders.. one for each of the other users on this computer, but there are 3 Norma folders (I'm Norma) one is just Norma, one is Norma~PC and the third is Norma.PC The Norma~PC seems to hold nothing but a temporary folder so I'm guessing it's created for this instance... Read more

Answer:Windows cannot load my profile.

You need to do malware/virus scans before doing anything else.

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Windows 7 Enterprise desktop is black and icons on desktop and taskbar can't access shortcut destinations. Can't change desktop background t normal.
MS Excel icon on desktop doesn't function at all. When starting MS Excel manually, there doesn't seem to be any problems.

Lightroom can't start because cannot create files in temporary file location c:\users\...AppData\Local\Temp

Pinned Windows Media Player on the Taskbar gives an error: Can't open this item, it may be removed, deleted and etc.

At first glance Advanced security settings of Users\user folder are correct.
Looks like user doesn't have access right to profile. Is there any ideas how to fix?


Answer:No access to W7 main profile

Still the same problem - Windows 7 Enterprise computer not accessible and there seems to be no knowledge available how to fix :-( Microsoft help just asks your name, address and money but doesn't fix anything - do we really want this???

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My laptop gave me the message " windows cannot load the local profile and is logging you on with a remporary profile...." when i opened up

Is there a way i can get my profile back or just retrieve all my stuff, what are the main causes is it time to get a new laptop?

Thanks in advance


Answer:Windows cannot load the local profile......

That message is indicative of a damaged profile and it appears to give the user time to create a new profile to replace the damaged one.

See AND Copy Data from a Corrupted User Profile to a New Profile in Windows XP - .


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Hi Guys, What could be the problem when Windows fails to load a users profile, The error message is Windows cannot copy files, and the a temporary profile is loaded.
I suspect the profile could be corrupt, but what could be the cause for this.



Answer:Windows Failing to load a profile

Please have a look here: and

If the profile is corrupted, see How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile.

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We have a very strange problem, here's the situation.

In our network we have approx. 40 PC's and Windows 2003 Server domain. In the morning all the PC's are started using WOL. After that the PC's are logged in using RDP via a bat file which is run from the Windows 2003 server. This allways worked without any problems until 3 weeks ago, all of a sudden one PC won't log in withe the (local) profile anymore. In the logs on the machine I get a 1508, 1502, 1515 and 1511 error saying the locally stored profile can't be loaded and the user is logged in with a temporary profile, obviously this is of no use.
When user comes in he restarts the PC and it logs in just fine.
The weird thing is that it happens only on Monday morning. The PC is shutdown Friday afternoon and stay turned off during the weekend.
All other days of the week the PC logs on just fine.
There is nothing in the startup directory or in the scheduled task on the problem PC.

Is there anybody out there who has an idea as to whats happening here?


Answer:Windows can not load profile.... but only on monday

first thing I would check is a flat MOBO battery
If it only happens after the computer is off for 48 hours or so & not just overnight, then the battery would be my first guess . replace it

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

Answer:Windows can not load user profile

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

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Windows 2000 boots to the startup screen like it is going to load the profile however it justs stops without loading the icons. This only occurs from a shut down or a restart.

As the machine is sitting and not loading I will the task manager to log off, log on again with the same user name and password and the profile loads with all desktop icons.

I am not logging into a domain, just a local login. Tried deleting the profile, this did not work.

The profile is local not random.

Any ideas?

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

Can I fix it somehow or is it windows reinstall?

Answer:Windows cannot load the user's profile

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This happened last night. I'm using Windows XP Home Edition.

I was rebooting my laptop as usual. I typed in the password and Windows loaded. But, Windows did not load my admin profile which I have been using before. Instead, it loaded a temporary profile with this error message appeared :

Windows cannot find 'RVHOST.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a files, click the button, and the click Search.

The temporary profile was just a mere blank profile with less icons on the desktop unlike my admin profile before. I also couldn't see my photos, videos, documents, etc in My Documents but I could locate them through Search and could view them normally.

Why did this happen? How do I solve this and get Windows to load back my admin profile which I have been using before? Hope someone can help.

The temporary profile

Answer:Windows did not load admin profile.

That message appears to be largely associated with malware.

Please read and comply with this guide then post a new item in the Spyware section;

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

Answer:Cant load my user profile on windows

Hi Rahuzery and welcome to TSF !

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I know that Windows Fax and Scan is not an ideal solution for scanning, but I'd like to avoid installing additional third party software, if possible.

WF&S works fine with my (Canon) scanner. It scans without a hitch. However, it is only able to use the default scan profile. If I try to create my own scan profile, I get this message:

"Windows can't load your scan profile. Your profile settings might not be compatible with this scanner."

I know that my intended profile settings (600 dpi, scan to PDF) are compatible with my scanner. How can I get WF&S to create a profile with my settings?

Answer:Windows Can't Load Your Scan Profile

Got my answer: Windows Fax and Scan doesn't scan to PDF.

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

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

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

Answer:user profile does not load, windows nt


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

check recycle bin.
restore from backup
rebuild profile from scratch

you might wanna check the hard drive for errors.

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Ok, quick run through of my situation...

I was running Windows Vista for a few years, then one day out of nowhere I get an error on the loading screen saying my profile can't be loaded.

I tried to get around it with tips I found online but nothing worked, so I installed Windows XP.

Now here's the problem. I installed XP on my main drive, but for some reason it also formatted my separate drive with all my music, pictures, movies etc on it.
Also, this windows xp only boots if the cd is in the drive... if I dont have the cd in windows vista loads.

Im wondering can I get some help getting around my windows vista problem and can someone tell me why windows xp only boots if the cd is in the drive? HELP these files on my other drive at very important!

Answer:Profile Can Not Load (Windows Vista)

but for some reason it also formatted my separate drive with all my music, pictures, movies etc on it.Click to expand...

OUCH - - you misunderstood the instructions OR failed to select the correct drive. Those files are now G O N E :sigh:

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Recently installed ParetoLogic's 'RegCure Windows Registry cleaner' to WindowsXP SP2.
Didnt seem to clean any unused files or filepaths that I could see but "cured" me of my IE 7 icon on desktop, opened RegCure and did a restore... IE 7 icon reappeared but then was cured of my WMP icon on desktop....
Tried opening mp3's, mpgs, avi's, and wav files in WMP but it would either not play, play once and freeze, or play without sound.
InterVideo WinDVD 5 would not open to play DVD's.
Quicktime Player and Pictureviewer also did not open and microsoft Error Report always wants to send the file "xxxx_appcompat.txt" (where xxxx is some random alphanumeric)

Restarted windows

Recieved a USER ENVIRONMENT box that said:
"Windows cannot load the user's profile
but has logged you on with the default
profile for the system

DETAIL-Incorrect function"

Now nothing is in Programs on start bar but can run executables if I go to the file via MyComputer C:\Programs (was still able to play half-life2 this way), all items in the tray still load up, wireless network adapter still logs onto network, etc., but MyDocuments folder on desktop does not open, Recycle Bin is now named '%SystemRoot%\SystemRoot32\shell32.dll,31' and having same trouble with WMP, Quicktime, and InterVideo WinDVD

Created new user account, copied and pasted files from documents and settings from old to new user account.
Everything seems fine, other than half-life2 not being... Read more

Answer:Windows cannot load the users profile...

I know it seems like a moot point, but We advise against using registry cleaners.

Since it seems that it is already too late, your best bet would be to get a new profile up and running. It would be easy to get HL2 back in your programs and start bar.

Quicktime may need to be uninstalled and reinstalled for it to start working again. <- that is a document that explains how to move all your settings and files from one profile to the other. Then just delete the old corrupt profile.

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

Answer:Windows cannot load user's profile

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

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

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

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

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

Under that it says:

"Insuffient system resources exist to complete requested service"

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

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

Please help!

Answer:"Windows cannot load the User Profile"

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

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

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

Then I get this:

"Value Creation Failed " at line 599"

Am I totally Scr*wed?

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while switching identies in outlook express the computer showed a dark screen then restarted itself. A dialog box appeared saying " Windows cannot load your profile the file may be corrupted." I closed this box and the computer started up but with only minimal desktop icons and no outlookexpress addresses. How could this be repaired and is there a maintenance program that could prevent this? All replies greatly appreciated.

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OK this is just what I needed. To start off I've already begun the process of moving to a new profile so this is a prevention question because it looks like there is no solution. And I say moving because this is the computer equivalent of having all your things moved out of your house after living there and getting everything just right for a long time. Everything is in-tact BUT what a pain in the rear!!

Everything that I can find regarding a corrupted profile leads me to two MS Knowledge Base Articles:

Note these articles and most of the "solutions" I've found refer to XP and I am running 2K Pro.

1. 318011 This is the article that tells me I'm screwed and have to move all my files and redo all those nuanced settings over again that I've gotten just right over the past 2 years and waste a day and a half doing it. And it has the nerve to call it a Resolution.

2. 811151 This article talks about copying only 3 files (wouldn't that be nice) in order to run the new profile.

The files are:

My questions are:
How do I back up/save my profile regularly so this doesn't happen again? Do I just backup the entire directory of C:\Documents and Settings\hal9000 - which is my cleverly named new profile because I'm sure HAL is going to try and do this again!!

If I copy those 3 files over to my new profile am I not running the risk of copying one of the corrupted files and corrupting my new profile?

Wha... Read more

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My brothers Main User profile just got deleted today we dont know how it happened.
When i start up windows all you can see is the guest profile and no others.
Well I may know how it happened but im really scared about telling him so i am not for the moment. I was on youtube...yes i know worst ppl to beleive but i got excited. I made just a lil thing to change the password well it looks like it ended up deleting it instead. it went something like
"@echo off
"username" "new password"
@echo "personal message"
Because of this even if it wasnt my fault which it sure as hell feels like it is. I know I am not going to mess around with stuff like that until I have way better knowledge of computers and all the commands.

I have tried hitting alt ctrl delete and typing in the old user and password with no luck.
I have tried hitting alt ctrl delete and just clicking enter when the administrator comes up but he has a password on it and does not remember it.
I have tried logging in as the guest and adding a new user by going into run, cmd, net user "username" /add but it gives me an error 5
I have tried going into cmd and typing "control userpasswords2" but it blocks me by the administrators account.
I have tried going through safe mode but i cant even login into it completely bc of the forgotten password.

If you know of anyway to retrieve the admins password or how to create a new profile through a guest account. Or... Read more

Answer:Main User Profile Got Deleted

Hello, "@echo off"username" "new password"@echo "personal message"pause"This is a batch file. A batch file can do quite a lot of things, it really depends on what the commands were inside the batch file. But without knowing the exact commands contained in the file it is virtually impossible to say what the file does. If you can find the instructions we may be able to tell what the program has done.Please understand that it is against the rules of this site to help you bypass password protection methods

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I just had the weirdest experience. I multi-boot and had gone over to my Windows 7 for a bit and was switching back to my main Vista on C:, the usual logon screen appeared and I entered my password.

It then gave me that screen one gets when first logging in to a new Windows Vista installatain. "Preparing your desktop" then it opened up a sort of shadow of my profile with the generic Vista background and only some of my desktop icons and notification ones.

A balloon appeared saying something about an error occurred and you've been signed into a temporary profile. The balloon disappeared before I could read it all.

This was particularly alarming in that I had just had to reinstall Vista due to having incessant "Windows Explorer is not responding...."- type errors which no amount of repair or System Restoring would alleviate (no infections found). But that's another story.

Anyway, all I have in the Event Viewer/Administrative Events are 4 "User Profile Error" entries:

Reading in order...

Windows was unable to load the registry. This problem is often caused by insufficient memory or insufficient security rights.
DETAIL - The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. for C:\Users\Peter\ntuser.dat


Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile.
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Answer:Odd Happenings With Main User Profile

Well, I think you can ignore the above. (Did I hear a loud sigh of relief?)

As things were working prefectly until this morning I used a process of elimination. The only things that had changed since yesterday were, I installed MalwareBytes Free, shouldn't be the cause especially as I hadn't run it yet. I did, however, install the beta Symantec UAC Tool which makes the UAC prompt a little more friendly. Since uninstalling that I haven't had the problem.

Now why that would be the case shall forever remain shrouded in mystery.

I rest my case.

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Hi everyone, got a problem with my laptop that I can't figure out for the life of me!A couple of weeks ago, I turned it on and - god knows why - the system seemed to have restarted itself and set everything back to it's default settings. Everything (my desktop icons, wallpaper, cursors, sounds, Start menu,emails, favourites, etc) that personalised my computer had to be reset, which took a good couple of hours. I thought nothing of it, except being a bit peed off, until I turned the laptop on again last week and, despite my tinkering, IT HAD DONE EXACTLY THE SAME THING, AAAARGH! So I gave up that time - I didn't want to spend another two hours on it for no reason. It was horrible; the first time, when I turned the laptop on and saw that 'My Documents' etc had disappeared, I thought that it had wiped itself and was beside myself with worry that everything had been lost! Fortunately, this doesn't seem to be the case, but any suggestions as to why it's doing this and solutions would be great. A friend who's a PC whizz said that it's a file in Windows that's got corrupted, but doesn't know how to fix it...I've just turned it on again for the third time in the past few weeks and it's still doing it :(So yeah, any help/solutions would be fantastic, thanks very much in advance :)

Answer:Windows XP profile settings problems

Might be an idea to back-up all required files and re-install Windows.

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

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

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

Any help would be appreciated.

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

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

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

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Please bear with me, I am the first to admit that I don't know a lot about computers, but I am a fast learner and good at following directions.  I am really good at doing the things I use my computer for, but when it comes to the technical stuff, not so much.  I have a dell optiplex 740 with windows xp.  It has been slowing down for awhile, and I was getting windows pop up that said I was low on space on my C drive. I tried freeing up some room, but there were some random programs that seemed to be taking more room than others (programs that I don't use anymore, but it wouldn't let me erase them.)  One day I tried logging on to my account and I got a window that said, "windows cannot load the user's profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system.  Detail: Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service."  It then logged me on, but almost all of my icons were gone and my My Documents folder was completely empty. I'm hopeful that they're not really gone, because i was able to open a picasa icon (which I don't recall ever using before).  Picasa pulled up all of my photos, but then immediately a message popped up saying the program had to close unexpectedly, so I couldn't save my pictures.  I'm trying not to freak out, because pics of my 3 kids don't exist off of my computer.  I just barely went to try to log on again, but this time... Read more

Answer:windows xp can't load users profile, all documents gone?!

Don't panic!  A fault with your computer has caused you to be logged on with a "temporary profile".  This has not erased your documents.Probably your PC would benefit from a software rebuild.  In the meantime, look for your documents using Windows Explorer.  Go to the C: drive, then Documents and Settings, then look for your user name.  You should find your documents/pictures folders there.

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Just before I left for work, I shut my computer off before I realized I forgot to do something, and when I turned my computer back on I got the following messages:

"Windows can not load the locally stored profile. Possible causes for this include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If the problem persists, contact your network administrator."

"Windows can not find local profile and is logging on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off."

So after work, I come home and read that I should make a new profile with admin rights. Which I've done.

I then read that I should try and copy the original profile to the new admin profile so everything will be back to normal, but when copying the profile I got this message:

"Failed to set Security on the Destination Profile. Error - Data error (cyclic redundancy check)."

After researching what that was about, I believe there's something corrupted with my registry?

I still have access to everything, but would like the profile (or another profile) back to the way my original one was.
Is there a way I can do this? System restore has never worked for me and yet again for this it fails, so that's out of the picture. Is there a program I can run on the new admin profile to check and repair the registry files on the original profile? Am I doing anything wrong, or am I on the right tracks here? Any help would be appreciated... Read more

Answer:Windows Can Not Load The Locally Stored Profile

I've just tried the DialAFix from this page:;#entry1073555When I log onto windows with my original profile, I no longer get the window popping up, instead it just automatically logs me on to a temp profile.

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can anyone assist?
i am getting
Windows XP SP1 pro - error when logging on

"Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator."

the OS then boots to a temp user, with no perminant settings, the corrupt user is the Administrator account.

system restore is turned off

I would like to retrieve my Administrator account, rather than creating a new account, this is not a virus, malware, worm etc.

there have been no recient manual editions to the registry



Answer:Windows cannot load the locally stored profile

Create a new user. Give them admin rights. Once created, then Right Click my computer. Select properties. In there, a tab exists that lists the profiles. Copy the Administrator profile to the new user account. Shut down and reboot.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Created a user with administrator rights. Set up items in profile (desktop, icons, drive mappings etc). Logged in as the new user successfully several times over several days. Next day when I log in, I get message "Windows cannot load locally stored profile, reasons etc". Logged on as administrator, deleted user, deleted profile, recreated user and again it works for a few days. Any ideas on why this keeps happening? Running Windows XP Pro. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Windows cannot load locally stored profile

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Continuous corrupted profiles is not a good sign, you should immediately back up any important information at this time.

Use the System File Checker

Go to the Run box on the Start Menu and type in:

sfc /scannow ( sfc if not reconized) (Note that there is a space between sfc and /scannow)

This command will immediately initiate the Windows File Protection service to scan all protected files and verify their integrity, replacing any files with which it finds a problem.
In all likelihood you will be prompted to insert the Windows XP CD.

If this does not help your situation you will be looking at How to perform a Repair Installation of Windows XP.

Before you perform a repair installation of Windows XP, you must uninstall Internet Explorer 7. If you do not uninstall Internet Explorer 7 in this situation, Internet Explorer will no longer work after the repair installation is completed. Specifically, the repair installation does not restore earlier versions of the files in the Program Files\Internet Explorer folder. Therefore, the Internet Explorer 7 files will be incompatible with the Internet Explorer 6 files that are installed in the Windows\System32 folder.

Perform a Repair Installation


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Is my computer dead??

After doing a normal clean up session (Ad-AwareSE, Spybot S+D, AVG, CCleaner & defrag), i rebooted my pc and got these messages appear on the blue windows screen;

"windows can not load the locally stored profile. Possible causes for this include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If the problem persists, contact your network administrator."

Followed by

"Windows can not find local profile and is logging on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off."

Now, considering i'm supposed to be the network admin (rofl) i'm kinda stuffed

i'm not sure what is or isn't working anymore, everything slow and all my data is locked away somewhere that i can't get to. It's taken me since last night to get firefox running again to log on here.
I also took a day off because i couldn't face yet more pc related stress levels at the moment. Life has enough of those as is.

Any suggestions most welcome (i'm close to reformatting the lot)

Oh yeah, and it keeps running scandisc when booting too

Answer:Windows Can Not Load The Locally Stored Profile

Try using System Restore back to a date before your clean-up session.

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A user received the message, "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator," when trying to log in.

She shut her computer down, then started up and logged on perfectly fine.

Is this something to watch out for? Or is it usually only a one-of glitch? I didn't see anything in the event viewer, but I might have overlooked it...

Answer:"Windows load the locally stored profile."

I would pay attention to that message...and create a new profile...and then move all files from the old to the new.Copy Data from a Corrupted User Profile to a New Profile in Windows XP - Create a Duplicate User Profile with a Different Name - Once the new profile is created and files have moved from the damaged to the new...delete the old user account in Control Panel/User Accounts.Louis

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I've been searching online all day for solutions to this problem and need help.I get the error message as I log onto my user profile that "Windows can not load the locally stored profile and the possible causes are due to insufficient security or a corrupt profile".I have tried all suggestions that I can possibly find on the microsoft help website and created a new user profile (also an administrator) and tried to copy all files from the corrupt profile on the the new user profile but I'm being told "Access Denied" on all of the files from the old profile.Please help.  I just need to get all of my files one last time off of my original profile and then I can chuck this old computer out the window.  These files are detrimental to my lilvelyhood 

Answer:Windows can not load the locally stored profile

You need to take ownership:

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

Answer:Windows XP unable to load user profile

Slave your HD to another HD/comp ( no need to bolt it in, just cable it & leave it outside the case ) & copy your stuff ( don't forget your emails & address book ) onto the other HD or other media.You may have a choice of jumper settings on the master HD, such as master with slave or ms.Now put it back in your comp, once again, no need to bolt it in at this stage ( change the jumper, back to where it was )Here are some rescue programs.Rescue CD Linux Is Possible (RIP) Rescue Kit Howto

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Dear Sir / Madam,

Firstly thank you for taking the time and concern to read this post, I really appreciate it.

Problem on Login: Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.

DETAIL - The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
As such I cannot access my profile - it looks like it has re-set Window XP to the original settings.

I have been able to access my documents through the C Drive but can't get my personal profile to log in on start up.

Any help would turn my world back around!

Thank you,


Answer:Windows cannot load the locally stored profile

Please someone help?

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I cannot download files with my main user admin profile. The files appear in the download file list until they are done downloading and then they disappear. I created a new user profile and can download files just fine. I have completed all the Malware cleaning procedures and have been referred to this forum for assistance. What is the best way to fix my user profile so that I can download files and not loose all my customization? Thank you in advance.

Answer:Can't download files - Main User Profile

You can copy over data from the corrupted profile to a new one. Don't delete the corrupt profile until you are sure everything works on the new one.


Vista and Windows 7

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Please i can access my files because my windows 7 vista (toshiba satellite series) laptop move to temporary profile and i cant ssem to get back to main profile to be able to return and access my system like before. please help

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Two days before I logged into my user and it was working fine. The next day after that I logged into my user and it did not load as it should have. Instead it gives me two error messages that lasted for like 30 seconds. This is how much I can remember what it said.

User Environment: Error Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.

Answer:Error Windows cannot load the locally stored profile

If restarting the computer you still cannot log into your profile, then it has become corrupted. Restart the computer and press F8 in the Advanced Boot menu use your arrow keys and choose Safe Mode. Log in as the Built in Administrator, not your old use account. If you didn't set a password for the Admin account, leave it blank. Once logged in as admin, go to Start/Run and type control userpasswords and press enter. Create a New User Profile with admin rights. Log out of the built in Admin and log in as the new user. Go to C:\Documents and Settings\ and open up your old user profile folder and Copy the My Documents, Desktop, Start Menu and Favorites folders and paste them into your new user profile overwriting the empty ones.

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Since last week, when we try to logon our Windows 7 computers (at domain) with an user that never has been logged on this computer we receive the following error:

The user profile Service failed the logon. Cannot be loaded the user profile.

I looked for a solution in Google, but it's not in relation with Profilelist on regedit (because this user has never logged on the computer).

It did not happen with local users, only domain ones.

Can you help me?


Answer:Error in Logon on Windows 7 x86 on domain Cannot load profile

Is this one machine or all/some of them?
Does your old domain accounts keep working on the problem PC/s? Is the time synchronized with the DC?

DNS issue perhaps? Does Security event log show any failure audits? How about System logs?

Also, would this help? It talks about CEIP (Customer Experience Improvement Program), now these days it is active due to Windows 10. Maybe you have Windows 10 updates interfering? For a list of such updates, see How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8


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

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

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

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

So now I have two profiles in one user account:

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


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

Hi JustinK. . .

Some clarification, please...

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

Thanks. . .


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

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

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

Now can you tell us about you PC

Domain member or stand alone computer

A few more details please.

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Hey guys,

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

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

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

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

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

"Create a New User Account" - Microsoft thank you...?

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

Answer:Windows cannot load the locally stored user profile

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

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Hi all, after a day away from my Vista 32bit operated PC (shock horror), I came log on however I get the following message:"The user profile service failed the logon, user profile cannot be loaded".Any ideas what's going on? I'm absolutely certain that I'm keying the correct password and have ensured that Caps-Lock is off (num-lock makes no difference, as password only involves alphabet characters).Your thoughts are most appreciated.Many thanks,G

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main administrator profile is locked. failed to log on, there are two other profiles but they can get into theirs.

Answer:Main profile is locked & password doesnt work

I would extrapolate from this that neither of the two profiles are administrative profiles?

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As powered up my computer this morning (from standby), I was unable to access Internet Explorer. I was double-clicking on the application and nothing was happening. I decided I would restart my computer since that is the first thing I generally do if I have an issue. When I logged back in, I received an error message (in startup) saying that they could not find my user profile (as I have many on the computer).

As I logged in, my computer created an entirely new profile (i lost all desktop and My Documents items). Thankfully, I was able to logon as the adminsitrator and recover my items and back them up to a hard disk.

Upon logging in, I received three errors, one of which is "stsstra.exe" and another was related to Norton Antivirus. Below is my HijackThis log. Please let me know if you have any ideas. Thanks!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:47:35 PM, on 12/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.... Read more

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We have this image installed on about 7 laptops and they are all having the same issue. The issue is that, the user logs into the Win XP laptop which is on a domain, changes her desktop picture, changes her screen res and moves her desktop icon in different places. After the user logs off and logs back in the setting revert back to the default settings. I have checked the defalut user NT USER file and it is not .man. Does anyone have any ideas.


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So I got a BSOD whilst playing Battlefield 2 last night, actually the fourth BSOD of the day, and my Windows installation failed to boot, giving me a 0x7b stop error.

Now I've tried allsorts to fix this, such as CHKDSK and FIXMBR. Now after performing these steps I was promted with a corrupted Hal.dll, so I installed a new copy of windows to a 500GB drive and copied the Hal.dll over from there. However, I was again promted with the 0x7b stop error.

So, my current situation. I've decided just to go to the neww install of Windows 7 and copy my profile and settings over. Now in the past I've done this dozens of times using the Windows Easy Transfer Wizard, but unfortunatley I don't have an up to date backup of my profile.

So, do any of the microsoft guru's have a solution for this please?

Answer:Recovering user profile/settings from corrupted windows....

There is no reason to copy hal.dll to a new Windows 7 installation.

Wipe the HDD with KillDisk then install Windows 7.

Upon reaching desktop, allow Windows Updates in -

Then validate your Windows 7 OS -

Regards. . .



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Hey all!

I need help with my laptop as i'm hopeless with such stuff. My laptop (running on windows xp - home) suddenly went bonkers yesterday. whenever i start my comp 2 messages will come up.

the first one says "windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile...."

the second one says "windows cannot load the local profile and is loading you with a temporary profile..."

i tried to use the recovery disc to reformat my comp but everytime i will encounter an error message "setup was unable to create, locate or modify a critical file (c:\\BOOT.ini) needed to start windows xp. access is denied" and then it would just undo all the changes. but when i go to my computer => properties => advanced => recovery and setup i could edit the boot file

i tried pressing f2 to access bios or f10 on start up to try to boot my comp using cd but somehow the option is not available to me.

do you have any advice as to how to sort this out?


Answer:Help needed - Windows XP unable to load profile + reformat comp

"the second one says "windows cannot load the local profile and is loading you with a temporary profile..."

So, after this, did it boot OK?

edit: Read this ->

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Two days before I logged into my user and it was working fine. The next day after that I logged into my user and it did not load as it should have. Instead it gives me two error messages that lasted for like 30 seconds. This is how much I can remember what it said.

User Environment: Error Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.
Then there was a second message after that, which I could not well remember.

It logged me in after that but with none of my document and other files found.

I tried logging in with other users I had stored in my computer , but it was the same results with none of their files found.

Now after that day when I logged in, it worked fine with all of my files found and the other user files as well.

Today when I logged in, it gave me the same message and I was logged in with none of files found along with the other users, again.

My account type does have administrator settings and so does the other accounts I have stored in my computer.

I ran my virus scanner and registry cleaner and found nothing wrong.

I run Windows XP SP3 Professional and is 32-bit. When I first got this computer, it previously had Windows Vista 32-bit Home Premium running but I had a friend downgraded it to Windows XP because I was not comfortable with Vista.

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Answer:[SOLVED] Error: Windows cannot load the locally stored profile

You DO backup this system, correct

Use the last good backup to recover everything in Documents and Settings.

Didn't backup this system......

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

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

Help me fix my laptop please?


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

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

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

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

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


Thanks & Regards Rajesh

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Build 10240. On my main user profile Cortana is just unresponsive. The first night she was working fine now she sits in the task-bar, but it shows no mic option and it shows Search the web and Windows, instead of Ask me anything. Neither does the live tile do anything or respond when left-clicked, it just wont open. Lastly when I go into settings and get to the Cortana & Search settings and click the option it brings me back to the initial page of the settings instead. Inside of my task-bar when I right-click its supposed to have a Cortana section where you can hide, show Cortana icon, or show search box. Instead the menu is labeled Search to get to those options. It says show search icon instead of Cortana. Its like she is gone and no trace.

I suspect something may have broke in the registry. I've tried Powershell > Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocati

on)\AppXManifest.xml"} and it fixes tile and start menu issues, but not Cortana.

I also tried an elevated cmd and ran gpedit.msc Computer Configuration>Administrative Template>Windows Components>Search> and enabled Allow Cortana and Allow search and Cortana to use location. Initially they were off. Enabling them and rebooting didn't make a difference to anything though.

Cortana works fine in my other user profiles. Here I can compare with screenshots.

Primary profile
Secondary profile
Also notice the difference in t... Read more

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Well I've had this problem for a while, and I can't for the life of me figure it out. Whenever I have firefox open, and I want to open a new window and click on the firefox quick-launch icon, or whenever I click a link while FF is open, I get the "choose user profile" prompt. The only way I can open a new window is with going into firefox and "ctrl+n." This is especially irritating when clicking links in AIM, etc. and I have to go, copy the link, open the new browser and then paste. I've tried reinstalling firefox, and changing my setting to open external links in new tabs, and in the same window. It still doesn't work. Any help is appreciated.

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My friends computer appears to have gotten a mean virus or spyware. Windows will not successfully start. I removed the drive and set it up as an external drive and scanned it with SuperAntiSpyWare, AVG and MalWarebytes Antimalware. All found some trojans and viruses, apparently removing them all. However, I still cannot access his profile or the administrator profile--all report access denied.

Any ideas?



Answer:Windows continually restarts/Documents & Settings user profile access denied


I also tried booting up with an Ubuntu boot cd and I still couldn't access either the administrator or the user profile. Any ideas?


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I love this site; you volunteers are most helpful and knowledgeable.PC: HPOS: Windows XP Media Center Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 3PROBLEM: Whenever I navigate to "C:\Documents and Settings\My Profile" (where "My Profile" is my user folder) in Windows Explorer, I receive the following error message:Internet Connection ErrorYour request cannot be completed because the service couldnot be found or did not respond. The service might beexperiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjustyour network settings.|Try Again| |Cancel|note: There is an extra space before the first "service" and I don't recall seeing a similar typo in other Windows error messages.I must press "Cancel" three times successively, as three identical error messages pop up. This happens every time this folder is navigated to. It does not happen with any of the other profile folders in "Documents and Settings."This problem cropped up after I ran the disk cleanup tool and uninstalled unwanted programs and windows components. Chief on my list of suspects are the uninstall of "Outlook" and "HP Customer Participation" (I'm not certain of the exact program name, but the description said it was for HP owners to be included in market research and be informed of special offers). I also uninstalled "Windows Live Messenger," "Sonic RecordNow DVD" and there may have been a few others but the onl... Read more

Answer:Internet Connection Error message in Windows Explorer: "Documents and Settings\My Profile"

Hi .Have you tried running chkdsk from My Computer/Explorer?XP Chkdsk, Using the Graphical Version (My Computer) - Scroll down to directions for using the Graphical interface.You might also take a look at Event Viewer and see if there are any clues, How To Use Event Viewer - Louis

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Hey guys,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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I have a user that has now left our company and would therefore like to delete their roaming profile from the profiles folder on our server.

I have deleted their account from Active Directory and have then tried to delete their profile from the roaming profiles folder. But when I do this I get the access denied message, the reason being that the file may be open or I do not have sufficient rights. I have also taken ownership of the folder so I have all the correct permissions.

Anyone have any ideas ?


Answer:Access Denied when I try to delete a users roaming profile from the profile share ?


Try to reset the permissions of the folder, and then make sure you have ownership of the sub folders to.

What OS are you using?

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Hello All,
Here's my problem. I've erased my profile from Mozilla Firefox. I HAVE NOT however erased the profile files.

I have since created a profile with a different name. I would like to import the old profile info (bookmarks inparticular) to my new "default" profile.

As well, what if I wanted to import info from another Mozilla Firefox profile?

Can this be done?

I've tried everything but I can't seem to figure it out.

If you do post please be advised that I am not all that familiar with Firefox.

Thank you all for your time.

Answer:Solved: Mozilla Firefox...Erased Profile but not files...trying to import to new profile

I move mine manually all the time. If you just want to add the bookmarks.html, just move the one you saved to the new profile. Here is the official instructions from Firefox on backup and restore of the Profile.

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Ok so my buddy's ancient xp laptop has failing video. I logged onto it as an administrator and shared all the users documents. I proceeded to another pc in the house running Vista and created an administrator account with the same credentials as the laptop's then copied (mostly I used copy but for a few folders I used the move command) over the network the primary users profile folder. It took two attempts. It failed to connect the first time but succeeded after I returned to the laptop and disabled simple file sharing and gave the laptops administrator's user account I shared the folders from security permissions to all user folders in question.

I had my friend's girlfriend verify all her pictures were in place on the Vista PC and they were. I felt like "see I do know my stuff". They aren't computer people and have alot of old failing machines I keep going for them. I do this for a living and must have donated a not insignificant amount of time keeping their aging stuff going and I've had a string of having to tell them I simply couldn't make things like HD transcoding and playback run "any more better" or that I couldn't software fix failing hardware on their aging collection of machines. So I was happy for the successful move.

My bud's girl ended up staying on the PC's Admin's profile FaceBooking and reminiscing about the irreplaceable pictures that absolutely needed to be saved from the laptop. The ones of a recently lost loved one the lo... Read more

Answer:Files Missing after doing Move from Admin profile to newly created profile

You could have summed this up in a lot less words.
Try to recover your files using the free Recuva.
If that fails, try the Free PhotoRec a part of TestDisk.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Post results

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

1502: Windows cannot load locally stored profile

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

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

1542: Windows cannot load classes registry file

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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