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Profile corrupted, can I save this?

Q: Profile corrupted, can I save this?

Hey there, I've been having this problem with my OS and I'm not sure what to do. Maybe you guys can help. Basically, I've lost access to all of my docs, music, and items on desktop. I have a duel-boot with Vista and Windows 8. I primarily use Windows 8 which is on an SSD and I just have the other hard drive for storage but it has Vista on it. One day I was there cleaning up and deleting programs. I then restarted my computer but now I can no longer get back into my Vista boot. I have no idea why this has happened. Here is what I get when I try to boot to Vista:

So I insert the disk and try to recover. The recovery tool seems to work and it finds an error but it creates or replaces my Vista boot with one called “Windows Vista Home Premium (recovered)”. I can boot to that but it is not on my profile, I get a notification in my task bar that says “Your profile was not loaded correctly!”

All my program files are still there but I have no desktop, no pictures, no music, no docs. Basically everything in my Users\”Name” files is gone. But I don't think it's truly gone because I didn't lose any space on my hard drive. So what should I do? Is there any way to recover my profile and files or am I screwed? Any ideas are appreciated!

Preferred Solution: Profile corrupted, can I save this?

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A: Profile corrupted, can I save this?

On my second lap top I was having system problems, I contacted the Lap Top Manufacture Tech Support. He suggested I run from the COMMAND Prompt the SFC /SCANNOW scan, It will repair corrupted system files etc., that did the trick and it is running normal again.

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My user profile says services invalid! It did this after my firewall protection expired and I didn't renew it. I tried going into safe mode and create a new account to copy all my files onto and remove the corrupted file but it won't load the page to create a new account?? So not sure where to go from here?

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So when i turn on my computer, i get 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."

I then restarted into safe mode, created another profile but i get the same message. It tries to log into a temporary profile but a window pops up with a red circled x and its blank and won't go any farther than that.

So it sounds like i'm screwed Anyone have any suggestions? I have pictures/ videos and work stuff that i have to get off of it before i can re- format which will take a ton of discs since they are so large, i 'm so upset!

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much

A:Corrupted Profile

Try this:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

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I have a very similar problem to a poster who had his question answered earlier:

"After I log in and it says "loading your personal settings"

a "user environment" box appears stating: "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 a second "user environment" box appears: "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""

However, when I did as was suggested, to edit the name of the profile, I encountered another problem. As Windows started up, and my desktop a box appears that is labeled "Personalized Settings." This proceeds to cycle through a few different applications, such as Internet Explorer and Outlook, but eventually comes to a stop and does not do anything more. This happens before the Start menu appears, or any folders on the desktop appear, causing them to not load. The only way I'm able to do anything is through the New Task function in the Task Manager. Any Ideas?

A:Corrupted Profile

Yes the box is normal if it is the first time you are logging into windows?

Can you boot up to the desktop in safemode F8?

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When i turn my computer on it says my profile is corrupeted and is loading a temporary one anyway i can fix my profile?

A:Corrupted Profile :(


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Hello you guys. I have a problem this morning when I tried to log in. It saids:"Windows cannot load the user's profile because it may be corrupted." Can anybody try to help me to solve this problem plz? I've tried to do a System Restore but since I never turn it on so the problem cannot be solved by that.

A:Profile corrupted

As long as you can log in to Windows, this should help you.


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Hello you guys. I have a problem this morning when I tried to log in. It saids:"Windows cannot load the user's profile because it may be corrupted." Can anybody try to help me to solve this problem plz? I've tried to do a System Restore but since I never turn it on so the problem cannot be solved by that. I even tried to create a new profile but got this message when I tried using "Copy To" - "Failed to set Security on the Destination Profile. Error - The configuration registry database is corrupt. Help me plz.

A:Need help on corrupted profile

Try taking ownership of the old folders

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Today, as i am trying to log in, it says corrupted profile, Contact your Administrator. Then it directs me to a temporary account. I tried system restoring and it still wouldnt work.

A:Corrupted Profile Help!

How to recover the damaged user profile in Windows XP

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Not entirely sure where this should be posted, but my computer is experiencing something...

Last night everything was working splendidly, then I turned it off as per usual. I wanted to charge my phone, so I disconnected a plug from the sockets under my desk, which turned out to be the lead for the CPU, and it was still in the process of turning off.

This morning I plugged it back in and proceeded to log in as I usually do. I typed my password into the login and it told me after a few seconds that my profile could not be lloaded or found and that there was something wrong with it, linked to me unplugging it accidentally last night. I clicked ok, and it redirected me to a temporary login.

After a couple more attempts, it let me onto my real account, but the background was plain blue and my documents and setting were... nowhere to be found. Starting to seriously worry about whats going on with it, if all my data and documents have been lost I will be extremely depressed and will probably hack my head off with a big knife...

Anybody know whats going on/how to give my computer life? Would be VERY much appreciated. Thanks :)

A:Corrupted Profile? :s

Hello and Welcome to TSF!

I don't think that your Files are gone. Before you do below procedure, I would consider a System Restore, restore it to a point that your computer was working.

Navigate from Local Disk 'C'=> Documents and Settings=> in here locate you User Account or better yet dbl click each Account Profile and see if you can find your files and folders.

Please update us.

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I have a problem that arised from a problem which arised from a problem which arised from a problem. *takes breath* I'll try to break my post down into sections to make it understandable.

I emailed this to a friend on October 5th. I'll copy and paste it here:

*Oct 5*

It started out as a hardware problem, where my screen was completely stuffed. By that i mean the screen was a bit warped, and the colours were inverted in certain blotches of the screen (i.e. blue was green, green was red (something like that. it's stuffed). It's due to magnetic or something. Perhaps a powersurge in the powerpoint or something like that. Whatever, it's still under warranty, i'll take it back or something.

The real problem started when i plugged my older, smaller yet working monitor into my computer and turned it on. It didn't work. The screen turned itself off when it loaded windows (yet the computer was still running).

So i thought, "oh yeah. no worries, i'll attach my other monitor again to change the resolution to 600x800, then i'll be able to use my new screen (that in fact worked, i'm using my older monitor right now). Only, a new problem arised. This time windows related.

When i loaded my user profile (Nick), it took much longer than usual. (you know how when you turn the comp on, you get a welcome screen and you click on a name?) when i clicked it it said "loading settings" or whatever it says, and it took like 60 or so... Read more

A:Corrupted user profile?

How to recover the damaged user profile in Windows XP

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Hi guys!

Yesterday, I was on the computer when the power was shut off by mistake. So, I open the computer, run the scan disk (the usual truncated parts, etc.)

When I log on to my administrator account, I notice that my whole windows desktop has been reset to the form like after I have just formatted the computer. I take a look at the hard disk and see that my files are still there.

I did a quick search on the internet and found out that the profile for my windows xp account has been damaged and followed some procedures in an attempt to try and fix the problem.

This included using system restore (did not restore the that point) and transferring the user profile to another account (it gave an error message saying that something to do with registry databases was corrupted).

Can anyone help me fix my problem?

Thanks a lot for your time guys!

A:Windows XP Profile has been corrupted

tap f8 when booting and try
last known good configuration

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Hi,like the title,it's corrupted
How to uncorrupt it?
Or make new profile and move my settings to it

A:Mozilla Profile Got Corrupted.

Can you be more precise about WHAT in Firefox is corrupted?

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I have come to the conclusion that I have a corrupted user profile. The user profile is not the same thing as a user account. So is it possible to create a new user profile that I can associate with my existing user account, instead of creating a whole new user account and moving files around?

Please help!

A:Corrupted user profile! Help!

Problem solved!

I did use a software called ReProfiler which allows the user to manipulate user profiles in Winwows directly, without having to create a new user account. Because let's face it: having to create a whole new user account for the sole purpose of getting a new user profile belongs in the era of Windows 98! This old school procedure doesn't belong in a modern operating system like Vista or 7!

There is actually a way of removing a user profile in Windows Vista, without removing a user account. It can be found by going to...

1. Start
2. Control Panel
3. System and Maintenance
4. System
5. Advanced system settings. This brings up System Properties.
6. On this dialog you click Settings where it says "profiles". A new dialog shows up and allows you to delete selected user profiles. But there is no option to create a new one. Why not Microsoft?...

It's frustrating not to be able to do this right in the system, and to have to depend on third party applications like ReProfiler.

So I used ReProfiler to re-assign my user account to my user profile. I did this and restarted the computer. But it didn't seem to have any effect on the issue I had with files on Desktop. But after deleting a couple of files from Desktop it all started to work normally. I remember deleting one particular program shortcut that gave me error message if I went to Properties, Security tab. This shortcut was a leftover after uninstalling the program itself. So after d... Read more

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Working on another computer.......thought I had the problem fixed yesterday. User number 1 could save documents, but when the computer is restarted, the document could not be found. User number 2 has no problems saving and retrieving documents.

Deleted user number 1, then recreated another user, and all seemed fine yesterday. Today, I'm being notified of the same problem.

They have Norton, but I'm sure it's not updated, so I guess a scan would be worthless. They usually only scan images via scanner or one user from another computer creates cds and copies them to the system that way, so of course, the images, files, etc. on the burnt cds could be a culprit.

Ideas? I don't have the computer at the moment, but I will probably get it in the next day or so, so I want to have some ideas.

Also, I did not do the actual work myself, I walked them thru it over the phone with my limited XP experience There was a choice to save archives (I believe that is what they said, it's in Spanish) and they did. Perhaps when a user is deleted is best not to save? I've never run my XP system with multiple users.

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I don't know if this is the appropriate place to post this, but I'd sure appreciate some help:

I had only one password protected account(administrative) on my computer. Now, when I try to log in, I get this 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. 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."

I tried, without success, to use the instructions at http://support.microsoft.com to "copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile". I know what I'd like to flush ...this computer, or at least it's OS right down the toilet. But before I do, can anyone suggest what else to do? If I'm in the wrong forum or on the wrong web site, I'd appreciate being steered in the right direction.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

A:Corrupted user profile

It is unclear what instructions you found on the Microsoft site.

The first should have been this KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811151

If after carefully following the steps, and attempting to logon as the new user you still get the error above, you likely have some serious issues with your hard disk drive that contains Windows.

Some things to try:

1. Did you try a System Restore?

2. Install the User Profile Hive Service

3. See if you can copy, without errors, the registry hives from a System Restore point in the Volume Information folder. The instructions are mid-way through this KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307545


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I got a corrupted user profile error on my HP Slimline (Windows&). I decided to try to shortcut around it by simply doing a system restore point, pre-error, and was assured by my computer no files would be lost. The files aren?t exactly lost now, but I have to go to New Recovered User to get them, and my bookmarks, etc. were all wiped out. How can I get it back the way it was? Thanks.

A:Corrupted user profile

Start by going forward (undoing the restore). Backup what you want, call the user something different after the backup then create a new user giving it the original name of the old user and if all OK, delete the corrupted user. The "danger" would be if you transfer corrupted data into the new user.

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OK, here's my story. I was playing the new Battlefield 1942 Demo and, as usual, it crashes to my desktop. Sometimes when it does this it takes me to my desktop in 640x480 and has 3 icons instead of many I actually have. Usually I just log off. I was finished for the day so I thought pressing the power button would take that unsaved desktop and say screw it. When I come bac, i get this message, "We're sorry WinXP screwed you over royally, but we can't access your local profile because we suck. We're sorry that you're inconvienced so much all the time, but hey, it's WinXP".

Ok, i fudged a little on the description, but now I can't access my desktop. My files are still there, but my desktop is screwed. Any advice? I'm thinking of just making a new profile and transferring my files over. The bad thing is that I can only access my files through a temp desktop that they give me. I'm REALLY looking for answers here. Any help is appreciated.

A:User Profile is Corrupted!! Can't do anything!!

Well If its that fussed up, You should make a new user account, with the correct settings, and delete the old one. You will have to transfer and stuff, but there probably isnt anything else you can do.

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Administrator user profile has been corrupted, all IE and windows settings has changed due to corruption. Is there any way to repair corrupted user profile?
I do not want to make a new user and also format or repair windows OS.

I am using windows xp service pack 2
IE version 6

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If you cannot recover the profile, create a new user account, log into it and copy the old user profile over to it.

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Hi there

I have Windows 2000 Professional on my PC. I repeatedly get my profile corrupted. Can anybody figure out the reason and suggest a solution

A:user profile gets corrupted repeatedly

It sure sounds like a disk problem of some kind. But it could be as simple as the registry failing to unload in a timely manner.

This is not likely to solve the problem, but it couldn't hurt. Try running the 'User Profile Hive Cleanup Service". It cleans up some registry messes and helps the hive to unload when it is stubborn.


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My main Profile has some how become corrupted. By corrupted I mean I can NO longer INSTALL downloaded programs. They download just fine but will NOT install. I get a 2203 Error message about the Windows Installer being screwed up.

I logged into the "hidden" Administrator Account and tried to Install the programs from there.

What I found is this. Any and All programs previously associated with the Main Profile (for example... AVG Anti-virus Updates) will NOT Intall any Programs either. It acts the SAME as if I were in the Main Profile.

Now, when I download and Install a NEW Program (NOT previously associated with the Main profile) everything Installs NORMALLY.

This is proof that the Main Profile Windows Installer files have become corrupted. I have found no workable solution as of yet.

Should I do a Repair Install using the Windows 7 Installation disc ?

A:Profile Corrupted.... Repair Install to Fix it ???

I would try this first,
To see if that will fix any corrupt files.

Do you have Vista or 7?

The above is for Vista, this is for 7,
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I been having problem connecting to my user profile.  In fact I no longer can login to my existing account.  It gave me an error message and created a temporary profile.  My computer was noticeably running slower loading up programs or even going online surfing web.  Sometimes I had to reboot just to get it to respond.  I use AVG Antivirus 2013 and I recall updating it, when asked to reboot, I followed and then this is when I was unable to get into my user profile.  I searched online for answer or fixing the user profile.  Followed their advise to go into the regedit and make sure two strings were reset to "0" value.  Reboot and it did not work.  Same error.  I created a new profile and I am using this profile.  I went to safe mode and ran my antivirus and malware-bytes program but no threats detected.  I am scratching my head.  I was planning on backing up my files and deleting that profile and start new.  With worse case scenario is a complete reformat and reload of operating system.  I am on Windows 7.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.  
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16686  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by Jason Lee at 23:04:34 on 2013-09-17
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.936.86.1033.18.3999.2326 [GMT -10:00]
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A:Corrupted User Profile - Maybe A Virus?

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===User profile do get corrupted sometime.You DDS log does not report any virus or bad malware.If you want to check further execute the following.Search and delete the AdWare, PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) installed on your computer.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number). Please downloadJunkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking i... Read more

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How do I fix a corrupted administrative profile in WinXP Pro?

Thanks for any help.

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I've had a moment, one that I thought was total brilliance, which turned out to be total failure. Fail stamped on my forehead... but worse then that.. Its not my computer (It's my Dads, but he's gonna be annoyed at me and I don't want to get in trouble, wahh). Please, please help me.

So.. Dads computer started coming up with this local profile corrupted thing and it logged him into a temporary profile or something like that, basically a blank rolling hills profile with nothing for icons but the very basic.. Somewhere I read to go to the directory for it and copy and paste the files into a new profile... So I did that, sorta.. Everything from the C:/-somethinggoeshere-/-somethinggoeshere-/David file.. See, I didn't actually copy it... I cut it.. Then forgetting I was using a temporary profile.. I made a folder onto the desktop and pasted it there, thinking wala ha ha ha this'll sort it.. I rebooted. Need I say I can't find all those things I cut and pasted...

Help? Please? Anyone...?

(Yes, I tried a system restore... but how lucky for me.. System restore won't go past the screen where you click next to restore to an earlier setting *gulp.*)

A:Local profile corrupted... Then I touched it...

Log in as Administrator. Go to Windows Explorer and under C:\Documents and Settings do you have a Temp profile? If so are the files there? If so, then create a new user profile. COPY the files into the new profile i.e: Desktop, Favorites, My Documents and the .pst file if you use Outlook for Email. Also copy any thing left in the old profile to the new profile. Log out of the Admin Profile and log in as the new user. If everything is there and satisfactory, you can log out and log back in as Admin and delete the temp and old profile.

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Hey, My user profile was corrupted. Basically, windows ran an update whilst i was backing up and that corrupted my user account.

I have tried the methods on this forum to restore the account and have tried a system restore with no success. I wan't to keep the files from my user account but how can I access or recover them?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Data recovery from corrupted profile?

can you do a system restore back a couple of days or no?

also Crucially if a profile is bad there are 3 things worth checking
a) Ensure the key name doesn't end in ".bad"
b) Ensure the RefCount value is 0
c) Ensure the State value is 0

under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

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Hello all. I'm wanting to copy files from one user account to another. I'm confused about step 7 that Microsoft says to do Fix a corrupted user profile - Windows Help
These are the files that I am seeing. Not for sure which ones I should copy and which ones I shouldn't.

A:Fixing a Corrupted User Profile

You do not copy any of the NTUSER files, they are locked by the system. Just copy your Documents, Music, Pictures, Favorites etc

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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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I'm having an issue with problem in the Title. I attempted a system restore but the problem persist. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Windows Home 7 OS

HP Pavilion dv6-6135dx

A:A Corrupted User Profile in Windows 7

You have been logged on with a temporary profile.
You cannot access your files and files created in this profile we be deleted when you log off. To fix this log off and try logging on later. Please see the even log for details or contact your system administrator.

Windows Home 7 OS

HP Pavilion dv6-6135dx

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I got and error when I tried to lo-gin to my PC with Microsoft windows XP professional SP2; The error said something similar to ( that system can not load my current profile , and that this problem might be because my current profile is corrupted or that this is a security issue) , and there was a timer for 30 seconds and after that the system displayed a box which indicated the system is reconfiguring my settings(internet explorer setting, etc) , and after that my background image where changed and most of the icons on the desktop were removed, so I restarted my PC then i keep clicking on F5 button ,and then i selected to reload to the last known configuration ,, and after that every thing went well and I got all the icons and my background image were returned back to the old one ,,, but my question is might my computer be infected with a virus or something like this, or this error is related to a technical problem, baring in mind that the problem did not occur again till now?

A:I got an error that indicates that my current profile is corrupted when I tried to lo

Okay, so you had a problem, booted to desktop using "Last Known Good Configuration" and everything works fine now, but you are wondering if you are infected and might have a problem in the future.

Right ?

You might be infected, or it could be something else. Bad Windows Update, data corruption from heat or low power, etc, etc...

Run a scan from TrendMicro's "Housecall". If that comes up clean, you should be okay.

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I'm having an issue with problem in the Title. I attempted a system restore but the problem persist. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Windows Home 7 OS

HP Pavilion dv6-6135dx

A:A Corrupted User Profile in Windows 7

You have been logged on with a temporary profile.
You cannot access your files and files created in this profile we be deleted when you log off. To fix this log off and try logging on later. Please see the even log for details or contact your system administrator.

Windows Home 7 OS

HP Pavilion dv6-6135dx

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Hello,I'm running Windows XP with Avast! Antivirus.My computer restarted itself two days ago in the middle of the night, which is not out of the ordinary because I run Automatic Updates at that time, and as a result, the system may sometimes have to be restarted. Although, I don't know the real reason it restarted this time, and I'm very suspicious about it.When it rebooted, a window was displayed stating:"Error: Data Error (cydicredundancy check)(23)c:\Documents and Settings\Allusers.WINDOWS\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Recovery\SearchPixieBar.zipc:\Documents and Settings\User 1\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\AntiPhishingc:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\inetin51.exe"When I clicked on "OK", it hung on me, so I had to restart it manually. It took a long time to reboot, when it did, it said that it couldn't locate the profile, and would open in the "default profile".So, of course, anything to do with my personal settings is not loaded. If I try to reboot it again, the same thing happens.* The computer is very slow, whether I'm opening a program, opening a webpage, or even opening a dropdown menu.* I tried to open "Super Anti Spyware" and received this error message:"RUNAS.EXE - Entry point not foundThe procedure entry point RegDeleteKeyExW could not be located in the dynamic link library ACVAP132.dll."* I... Read more

A:User Profile Deleted / Corrupted?

This doesn't look like malware to me, but rather a hardware issue. Cyclic Redundancy Check errors on a hard disk means either that there is some sort of damage to the hard drive, the cable, or the motherboard controller which is causing data to be read incorrectly from the disk.At this point, it would be a very good idea to ensure that you have made backups of all your important personal files as there is a chance that your hard drive is failing. Once it fails for good, the cost of recovering any data thereon becomes prohibitive. So, it is very important that you make backup copies of your personal files while you still can access them.The first step we should take here is to run the manufacturer's diagnostic utility. Diagnostic utilities are available from the hard drive manufacturer's website for free and can often times diagnose and correct non-fatal errors. If you need help determining the manufacturer of your hard drive, let me know.

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Apologies for similar nature of this problem to other posts, I have searched the forum and found a fix but am having a problem implementing the fix.

Basically my user profile (the only administrator profile ) is corrupted and will not load . . . "the user profile service failed logon cannot be loaded".

I found this relevant "solved fix" in the forums

and in particular the reference article, method 1, Fix the User Account Profile at

Whilst following the MS solution to edit the registry, I found I am unable to rename registry files as I not logged on on as an administrator. The other profiles on the machine which all logon normally are standard non-admin users.

I have tried changing the status of one of these non-admin users to administrator. A security box then asks"do you want the following to make changes to the computer" and gives a password box for the admin profile ( the corrupted one). When I enter the password that I normally use to logon to Windows, nothing happens i.e. doesnt bring up options to change user admin status.

In short, how can I progress to editing the registry.

Many Thanks

A:Solved: Fixing corrupted user profile

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Today after I woke up I tried to log in using my laptop and it gave me a message saying "corrupted profile" or something like that, after a few seconds I logged in using this temp user folder

I need to fix this thing, I have tons of important files in this user profile

things I tried:

1. check disk, it just doesn't work, I tried running it under safe mode(Which doesn't work as well, as it gives me a temp user again), I tried doing it from the properties, and nothing worked, I restart and it just starts up as if nothing has changed

2. I created a new profile, now when I went to the users folder under the C: folder I couldn't find the profile's name that got corrupted

3. when I search for the name, and try to click on it I get the following message

4. I tried using the recuva program to find out if it's possible to restore all the files, but it just doesn't work

5. I have a system restore point from 9/9/2011 when my computer was working fine but I can't do this because it just doesn't work

I get the following message

it suggests me to do a check disk, but as I said this doesn't work

what are my options guys? why would windows 7 allow something like this to happen?


I went to this folder

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\

and there is a key named


when I click on it, it has information about my corrupted profile, can this help?

A:Corrupted profile now I'm using a temp folder to login, how to fix it?

I runSFC /scannow, booted using safe mode and opened the cbs log file, after searching for autochk.exe I found these things


2011-09-15 13:41:23, Info CSI 00000034 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:22{11}]"autochk.exe" of Microsoft-Windows-Autochk,

2011-09-15 13:41:24, Info CSI 00000039 Hashes for file member \??\C:\Windows\System32\autochk.exe do not match actual file [l:22{11}]"autochk.exe" ::

and tons of other errors about this executable file

can this be the reason why the chkdsk is not working?

i searched for this file and when i try to run it i get this message

guys please, i really need your help, i need these files...
edit: i run chkdsk in read only mode and this is what i get

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G/ Day? I have Windows 8.1 on a Dell Desktop Inspiron 660 I wanted to know how I Can delete all My Profile Folders and Recreate a new one or Keep the correct Profile Folder and Delete the Rest at the Moment they are;
DazzzlingDasha Local Admin > Local // DazzlingDasha Local Admin >
Local>DazzlingDasha-2 > Local
I just want one account I suspect the Da zzz lingDasha is the Boss Profile it has all the Data in its folder BUT I cannot find it in >regedit > H Key Software> Micro> Win NT > Profiles.
I can Find > DazzlingDasha > and > DazzlingDasha-2
No sign of > Da zzz ling Dasha (DazzzlingDasha)
And they are the only 2 Profiles They Have the Same Number (Long) but Neither Has > .bak > after it?.
I also realised that Firefox was not ?Saving? Any any of my History and > Options Privacy was Reverting to > Reserve History no matter what I set it too?
I have tried Deleting > cookies sqilite .txt in ?Trouble shooting? but No change.
Someone may be interested to know that this happens EVERY time I try and Log out of My Local Account and Log in
to ?My Microsoft Account? to get an ?App? or whatever? something always happens to my ?Profile? and I finish up like
this? any advice how to Overcome this please? I usually stay Right away from the ?My Microsoft Account?
for this very reason, I thought I had fixed the Problem with a clean Reinstall 9 Months Ago? but obviously Not Thank you for any help you can give Cheers Dash... Read more

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I had taken apart and dusted my PC yesterday, and upon starting it back up my main profile seems to be corrupt. When I attempt to log into it, Windows places me into a temporary user instead. I have wracked the internet for solutions and tried almost everything I have come across. This includes:

-Changing the registry values for the correct profile (removing .bak) and restarting PC

-Deleting the registry value for the correct profile and restarting the PC to attempt to recreate the profile (It still logged me into a temporary)

-Copying the entire profile (without hidden user files residing in main user folder like ntuser.dat, .log, .ini) to a new profile and restarted PC

-Running a chkdsk in safemode (did not fix anything), along with a sfc/scannow afterwards

I have come to the end of my rope. I do not know or understand what needs to be done at this point to restore my profile. I desperately need all the files on my profile and drive, so I do not wish to reformat my PC.

The only next possible step I can see for myself is make a copy of the profile I am trying to save, and then delete the original from the users folder. Then I would restart the computer and try to log into that account so that it is remade, and paste the old contents of the profile into the newly made 'same' profile. However, I am unsure of what results this would yield so I am afraid of going through with it.

I'm capable of providing any information about my machine or things I ... Read more

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I know why we get corrupted profiles. I also know registry edits and double entry indicators. But I am looking for a document to backup my assertions to my leaders of my beliefs that these are indicators to backup that profiles are corrupted.
We have all seen:   name.name
                             name.name.NAE (The domain)
These are the indicators we all know and what I need stated in a document but the other indicator is: Name.Name and then name.name.NAE. Notice upper case letters for first and last names and with the domain extension the name with the domain extension has
the proper all lower case name.name.
Is there a document with all the explanations, indicators and fixes within it? These indicators I have mentioned are the most important part.

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I'm going to try restoring a corrupted profile by copying files from the corrupted one to a new profile. I have the following questions:

1. Microsoft's "Fix A Corrupted User Profile" page advises not to copy ntuser.dat, ntuser.dat.log, and ntuser.ini. My corrupted profile has quite a few files beginning with ntuser, some look similar to keys in the profilelist section of the registry, some have different names than the three MS refers to. Should any of them be copied into the new profile?

2. The corrupted profile shared files with other computers, based on the profile's user name. What's the best way to maintain the share and ownership settings? Will renaming the old profile and then changing the name of the new profile to what the old one was called maintain these settings?

3. I'm going to take this opportunity to move some of the larger files in the corrupted profile off my C: drive. Will that create a problem if they are not transferred to the new profile?

Thanks very much for any help.

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I'm really frustrated. Been battling corrupt user profiles fon win7 Ultimate for months now. We have 1 PC with 3 profiles: me, wife, guest. Her profile became corrupt once before (my post here http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...y-profile.html) and I solved it by deleting her user and recreating new user. It's a pain though. And now it's happening again. It'll start slowly at first, 1 of every 5 logins results in "you have been logged in with a temporary profile" but eventually it'll stop working, which tells me it's a slow degredation issue. And even my Admin profile is starting to show the problem too.

And I see hundres of similar complaints. So why isn't MSFT fixing this?

I found today that someone claiming removal of Google updater solved the problem. Any validity to this one? I'm going to try it either way.

A:Is Microsoft aware of the corrupted profile problem?

Deleting Google will only help if the malware is in the Google files or Google Chrome temp files.

It sounds like a malware problem.

I would suggest downloading free Malwarebytes. Install then update using update tab then running a full scan. Download is at top left of page.

When done it will make a notepad report. Save the report to desktop or location you can find it then upload with your next post so we can see what it finds. This will show you how to upload the file.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Whatever it finds when prompted delete it.


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I have an HP Laptop which have windows 7 professional 64x bit. now inside my "c:\users" i use to have one folder named "MyFirstName.MyLastName" which represents my user profile, but last week when i login to my laptop, it took a long
time to login me in, and after that all my desktop items had disappeared!! so i contact our system administration, and they mentioned that i am currently login using a temp user profile. so what they did (i think from the registry) is that they removed the
temp user profile and create a new user profile. so now inside "c:\users" i have 2 folders:-
1. one which is my old user profile named "MyFirstName.MyLastName", which contains all my desktop files, downloaded files, pictures, etc..
2. the second folder is my new user profile named "MyFirstName.MyLastName-Compamyname".
but now when i login using my new user profile i lost all the data and settings i use to have inside my old corrupted user profile. for example when i try to open visual studio i am asked to configure it,same happen to outlook,,,, also many applications
use to show inside the "All programs" menu but now they have disappeared...

So can i do this test, to try to recover my old user profile:-
1. try to login using my old user profile.
2. now if everything is working well, to remove the new user profile which they created?
3. now if login using my old user profile did not work (for example i got login using t... Read more

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Hello! Sorry, this got a little long...

I have a Win7 x64 / WinXP x64 dual-boot set up on my laptop. I use XP for work and Win7 for play. (No Win7 drivers for my USB audio interface is the primary reason for this.) Anyway, I think that these two OS's got to fighting and Win7 won.

I was working on a project the other day... all day... (in XP) and that night when I had gotten to a satisfactory stopping point, I saved and closed. I then restarted into Win7 to do the facebook/email/news thing and then went and hung out with my roommates for a bit. Later, when I wanted to show off the progress on my project - a carefully crafted MIDI drum track in Cakewalk SONAR - I came back and restarted my computer into XP.

Well, I'm greeted at the log-on screen with an error along the lines of "windows cannot load your user profile..." and then spit into this brand new account that has assumed my name but has none of my settings. I immediately went for my project (which was in the My Documents folder, with everything else) but it was gone.

Not believing that Windows would stoop so low, I went into /Documents and Settings/Matt!/ and found that all the old stuff from my Desktop and the My Documents folders was there in its own folder. I don't know why the back up now! alarm in my head didn't go off, but I simply humphed (stupid Windows) and just dragged the old My Documents contents to the new My Documents folder. I also dragged all the old Desktop contents to... Read more

A:Corrupted user profile... My Documents deleted...


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I got and error when I tried to lo-gin to my PC with Microsoft windows XP professional SP2; The error said something similar to ( that system can not load my current profile , and that this problem might be because my current profile is corrupted or that this is a security issue) , and there was a timer for 30 seconds and after that the system displayed a box which indicated the system is reconfiguring my settings(internet explorer setting, etc) , and after that my background image where changed and most of the icons on the desktop were removed, so I restarted my PC then i keep clicking on F5 button ,and then i selected to reload to the last known configuration ,, and after that every thing went well and I got all the icons and my background image were returned back to the old one ,,, but my question is might my computer be infected with a virus or something like this, or this error is related to a technical problem, baring in mind that the problem did not occur again till now?


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A couple weeks ago my profile was corrupted after a registry cleanup. Cleared references to the old profile, created a new one and now when I try to open Edge it just pulls up this PC > documents.

I have tried copying down some of the edge shortcuts from online, target for edge on my task bar is %windir%\explorer.exe shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge. Trying to run microsoftedge.exe and microsoftedgeCP.exe 
from Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe, even running it as admin, does not do anything that I can detect.

Edge does work on other profiles, short of blowing away the profile again and creating a new one, is there any way to fix this?
Running Windows 10, version 1607, build 14393.1198.

Thanks, Rob Lewis

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The keyboard settings in my user profile are corrupted, so I have tried to follow the instructions I've seen here and on MS for creating a new user account and copying files into it. The problem is that I cannot open the old user folder in Windows Explorer if I am in another user account. In fact, I can only see the folder from opening the hard drive, but I can see (and open) the other user account folders just by opening Explorer. All accounts are ADMIN, no passwords on any. Windows XP Pro SP2 - was updated from 98. When I try to open the folder from any other account, I get "Access Denied." How to get around this?

A:Corrupted User Profile - Can't open Folder

I would run a chkdsk/f and see if it fixes any corrupted files.

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Okay my personal settings and what not got corrupted when my system crashed while i was playing a game and now when i try to log in a window comes up saying that it cant load the profile or personal settings because they are corupted. i was wondering if tehre was a way to fix it? i would really like to get it back.

A:Profile Save Corrupt.

I'd suggest creating a new profile, then use this article to copy the settings over from the old to the new profile: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811151

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How do you save the windows xp profile? I spent all night tweaking the display settings, but if I restart, it wont save it. I finally switched my primary and secondary monitors, but saving the theme doesnt save the monitor setting. Please help.

A:Save Windows Xp Profile?

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I am sorry if similar things have been posted before. I am helping a friend of mine to solve the issue of corrupted profile. OS is Windows 7 Home Premium x64. My friend mentioned that he tried to install a Acer webcam driver/application and after restart, the profile is corrupted.

We have already agreed to re install the OS. However, I have noticed that under the User folder of that (supposedly, one and only) account, most of the desktop which my friend's data resides are missing. Namely, desktop, documents, etc.

Worse, I have tried to scan with a data recovery software and it could'nt find any of it. I am now trying to scan with another software.

Any suggestions I could try in the meantime?

Thank you in advance.

A:Profile corrupted, lost desktop, documents, etc folders

Does the machine work under safe mode ? If so, a Repair Install will be the the best for such a situation .

Boot into Safe Mode and try the repair install .

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so this issue kinda has 2 parts.

1. my radeon 9600xt randomly locks up with a few more recent games. one example being lord of the rings bfme. some games run perfectly fine and a couple just seem to randomly lock. i don't believe its an overheating issue, and i don't overclock. everything is current on my system, and i have no problem running the game on an old geforce 4 mx440.

2. recently (2x in the last week, right after i installed world of warcraft), it locked up and took my profile out with it. upon restart i get a nice message that my profile is corrupted and lose all my settings, wallpaper, documents, everything. the documents are still on my hd, but my documents doesn't point there anymore somehow.

I'm pretty sure there is a prob with my vid card, but i'm ok with that for now. i'm gonna replace it soon. this may be a flaky hard drive, but i doubt it, its about 1.5 years old. i'm also pretty sure that reloading my os would help, just wondering if anyone knows any worm/virus/malware that could cause this kinda problem.


p4 2.6 ghz 800 fsb
1024 pc 2100 ram
radeon 9600xt
xp pro service pack 1

A:combo problem - vid card lockup & corrupted profile

this may help with the profile
post your full system specs

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