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Q: administrator profile wont load!it gives me a temporary profile

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 <DIR> d-------- c:\users\TEMP2008-11-15 22:34 . 2008-11-15 22:34 0 --ah----- c:\windows\System32\drivers\Msft_User_WpdMtpDr_01_00_00.Wdf2008-11-14 10:46 . 2008-10-17 05:13 1,809,944 --a------ c:\windows\System32\wuaueng.dll2008-11-14 10:46 . 2008-10-17 04:56 1,524,736 --a------ c:\windows\System32\wucltux.dll2008-11-14 10:46 . 2008-10-17 05:09 51,224 --a------ c:\windows\System32\wuauclt.exe2008-11-14 10:46 . 2008-10-17 05:09 43,544 --a------ c:\windows\System32\wups2.dll2008-11-14 10:45 . 2008-10-17 05:12 561,688 --a------ c:\windows\System32\wuapi.dll2008-11-14 10:45 . 2008-10-16 14:08 162,064 --a------ c:\windows\System32\wuwebv.dll2008-11-14 10:45 . 2008-10-17 04:55 83,456 --a------ c:\windows\System32\wudriver.dll2008-11-14 10:45 . 2008-10-17 05:08 34,328 --a------ c:\windows\System32\wups.dll2008-11-14 10:45 . 2008-10-16 13:56 31,232 --a------ c:\windows\System32\wuapp.exe2008-11-13 10:39 . 2008-08-27 09:05 212,480 --a------ c:\windows\System32\drivers\mrxsmb10.sys2008-11-13 10:36 . 2008-09-05 13:14 1,191,936 --a------ c:\windows\System32\msxml3.dll2008-11-13 10:35 . 2008-09-10 11:40 1,334,272 --a------ c:\windows\System32\msxml6.dll2008-11-02 18:02 . 2008-11-02 18:02 <DIR> d-------- c:\users\All Users\33382008-11-02 18:02 . 2008-11-02 18:02 <DIR> d-------- c:\programdata\33382008-11-02 13:22 . 2008-11-02 13:22 <DIR> d-------- c:\users\All Users\381532008-11-02 13:22 . 2008-11-02 13:22 <DIR> d-------- c:\programdata\381532008-11-02 11:38 . 2008-11-02 11:38 <DIR> d-------- c:\users\All Users\111D52008-11-02 11:38 . 2008-11-02 11:38 <DIR> d-------- c:\programdata\111D52008-11-01 11:58 . 2008-11-01 11:58 <DIR> d-------- c:\users\All Users\3036D2008-11-01 11:58 . 2008-11-01 11:58 <DIR> d-------- c:\programdata\3036D2008-10-31 22:42 . 2008-10-31 22:42 <DIR> d-------- c:\users\All Users\3BD92008-10-31 22:42 . 2008-10-31 22:42 <DIR> d-------- c:\programdata\3BD92008-10-31 22:35 . 2008-10-31 22:37 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\BearShare Applications2008-10-31 22:35 . 2008-09-25 21:20 483,328 --a------ c:\windows\System32\actskn45.ocx2008-10-30 20:16 . 2008-09-18 12:56 147,456 --a------ c:\windows\System32\Faultrep.dll2008-10-30 20:16 . 2008-09-18 12:56 125,952 --a------ c:\windows\System32\wersvc.dll2008-10-30 18:26 . 2008-08-12 11:39 443,392 --a------ c:\windows\System32\win32spl.dll2008-10-27 18:42 . 2008-10-27 18:42 <DIR> d-------- c:\users\user\AppData\Roaming\Eyeblaster2008-10-27 00:30 . 2008-10-27 00:31 <DIR> d-------- c:\users\paras family\AppData\Roaming\LimeWire2008-10-26 22:22 . 2008-10-26 22:22 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Real2008-10-26 22:22 . 2008-10-26 22:22 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Common Files\xing shared2008-10-26 22:22 . 2008-10-26 22:22 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Common Files\Real2008-10-26 19:25 . 2008-10-31 20:59 <DIR> d-------- c:\users\user\AppData\Roaming\LimeWire2008-10-26 19:24 . 2008-10-31 20:45 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\LimeWire.(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2008-11-18 08:08 --------- d-----w c:\users\paras family\AppData\Roaming\OOo-dev22008-10-15 23:11 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Windows Mail2008-10-13 14:02 --------- d-----w c:\users\paras family\AppData\Roaming\Eyeblaster2008-10-13 14:01 --------- d-----w c:\users\user\AppData\Roaming\GameHouse2008-10-13 14:01 --------- d-----w c:\programdata\n7-89-o9-3r-4t-r92008-10-13 14:01 --------- d-----w c:\program files\GameHouse2008-10-07 11:52 --------- d-----w c:\program files\torcs2008-10-07 10:17 410,778 ----a-w c:\windows\MarioForever_Toolbar_Uninstaller_3213.exe2008-10-07 10:17 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Mario Forever Toolbar2008-10-07 10:17 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Mario Forever2008-10-07 10:02 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Pool 'm Up2008-10-07 00:40 456,608 ----a-w c:\windows\System32\AppHardT.dll2008-10-02 03:49 827,392 ----a-w c:\windows\System32\wininet.dll2008-09-29 09:55 --------- d-----w c:\users\user\AppData\Roaming\OOo-dev22008-09-25 12:14 0 ---ha-w c:\windows\system32\drivers\Msft_Kernel_ccdcmb_01005.Wdf2008-09-19 01:07 --------- d-----w c:\programdata\NexonUS2008-09-18 05:09 3,601,464 ----a-w c:\windows\System32\ntkrnlpa.exe2008-09-18 05:09 3,549,240 ----a-w c:\windows\System32\ntoskrnl.exe2008-09-18 02:16 2,032,640 ----a-w c:\windows\System32\win32k.sys2008-09-18 01:05 --------- d---a-w c:\programdata\TEMP2008-09-17 07:30 10,520 ----a-w c:\windows\System32\avgrsstx.dll2008-01-21 02:46 174 --sha-w c:\program files\desktop.ini.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))..*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown REGEDIT4[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\~\Browser Helper Objects\{4724c5d8-dfa7-417a-a2f5-1eabfee9b4ac}]2008-08-05 02:13 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Preferred Solution: administrator profile wont load!it gives me a temporary profile

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: administrator profile wont load!it gives me a temporary profile

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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!

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A: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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umm.. i'm kinda having a problem..my computer logged me on a temporary profile, even though i'm the administrator .
and every time i open it a memo would pop up on the lower right of the screen that tells me "you have been logged on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off. Please see the event log for details or contact the administrator."

A:the administrator has been logged on to a temporary profile

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

Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unlo... Read more

A: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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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?

A: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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Hi. I'm having this problem where when I tried to log into my computer it gave me this thing that my user login has failed and a temporary profile had been created. I was looking at other form posts with this problem and going through the steps. But while I'm in safe mode at the moment I still can't get into my administrative account on my computer. It won't let me access it because the profile is corrupted(I'm assuming?)

I was using: User Profile Service failed the sign-in - Fix in Windows 8 this thread to help me. But I'm stuck on step five because it just says: profile image path: c:\users\TEMP which is not my user profile but under the .bak it says my correct profile.
I don't have another admin profile. I'm the only person who uses my computer.
Ugh I don't know what the hell I'm doing I'm terrible at this kinda thing.
Please help :'(

A:User profile login failed and temporary profile created

Hello Emily, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Are you able to do what's in the blue note box under step 1 in Option One to enable the built-in Administrator account to use to repair your account from instead?

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

I have a Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What part of this message did you not understand?

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

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

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

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

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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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Recently my computer was freezing a lot and I had to shut it down (from the turn on/off button) and I know this is bad.
Yesterday I shut it down like this then I tried to turn it on it didn't load past the "Welcome'' screen and after some time it loaded and a message showed ''You have been logged in with a temporary profile. You cannot access your files and files created in this profile will be deleted when you log off". I tried to log-in in save mode but it did the same thing.

I was going to try ''Repair user account'' to see if it works but i can't see the ''ntuser.ini'' file? (This is about trying to copy the the files from the old account to a new one). And there are 2 ntuser.dat files one is called ntuser1.dat and the other is ntuser2.dat (or something like this) and I don't know which one to copy. Also i tried to copy all the files but it said there's not enough space.

I read some things and it said there is either not any solution or there were some things that worked for SOME people but I'm not very good at computers and in these solutions it said to delete some thing but I'm scared to lose some things in my old account or to ruin my computer!

When I log in the new account i created or when in the temporary account I CAN'T connect to internet.My internet is with cable and before when i start my computer i was clicking on the connections icon (in the right corner of start menu) and then i would click to connect. I had 2 option one is my internet pro... Read more

A:Can't log in my user profile, loads temporary profile

Hi and welcome to TSF have you tried tapping F8 as you boot and choose last known good configuration or tried safe mode with networking

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The battery is no good on my Gateway laptop, so computer will only run a few minutes when unplugged.  I accidently kicked plug loose from wall and didn't realize it; I saw computer was shutting down due to low battery and I quickly plugged it back in, but it was already powering down.  When I re-booted it, it had to run through all the disk-scans and then when it finally booted, it was under temporary profile and not mine.  I tried to follow directions on Microsoft help forum (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/fix-a-corrupted-user-profile) to fix corrupted user profile, but their step-by-step instructions don't match up with my computer. 
In particular, MS tells me to create a new profile and copy my old profile to the new one.  I created new profile, but it tells me to copy all files except the following: Ntuser.dat, Ntuser.dat.log, and Ntuser.ini.  On mine, there are 2 Ntuser.dat.log files and I don't have Ntuser.ini.  The other thing I'm not understanding is once I copy them, I can't figure out how to move it all to the new profile.
P.S.  I also tried to change the corrupted profile settings using this method: http://www.sysprobs.com/fix-temporary-profile-windows-7 but had no luck there either.  When logged off/on had the same temporary settings as before.  Plus, the computer is running incredibly slow and locks up a lot when on the internet.  Anytime I have to restart it has to run through... Read more

A:Can't login to my profile--Stuck on Temporary Profile

why not u install windows 7 again to formet the system drive and install windows again if u dont want to do this then do this load a bootable windows cd and launch repair comp. and lauch system image recovery than load driver u have to search that missing file from that windows cd as microsoft says and move it as ms says if not found that file than install windows again.

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Hey guys it seems like most of the time (not always) when I update my computer I get stuck in a temporary profile just like 2 days ago. I've tried system restore which doesn't work because of my antivirus. So I disabled avast. Says the same thing. That my antivirus won't let system restore access a file. I then decided to do a system restore in advanced options (holding down shift while you press restart) I then got another error when I did this. An unidentified error occurred during system restore (0x8007051a)

A:Stuck in temporary profile WHILE system restore Wont Work

Hello Andreas, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below may be able to help with the temporary profile error in Windows 8.


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I am trying to rename a user profile under C:\Users (I am logged into the Administrator profile on my computer), and am getting an error that the folder or file is in use, so I cannot rename it.

I have tried multiple options to fix it after researching online:
I tried ending the "explorer.exe" process, and then restarting it via "new task" in task manager. It was suggested that this would "unlock" the file or folder for a short period of time. It did not work for me.
I tried clearing both my recycle bin and my "Thumbnails" folders from Disk Cleanup. That also did not work for me.
I was going to try to disable thumbnail caching temporarily by following instructions online, but the computer was unable to locate "gpedit.msc".
Could anyone advise? This is a very important step of a process I'm being worked with on in a separate thread and I cannot proceed until I have renamed this file, and am afraid to restart the computer since I've just done a "takeown" command on this Administrator profile.

A:Unable to rename user profile folder under Administrator profile

Boot into Safe Mode and try again.

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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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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.


A: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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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.


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

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

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


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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.


A: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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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

A: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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I have this virus that runs off of explorer.exe. I've had it for a couple months now, so i usually turn off explorer.exe when surfing the net so i dont get all the pop ups that come along with the virus (ya, ill reformat soon). I turned off my computer last night without explorer.exe running (this may be usefull info). The next day, i turn on my computer, and get to the login screen. I type in my password, and then windows tells me it cant find my profile, now im running out of the TEMP file i believe, as my computer looks like it is brand new (ie. my profile didnt load, so im using some default profile). Now, i used DOS to check my hard drive, and all my files are still there.

How do i repair my profile? or locate it? or get windows to find it??!?!

If anyone has an answer, I would greatly appreciate it.

A:XP wont load my profile

Surfing the net with a virus infects others...
I for one will not help you purposely & knowingly infect others with a virus.
there are 100's and 1000's of people at the malware section looking for help each and every day to fix problems from virus's.
If you need help disinfecting your system go here;

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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?

A: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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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

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

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

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

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

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


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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!

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

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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.



A: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.

A: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

A: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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Hi, I bought my laptop about 2 years ago and have never had any problems with it. It is a Toshiba Equium L40-10Z, and uses windows vista.

For about a month now it randomly closes Internet explorer and says that it has "stopped working". However this wasn't very frequently.

2 days ago I turned my laptop on and tried to log into my profile and entered my password as usual. The welcome page stayed on for about a minute instead of the usual 5-10 seconds, and then the page changed to say that it was "setting up my desktop" or something very similar to this. This then stayed on for about another minute or so. When it finally loaded up it was put on a "temporary profile" with only a few of my usual programs showing on my desktop. A pop up in the bottom corner told me that I could not be logged into my profile and so I was put on a temporary profile and that any changes that I made would not be saved.

I can still use my laptop for things such as accessing the internet however I cannot access any of my files, many of which have important college work in.

I have downloaded music from the internet from sites such as myspace and thisis50, but I regualarly run scans using norton anti virus, and there is only ever 1 tracking cookie that has been there all the time, that has a low risk warning.

I have never done anything like this before but I searched for help and found the HijackThis tool, I have ran the scan and saved the "log" and I thin... Read more

A:I am put on a Temporary Profile

Sorry I hadn't saved the log in an appropriate program. I think it is now attached.

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Hi. When one of my family members goes to sign in, it says "preparing windows." Then, once they are logged in, it says "You've been signed in with a temporary profile. You can't access your files, and files created in this profile will be deleted when you sign out. To fix this, sign out and try signing in later." The problem is still persisting a day later. Anyone know how to fix this? Also, if I turned off sync settings, would that prevent this from happening?

A:Temporary Profile

create new profile, copy documents, pictures, music, games saves etc from broken profile to new profile, login to new profile, delete old profile.

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As a previous post states, "Every now and then, when I log in, it says Loading Desktop instead of Welcome, and it logs me into a [temporary] profile." But in my case, I have, unfortunately, a much worse situation

You see, I had to keep a program file on the desktop of my main profile because it would not function being in Program Files (x86) for some reason.

Anyways, looks like it got deleted along with the entirety of my profile. I can log into my profile, but my C:\Users\<User> has been removed.

Is there any way to get it back?

I had 789 songs in it .-.

A:Temporary profile

Hello Nick, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may be able to help you fix this "temp user profile error". Be sure that you do the STEP ONE section to log on to an adminsitrator account first.

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

Hope this helps,

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one of my users use to have temporary profile which just started. he has logged onto about five systems and still have temporary profile in those systems till he brought it to my notice to help out . what usually causes temporary profile
in the systems? 

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I have trouble with my "temporary" profile. Every time I log on, I get signed in with a "temporary" profile, where I lose my background setting, and I am missing most of my apps on the Start button, such as the Netflix app, Wordament, and pretty much, most of my apps. I get stuck with a blue background setting, instead of the background profile that I have created, and I always have to log on to Google, YouTube, Facebook, or any other website that I visit each time I visit them, instead of automatically having the computer save my passwords for me so that I don't have to continually log in. I feel that it is a hassle, and I would like to have my old background profile back. I clicked under Settings, and it says that I am logged on with a "temporary" profile, and roaming options are currently unavailable. In other words, I would like to sync my settings---I want to change my profile back to the way it normally was, where I had all of my apps. Please help. Thanks.

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hi guys,

whilst messing around trying to change the permissions on an external hard drive, i irresponsibly executed some command or other i found on google. i was supposed to execute it on the external drive but unfortunately i didn't change the drive in command prompt.

problem is - i dont have a clue what the command was!

and now i have the dreaded problem of a TEMPORARY PROFILE every time i log in.

i have found other threads which suggest backing up everything from that profile and then deleting it and reinstating it.

unfortunately - i can't do this,for a couple of reasons -

A. for some reason,permissions on my system are completely messed up. i can't take any files from the folder with the (TRUE) administrator account because i don't have the permissions to,

B. i have a 120gb HDD, 110GB of which is the files for my profile - music, videos, etc. i have nowhere to copy them to!

if anybody has any suggestions or ways to help me i would be extremely appreciative.

the only thing i know about the command is that it was something related to changing an ACL (access control list). looks like i've altered the access to my profile, so that my profile cannot access it, if that makes sense!

i'll post this now and then i'll scour google to try and find the command which i typed.

PS - i've tried system restore, to no avail

A:temporary profile - help!

edit -

i found the command which i entered -

cacls * /G Ant:F /T

("Ant" being the username of the profile)


backed up the files onto the hard drive root, deleted the account, re-created the account and now i cannot transfer the original users/ant/* folders, into the new users/ant folder, even though all of the permissions are set correctly.

can anyone help me with this?

when i try to copy, using either administrator, or the new "Ant" account, it says -

"You need permission to perform this action", and gives the options "Try again", "Skip" and "Cancel".


sorry to waste anyones time, i managed to fix this, i changed ownership of all of the files to administrator, moved them back into /users/Ant, set the new account as administrator, and then transferred ownership from there. For some reason before i took ownership with administrator account, it wouldnt let me take ownership with "Ant", so i had to do it the long way.

hopefully my little self-discussion may help someone else along the lines


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my profile does not load correctly and when I shut down my computer everything goes to temperary . It says I am running on temp. profile.

A:Temporary Profile

Hello Raymond, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This may be able to help you fix this error.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

Hope this helps,

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my user Xp machine is a client in a domain environment, each time the user is loging on it creates a temporary profile. what can i do to stop this from happening again. more users are compalining of the same thing.

A:Temporary profile

Heres the vista solution :S couldn't find XP but see if it helps.

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Help...  this happened again 
I turned my computer on this morning and it said it was "preparing your desktop"
It NEVER says that.  And it logs me into a temporary profile.

And JUST like last time, when I got to my desktop, some items are gone.
Last time this happened it was right after an update.  I looked, and no updates happened within the last day or two.  Definitely not when I shut down last night.
And last time this happened, I asked for help here and never figured out just what happened or if it was possible to get back whatever disappeared.  I looked things up and I did not find much help on the internet anywhere.
I found someone suggesting doing a system restore.  I was not even able to do that.
There's a part of me that thinks about reformatting my hdd but I have SOOOO many pictures and things I'd have to back up externally(which I know, I should do anyway) but that's so much work....  downloading and installing all sorts of programs, setting them up, getting things just the way I had them... so much work.
But more than that...  that wont help me to figure out WHY this happened and if there's any way to figure out which items disappeared... 
I hate when computers do things I can't figure out...  unfortunately... that happens......
"computers don't make errors... what they do, they do on purpose."
feels that w... Read more

A:temporary profile... again

This was happening to me as well for a while. I would enter my password, hit enter and it would load into a temp profile instead of the one I logged into. I noticed if I clicked the arrow instead of hitting enter it would log in fine. I ended up doing a fresh re-install on an SSD upgrade before ever resolving this issue myself though.

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This has happened a total of three times, and it's bugging me.

The first time was maybe a month ago, when I attempted to shut down my computer and it said that there were some processes running and that I'd have to "Force Restart." I did so, and when I logged in, my desktop came up looking like I had just installed it, and the little box in the attachment came up.

This has happened two other times recently, but on startup. I'll log in to my account as usual, but instead of "Welcome," it says "Preparing your desktop," and takes forever to load. Then it'll do as I described earlier.

Any idea how to to fix this?

A:Temporary Profile?

Hello Wrinkledlion,

This may be able to help you fix this user profile error.

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

Hope this helps,

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hey, I am using windows 8. and I got the free windows 10 upgrade. I tried to upgrade that and I don't it has been upgraded or not but whenever I turn on my laptop it puts me into some temporary profile and because of that I am unable to see my all data and files. They want me to download each and every programs which I already had before. I am getting this notification when I turn on the laptop "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 just want to use my original profile with all my important data. Can anybody help to fix it?

A:put me into temporary profile.


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When I start my NB my account is starting, but there is create Temp Account only.
System notes "You have been loggend on with a temporary profile..."
Do you have any ideas?

A:Temporary profile


Yeah. Your account is corrupted in some way. Create a new one and use that. Problem solved.

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A few days ago, I logged in and my desktop and files were wiped clean and I got this message: "You have been logged on with a temporary profile. To fix this, log off and try logging on later. Please see the event log for details or contact your system admin." I shut down and tried again a half hour later and it was fine. Every day for the past few days, the same thing has been happening and yesterday it took about 8 reboots to get my regular profile up.

This is a new PC that I got late last year, and there are no signs of a virus or any other problems. I have not touched my profile or made any changes. This came out of nowhere. Anyone know how to solve this issue? A brief search online has brought up some suggestions of changing the registry keys, but that can be extremely dangerous unless I know exactly what I'm doing.

Thank you.

A:Temporary Profile

I dont mind suggesting you the registry fix but it may be confusing and has risks.

Safe way is to try this guide


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I have a problem, Whenever I login in domain user in Windows 7 Professional, I get an alert stating " You have been logged on with a temporary profile" i couldn't understand why i get this message all the time i login.

Can some one help me. (I had attached the actual msg for your better reference).


A:temporary profile


Try 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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Logging in to my PC today and it says I've been logged in with a temporary profile.

I now cant access my documents or favourites. Can you tell my how to fix this.


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I turned on my computer and it said that I was logged in with a temporary profile. The OS is windows 7 ultimate, 32 bit, service pack 1.

A:Logged in with a temporary profile

Hello Piojoa, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This may be able to help fix this error for you.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

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Hi, my computer randomly switched off yesterday and when I switched it on, I was lead to start-up repair.

I carried it out, and upon re-starting, it took me to 'preparing your desktop' and I was logged into a temporary profile. After being completely stressed that I had lost all my files and encountering this issue for the first time, I realised that they were actually still at C:\Users\Shafiq with a locked icon. I could still access these files going through them.

I'm more of a self-fixer, and fix most problems myself, however - this one I just can't seem to get my head around.

I've read around, and anyone familiar with this issue may understand the fixes I've tried which I'll refer to in short hand form. I'll also list a few more principles with my problem. Compared to all the countless threads and fixes i've tried/read on the issue, mine seems to be really different in a few ways.

I ran a chkdsk of C:/ which took about 6 hours
I ran a sfc /scannow before & after the chkdsk
I tried changing the registry SID's of the profiles, removing .bak from one and adding .temp to the other.
I tried a system restore on a couple of occasions
I tried to go to the management console to view the event logs, which worked before the system restore, but now isn't working.
I had 2 users before, one was for uni work and one was my main user. They were named WORK and SHAFIQ. C:\users\work and c:\users\shafiq respectively. In all problems I've read about, the .bak file has a profileim... Read more

A:Temporary Profile - Registry

Hello Shafski, and welcome to Seven Forum.

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help with this error for you.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

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So my standard user account was recently switched over to an administrator account. Now I am logged in with a temporary account. The Temp account only shows up under users when I am logged in. I tried creating another admin account to see if I could delete this one. I'm kinda freaked out. Also, I have no back up as you would need the administative rights to make one. Up until now I haven't had them. Please help!

Also, administrator accounts were switched to standard user

A:Logged on with a temporary profile

See if this powerful, secret Adminstrtor can help
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts

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Hey all.

I have started encountering a weird problem on both my desktop and laptop. Every now and then, when I log in, it says Loading Desktop instead of Welcome, and it logs me into a temp profile. The action center says to check the monitor (I don't remember which one), but nothing is there.
Any ideas? Solutions?
Thanks in advance.


A:You have been logged into a temporary profile

Hi Lordbob,

It should be the same as in Vista.

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

Hope this helps,

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Hello. I'm a new member here. I found this site while searching for help.

I have a friend's Toshiba Satellite L70D-A that will not log on to the owner's account. Windows 8.1. Also there is no Wifi. Pop-up says that Windows Wifi is not turned on or a cable is unplugged or broken. I got around this by plugging in a cat5 cable direct to my Ethernet switch.

I found 17 non critical updates that I downloaded and installed. This hasn't helped any. I reinstalled the Atheros wireless network adaptor and this hasn't helped. I tried several online scanners for virus and malware that I found at another computer help site and they have found nothing that has made this computer work properly.

I tried a command prompt to run Sfc/scannow in Safe Mode to fix any errors. Verification phase runs to 77% then stops and says "Windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation.
I just read through a post I found by searching about deleting the owners profile and making a new one. I don't know if I can do this and not lose any valuable files she has on the computer. Will any files and folders, pictures, documents, etc. still be available after I delete her account?

Is there anything else I can try?

Thank you for any help and advice...


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Since yesterday my computer would log me in with a temporary file, i kept restarting to go back to my normal profile but it once did and it said that it could not find my profile in system32 or something. The theme was changed to some older 95 version i think

A:Logs me with temporary profile

Hello h4mza,

Depending on exactly what your user profile error message said, one of these tutorials below may be able to help you fix it.

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


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

Hope this helps,

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