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Q: Solved: Transfering desktop/files from Admin to user profile

I set up a user profile given I'd been using my administrator user profile all along. Now how do I copy my desktop and browser, files to my user profile? I have Windows 7 Home Office Professional on my PC

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A: Solved: Transfering desktop/files from Admin to user profile

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

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

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

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Described my issue in the original thread here for reference


I was able to find the specific user profile in question and access it via some recovery software but all the files I'm after are showing up as deleted, when recovered they seem all filled with gibberish and corrupted somehow.

I had someone at mwb forum help me to a certain degree, cleaned up a bunch of stuff via docweb, but he was unable to help me get my user/files back that I need, so here I am, thanks.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by root at 21:50:29 on 2012-07-05
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3072.1187 [GMT -7:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:virus deleted/moved my desktop files - cant get back into that user/profile

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When I am logged in as admin or logged into my sons user account I can access the internet. When I am logged into my husbands user profile I cannot access the internet. It was working before. I am slightly computer stupid so please talk easy to me! :)

A:Internet on admin & 1 user profile but not on other user profile

It tells me "The proxy server is refusing connections" ????????????

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I have a user in which I had to rebuild his account (Windows XP SP3). He had a Custom Toolbar created and used all the time. I need to transfer the Toolbar file from the old profile, to the new profile but I cannot seem to find the location of the file. Does anyone know where this file resides within the profile.

Any help is greatly appreciated!


A:Custom Desktop Toolbar..Transfering to another profile

Hi Mahew,

You might want to ask him if he used a style program to create the toolbar, if so go here and download one yourself..


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

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

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

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

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

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Nothing too major, just appearance. On my desktop (I'm admin) it is as shown below with no transparency on the start menu or task bar:

My partners desktop is as shown below with transparency on everything:

Any idea why this is? And how to make mine like hers? I have definitely not changed any settings to make this happen as I wouldn't want to! I like her look better than mine!

Also, when I press the volume up/down shortkeys on the laptop it alters the volume but shows nothing, when she does it, she gets a nifty little popup thing showing volume bars either increasing or decreasing in the middle of the screen just above the taskbar. Any idea why this would happen? I've got a Compaq Presario CQ62. Awesome laptop but just these little display things are ticking me off when I haven't changed anything to make mine not show what hers does.

Oh one more thing, the shortcut key for the "Media Player" doesn't work anymore, but the "Mail", "Web", "Print", and "Calculator" ones do work.. I use WMP.

Any help much appreciated. Cheers!


A:Solved: Mine/admin desktop different to hers/user, HELP!

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Hi I got home booted PC got error failed to log in user so something & said pc had to user default profile. I lost me desktop & all icons settings ect :(

I checked event viewer got error service control manager Event ID 7026

The following boot-start or System driver(s) failed to load:PCC_DSCP

Click Event log online help

Event ID 7026

Local ID 3081

Any help on getting my desktop back please will be much appreciated!!


A:[SOLVED] Loged into defualt user profile lost desktop ect

Review this article and check out the various methods, method #1 should resolve the issue. Read any warnings carefully before attempting the fix.
You receive a "The User Profile Service failed the logon? error message

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I've been using remote desktop to connect to my computer in the garage from a computer in the house on the same network and it works just fine accept that I'd like to be able to also get into my other user profile on the host computer. Whenever I try to connect to the host using my non-admin user profile it says:

"The local policy of this system does not allow you to logon interactively"

The host computer is XP-Pro SP3 and the client computer is XP-Home SP3.

A:Solved: Remote Desktop connection for non-admin user?

Control Panel > System
Select the Remote Tab
Click Select Remote users.

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

Can anyone advise how to fix this problem?

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

Hello Dogwalkersg5, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This may be able to help you fix this.

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

Hope this helps,

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i am using an admin account, but for some reason i have lost control of my desktop.
screenshots below:

i am now unable to save/create files/folders/shortcuts on my desktop.
i have already re-disabled uac from control panel,
i have also set:

to 0
i ran a malwarebyte scan but it came out clean.
i am running windows vista Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2

any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:[SOLVED] [vista]admin user requires permission for desktop

Please attach screenshots to your next post. The amazon clouddrive pics are not showing.

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Please help!!!!! I've been getting the "user profile service failed the logon" error message on my account, which was the admin account. All of the solutions posted online require you to be logged in as an administrator in order to execute them.
So far I've tried
1) fixing user profile, editing system registry etc as per this page: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215/en-US?wa=wsignin1.0 (can't from a standard user account)
2) creating a new account and transferring data (can't from a standard user account)
3) restoring system to previous point using command prompts (can't from a standard user account)
4) enabling the "hidden" admin account (can't as a standard user)
5) being stressed and grumpy (I can do this fine, but it's not effective at solving the problem)
I don't seem to be able to do anything as a standard user on the only account left and every time it prompts for my admin password, it won't let me go any further. What do I do!? We have loads of photos and documents which haven't been backed up yet (yes, yes, don't even say it) and so I don't want to just reset the whole thing or risk losing anything. Any advice?! Thank you in advance.

A:user profile - no admin account

Restart the machine in the "Safe mode"
Use the "Administrator" account and password if you set one up. If you did NOT set up a password, then just use the "enter" key when in the password box.
Once up and running in the safe mode, you should be able to make a new account of the admin group.

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admin user profile not loading its saying service fale,

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Haven't been able to find an answer to this. What I thought was my admin acct "GLW" did not have full privileges, even though User acct showed as Admin. I'd go to do something and o/s would say no privileges. Sometimes if I clicked continue it would work, but most of the time not. I'm sorry to say I've done so much I can't tell exactly everything. However...
I've been able to create an Administrator account. GLW is now GLW-old and is Standard.
What I want to happen is that everything from GLW-old be inherited to the new Admin acct. (e.g. desktop and icons, etc.).

Note: During Win7 install I named the system FOGL. In the following 4 locations...
- Control Panel/Users/Manage Accounts shows... Admin; GLW-old; Guest.

- Explorer shows... C:/Users - FOGL 32.2 GB and dated 7/31/17; Default; GLW; Guest all with 0 bytes.

- Computer Management shows... Administrator, no full name, built in acct, member of Administrators [note the ending 's'; FOGL, GLW-old as full name, nothing for description, member of Administrators; Guest, no full name, built in acct, member of Guest.

- Task Manager... GLW\Admin 2ID Disconnected; GLW\FOGL 3ID Active

I'm able to log into Admin and GLW-old.

In the end all I want is the new Admin acct - I'm the ONLY user. I don't want Default, Guest, nor GLW-old. I hope you can sort this out for me. Thank you.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Prof... Read more

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I only have one user profile with admin priviledges. I can not login to it, I get the "user profile cannot be opened..." msg. I can boot into all Safe Modes. After reading some online support messages, I booted in safe mode and logged into "admin" profile and it says "loading default profile" and then logs me in. I then attempt to go to User Accounts and "Add a new User" to add a new user with Admin priviledges, but this option is Not Shown to me. If I try to click on "manage user accounts" it does nothing. It shows a microsoft "shield" on left side of this option. I know I can access my documents in safe mode still, but need to create a new user to move them to. HELP!

A:Admin user profile corrupt, can't create new one

my advise to you would be backup your data (in safe mode) and reinstall, or try a repair install.. something in the registry is corrupt. have you used a registry cleaner/optimizer ??

good luck

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Hello,my apologies if this was already discussed but I searched the forum and couldn't find anything.

As the title states,on my laptop, vista erased files in my user profile while the 2 other user profiles (my gf's and the guest profiles) were basically left untouched.
I use an HP dv6500 series with Vista Ultimate, 2gb ram,160gb hd and 2.0 ghz if that helps.

For starters, let me tell you what happened.As of late I have been using the Power saver option( so that the screen brightness is dulled so that I can use it in the dark when everyone's asleep) as well as the High performance option when my gf uses it (shes addicted to the sims3 and has pulled me in too ). Normally I have it on the HP recommended option.

A few nights ago I was using my laptop and instead of shutting down I hibernated as I usually do because my gf is usually still logged in. The next morning my gf started up the laptop, and the password screen for my profile came up and she switched users and logged into hers. Then later she hibernated as well, and we left to run some errands with a friend.

When we got back my friend wanted to use the laptop to play online chess(yahoo games to be exact) so I just put in my password to log into my profile so he could play without any issues if he needed to (since my profile is the administrator he wouldnt need me to put in passwords if he had to download or upgrade any software). When I came to check up on him I saw that my wallpaper, the folders on the desktop as we... Read more

A:Vista erased admin user files, other user files left relatively untouched, Help!!!!!!

I don't know what, how, when or why, what I do know is while your still able you need to make another admin account.
that way (not if ) but when it happens again, it may be worse & you won't be able to do anything without admin privileges...

good luck

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I recently did a really dumb thing. I deleted my main user account that was also the admin account and lost tons of files. The thing is even though I lost lots of music and movie files (about 200 gb) and all my email contacts and bookmarks when all was said and done there was the same amount of free space on my hdd. So that tells me those files were not actually deleted but in a Windoze pergatory type of backup file. So my question is how do I recover access to those files? As a single user on my system the reason why I deleted (well was actually a very nice lady I had just met that did it) was because of a stupid log in screen that I didnt need. She said just delete the account and make a new one and she promply did so. I've tried several things to no avail and have a fairly good working knowledge of windows files and management. Please any help would be appretiated.

A:Solved: Recovering a deleted admin user acoount files

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Guys, I've been using an admin account till now for my customization needs and registry tweaks as i got annoyed by frequent pop-ups and permission thingy. Well, now it's all set to my needs.
Now, i'm thinking to convert my admin account into standard one.
Well, i know i can always create another admin account, log in to that account and convert my account into standard account.
I just wanted to know is there any chances of getting something like my profile getting messed up and losing my all hard work made to customize it to my needs.
Is their any other way of doing it? Or this method is itself the safest way? Also, how do i backup my user profile and it's settings aka configuration to restore if something goes wrong?
Sorry for so many noobvious questions as I've had never felt in need of it before.

A:Converting admin acc. to standard acc. & backing up user profile

Hello Ezio,

You will have to have at least one administrator account created on your computer at all times. If you did not want to use it for everyday use anymore, then it would be best to password protect it (if not already) and use the standard account instead. If you did not have an administrator account, then you would not be able to install programs or be able to make any changes that affect the system and other users.

Hope this helps,

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Hello - I have a Windows 7 laptop with a user account that was not created with my knowledge. The laptop seems to have some type of malware, but this user account blocks any attempts to run programs or switch to another administrator.
I'd like help removing this profile and returning control back to me. Thanks!

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I have been having a strange problem the last week or so. I have an Admin account and a Guest account on my Windows 7 PC. I always use the Admin account. However since a week ago I am not able to do anything on this account: the cursor goes into the 'busy' mode and my laptop is effectively stuck. The only thing that works is Ctrl-Alt-Del. I do this and 'switch user' to my Guest account. Everything works fine on the Guest account. When I switch back to the admin account it is still stuck on busy cursor with nothing else being able to be done.

I have restarted/shut down several times. I have run a full scan using Avira and found nothing. I have tried opening Task Manager (using Ctrl-Shift-Esc) to see what's going on, but while the Task Manager window does show on screen, it does not me anything (i.e. the window is empty).

What could the problem? Really grateful for any help as all my useful documents are on my admin account's documents folder and currently inaccessible. Thanks!

A:Admin user profile stuck on busy cursor right after startup.

Quote: Originally Posted by theroyale

I have been having a strange problem the last week or so. I have an Admin account and a Guest account on my Windows 7 PC. I always use the Admin account. However since a week ago I am not able to do anything on this account: the cursor goes into the 'busy' mode and my laptop is effectively stuck. The only thing that works is Ctrl-Alt-Del. I do this and 'switch user' to my Guest account. Everything works fine on the Guest account. When I switch back to the admin account it is still stuck on busy cursor with nothing else being able to be done.

I have restarted/shut down several times. I have run a full scan using Avira and found nothing. I have tried opening Task Manager (using Ctrl-Shift-Esc) to see what's going on, but while the Task Manager window does show on screen, it does not me anything (i.e. the window is empty).

What could the problem? Really grateful for any help as all my useful documents are on my admin account's documents folder and currently inaccessible. Thanks!

Hi theroyale,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Please check this link below which might be useful for you:

Fix a corrupted user profile

Let us know if you require further assistance.

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Hi, I'm having several issues with my Sony Vaio Windows 7 64bit Home Premium Laptop. A few days ago upon start-up, I received an error message when trying to login to my Admin account. My caps were not on and I was entering the correct password...Error message - "User Profile Failed Logon". I am able to log on to a secondary user account that does not have admin authority; so I'm basically stuck. To make matters worse, I did a bunch of shutdowns/restarts to see if it would fix itself and now I get "password incorrect" error message on Admin acct. I do not have any cd's for the pc due to Hurricane Sandy and I don't have another laptop. I went to Youtube and found a Safe Mode Registry Fix that was super easy and was going to try it...but now that I am no longer receiving the "User Profile Failed Logon" and have subsequently locked myself out...I'm not sure this fix applies. I've read tons of blogs and have visited countless forums and I'm afraid to cause any more damage, lose access to the secondary user account or the ability to connect to the net. I definitely cannot afford to have it serviced and am hoping that I can resolve these issues with your help.

A:User Profile Failed Logon turned Admin Lock Out...Help!

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I have a Dell running Vista Home Basic. There are two accounts set up. One was for a family member who is no longer with us, and I do not know the password. The other account , "Jan", did not have a password, but is now messed up so I cannot log in. When I choose "Jan" I get the following: the user profile service failed the login - user profile cannot be loaded. I read some about this on another forum and it was suggested that I go into safe mode and try to get the "real" built-in administrator account enabled. I did so, but then when I re-boot I do not get that built-in admin account as an option. Can you help further?

A:cannot login, user profile cannot load, cannot run built-in admin account

Originally Posted by Jeff Eriksen

I have a Dell running Vista Home Basic. There are two accounts set up. One was for a family member who is no longer with us, and I do not know the password. The other account , "Jan", did not have a password, but is now messed up so I cannot log in. When I choose "Jan" I get the following: the user profile service failed the login - user profile cannot be loaded. I read some about this on another forum and it was suggested that I go into safe mode and try to get the "real" built-in administrator account enabled. I did so, but then when I re-boot I do not get that built-in admin account as an option. Can you help further?

there is a tutorial here for when the user profile fails to start. you might want to take a look. its here User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

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Hi! I'm using a Neo netbook, running Windows Ultimate 32-bit. I found out that my user profile got corrupted after a forced shut down (the battery doesn't work and the power went out causing it to shut down). The Welcome screen goes on for minutes, then "Preparing Your Desktop" appears and when it finally starts, Windows says that I've logged on with a temporary profile and that files will be deleted when I log off. Of course I've searched about this on the web and tried the REGEDIT method wherein I renamed the .bak file or something. I also tried making a new user profile, but the problem is, the new user that I created also seemed to be temporary, like, when I save a file, it will disappear after a reboot. Does anyone know any other method to fix this? Thank you in advance!

A:Preparing Your Desktop User profile corrupted, TEMP User

This looks like the same or similar problem as here:

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I have two users on my laptop but only one with admin rights.  It now won't logon (user profile service service failed)Tried to boot in safe mode - won't work (missing files?)Tried HP recovery manager - won't work as it needs the admin account to access itNo windows disks as its a HP productCan't download windows to reinstall as it's a HP productLaptop was bought in US 7 years ago so no chance of supplier support (Live in UK).  I realise I need a new one but I'd still like to access the photos etc.  I will have backed up most of them.  Is there anything I can do? Am I forced to buy discs from HP? and will that even work? I'd be very grateful if anyone can see a way to resolve this.  

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

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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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ok i need help connecting my laptop and desktop so i can transfer all my pictures videos and documents to my desktop, i have a double ended Ethernet cord, i heard that was the easiest way, but i can seem to get it to work right, i plug the ethernet into both computers but i eventually get an error saying both computers are running on the same IP and it wont work, please help!

A:How EXACTLY can i connect my laptop to my desktop for transfering files?

You need an ethernet crossover cable to network two pc's

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User profile is set up for network access. The user can go to any computer on the network and login. However, there is one computer on the network that will not allow the user to login. It says "The User Profile Service failed the logon user profile
cannot be loaded". This issue only happens on this single computer for this singe user's profile. Other users can use that computer to logon just fine. What's going on?

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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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Dear all,

This is my first post in this forum, which I found after a quick search in Google. I hope I can find an answer to my problem. I'll be grateful of any help.

I am the PC Administrator of my family PC (which is actually mine but both my mother and my sister use it). The PC runs using the Windows XP Professional OS. Recently, in order to organize better the PC, I created 3 user profiles of which one is my own. My own user profile is the Administrative one. The other two user profiles have a limited account.

The problem exists in one particular user profile which on startup opens a notepad file with the following text:

[email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787Click to expand...

Up to now, this problem does not block any permitted user activity for the mentioned profile and apparently neither does it cause problems to the operation of the system.

However I'd like help in order to remove this notepad "notice", and I'd appreciate any help forum members can offer.

Moreover, an error message appears everytime the user profile is logged off but unfortunately I cannot understand what it says because it vanishes as soon as the logoff/restart/shutdown process is completed.

I'd appreciate any help in relation to these two problems.

Thanks beforehand,

A:Problems with desktop for a particular user profile

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I'm using Windows XP. I have one user account with administrator rights.

When I boot up, my desktop is blank except for the desktop background. In other words, no icons, no start menu, start up programs don&#8217;t load, etc. At one point, I got this error:

"Windows cannot find '/idlist, :400:2196,c:\'. Make sure you typed the name correcttly, and then try again ..."

(I haven't been able to replicate this error, though. It showed up once.)

I can restore everything to normal (all desktop icons, start up programs load, etc.) by going to Task Manager > Shut Down > Switch User. There&#8217;s only one user account to click &#8211; it&#8217;s the same administrator one I&#8217;ve always had. When I select it the desktop and everything loads properly.

I&#8217;m inclined to think the computer is loading the wrong or a corrupt user profile. As far as I can tell, the problem started happening after I enabled File and Printer Sharing (so I can access our main computer via the one laptop connected wirelessly to our home network.)

Any ideas how to fix this? I&#8217;ve seen lots of posts on the &#8220;blank desktop&#8221; issue, but no solutions for me.


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The mouse responds with movement, but if I right click on the desktop nothing happens;
I can launch Task Manager with Ctrl+Alt+Del. From there I can launch most applications using the New Task button. However, when I try to launch rest... Read more

A:Desktop blank - user profile issue?

From some googling this type of error could be connected to some software for wireless (specifically from Intel) - have you got a wireless network? If so, the solution seems to be in updating the software/drivers to a newer version.

And you should be able to stop it from running at startup in msconfig. You can also try booting to safe mode.

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My wife is using her computer in admin mode. For security I would like to change her over to a user account. But I need to do this seamlessly. She is not computer literate and uses her computer for work, therefore everything must "look and work" the same. I have done this for myself, but I did it the hard way, by resetting everything individually. Is there a way to tell "User" to use the desktop, browser, etc. settings as the administrator? Or, I just thought of this, should I make the admin account a user and set up an new admin account? I've tried to use Windows help and Google, but I don't know how to phrase the question. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

A:Move admin desktop to a user?

This article describes how to copy user data from your Windows XP profile to a new profile.It doesn't have to be "corrupted" to do it.How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile

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My other computer which uses Windows XP Home (SP3) has a persistant problem.

Everything was fine one day. The next day I turn on the computer, it boots up fine to the screen where you choose which user profile you want to use. I click on my profile and it says "loading personal settings" and tries to load the desktop, I see the desktop for about half a second (it doesn't fully load the desktop, can't click icons or anything) then the computer reboots itself. If I don't do anything to interrupt it, it will go back to the screen to select user profile.

There are three user profiles, all have administrator status, and the problem happens with each of the profiles. It doesn't matter which profile I click on, it tries to load that profile but reboots itself before it gets to the desktop.

I pressed F8 during boot up and got to the menu where you can select the options like Safe Mode, Use Last Known Good Configuration, etc.

First I tried just Safe Mode, and it does the same thing, reboots before getting to desktop. Then tried that last known good configuration, and same thing again.

After that, I chose the option to disable automatic restart. It booted up to the profile selection screen, and clicked a profile. Instead of rebooting, it went to a blue screen saying windows had a critical system error and it said something about the suspected bad file is beep.sys

That's where it stands, since I didn't know what to do... Read more

A:Windows Reboots itself after choosing a User Profile, no desktop

I am having the same issues on my friends computer. He asked me to solve it, but I am stumped. I can't figure out what I can accomplish if I can't even get into a profile (in normal or safe mode). Any ideas?

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I turned my computer on, on Saturday, and found half my desktop icons missing, my quick launch icons missing and the connected to the internet icon missing from my screen. I am still able to connect to the internet although i have no access to my network settings now either, when i go to network and sharing center it tells me 'server execution failed', i tried a fix i found on a website, going into command prompt and typing
"net localgroup "Administrators" "NT Authority\Local Service" /add"
this didn't work.
Also when i opened Firefox to browse the web, all my bookmarks and tool bars were missing.
I found the missing desktop icons in a user profile folder, the profile i had actually logged on under, the profile it seemed to be showing on my desktop was the public profile, as the only icons in that profile desktop folder were the ones showing.
So, after messing with it for a bit, and getting no-where, and the network and sharing center freezing up on me, i go to task manager and shut down the network and sharing center, click on the Firefox icon to go on the web and everything is back, tool bars, bookmarks, all my original settings, even my quick launch icons are back. I still cant access my network tho even tho i can connect to the internet..

Also while all this was happening i kept getting an error popping up on my screen when certain programs were trying to run, these errors revolved around NPAapi.dll.

So, now all is running "smooth... Read more

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Gudday all
My wife rang me up to tell me that our home computer is playing up. The user icon has changed from the daisy icon to the skeleton (skull) icon. This is not the first time is has happened. (My daughter had a picture of our dog as the user icon which changed to the daisy icon.)
All the desktop icons are gone except for the speed/ram meters and the weather widgets that Win 7 has. The start menu appears to be OK and programs can be opened and used.
All she did was just turn the computer on. It turned off last night with no apparent troubles.
The desktop icons will return if I right click on the desktop and check the tick box to display them. But the changing user profile icon has me concerned.

We have Win 7 Home Premium.

Has anyone had these 2 issues? I know that the disappearing desktop icons appears to be rather common. The user icon change occurs without warning.

A:User profile picture changes and desktop icons missing

Just realised I posted in wrong forum

Could a mod move to the win7 PLEASE?

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Hello everyone, thank you for taking a look at my post.

To start off, I am running Windows 7 Ultimate.

I've scoured forum after forum, Google, you name it, and I just have found no working or viable option. After all of the attempts on solutions I've studied, I feel my situation is unique.

The state I am in right now, is that I have a hard disk (IDE) with two partitions, one Windows 7 Ultimate, another with Vista Ultimate, both in dual boot. I am currently here posting via a backup SATA drive in case of emergency that I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate on to fresh.

I can boot the dual boot drive just fine, but I can't log in to either installation using my profiles:

Win 7 - I have a standard user account and an Adminstrator account. When I log into the standard account, "Welcome" appears for a second or two, then blue screens and goes back to the log in screen. No crash, restart or anything, just back to the log in screen. When I log into the Administrator account (which has a custom name and is my primary account, the standard has only been used a handful of times over the last year when it was created) after a few seconds of "Welcome" it changes to "Preparing Your Desktop" and stays like that for up to a few minutes. After it's finished loading, I'm met with sky blue screen which I can CTRL+ALT+DEL to bring up the traditional Windows 7 menu, and/or I can CTRL+Shift+ESC to run the Task Manager. I can open the Run command and star... Read more

A:Possible User Profile corruption (deep), Preparing Your Desktop, etc.

Bump, just really desperate about finding a solution!

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I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account was called "HybridPC" and I disabled the windows login screen. (Turn computer on and goes right to desktop). One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login. I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and now I've screwed things up royally. I cannot login to my original admin account or find it. All the files are still there on my C:\Users\HybridPC folder, but I've lost the profile and user.
I think I messed things up further by trying to create/delete other new user accounts. I've attached 3 screenshots showing my C:users folder, User account screen and the netplwiz.exe profiles.

I've been adding/deleting and can't get back to square one. I don't see my user at all on the welcome screen.
Thanks for your help!

Top User Folder is new today and odd looking as I was attempting to fix on my own.

A:User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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

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

im using Windows 7 , thank you in advance !

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

Hello John,

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




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

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

Many thanks in advance


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

Hello Damian, and welcome to Vista Forums.

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

Hope this helps,

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

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

see screenshot :

Please advise.
Thank you.

P.S. Guest account was NEVER activated.


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

Hello t-4-2,

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

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

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

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