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Added user account Windows does not create user profile

Q: Added user account Windows does not create user profile

I need to add another standard user. I have one admin account and one standard user.

After adding the second standard account name and password on Control Panel
I get the confirmation that the new user can now sign in.

However,I get this famous message that the profile service cannot open.

I looked into C:users and find
First standard user

But not the newly created user account. Nor can I find it in the Registry ProfileService.

Why does Window lye to me saying the new user account is available but it did not create it?

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A: Added user account Windows does not create user profile

Did you sign out of your account and then try to sign in to the new one?
The new user folder won't be created until you sign in and set up the account.

User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8

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Upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 some months ago. Original profile did not require password to log in, and was not associated with a Google email or Microsoft account that I know of.

I added a user a couple of days ago (added a personal account of mine with my own password from my laptop) because software problem said try another user, and this laptop computer didn't have any other users. So I added one.

That was a mistake. After I "added a user" I could ONLY log on the computer with the NEW user. The old one, the profile, all the settings, the playlists, everything was gone. Like it never existed. There was and is no option to log on as the original. The computer became an extension of my laptop, with zero other option.

I had to add a third user and give it admin capabilities just to remove my laptop profile (which I didn't really want on this computer, I was just adding a user to "try another user" with a software problem). But all my original settings seem gone.

I can see additional users in Windows Media Player for instance, but it says I need permission to access those. Since it is impossible to log on as any other user except this latest (and third) user. I can't give myself permission to access those old playlists.

Adding a user should come with a warning.

If anyone has any ideas where I can recover the old settings, I'd be grateful. The threads I've seen around the web and here have directed to Windows 7 workarounds which do not work... Read more

A:Added User, original user / profile & settings disappeared

Hello and welcome to the TenForums

It might be worth finding out all the users that are associated with your PC. To do this open a command prompt (right click on the Start button) and then type in the following command wmic useraccount list full

This will display all users on your system (including hidden ones) and if you paste the results here we can determine which accounts are still present. If you want to see more details of this process look in the tutorial: User Account Details - View in Windows 10

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Hi All this is my first post here...

So of course I am desperate and g00gle has not been my freind.

Rather than repost it all here, I'll link to original post (If that is not against the rules?)

operating systems - Windows 7 won't create Administrator account - Super User

So far the PPL at "superuser" havent come up with anything that isn't obvious.
I bet y'all can do better


A:New Account does not create the permanent user profile files

I would do a backup of all data to an external drive.
use GSmartControl to ascertain SMART status of drive and to execute Long test.
Do a SFC /scannow
run "tweaking.com" to restore registry, services and filesystem permissions to default.

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I am trying to create a new user profile in Vista to do this. However, when I try to log on I get the: "The User Profile service failed the log on. User Profile cannot be loaded" error message.

Having looked in the C:/Users/ folder, it does not appear to have actually created a profile.folder. Similarly, when I go to security permission settings, it does not appear. It also appears to be missing from the Registry. But when I log on to Windows, it does appear on the log on screen.

Any ideas?


A:Solved: New User Account - won't create profile - Vista

Is this issue solved or NOT?

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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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I set up a lot of pc's and I've had this problem before with windows 8.1. I set up a single user account with Microsoft account (email and password). Then I want the pc to never ask for password, so I run userpasswords2 and uncheck so password is never asked for and we go right to desktop on startup. I'm setting up 2 laptops right now and 1 works fine.

On the second laptop, windows 10 created a quasi-user in addition to the user account. quasi has same name, same email, and it doesn't exist in control panels/user. It has a shorter version of the user name when I sign in, i.e., name is Rancho and it auto displays ranch as the user name on log in screen, so I know Windows did this somehow.

When I turn on laptop or restart, instead of going straight to desktop, it shows log in screen. it says it cannot connect (connection is wi-fi, no other pc's have connect problem), it says there is a problem and I have to sign in. it has 2 accounts in lower left corner (both have the same account name and email). if I click on the top, it is the ms account, it supplies the email and logs in with just a password. If I click on the ranch account, it puts ranch in the user name, logs in with same password.

I'm guessing I have to add administrator account #2, delete the messed up account #1 and recreate it, then delete #2. trying to avoid that fun if possible. and it didn't work on windows 8.1 when this happened.

any ideas on how this silliness happens? Is there a fix?
th... Read more

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Please help me.
It started when I updated my graphics driver (AMD Radeon R6). Well it is not installed well, it turns into black screen with cursor. I repair my laptop using the windows repair. The one that pops-up when I turn off and on forcefully 3 times.

At first, I tried system restore, it says not completed. And then I do it again using reset but with files remain. So after resetting my PC I notice there is an additional user account named Administrator. When I open that account, I cannot do anything on it. Like Anything. Every time I open something like Microsoft Edge it says, "Microsoft Edge can't be open with the built-in administrator account. Please use another user account".

I want to remove that account, or else just hide. But I cannot and I don't know.
Please help, thanks!
Very much appreciated.


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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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My goal is to set up permissions on a user account profile to be readable by another user. I'm setting up such scheme for an automated backup purpose.

So, say I have two standard user accounts -- User A that is a general user of the system, whose data will be backed up:

And BackupUser that will be doing the backing up:

I want to set up permissions on the User A's profile folder C:\Users\User A to be readable by BackupUser.

So I start a cmd as administrator and run the following icacls command:
icacls "C:\Users\User A" /t /c /l /q /grant DESKTOP-69AQNQQ\BackupUser:(RX)
But it fails with errors of access denied to some folders.

OK. So I downloaded PSEXEC and first run my cmd as SYSTEM hoping to prevent access denied errors:
PSEXEC -i -s -d CMD
and then run the same command from it. But it still gives me the same errors:

So as a result when I try to copy the C:\Users\User A folder from a process running under BackupUser user account it fails with, you guessed it, "access denied" error.

So what am I doing wrong here?

PS. I'm doing these tests on Windows 10 Pro.

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Suddenly, the Windows 7 doesn't allow me to access my Admin Account and showing error msg (The User Profile Service service failed to Logon). I am left with only the Guest Account with limited access.
I tried copying the cmd.exe, using Fix It Program, login through Safe Mode but all didn't work.
Would anyone help pls?

A:The User Profile (Administrator Account) Service failed to logon and then left with only Guest Account in Windows 7


Occasionally, Windows might not read your user profile correctly, such as if your antivirus software is scanning your computer while you try to log on.
Please try restarting your computer and logging on with your user account again.

If the issue still persists, please restart in safe mode to log on with the built-in administrator account:
1. Restart your computer and hit F8 multiples times until you see a menu-like screen, if you see the Windows splash screen then repeat this step
2. Highlight and hit enter on Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Try logging in there.
3. If you are able to login, once a command prompt pops up, type: net user administrator password /active:yes (you can specify whatever password you want for the administrator
4. If you get a message saying "The command completed successfully", then restart your computer by typing: shutdown -r
5. Boot up again pressing F8, but this time choose just Safe Mode.
6. You will be able to login as Administrator with the password you set in Step 3.

Then try the following methods:
Method 1: Fix these user account profile on these computer

Method 2: Log on to Windows and copy your data to a new account
Method 3: Delete the error SID and create a new profile
For the detailed information, please refer to this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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howdy all,

i'd much appreciate any kind advice regarding this very small but not-easy-to-solve tech issue as follows:

well... there is a number of similar objects of every User Profile of Win7 like Recent, PrintHood, NetHood, SendTo, etc - always living in 'C:\Users\.... user name....\' folder.

all these objects look like folders but with shortcut mark on their icons, so those are neither the standard Windows folders nor the standard Windows shortcuts... well it's like a folder with shortcut i.e. link function actually, which always links to the same name full size folder located in another place of User Profile.

so now I'm keen interested on how to create back such special object named 'Recent' that was first damaged by a not good cleaning software and then manually deleted by mistake.

Note #1: of course i know that the full size folder connected to this special object has a default location as C:\Users\...user name...\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent. and there is no any problem with this folder in my case. it's alive and ok.

Note #2: also I keep an understanding that it's not so difficult to repair my current User Profile by a creation of a new user profile (and this special shell object will be likely created along with other default components of this new profile) and then copy my curent profile files into the new profile, and finally delete the old one.

well... although i believe the technique of Note #2 as pretty complicated for such small and ... Read more

A:How to re-create the special object in User Profile of Windows 7???

Hello laidbacktokyo,

Actual your Recent folder should be named Recent Items instead.

For this Recent Items folder, you might see if the blue Note box at the top of the tutorial below may be able to help with this.

Recent Items - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,

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I woke up this morning, logged into my computer under my profile christina and noticed that all my shortcuts on my desktop were gone...except the normal icons that show up before you start adding new stuff. I looked at My Computer and noticed a new profile folder was created under documents and settings called christina.NONE-ANJDQ3V9O9. I noticed that my downloaded icons from the desktop were in this folder so I added them back to my desktop and they work fine. I also noticed that all my bookmarks in both IE and firefox are all gone and I had go through the internet set-up again. So what it looks like happened was that whatever or however this folder got created, it refreshed my entire desktop and internet settings. When I go to the task manager and say change password I notice that it tells me that im using the user christina.NONE-ANJDQ3V9O9 when I logged into the user christina this morning. Im just wondering why this folder was created and how. Or if there is anyways to get back to my old user profile and my old settings back. Any help would greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for all who reply.

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I'm getting this error message.
I did a google search and found this: You receive a "The User Profile Service failed the logon
But did not help me. I also did a search here and found a few topics with this error message though they didn't solve my problem either, because mine problem seems to be different.

I can login to existing accounts. But I can't login to new ones.
So when I go to the registry editor there's no folder for the new accounts. They just don't exist at all. Only the existing ones.
I create a new user account at the Users menu in Control panel and they show up at login screen. When I click them, it starts the waiting icon saying "Logging in" then after a few seconds, this error message pops up. I can click OK and then it says "logging off" and goes back to the login screen.
I do have access to an administrator account and a standard account, I can log in to both

I don't have any system restore points before this started happening. i'm using ESET Smart Security as my antivirus but I don't think it's causing the problem, I uninstalled it and it didn't work then either so I reinstalled it back.
Please help me what could be wrong?

A:Can't create new user accounts "The user profile service failed..."

Can you yell us when the problem started and were you on the system when it is doing this if so what were you doing when it started.

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Hi all. I've been building a modest PC so that I can simply run my games emulators through my plasma TV as well as films and music. I'm using the old D: from my other computer which holds all the games, films and music.

After a nightmarish 2 days of hardware problems I finally have XP installed but my current roblem comes when I log on and at the windows startup screen I get the message -

'Windows cannot create temporary profile directory. This may be caused by insufficiant security rights.'

Which is then followed by this message -

'Windows cannot load the user profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system'

So I am on windows but nothing works because I need administrator right and permissions to run programs like my emulators (or at least to take ownership of them to make them run!) I went to user accounts in the control panel to mess about but any changes I try to make are met with the message -

'Object required'

I have googled the problem and there seems to be absolutely zero information on it. The microsoft site had a small section about part of it but the fix it gave was completely useless and did nothing.

Can anyone here help with this? I'm at my wits end being so close.

Thanks. System specs below -

Giabyte ga-73pvm-s2
4GB Ram
Asus Eah 5450 Graphics card
Terratec DMX6fire sound card

A:User profile issues. 'Cannot create temp profile'

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I have a tricky problem transfering user accounts between Windows XP machines. I have a friend who needs two employees to swap their computers. This requires me to swap their user accounts between the machines.

Naturally, I used Windows File & Settings Transfer Wizard (FAST.) I'd tranfer the accounts then delete the old ones. Well, FAST overlayed the existing account on both machines. Oops! I think I figured out why. Since both machines only had the one user account, the default name was "owner" for both. So FAST just added to the existing "owner" account rather than create a new one. Thankfully, I imaged both machines before trying it and restored them to their original state.

Now, I'm looking for a SEAMLESS method for swapping the user accounts on both machines. I know I could just create new "dummy" accounts and copy the files and settings in it from the other machine manually, but there's the chance I could mess it up. I was just wondering if someone has a clever, seamless method for doing this.

-- Andy

A:Tricky Windows XP User Account/Profile Transfer Problem

You can't modify an existing account that way. When using "FAST", you need to create the account you need first, then the files/settings will be transferred to that.
Start over, don't creat any dummy accounts, create the accounts required (I assume they have different names?). RUn the "FAST" in the newly created accounts.

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Hi, I really need help, this is driving me mental.

I have a corrupted user account so when I try create a new one windows explorer always closes as soon as a log into the new one, I've tried restarting my computer, it still crashes. I've tried to open explorer back up in task manager but it crashes straight away again. This is so frustraiting and it would be much appreciated if somone could help.

I'm running a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

A:Windows Explorer crashes when I create a new user account

Can you get in with safe mode?
If yes try a system restore for a week before the problem; want to be sure we get the good times.

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Recently I found that hacker keeps creating user account and login to my Windows 2003 server, I deleted it however it come back again very soon. At this moment I couldn't find and virus or trojan in my system, only I found that two log files "wmsetup.log" and "OEWABLog.txt" under C:\Windows recorded some unusual activities at exactly same time when the hacker got access right to the system.

Very appreciate to see any help for my problem.


A:Hacker create user account in Windows 2003

===== wmsetup.log ======

[*WMC Logging begun at 2006/11/10 - 13:21:38. Logging at level: '5'. OS is NT. OSVer is 5.2.3790.0.2756. System Lang is 1033. Prev version system is Setup version]
Registering DLL: 'C:\PROGRA~1\WINDOW~1\wmpband.dll'.
Dll Registration: Succeeded for file 'C:\PROGRA~1\WINDOW~1\wmpband.dll'.
Current command line: '/Shortcuts /RegBrowsers /ResetMUI'.

====== OEWABLog.txt =======

-----[START]: OE / WAB Setup 5.0 started on 11/10/2006 at 13:21

Command Line: /APP:OE /CALLER:WINNT /user /install
MODE: Install TIME: User

-----[START]: OE / WAB Setup 5.0 started on 11/10/2006 at 13:21

Command Line: /APP:WAB /CALLER:WINNT /user /install
MODE: Install TIME: User


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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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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 currently have 5 user accounts on my windows vista 32-bit computer and I needed to create a new account. So, I logged onto the administrator account and created a new user account. Then, I logged off the administrator account and tried to log onto the new account. However, I received the following message
The user profile service failed the log on.
User profile can not be loaded.
After receiving the message I restarted the computer and attempted to log onto the new account but I received the same message.
Please help me.
Thank you in advance.

A:The user profile service Service failed the log on. User profile can not be loaded. Problem. Windows Vista 32-bit

Fix a corrupted user profile, Vista - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/fix-a-corrupted-user-profile


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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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When I login to windows (7, Ultimate x64) on most profiles (created a new one, affected, logged into my admin account, 1 of 2 user accounts, a clean one for lightweight surfing with no load time for all 3rd party s/w) and my monitor goes from extended (blank) (1920x1080) to ... looking like it has a FAT black border (on secondary monitor).

Also some issues with network adapter connecting and mounted volumes attaching (instead of being instantaneous they take minutes) event viewer doesn't mention anything significant... any ideas?

Interestingly, I can't open Intel's CPanel (desktop context > Graphics Properties) (gfxui.exe) on other profiles.. will get details

A:User Profile Corruption/RegIssues? How to monitor windows (user login)

Sounds to me like something in one or more of the user profiles has gotten corrupted. you might have to delete one or more user accounts and then re create those accounts which should hopefully fix the corruption issue. I know u might not want to do that; but at this point i dont see any other choice to fix the problem.

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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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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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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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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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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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I am the computer administrator on my PC. About 2 years ago I created a limited User Profile (called "Research"). For some time now (a year?), whenever someone in the family logged on to Research, I could not log back onto my profile. I have to restart the computer and log in. I deleted Research and tried to create a new, limited User Profile.

When I tried to log an as the new user, I got a small window against a blue screen. The message in the window said "Setting up personalized settings for: Internet Explorer." This message stayed on for about 5 minutes and nothing appeared to be happening. I restarted the computer and tried creating a new User Profile three more times. The longest time I had to wait was 15 minutes, and the window/message stayed the same.

Now when I go into Explore/Documents and Settings, I have four of these non-functioning new user profiles. Also, in My Computer, Properties, Advanced, User Settings, all the profiles are listed but I can't delete them because the delete key is greyed out.

Can anyone please help me sort out this mess? Thank you.

A:Unable to Create New User Profile

Personally, I would format/reinstall, simply because it seems that you're saying your current install is about 2 years old. No telling what kind of corruptions you have with the operating system.

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i had a couple of backdoor trojans on my computer that ad-aware found and destroyed for me. there was one called win32.backdoor.bedienks that didn't go at first, even after ad-aware quarantined it. i removed it again and it seems to be gone now. however i'm left with a computer that can't run its own printer spooler or rpc server (that problem is posted on a different thread) and it has a new user account thats been created without my knowledge. its called itself 'ASP.NET Machine A...'s' . is it possible that this has been created by the virus/malware or it is perfectly normal for a computer to create its own user accounts?!?

A:Can a virus create a new user profile?

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There's not a lot of hard information online about the correct way to make User Profile 'X' into a new default profile.

Getting a new user-profile configured properly is simple enough. What I'm having problems with, is making that profile the new system default, so that ALL new user-profiles created thereafter end up with all the same settings.

I'm a PC tech and I can do this easily in XP, but the XP method doesn't work in Vista. And a quick Google seems to indicate that not too many folk are aware of a method that DOES work. There are a lot of opinions, but nothing I've found so far has been 100% workable.

So, does anyone here have a simple and succinct walkthrough for this process? Like, have you personally tried (not just read about) a method that works? As I said, I'm a tech, but I'm not a programmer or a vbs guru, so I'd prefer something that's straightforward.

Thanks :-)

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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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There's not a lot of hard information online about the correct way to make User Profile 'X' into a new Default profile.

Getting a new user-profile configured properly is simple enough. What I'm having problems with, is making that profile the new system default, so that ALL new user-profiles created thereafter end up with all the same settings.

I'm a PC tech and I can do this easily in XP, but the XP method doesn't work in Vista. And a quick Google seems to indicate that not too many folk are aware of a method that DOES work. There are a lot of opinions, but nothing I've found so far has been 100% workable.

So, does anyone here have a simple and succinct walkthrough for this process? Like, have you personally tried (not just read about) a method that works? As I said, I'm a tech, but I'm not a programmer or a vbs guru, so I'd prefer something that's straightforward.


A:Vista - Create new default user-profile?

Did you run accross this thread?


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Hi guys, just the title of the thread pretty much says it all.
want to create a really limited user account for the kids of the house. I already have a user account, and have tried to set up a limited one through control panel. But that asks me to first create an Administer Account, which i already have. So it would be pointless if i had two Administer Accounts showing up on the welcome screen.
Also i'm kind of a novice at this, but i am keen to learn. so help with privacy and parental control would be appreciated.


A:Creating a Limited User Account without having the create an Adminster Account first.

log off your user account and login as administrator,to get admin acc. ctrl_alt_del do it twice, if the admin one is not seen then login create the user account and edit the permissions

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Im trying to create a new user account on my computer, but every time i do that, Im unable to login to that name. Only the main account is accessible. All new accounts I create with my account will give me this message:
"The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded." This applies to the guest account as well.

If this helps, when you go to C:\Users, only the main account's folder and a folder called "Public" is present. Im pretty sure it should have showed the folder of the newly created account. Because of this, im unable to copy files from my main account to the new but inaccessible account as the folder for it does not exist.

This is frustrating as im trying to create an account for my brother with parental controls. But we cant even access it without it saying that the user profile cannot be loaded. How can I fix this?

I've been following these instructions from Microsoft:
Error message: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded
I went to the registry editor and went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList. Apparently there should be two folders with S-1-5 that is followed by a long set of numbers but there is only one. It seems that there isn't even any folder associated with the new account. I was only able to find a folder associated with the main account. But none for the new accounts.So that method to resolve this problem doesn... Read more

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

Did you try the other 2 methods from that webpage?

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I recently tried working with my Sony VAIO Desktop. I upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 and ever since I did this I have had a few problems (keyboard would disable after the W7 OS Loaded, etc.) I have been working to remedy this problem and others by 1) cleaning up the hard drive, registry, memory, etc. using AVG Antivirus which I recently installed and its family of products, 2) updating drivers to Video Controller and Storage Controller which AVG alerted I needed to update in Device Manager.

I attempted to update the drivers to the two controllers mentioned above and as windows started to search the internet for solutions after 1-2 hours, I did not get a response and my screen/OS became unresponsive so I had to do a cold boot. (powered off for 15 cycles - standard).

I rebooted my system this morning to find that once I logged on I got - "User Profile Service failed the Logon- User Profile Cannot be loaded" press Ok and it sent me back to the Windows 7 SP1 logon screen again. (looping)

Please provide any knowledge on what to do to remedy this issue. Thanks in advance. Daveq

A:User Profile Service failed the Logon- User Profile Cannot be loaded

Hello Daveq, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below should be able to help with this error.

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

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hi, when i try to add an account in my microsoft laptop windows 8.1, it always show The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. Im done doing the process suggested before but it doesnt work, so i decided to delete
the account and from now on, i cannot add an account in my laptop. 
note. Im already done fixing it, in safe mode and make changes to registry editor, the .bak one but idoesnt work

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

- Captain

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windows 7 will not let me log on to my administrator account.  this is my son"s computer. could he have downloaded something that is causing this?  how do i fix it? thanks!

A:the user profile service failed to logon user profile cannot be loaded

i was able to resolve the problem.  system restore in safe moce,

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i encounter this problem when i try to login my account which is under a domain.

User profile service failed the logon User profile cannot be loaded.

Will the OU in ad will affected this problem? Firstly, this machine hostname have not move to Finance OU. But i can login my own account. my account has move to Finance OU. I try my colleague login id as well. His user account was also in the Finance OU. but he cannot login. he get the user profile service failed the logon. user profile cannot be loaded. This is cause by OU or is it the windows issue? i have try to rejoin the domain same problem. This is a new machine so i believe the registry fix on the profile list does not help at all. i try to copy the default folder under user to my usb and then transfer to the new pc same problem as well.

anyone have any solution to it ?

A:User profile service failed the logon User profile cannot be loaded

You'd need to ask your IT Adminstrator.

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 Hi all, I just got a new x1 Yoga, which I installed windows 10 comes without a Wifi driver, i download the driver and instaled, when i connect to the internet for a period, windows returns to the login screen and i receive the following error message: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded" when i try to login.i tried to edit the regedit by change rifcount, i tried to install windows 8 and 8.1 and windows 7 but still the same problem, i tried to install all driver with driverpack before connecting to the internet and stop the updating windows this helped me just for 3 days and the problem come back, Any ideas on how to fix this problemsorry for my bad language

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I would like to create a new user and migrate all data/settings/etc. from an existing user to the new user, on the same computer. Reason is some conflicting names between some computers on the same network and a Windows Home Server.

I tried changing the name of the user, but that doens't change the name of the profile. That created some confusion with Remote Desktop. Seems that even though I changed the user name, I had to log on via Remote Desktop using the old user name.

I've read about a method of creating the new user, logging on then off, logging on as the old user and just copying all the files from one user to the other after turning on show system and hidden files, etc. That doesn't migrate any settings I wouldn't think, only files. And another problem is there isn't enough hdd space to copy the profile, not sure what to do other than get a larger hdd, which I could do if totally needed.

I looked at the USMT, a little, but it looked like a lot of work for what I was doing.

I've also seen a 21 step method by Joshua Mouch which still involved copying the files.

Is there a way to just change the user name and then change the profile name that coincided with that user? That way no files are copied or moved, just changing the profile name associated with that user.

edit: I just found this, does this really work? That's all I want to do, change the user name and have that profile name match the user name.

1. Delete or rename... Read more

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I have a Dell laptop that has Windows Vista. Received the below message after I typed in my password for the adminstrator account

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

I went into Safe Mode and was able to get to the desktop of the laptop. I attempted to go to administrative tools to try and add a new user account but I don't see an option for that.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



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

Here is the Microsoft support article for that.

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Hey all 
Long time user of bleeping computer - gonna jump on in and join the fun and games!
Anyway I work in a small local computer repair shop and recently we had LOADS of Vista and Windows 7 machines with the error
"The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded"
We can repair the fault changing the profile from temporary profile path and swapped the .bak extension in registry. 
But what the hell is causing it? We have had two machine back in within two weeks of initial repair. We figured windows update at first but its not a given. 

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

Have you read this Microsoft Support article?
There are similar articles for Vista and XP.

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Restart F8 brings up F2 Set Up or F12 Boot Menu.  Can't find advanced boot options to start in safe mode.

A:User Profile service faied to logon. User profile cannot be loaded

System manufacturer and model?

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