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When i log in to my computer, i am been given a temporary profile,how can i return to my user profile

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    When you boot the computer does it display different names, How many users are on the login screen?

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Windows has a roaming profiles if you are on a networked computer. Change it back to local if you have rights and not on a work PC. Right click My Computer > Properties > Advanced > User Profiles > Settings. Highlight the profile and Change Type.

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SOURCE: Dell Inspiron 1420 - says user profile cannot be loaded

Try this, it should work and it really is quite easy to follow -

1. Boot up in Safe Mode. To do this, hit the F8 key while the computer is
booting, and then scroll down to the "Safe Mode" option and press enter. On
my computer the user account icon appeared, but bigger than normal, and I
clicked it and it loaded my desktop in safe mode. It came up with an error
bubble saying that my user account hadn't loaded properly, but I just ignored
this.

2. Click the Start Button and in the white "Start Search" space at the
bottom type "regedit" (without the quotation marks). This will open the
registry editor.

3. In the left-hand pane, navigate by clicking the little triangles next to
the following folders:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SOFTWARE
Microsoft
Windows NT
CurrentVersion
ProfileList

You should now have a list of folders all starting with S-1-5- and then a
number.
(You might need to drag the divider between the 2 panes of the window across
so you can read the whole folder name)
Look at the end of each name and you should see one with .bak at the end of
it, and there will be another one above it with exactly the same name but
without .bak at the end.
The one that's got .bak at the end is your old User Profile that Vista has
now made into a backup, and the one without .bak after it is the new empty
User Profile that Vista has created.
Just to check that this is the case, have a look in the right-hand pane for
each of the 2 folders and look at what's written after "ProfileImagePath".
For the folder with .bak at the end it should say C:\Users\ and then your
usual User Account name, and for the one that doesn't have .bak at the end it
should say C:\Users\TEMP.

What you need to do now is to rename the folders in the left-hand pane so
that the one with .bak at the end changes back to being the one containing
your proper User Profile and the new one without .bak at the end becomes the
backup. Do do this follow the next step:

4. Right click on the folder with .bak at the end and then click "rename",
and just change the ".bak" part to ".bk" - i.e. just remove the "a" from the
middle - (this is just to allow you to change the other one to have .bak at
the end). Press enter or click on some blank part of the screen for the
change to take effect.
Then, right click the one that doesn't have .bak at the end and click
"rename". Remove the .bak from the end and press enter or click anywhere on
some blank part of the screen to accept the change.
Then, right click on the one that now has .bk at the end, choose "rename"
and add the "a" back into the middle, so it now has .bak at the end. Press
enter or click on blank park of screen to accept the change.
Close the regedit window.

5. Click the Start Button and then "Restart".
It should work now, otherwise see link below -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947242

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SOURCE: user profile cannot be loaded .. you have been

your profile is corrupt. You will need to create a new profile and transfer all your data.

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SOURCE: user profile can not be logged on. It says the

Kindly refer to site:

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/130095-user-profile-service-failed-logon-user-profile-cannot-loaded.html

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SOURCE: failure to log on

Can you enter windows anyway? Safe mode or something? If, try installing avast antivirus, and when it ask to after-restart system check, give yes.
If you cant enter windows, you can try to fix it with windows cd (changing boot in Bios to boot from cd). You can reinstall win, without loss of data too. But shortcuts will be missing. And another, you may use some rescue cd, if have one.

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SOURCE: my acer when I log on says user profile service

use F8 and go into sfae mode, this will load a default profile and will allow you to add a new user (to create a new profile).
Then you can logon in using the new profile.

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You have been logged on with a temporary profile. You cannot access your files and files created in this profile will be deleted when you log off. To fix this, log off and try logging on later. Please


Under assumptions your are trying to logon to a networked machine which requires that PC to contact a server to download your account.

now if this PC has been disconnected from the network but still has your temporary user profile stored on it, you can still log on but only as a temp user.

to solve this make sure your connected to the network either through wireless or wired.

Dec 20, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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USER PROFILE WILL NOT LOAD


This is way too vague a problem description to be able to even make a suggestion.

What kind of Laptop?
What operating system?
Any problems getting to the login screen?
Are you able to log in, but not load the profile; or not log in at all?
Is this after starting a machine that was off, after logging off and back on, or when trying to switch users?
Are you logging on with a local account or a domain/network account?
How many profiles are on the PC?
How much space is available on the HDD?
Does it load a temporary profile, or just error-out?

Nov 29, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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How to get computer off a tempory profile


which operating system ?

Every time that you log on to a Windows Vista-based computer that is connected to a domain, a temporary user profile is created.


When you log off the computer, the user profile is deleted.

This behavior usually occurs because the account that you use to log on to the computer is a member of one or more of the following groups:
•Guests
•Domain Guests

If this is a school/work computer then this is most likely the way the NetAdmin has set it up.

If this is your home computer then a temporary user profile is issued each time an error condition prevents the user's profile from loading.


You may encounter profile issues if you log on with a user in the Guests group.

You need to remove the user in question from the local Guests or "Domain guests" group and that should do it.

1. Click Start

2. Right click Computer and Select Manage

3. Select Local Users and Groups > Groups

4. Double click Guests

5. Check if the user that is having the issue is a member of the Guests group

6. If so, remove the user from the Guests group

7. Log off the workstation and log back on

8. Verify the profile is now local


or


Try following these steps and check if it helps:


Important: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly.


Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully.

For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it.


Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.


a. Log on to the system by using an administrative user account other than the user account that is experiencing the problem.


b. Back up all data in the current users profile folder if the profile folder still exists, and then delete the profile folder. By default, the profile resides in the following location:

%SystemDrive%\Users\UserName


c. ClickStart, typeregedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

Collapse this imageExpand this imageIf you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.


d. Locate the following registry subkey:

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


e. Under the ProfileList subkey, delete the subkey that is named SID.bak.

Note SID is a placeholder for the security identifier (SID) of the user account that is experiencing the problem.


The SID.bak subkey should contain a ProfileImagePath registry entry that points to the original profile folder of the user account that is experiencing the problem.

f. Exit Registry Editor.

g. Log off the system.

h. Log on to the system again.

After you log on to the system, the profile folder is re-created


hope this helps

or

1. Use SFC / SCANNOW command to help you detect and fix any corrupted or missing system files.


1) Go to Start menu, expand "All Programs" - "Accessories" - "System Tools", right-click "Command Prompt" in the pop-up menu, select "Run as administrator", then input "SFC / SCANNOW" without quotation marks and press Enter.


2) When the "SFC / SCANNOW" command is running, this command will scan every corner of your system, and repair the missing or corrupted files.


2. Shift to another administrator user, if you don't have one, please create a new administrator account and log in.


3. Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings folder, backup the data of your original corrupted profile, then delete the corrupted profile and all the temp profiles.


4. Open Registry Editor (type "Regedit" without quotation mark in the start menu blank and open it), search for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList, under the profileList subkey, delete the key named SID.bak.


5. Restart your computer; you will be able to log in the normal profile again.


hope this helps

Sep 23, 2012 | HP Pavilion G4 G6 G4-1000 Series...

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My hp pavilion g series is loged on to a tempery profile so every time i log off everything is erased


Every time that you log on to a Windows Vista-based computer that is connected to a domain, a temporary user profile is created.


When you log off the computer, the user profile is deleted.

This behavior usually occurs because the account that you use to log on to the computer is a member of one or more of the following groups:
•Guests
•Domain Guests

If this is a school/work computer then this is most likely the way the NetAdmin has set it up.

If this is your home computer then a temporary user profile is issued each time an error condition prevents the user's profile from loading.


You may encounter profile issues if you log on with a user in the Guests group.

You need to remove the user in question from the local Guests or "Domain guests" group and that should do it.

1. Click Start

2. Right click Computer and Select Manage

3. Select Local Users and Groups > Groups

4. Double click Guests

5. Check if the user that is having the issue is a member of the Guests group

6. If so, remove the user from the Guests group

7. Log off the workstation and log back on

8. Verify the profile is now local


or


Try following these steps and check if it helps:


Important: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly.


Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully.

For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it.


Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.


a. Log on to the system by using an administrative user account other than the user account that is experiencing the problem.


b. Back up all data in the current users profile folder if the profile folder still exists, and then delete the profile folder. By default, the profile resides in the following location:

%SystemDrive%\Users\UserName


c. ClickStart, typeregedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

Collapse this imageExpand this imageIf you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.


d. Locate the following registry subkey:

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


e. Under the ProfileList subkey, delete the subkey that is named SID.bak.

Note SID is a placeholder for the security identifier (SID) of the user account that is experiencing the problem.


The SID.bak subkey should contain a ProfileImagePath registry entry that points to the original profile folder of the user account that is experiencing the problem.

f. Exit Registry Editor.

g. Log off the system.

h. Log on to the system again.

After you log on to the system, the profile folder is re-created


hope this helps

or

1. Use SFC / SCANNOW command to help you detect and fix any corrupted or missing system files.


1) Go to Start menu, expand "All Programs" - "Accessories" - "System Tools", right-click "Command Prompt" in the pop-up menu, select "Run as administrator", then input "SFC / SCANNOW" without quotation marks and press Enter.


2) When the "SFC / SCANNOW" command is running, this command will scan every corner of your system, and repair the missing or corrupted files.


2. Shift to another administrator user, if you don't have one, please create a new administrator account and log in.


3. Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings folder, backup the data of your original corrupted profile, then delete the corrupted profile and all the temp profiles.


4. Open Registry Editor (type "Regedit" without quotation mark in the start menu blank and open it), search for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList, under the profileList subkey, delete the key named SID.bak.


5. Restart your computer; you will be able to log in the normal profile again.


hope this helps

Sep 23, 2012 | HP Pavilion G4 G6 G4-1000 Series...

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When I try to log on I get a message that says, The User Profile Service service failed to log on. It also says , Profile can not be loaded. How do i fix this


Sounds like your getting logged into a temporary profile. To fix this do the following
  • Click the Window Button
  • type regedit and press enter
  • Navigate to HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Profile Lists"
  • Click on each folder that starts out "S-" and look at the value for "ProfileImagePath" that has your username in it.
  • Once you have found your SID, on the left side right click your SID(S-...) and add a .bak to it
  • Exit regedit and reboot the computer and try and log in
  • This should recreate your SID for your user
If this is not the issue or you need further help please comment back.

Aug 12, 2011 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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Vista wont let me log in


How to Fix the Error "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded." Information. When you log on to Vista using a temporary profile (user account), you receive this error message: For more information, KB947215. The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded Note Warning If you have this error message below instead, then see: How to Fix the Error "Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with a temporary profile." in Vista Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off. Please see the event log for details or contact your administrator. Tip. If the steps in the tutorial below do not help or you wish to try this first, then: You can try doing a System Restore at boot to see if it can fix this before using the instruction in the tutorial below. If you do not want to repair the user profile, you can delete it and create a new user account in OPTION TWO. If this still does not work for you, then you will be left with doing a clean install for your Upgrade or Full version of Vista. Try the option at this link: Rob Brooks-Bilson's Blog: Fix for Vista's: The User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded STEP ONE: Logon to the Computer Warning You must be logged on to an administrator account from step 1 or 2 below before you can move on to do either the OPTION ONE or OPTION TWO sections. 1. Logon to another Administrator account. NOTE: If you do not have another Administrator account, then proceed to step 2. A) Go to OPTION ONE or OPTION TWO. 2. Boot into Safe Mode. NOTE: You may not need to enable the built-in Administrator account. If this was the only normal administrator account you had, then Safe Mode should automatically boot into the built-in Administrator account. A) If Safe Mode did not boot into the built-in Administrator account, then enable the Built-in Administrator account. If it did , then go to step 2C. B) Logoff in Safe Mode, and then logon to the built-in Administrator account to logon with that account in Safe Mode. C) Go to OPTION ONE or OPTION TWO. OPTION ONE: Fix the User Account Profile 1. Open the Start menu. 2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter. 3. If prompted, either click on Continue or enter the password for the Administrator account. 4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below step 5) Code: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList 5. In the left pane, look for the S-1-5..... folder (SID key) with the long number that has .bak at the end of the numbers. (See screenshots below steps 6A and 7B) NOTE: A) In the right pane, look at the ProfileImagePath to verify that this is the user account profile that has the error. B) You may have another S-1-5..... folder (SID key) above it with the exact same number without the .bak at the end of it. 6. For Two S-1-5..... folders (SID key) with the same Number - NOTE: This is if you have two S-1-5..... folders (SID key) with the exact same numbers, but the second (below) one has the .bak at the end of the numbers. A) In the left pane, right click on the first (top) S-1-5..... folder (SID key) that does not have .bak at the end of the numbers and click Rename. ( B) Add .bk to the end of the numbers. C) In the left pane, right click on the second S-1-5..... folder (SID key) with .bak at the end of the numbers and click Rename. D) Remove only .bak from the end of the numbers and press Enter. E) Now go back and Rename the first one with .bk to .bak now at the end of the numbers and press Enter. F) Go to step 8. 7. For Only One S-1-5..... Folder (SID key) with .bak - NOTE: This is if you only have one S-1-5..... folder (SID key) for your user account with .bak at the end of the numbers. A) In the left pane, right click on the S-1-5..... folder (SID key) with .bak at the end of the numbers and click Rename. (See screenshot below) B) Remove only .bak at the end of the numbers and press Enter. 8. In the right pane of the one without .bak now, right click on RefCount and click on Modify. NOTE: If you do not have RefCount, then right click on a empty space in the right pane and click New and DWORD (32 bit) Value, then type RefCount and press Enter. This value for this entry will reset and return back to the original value after you have restarted the computer and logged on to the account. A) Type 0 (number) and click on OK. 9. In the right pane of the one without .bak now, right click on State and click on Modify. (See screenshot below step 10) NOTE: This value for this entry will reset and return back to the original value after you have restarted the computer and logged on to the account. A) Type 0 (number) and click on OK. ( 10. The registry will now look like this for the one without .bak now. (See screenshot below) 11. Close regedit. 12. Restart the computer. 13. See if you can logon now. NOTE: If this still does not help, then either try OPTION TWO below or see the yellow TIP box at the top of the tutorial. OPTION TWO: Delete the User Account Profle Warning You can do this option if you do not care about losing the user account and the contents in the user folders. Your programs will still be installed, but you will need to create new shortcuts for them afterwards. 1. Delete the User account profile that this error is for. NOTE: See: How to Delete a User Account in Vista 2. Open the Start menu. 3. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter. 4. If prompted by UAC, click on Continue. 5. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below step 7) Code: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList 6. In the left pane, click on one of the S-1-5..... folders (SID key) with the long number in it. NOTE: It may have .bak at the end of it. A) In the right pane, look at the ProfileImagePath to see if this is the same user account that you deleted in step 1 above. B) Repeat step 6 until you find the one that you deleted in step 1 above. NOTE: If the user account is not here, then it has already been removed when deleted in step 1. Go to step 9. 7. To Backup the Registry SID Key - WARNING: You should backup this SID key to be safe in case you delete the wrong one in step 8 below. A) Right click on the SID key, and click on Export. B) Type in a name and save the REG file to a safe location. NOTE: This is your backup. To Restore the Backup, right click on the REG backup file and click on Merge. C) Continue on to step 8. 8. To Delete the Registry SID Key - A) Right click on the SID key, and click on Delete. B) Click on Yes to confirm deletion. 9. Close regedit. 10. Now, just create a new normal Administrator account. NOTE: See: How to Create a New User Account in Vista 11. Restart the computer, and log on to your new account. NOTE: If this still does not help, then either try OPTION ONE above or see the yellow TIP box at the top of the tutorial.

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What software would you recommend to fix my computer from freezing up. I have tried a couple registry fix programs in the past but still having problems. I have Vista Home OS.


this website will give yo more info than any other .http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/135858-user-profile-error-logged-temporary-profile.html

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Conflicting User profiles when using Internet Explorer in WinXP


This is because the other user must have been the administrator. Administrative user can control the settings of other user. He must give permission to the other user which is given by default. But if its not, then options will be very limited to the other user. Access to surf the net and other access options can be given through the administrator.

Good luck!


~regards,
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CANT SIGN ONTO MY WINDOWS PROFILE AND ACCESS MY FILES


you did'nt give me anymore info so tyr this
once logged in go to control panel and then to user accounts
you can delete user in there
let me know

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