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Can not login on normal mode and when i type in my password its says profile server not found and i have to do it on safe mode and i can not access my files,pictures or documents why is this.

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You need to create a new user profile in safe mode and then log into that profile in the normal mode. and for accessing your old files you need to follow the following path c:/documents and settings/user name
and if you get an access denied error follow the following article
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/810881

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Does this account is your administrator account? If not, then you can go to Safe Mode by login with administrator to reset your account password.

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You can salvage your old user account by logging on as the "Administrator" user. Once you're logged in as the admin, you can reset your old user password. The Administrator user (by default) is similar to a "superuser" and has the highest access level to reset any user password.
If you don't know what your Administrator password is, you can reset that by rebooting into Safe Mode.
The best option here is to reset your account password. You can do this using either 1 of the 2 methods suggested by Microsoft Knowledge Base article #321305. In my opinion, the second method described on this page is most likely the easiest route: Reboot Windows in Safe Mode. Click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK: control userpasswords2 Click the user account that you forgot the password for, and then click Reset Password. Type a new password in both the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and then click OK.
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Side note: To access Safe Mode, Click Start -> Shutdown (or Turn Off), and choose 'Restart'. Once the computer restarts, press F8 repeatedly on the keyboard until a Boot Menu appear (this *must* be done before the Windows boot screen appears). Finally, choose to boot Windows in Safe Mode and press Enter on the keyboard.


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Sounds like you have a corrupted user profile, I would just reformat the hard drive and start all over so that you won't have to have this issue anymore.
Normally it would let you in safe mode and 10x bigger seems to be video card as well maybe your whole settings got deleted some how and it can't find a normal windows settings.

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My daughter has windows vista installed on her computer, somehow she cannot login using her password she probably forgot..the error message states The User Profile Service service failed the logon..user...


1. Login to the Safe Mode and then perform the steps as mentioned in this page to resolve it.

NOTE: To login to the Safe Mode, press the F8 key at startup or whn the Computer starts.

2. Try performing the System Restore.

System Restore removes system changes that were made since the last time you remember your computer working correctly. This feature allows the user to revert crucial operating system files back to a previous recorded state. System Restore does not affect your personal data files, so you won't lose changes made to these files.

Open System Restore by clicking the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking System Tools, and then clicking System Restore.‌ Administrator permission required. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Or check this link to perform the System Restore.

Check this link also for more information and resolve the error message.


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and respond accurately, you can install another copy of Windows
onto the 'C:' drive, AND CHOOSE A FOLDER NAME THAT IS *NOT* 'C:\WINDOWS'.
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Hello,
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Under safe mode please create a new user.
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