Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional

2 Answers

Cause of user profile not loading

What causes a user profile not to be loaded in Windows domain based network?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 144 Answers

The question is:

What causes a user profile not to be loaded in Windows domain based network?

the answer is:
there are probably 3 broad reasons for this,
1. the user corrupted their profile somehow, such as shutting down without logging off (hard power off)
2. the connection to the domain was lost ungracefully, and offline information was not copied entirely, causing a mismatch of some encrypted profile data, (effectingly corrupting again) and preventing the logon.
3. an unknown event took place between the last time the user sucessfully logged on, and this time where the profile is now not loading. this could be hardware related (faulty Hard disk), RAM parity errors( bad memory), a change to the user profile SID details on the domain controller or other domain change.

Usually the cause is not so much a problem, unless it consistantly reoccurs.

Fixing it however, in XP is fairly easy.
with an account with domain admin rights, just navigate to the UNC path "\\computername\c$\documents and settings" - note the name of the folder/user affected, and just .old their profile folder.
example, username is Philip. - you see in their c:\documents and settings\ folder the folder called Philip, rename it to philip.old or something else.

You have to ensure this is done while the user is logged off, as files in this folder will be in use otherwise. potentially useful to reboot the computer before navigating to the profile folder.

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 128 Answers

It seems that someone was tampering with permissions on C:\Users folder.
The permissions on my system are:

  • Everyone - Read & execute
  • System - Full Control
  • Administrators - Full Control
  • Users - Read & execute

You need to login the local administrator account, then delete the SID registry for the domain account. It is recommended to boot in Safe Mode to do this. Then create a new domain account to login.

OR
It seems that someone was tampering with permissions on C:\Users folder.
The permissions on my system are:
  • Everyone - Read & execute
  • System - Full Control
  • Administrators - Full Control
  • Users - Read & execute

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hi this is on my screen after I have put user passwords in after ive rebooted my hp omnibook Xe 3 and it pops up every 20 secs. It looks like message services.I think . does anybody know. Please. ?


This behavior can occur for any of the following reasons:
  • Your password list (.pwl) file is damaged.
  • A service or program that loads during the startup process conflicts with another service or program.
  • You are using user profiles.
  • There is a hardware conflict on your computer.
  • A hardware driver on your computer is missing or damaged.
  • If profiles are enabled, Windows may not be able to contact the primary domain controller's Netlogon share when looking for a Config.pol file. (Windows checks for a Config.pol file even if policies are not used.)
  • Your primary domain controller (PDC) is not local to your Windows 95 or Windows 98 clients.
  • A single user profile is corrupted.
  • Your network adapter is not correctly seated.
  • You are using a reserved word for your user name.

Oct 24, 2015 | HP Computers & Internet

Tip

How to Upgrade Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition Profiles to Windows XP...


This guide describes how to upgrade a Microsoft Microsoft Windows 98-based, or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition-based client that has user profiles to a Microsoft Windows XP-based client.
The following steps enable the Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition (Me) profiles to be retained throughout the process.
Your best method to retain the profiles is to join the domain during the upgrade installation process.
Otherwise, you must use a workaround method to transfer the profile information over to the Windows XP profile.
During the upgrade installation process, at the networking section, the administrator is offered the choice to join a domain or a workgroup.
If you join the domain at this juncture, you ensure that all the existing profiles are migrated successfully to the Windows XP-based installation.
If you did not join the computer to the domain during the upgrade process, you must use the following workaround method:

Join the upgraded computer to the target domain.
All applicable users must log on and log off (which generates a profile).
Copy the appropriate Application Data folder from the Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Me profiles to the newly created user profiles.

on Jul 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

User profile cannot be loaded


The page that the message refers to is missing. This is usually a virus that has caused it. I have found no way around it bar reinstalling Windows.

Jan 28, 2014 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

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

1 Answer

Dell Vostro 3500 running Windows 7. Trying to log into the admin (only) account and get the message: The User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. No Recovery Media was...


Please check following link from Mocrosoft knowledge base:

Error message: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded", when logging on to Windows 7 or Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215

PS: If it helps then please click on thumbs up.If you need more help then please let me know.

Sep 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

User profile cannot be loaded on Windows domain-based network


The only way i found to stop it was to copy the profiles to a new spot and then delete the user and then remake the user and log in as the user and then log out and then copy the setting back to the user replacing the files.

If your not the administrator of the domain, contact the domain administrator, only he can give you the
relavent permissions.

Jun 14, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

1 Answer

Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If this problem persists contact your network administrator.


It looks your profile is corrupted. You can login with administrator's login id other than the local profile user id and rename the old profile located in c:\documents and settings\ your user login name folder
and rename the folder. After that logout and login again with your user id, one having problem with profile and again go to the c:\documents and settings\ your user id name folder which you renamed and move your critical data on desktop or my documents to the new profile.

May 14, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

1 Answer

How to write script in 2003 domaincontroller


Hi

please follow steps to resolve your issue

First, open "Active Directory Users and Computers" on the domain controller

Now right click on the user you want to have the logon script and select the properties menu.
A properties dialog like the one shown below will appear. Select the ‘Profile’ Tab

Here is the confusing part. If I just put any old batch file name in the logon script field, where does windows try to find it from?
Lets find out. First, type in this field ‘logon.bat’
Click OK.
Now, we need to find the folder where the server loads logon scripts. It follows this format:
\\(SERVERNAME)\sysvol\(DOMAIN NAME)\scripts
So, if my server was named DCServer1, and my domain was intelliadmin.com, we would browse to this path:
\\DCServer1\sysvol\intelliadmin.com\scripts

Now that we know where to put it, creating the script is easy. Just open up notepad, and write your batch file. For our test batch file we will put in a line that loads our profile generator for Microsoft Outlook XP

We are done with the script, so we save the text file as:
\\DCServer1\sysvol\intelliadmin.com\scripts\logon.bat
Now, the next time this user logs in, they will load the login script.
Check out our Windows Admin Tools
Filed Under: Windows

hope it can resolved your issue
thanks for using fixya

Mar 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Windows cannot locate the server copy of your roaming profile and is attempting to log you on with your local profile. Changes to the profile will not be copied to the server when you logoff. Possible...


When you "logon" to your local network, your computer is configured to fetch your "desktop" (My Documents and wallpaper and everything else) from a "server" computer on your network.

Was your "logon" to the local "domain-server" a successful login?
Does your local Network Administrator indicate that the "domain-server" is functioning properly?
Does that server's log-file show any error-messages, such as "not allowed to login between 10 PM and 6 AM" (a "security" setting on the server).

Since your "desktop" could not be loaded from the domain-server,
your computer has used a "local" copy of your "desktop",
and it is warning you that any changes will *NOT* be "merged" back to your "network" profile.

Have you contacted you local Network Administrator? What did she say?

May 25, 2009 | D-Link Computers & Internet

4 Answers

I dont know what is domain


A Microsoft Windows Active Directory Domain is a directory service for a computer network. Think of it like a phonebook for all your companies computers, users, and printers to name a few. Active Directory provides a central authentication point for all users/computers in the building and controls network policies. This makes network management for multiple computers and users MUCH easier.

For more information, see Microsoft's Official Active Directory site.

Mar 07, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Logo

571 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Computers & Internet Experts

micky dee

Level 3 Expert

2658 Answers

Piyal Perera
Piyal Perera

Level 3 Expert

528 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18387 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...