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I wasn't suggesting you access Control Panel properties, but your start folders properties to add control panel back to it.
As for the user/Administrator account issue, you could try a system restore (I rarely if ever suggest this) to a date prior to the issue and that may get you back into control.
Also if no one else has had physical access to this computer? You may want to boot into Safe Mode (tapping F8 key on boot to key to the Windows boot option screen) and run a full virus scan as this issue doesn't seem likely unless it's viral in nature. Unless someone else has been messing around with it.
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Jun 26, 2013 | Computers & Internet
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:
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
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:
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:
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
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
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