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Windows 7: Preparing Desktop Windows 7 pro 32 bit

06 Dec 2010   #1
colpen1

Windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 
Preparing Desktop Windows 7 pro 32 bit

Good Day,
> On two occasions now I have had the problem Preparing Desktop after
> Logging in. The screen is Black with Large Icons on the left hand side
> and all the Short Cuts pinned to the Task Bar are missing. I have
> taken the machine to my IT People in the Company I work for and they
> say it is a corrupted User profile and they need to Locate and copy
> all the files to a new user account
> - delete the original one - re create it and copy all the files back.
>
> Is this correct and is there a permanent fix to correct this - have
> checked all references to this problem on the Internet but do not seem
> able find a solution - Please Help.

Colin
>


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06 Dec 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Colin, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Depending on exactly what the error message said, you may be able to fix it yourself by using the tutorial below for the error message.

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. - Vista Forums

or

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile - Vista Forums

However, if you keep getting this error, then the only way around this would be to create a new administrator account. Next, copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hidden AppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder. After everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account.


Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Dec 2010   #3
colpen1

Windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

Thanks will get our IT People to give it a try

Colin
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06 Dec 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Colin. Please let us know how it went.
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