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Windows 7: Windows 7-32bit user account problem

18 Jan 2011   #1

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Windows 7-32bit user account problem

I just got my new PC and I stupidly created a new folder in the directory under C:\user\and called it User (as the one that used to be called that had somehow got renamed) then I copied files from the another user account into it. Then I created a new user account to log into the PC on fire up called User and stupidly gave it an administrator status without a password.



Now when I fire it up, and click on that new user account it will not open and a message comes up saying “The user profile service service failed the login, User profile cannot be loaded” If I go into Control Panel and user accounts I cannot delete the account or change the status of it back to standard because it keeps asking for a password and there is none. Even if I create one it just ignores it, obviously something to do with the first error that comes up as quoted earlier. Help anyone out there!!!


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18 Jan 2011   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrichardson View Post
I just got my new PC and I stupidly created a new folder in the directory under C:\user\and called it User (as the one that used to be called that had somehow got renamed) then I copied files from the another user account into it. Then I created a new user account to log into the PC on fire up called User and stupidly gave it an administrator status without a password.



Now when I fire it up, and click on that new user account it will not open and a message comes up saying “The user profile service service failed the login, User profile cannot be loaded” If I go into Control Panel and user accounts I cannot delete the account or change the status of it back to standard because it keeps asking for a password and there is none. Even if I create one it just ignores it, obviously something to do with the first error that comes up as quoted earlier. Help anyone out there!!!
Two things you can try doing:

First:

(pulled this from here)

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1. Restart your computer and hit F8 multiples times until you see a menu-like screen, if you see the Windows splash screen then repeat this step
2. Highlight and hit enter on Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Try logging in there. If it still doesn't work, then go to step17
3. If you are able to login, once a command prompt pops up, type: net user administrator password /active:yes (you can specify whatever password you want for the administrator account.)
4. If you get a message saying "The command completed successfully", then restart your computer by typing: shutdown -r
5. Boot up again pressing F8, but this time choose just Safe Mode.
6. You will be able to login as Administrator with the password you set in Step 3
7. Hit (windows logo)+R
8. Type regedit
9. Once the registry editor opens up, look for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
10. In the left pane, find the one that starts with S-1-5..... and ends with .BAK; if you don't find one, skip to step 15
11. Right click it and click Rename, then change the .BAK to .BK
12. Right click the one with the same numbering but without the .BAK and add .BAK add the end
13. Right click the one that you renamed to .BK and clickRename, delete the .BK
14. Eventually, you have switched the .BAK from the end of the second entry to the first. That should probably fix your problem.
15. If you didn't find a .BAK then try this: Open Windows Explorer to C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Application Data
16. If you find another Application Data below the one you're on, then delete it. That should probably also fix your problem.
17. If you can't login in Safe Mode, then reboot and hit F8 until you see the menu again, then hit enter highlightingRepair Your Computer
18. Wait until all Windows Files finish loading, then hitNext when it asks keyboard language.
19. Try logging in here also, choose your user from the dropdown menu, and type the password, then jump to step 23
20. If that still doesn't work, then if you have your Windows Installation CD still, put it in and restart your computer.
21. Hit F12 until you see a menu of boot options, choose Boot from CD
22. Choose keyboard language then hit next. Find Repair Your Computer from a little below the center left.
23. Choose Open Command Prompt and type: net user administrator password /active:yes (here again you can specify a password)
24. Close the command prompt and click Restart and jump to step 5


To disable the administrator account, type this in an elevated command prompt: net user administrator /active:no
Second:
Error message when you log on to a Windows Vista-based or Windows 7-based computer by using a temporary profile: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded" -- Run the Mr. Fix It tool.
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