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Windows 7: "User profile error" that won't won't accept changes

10 May 2012   #1

windows 7 home edition
 
 
"User profile error" that won't won't accept changes

I am having difficulty with the User Profile Error.

The computer will boot, but goes into the temporary profile.

I've followed the other forums' recommendations.
I enter the "Safe Mode."
I access the Registry Editor (note: in the search bar, it won't find the regedit path, I have to search through the "help and support" section to access the Registry Editor. A small nuance/annoyance, but it might be pertinent).
I delete the ".bak" extension. Just the extension, not the profile.
I set the values on the 2 profile files to "zero." The names of the files eludes me at this second.

When I restart the computer, it loops back. Same problem. "User profile error."
I restart in "Safe Mode" and it is like I did nothing. Why is it doing this?
How do I fix it?
How do I reclaim my computer?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.


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10 May 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Honestly your best bet now is to create a new admin authorized user account and migrate.
Fixing this properly could take a massive amount of trial and error.


...then again you could get lucky.
New account is the quickest fix.
If it comes out damaged, then we may have a larger problem.
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10 May 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Omega, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Creating a new administrator account may be best, but depending on the exact user profile error, you might see if the proper tutorial below for your error may help.

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

or

User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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11 May 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

^^ brink's suggestions should probably go ahead of mine as they may actually manage to fix it.
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11 May 2012   #5

windows 7 home edition
 
 

Unfortunately, neither approach worked. The new profile is placed in a temporary status. As such, I can't access the documents for the profile. Or even download new programs.

This is very frustrating. Keep the suggestions coming.
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11 May 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If you have not already, you might see if doing a system restore at boot using a restore point (if available) dated before you got this error may help.

If that doesn't help, then were you able to enable and use the built-in Administrator account in the STEP ONE section from below?

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile - Vista Forums
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11 May 2012   #7

windows 7 home edition
 
 

I've tried the system restores. They won't take. It still loads the settings with no profile.

I tried creating the new admin user account. Same problem.
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11 May 2012   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Barring that finding any problems, the only thing I can imagine is you or some software you have used has changed user/admin permissions. The new account should have created from the system template. The fact it's having trouble as well is honestly quite interesting. I wish I had physical access to the machine I could probably hash it out with a few hours of digging, unfortunately as I eluded to in my first post here I just can't think of a way to walk you through all of the things I would plan on doing without writing a small book.
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11 May 2012   #9

windows 7 home edition
 
 

Thanks? :-/
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11 May 2012   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yeah, sorry if you've tried everything brink has suggested with no success I don't know anymore written out methods we have.

Have you tried attempting a repair install?
Kind of a shotgun blast approach but hopefully it will return the user account states to normal.
Repair Install
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