Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Temporary Profile Problem

09 Sep 2012   #1
midnightrainbow

Win 7 64bit
 
 
Temporary Profile Problem

Hi all, firstly sorry if this is in the wrong place....

Yesterday I turned on my computer as usual to find that when I entered my password into my user log on, instead of "welcome" I got "preparing your desktop".

I didn't grasp quite what that meant (figured windows updates was to blame) until it loaded up and all of my desktop stuff was gone. Panic ensued, so I shutdown and rebooted. Logged back into my user account with no problem whatsoever. Thought nothing more of it, until it happened again this morning and it took me four tries of shutting down/rebooting to log into my user profile.

I've Googled the problem looking for advice on how to fix it but it seems most of the options require me to essentially start from scratch again by losing all my settings on this account. I don't want to loose what I've set up here as I finally have everything organized where I need it and it took me forever to edit up my Itunes alone and I know from past experience that creating a new username means having to do all that stuff all over again.

Is I guess what I'm asking is - is there anyway to fix this log in problem without having to set up a new username/profile or lose the settings and files etc that I've set up on my current (corrupt) account?

(I haven't installed/uninstalled anything new to my computer and it's practically brand new/only four months old)

I'd be very appreciative of any advice. Thanks all.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Sep 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello midnightrainbow, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help with this error. Be sure to read all of it for all options.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Temporary Profile Problem




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Temporary profile problem
I have a peculiar problem that I hope you can help with. After coming home from an 18 day holiday, I switched my computer on, after an inordinately long time when the screen was displaying "Preparing your Desktop" I was given a screen that had very few icons on and a legend that stated that I...
General Discussion
Temporary profile
As a previous post states, "Every now and then, when I log in, it says Loading Desktop instead of Welcome, and it logs me into a profile." But in my case, I have, unfortunately, a much worse situation :( You see, I had to keep a program file on the desktop of my main profile because it would...
BSOD Help and Support
logged in with temporary profile
win7 Ultimate - I have admin account, my wife has her own account, and her profile appears to be corrupt. When she logs in we see the error message "you have been logged in with a temporary profile". Initially, restarting solved this problem for her but now it's happening every time. I've...
BSOD Help and Support
Temporary Profile Problem
Ok, my pc has been working perfectly fine latlely. No shuttering or hangs. No problems what so ever. Until...:eek: I bought the new Kings of Leon CD (deluxe edition, woot) and started to import it to iTunes. It gets to about song three, and then everything freezes up for a sec, then BSOD...
BSOD Help and Support
Temporary Profile?
This has happened a total of three times, and it's bugging me. The first time was maybe a month ago, when I attempted to shut down my computer and it said that there were some processes running and that I'd have to "Force Restart." I did so, and when I logged in, my desktop came up looking like...
BSOD Help and Support
Temporary profile
When I start my NB my account is starting, but there is create Temp Account only. System notes "You have been loggend on with a temporary profile..." Do you have any ideas?
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:44.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App