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Windows 7: Built-in Administrator profile missing, error 1511

20 Jul 2013   #1
stars1234

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, SP1
 
 
Built-in Administrator profile missing, error 1511

Somehow my "built-in Administrator" has been damaged. After loading, there is a pop-up that tells me "you have been logged on with a temporary profile..." Checking Event Viewer shows Error 1511, "Windows cannot find local profile," has occurred. I believe I have an understanding of how to fix this if it were a "standard" or "administrator" profile but am not certain what to do, since this is the "built-in administrator" profile. I have tried: stopping/starting the built-in Administrator from a non-elevated administrator account. loggin to Administrator (built in) in safe mode. log off, hoping for it to create a new profile. no luck with anything. I do not have a Win7 DVD (only the hidden backup on my system hdd). there is no "Restore" available that is prior to the problem.


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20 Jul 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello stars,

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help with this user profile error. Since it's your built-in Administrator that is affected, you could also do this in any other administrator account if available.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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20 Jul 2013   #3
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Open the registry . Navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

Locate the SID folder . Do you see two keys that end in 500 ? One 500.bak and 500 like in the tutorial above ?
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20 Jul 2013   #4
stars1234

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, SP1
 
 

sorry for taking so long to get back--firefox got crashed.

Do I see two files ending in 500? No and Yes.
when looking from my administrator account (non-elevated) I have only one that ends in 500. It is the .bak.
when looking from my built-in Administrator (it loads as a temporary profile) I see two.
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20 Jul 2013   #5
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Take a look at the post #2 to get your issue fixed . Do the steps inside your Temporary user account .
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20 Jul 2013   #6
stars1234

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, SP1
 
 

ok. so, attempt the fix from the built-in Administrator (which is a temporary profile--it tells me nothing will be saved) login?
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20 Jul 2013   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

stars,

Do you have another administrator account to log on to do this in instead?
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20 Jul 2013   #8
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I never had an issue . Login to your administrator account not the built in one and try there .
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20 Jul 2013   #9
stars1234

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, SP1
 
 

I'm getting confused as to which act to log in.
Yes, I have a few regular "admin" accounts. When I looked for keys ending in 500 from one of those it showed only one, the .bak key.
When I looked for 500 keys from the acct with elevated: built-in, active, Real Admin, I find two 500 keys--which makes sense, because it is loading both but they are temporary?
Do, I then, not do safe mode or the real Admin, but try from one of the regular admins?

What I do not understand is if I am deleting info for the profile I log in with, shouldn't it be from the real admin account? but if i do that will it delete the built-in profile?
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20 Jul 2013   #10
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

When you click on the key with 500.bak on the right hand side locate ProfileImagePath it should say C:\Users\TEMP am I correct ?
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