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Windows 7: Help, I can't login, user profile can't be loaded


10 Feb 2010   #1

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Help, I can't login, user profile can't be loaded

Following : Move the Users Directory in Windows 7 I foolishly attempted to move my Users directory from the Windows 7 drive to another partition. This sounded great in theory.

After rebooting, I cannot login to Windows. When I try to logon with my username and password, I get this error:
Quote:
"The User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.
Other than a complete reinstall, what else can I do to logon? Can I create a new account in Safe mode and use that or something like that? I tried a Windows restore, but that failed

Any ideas are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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10 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

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10 Feb 2010   #3

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Thanks, I tried those steps out and no luck. My problem is that the entire Users folder is gone. On top of that, when I login with the built in Administrator account, I get this error (see screen) View image: profile error.png

Do I have to reinstall Windows to fix this?
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10 Feb 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

You might want to try a Repair Install first, at least you wont lose anything that way.
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10 Feb 2010   #5

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
You might want to try a Repair Install first, at least you wont lose anything that way.
I ended up doing a full reinstall. Funny enough, I had just installed Win 7 yesterday. That makes 2 Win installs in 24 hrs ;-)
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10 Feb 2010   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Once it is running the way you like, make a system image on an External Hard Drive. You will never have to activate or reinstall, again. Make the image after activation and your programs are installed. Good Luck.
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10 Feb 2010   #7

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Once it is running the way you like, make a system image on an External Hard Drive. You will never have to activate or reinstall, again. Make the image after activation and your programs are installed. Good Luck.
That sounds like a fine idea. I have never made a system image before. Would you mind giving me some pointers, app, some steps to get the process going?
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10 Feb 2010   #8

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I would be very happy to. I am leaving to look for a tutorial, if there are none, I will tell you step by step what you should do.

Success, there was an excellent tutorial available. Read it over. If you have any questions or problems, I would be very happy to help you. Take your time.

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10 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Once it is running the way you like, make a system image on an External Hard Drive. You will never have to activate or reinstall, again. Make the image after activation and your programs are installed. Good Luck.
That sounds like a fine idea. I have never made a system image before. Would you mind giving me some pointers, app, some steps to get the process going?
Stick the image from Windows on an external HDD, and stash it somewhere safe.
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10 Feb 2010   #10

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

No disrespect rich, but I think this is the one you wanted, if not I apologize.
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