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Windows 7: Can't log on

02 Apr 2010   #11

Windows Vista

I've done system restore but it is still doing the same thing. Maybe I haven't gone as far back as I need to but I don't have any more restore points. I've also checked out the netplwiz and tried it but didn't work either.

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02 Apr 2010   #12

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Unless you have other problems, you have restore points that go back more than 2 weeks. When you are asked to select a restore point, on the bottom left there is a box, you check it to get more points. Try again. SR should work.
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02 Apr 2010   #13

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

Here is what I was thinking about:

Originally I had a problem with my profiles logging in with a TEMP profile but then later I was not able to log on at all here is what I did: (Note parts of this are copied from several other web sites and edited to post here the relevant parts)

1. Logon with Admin Rights
2. Open regedit and go to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList.

Here you can see all SIDs of loaded profiles and probably you'll have some of them repeated but with .bak extensions.

3. To fix your profile, desktop icons, etc... you have to delete the profile with no .bak extension and rename the other, deleting only the .bak extension of it:

Ex: In Regedit (HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList)

SID-1292428093-343818398-2115-158554 <- Delete this Key
SID-1292428093-343818398-2115-158554.bak <- Rename This Key to SID-1292428093-343818398-2115-158554

4. Restart your computer or Logoff and Logon with the profile that you want to restore and that's all, your profile will be restored Perfectly.

If that does not work then do this:

1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control
Key: RegistrySizeLimit
Value: ffffffff
2. Reboot
3. Run sfc /scannow
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