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User Profile Won't Load Correctly

  1. #1


    Abigail Guest

    User Profile Won't Load Correctly

    I shut my computer off last night by just holding down the on/off button (not
    because there was anything wrong with my computer at the time, but because it
    was faster than letting the system shut down properly. I've learned my
    lesson, and won't be doing that again). Now, though, when I turn my computer
    on, it says my user profile didn't load completely or correctly, and that any
    changes made to this temporary profile wouldn't be saved.

    The temporary profile has none of my preferred settings, looks exactly as my
    computer did the first day I ever turned it on, and none of my
    files/documents/pictures/etc are in place. I did a search for my files, and
    found them at the end of a really convoluted path (so they're still here),
    but I can no longer just click the start button and then music, because the
    music isn't there any more, for example. Also, my firefox bookmarks seem to
    be gone.

    Please help me get the profile to load correctly!

    Information - it's a Gateway laptop, and I'm running the student version of
    Vista.

    Thank you

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Shari Carroll Guest

    Re: User Profile Won't Load Correctly

    What if the computer is a on domain and this error has occurred? I've logged
    in as the local machine admin and deleted the users profile under the user
    section after moving their files out but it won't recreate a new profile for
    them. I have deleted and readded the user to this machine as well. Still
    when I log in as the user it says profile can not be loaded correctly, using
    temp etc. I do not want to totally reload this machine. Any help would be
    greatly appriciated.

    "Richard G. Harper" wrote:

    > Given that you shut the system down incorrectly, it's likely that you have
    > corrupted the profile and it is now unrecoverable. If a reboot or two has
    > not cleared it up, you will probably have to create a new account and
    > customize it as you want it to be.
    >
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    > "Abigail" <Abigail@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:C34875AF-5F79-4572-854C-E99187D55A62@xxxxxx

    > >I shut my computer off last night by just holding down the on/off button
    > >(not
    > > because there was anything wrong with my computer at the time, but because
    > > it
    > > was faster than letting the system shut down properly. I've learned my
    > > lesson, and won't be doing that again). Now, though, when I turn my
    > > computer
    > > on, it says my user profile didn't load completely or correctly, and that
    > > any
    > > changes made to this temporary profile wouldn't be saved.
    > >
    > > The temporary profile has none of my preferred settings, looks exactly as
    > > my
    > > computer did the first day I ever turned it on, and none of my
    > > files/documents/pictures/etc are in place. I did a search for my files,
    > > and
    > > found them at the end of a really convoluted path (so they're still here),
    > > but I can no longer just click the start button and then music, because
    > > the
    > > music isn't there any more, for example. Also, my firefox bookmarks seem
    > > to
    > > be gone.
    > >
    > > Please help me get the profile to load correctly!
    > >
    > > Information - it's a Gateway laptop, and I'm running the student version
    > > of
    > > Vista.
    > >
    > > Thank you
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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