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userlist in regedit adventure!

#1
Hey guys,

long time windows user, fixing and tinkering was never an issue for me on windows, always other users posting and commenting.

So... two days ago I have a hard drive failure, which still works after a scandisk, format, and reinstall vista. Voila it works again.

Right after the reinstallation I have the problem where I keep getting logged in with a temporary account, and I've never run into this problem before. I thought it would be a smart idea to remove certain parts of the userlist in regedit (computer/hkeylocalmachine/software/microsoft/windowsnt/currentversion/).

except i deleted the entire userlist, included things like network and local and whatnot. now I cannot login, i get the error "user profile service failed to load", and only safemode works.

I don't want to do a system restore, because I'll be back in the situation I was in before, with the temp profile and having to re-download updates. Is there a fast way to... "create" a new userlist registry? I cant create new profiles in control panel/users in safe mode.

I've searched for some documentation on it, but no avail. not sure where to start.
 

My Computer

SIW2

Vista Guru
Gold Member
#2
Use a boot disc - vista pe or 7 pe will do.

Load the hives with regedit and make any changes you want.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel E8400
    Motherboard
    ASRock1333-GLAN R2.0
    Memory
    2gb DDR2 800
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia 9500GT 1gb