Vista - User Profile was not loaded correctly

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concork

Bought a brand new Dell Dimension 9200 a few days ago.

Everytime I start the computer I get the following message "User profile was
not loaded correctly. You have been logged on with a temporary profile.
Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off. Please see
the event log for details or contact your administrator"

Today I spent two hours on the phone with a Dell support person, who was
unable to help me - he said he would research it and call me tomorrow (I
think it may have been the end of his shift!)

Everthing I do to on the computer is basically lost after it's shut down - i
lost all the music and data files that I had loaded on. I'm not very
technical, so if anyone has a solution (that I can understand), i would be
most appreciative. The machine appears to be amazingly fast and I am dying to
get going on it.
Thanks in advance
 

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Rick Rogers

Hi,

Create a new profile for yourself in the control panel/Users and log into
it. Chances are good that the default profile is corrupt and you will not be
able to recover it. If you continue to use the temporary one, you will
continue to lose any settings and preferences you create.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"concork" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Bought a brand new Dell Dimension 9200 a few days ago.
>
> Everytime I start the computer I get the following message "User profile
> was
> not loaded correctly. You have been logged on with a temporary profile.
> Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off. Please see
> the event log for details or contact your administrator"
>
> Today I spent two hours on the phone with a Dell support person, who was
> unable to help me - he said he would research it and call me tomorrow (I
> think it may have been the end of his shift!)
>
> Everthing I do to on the computer is basically lost after it's shut down -
> i
> lost all the music and data files that I had loaded on. I'm not very
> technical, so if anyone has a solution (that I can understand), i would be
> most appreciative. The machine appears to be amazingly fast and I am dying
> to
> get going on it.
> Thanks in advance
 

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concork

Thanks Rick - on my third call to Dell they helped me do this, but not before
I had to resintall Vista on my machine, which of course deleted other
software that i now have to reinstall. However, I'm back in business, so
thanks!

"Rick Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Create a new profile for yourself in the control panel/Users and log into
> it. Chances are good that the default profile is corrupt and you will not be
> able to recover it. If you continue to use the temporary one, you will
> continue to lose any settings and preferences you create.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>
> "concork" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > Bought a brand new Dell Dimension 9200 a few days ago.
> >
> > Everytime I start the computer I get the following message "User profile
> > was
> > not loaded correctly. You have been logged on with a temporary profile.
> > Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off. Please see
> > the event log for details or contact your administrator"
> >
> > Today I spent two hours on the phone with a Dell support person, who was
> > unable to help me - he said he would research it and call me tomorrow (I
> > think it may have been the end of his shift!)
> >
> > Everthing I do to on the computer is basically lost after it's shut down -
> > i
> > lost all the music and data files that I had loaded on. I'm not very
> > technical, so if anyone has a solution (that I can understand), i would be
> > most appreciative. The machine appears to be amazingly fast and I am dying
> > to
> > get going on it.
> > Thanks in advance

>
>
 

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Ron B.

I'm having the same issue. The complication for me is that I'm logging onto
a domain, so I can't just come up with a differently named profile.
--
---------
Ron B.
mrbiggs.net


"concork" wrote:

> Thanks Rick - on my third call to Dell they helped me do this, but not before
> I had to resintall Vista on my machine, which of course deleted other
> software that i now have to reinstall. However, I'm back in business, so
> thanks!
>
> "Rick Rogers" wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > Create a new profile for yourself in the control panel/Users and log into
> > it. Chances are good that the default profile is corrupt and you will not be
> > able to recover it. If you continue to use the temporary one, you will
> > continue to lose any settings and preferences you create.
> >
> > --
> > Best of Luck,
> >
> > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> > Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> > My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
> >
> > "concork" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:[email protected]
> > > Bought a brand new Dell Dimension 9200 a few days ago.
> > >
> > > Everytime I start the computer I get the following message "User profile
> > > was
> > > not loaded correctly. You have been logged on with a temporary profile.
> > > Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off. Please see
> > > the event log for details or contact your administrator"
> > >
> > > Today I spent two hours on the phone with a Dell support person, who was
> > > unable to help me - he said he would research it and call me tomorrow (I
> > > think it may have been the end of his shift!)
> > >
> > > Everthing I do to on the computer is basically lost after it's shut down -
> > > i
> > > lost all the music and data files that I had loaded on. I'm not very
> > > technical, so if anyone has a solution (that I can understand), i would be
> > > most appreciative. The machine appears to be amazingly fast and I am dying
> > > to
> > > get going on it.
> > > Thanks in advance

> >
> >
 

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Samir

Same issue here with my domain account that can't log on properly.

I've created other accounts in the domain and they all work fine, but my own
old account cannot load my profile. I get a warning about the temporary
profile being loaded and eventid 1515 and 1511 are logged in the application
log.

I've tried deleting my old profile from C:\Users but it still won't work. I
end up with the C:\Users\TEMP profile.


As this is a domain account (not using roaming profile from the network) I
can't carry out any account modifications on my PC that would help. I'd like
to start using my PC effectivly again, but it's hard when all settings are
cleared everytime I restart...

//Vista Business 64-bit (eng)
 

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Samir

"Samir" wrote:

> Same issue here with my domain account that can't log on properly.
>
> I've created other accounts in the domain and they all work fine, but my own
> old account cannot load my profile. I get a warning about the temporary
> profile being loaded and eventid 1515 and 1511 are logged in the application
> log.
>
> I've tried deleting my old profile from C:\Users but it still won't work. I
> end up with the C:\Users\TEMP profile.
>
>
> As this is a domain account (not using roaming profile from the network) I
> can't carry out any account modifications on my PC that would help. I'd like
> to start using my PC effectivly again, but it's hard when all settings are
> cleared everytime I restart...
>
> //Vista Business 64-bit (eng)



My problem was solved using this technique:
1. Restart your PC to release the locks on your profile.
2. Log on with another administrative account
3. Delete C:\Users\%username%
4. Delete C:\Users\TEMP
5. Delete the registry key matching your SID from
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList". Check the value "ProfileImagePath" to make
sure you pick your own profile.
6. Restart once again and then you're done!

Hope this helps someone using domain accounts instead of local ones!
 

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neppoz

Exactly this resolved the problem. Credits to Samir !

"Samir" wrote:

> "Samir" wrote:
>

> > Same issue here with my domain account that can't log on properly.
> >
> > I've created other accounts in the domain and they all work fine, but my own
> > old account cannot load my profile. I get a warning about the temporary
> > profile being loaded and eventid 1515 and 1511 are logged in the application
> > log.
> >
> > I've tried deleting my old profile from C:\Users but it still won't work. I
> > end up with the C:\Users\TEMP profile.
> >
> >
> > As this is a domain account (not using roaming profile from the network) I
> > can't carry out any account modifications on my PC that would help. I'd like
> > to start using my PC effectivly again, but it's hard when all settings are
> > cleared everytime I restart...
> >
> > //Vista Business 64-bit (eng)
>
>
> My problem was solved using this technique:
> 1. Restart your PC to release the locks on your profile.
> 2. Log on with another administrative account
> 3. Delete C:\Users\%username%
> 4. Delete C:\Users\TEMP
> 5. Delete the registry key matching your SID from
> "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
> NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList". Check the value "ProfileImagePath" to make
> sure you pick your own profile.
> 6. Restart once again and then you're done!
>
> Hope this helps someone using domain accounts instead of local ones!
 

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Doug Lubey

vista windows profile service windows cannot find thelocal profile (temporary profile will be used)

This worked for me also. But here are a few additional tips for people new to vista.

Windows XP stored these profiles in C:\document and settings, Where as Vista stores the information in the registry and on the C:\Users folder.

If you just delete the folder information (which I did at first), the profile is not deleted in its' entirety.

Hence the error messages when you try to log in as the same domain user you just deleted:
Error messages:
1>Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you into a temporary profile.
2>windows vista Your user profile was not loaded correctly temporary profile
3>vista windows profile service windows cannot find the local profile
4>TEMP profile created

Also the exact registry key in vista is shown below. To run the registry editor in vista,type in regedt32.exe in the search; in XP you did this either by the command prompt or the run command.

Registry key to edit:
Computer\HKel_local_machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

Now start going through the keys to determine what users you many want to delete.

Another option (and maybe the correct option) would be to just delete the user using the control panel.
Control panel\User Accounts\User Accounts\Configure Advanced User Profile Properties(located on the left menu) and delete the profile you do not want anymore. By doing it this way, it will remove the registry settings and also the file system settings.



-Doug Lubey of Louisiana
www.douglubey.com
 

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Luka Vignjevic

Vista-user profile was not loaded correctly

I followed the steps of deleting the temp user, however, I am a little leary of deleting anything out of the registry. When I logon as the administrator and go to the control panel user accounts the domain user is not listed only the administrator account is listed. Should I change the computer setting to a workgroup and disjoin it from the domain before I start making any deletion out of the registry.

Thanks for your help.
 

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Ezi

Something that worked for me without deleting the profile.
1. Run chkdsk /r
2. Login to an admin account that works properly
3. Go to c:\users and delete all the temporary users
4. Restart
5. Login to your profile

Good luck!
 

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Angelz

New Member
I'm in desperate need of help. I've been trying to work on this for days and have just recently starting getting somewhere thanks to this thread.

I inherited a 2nd hand laptop from my Mother's work. I erased ex-user's name and I added a User profile under my name as Administrator. However, Firefox starts giving me an error message about profile folder directory. I managed to resolve that.

Once I resolved said problem above I started getting the "User Profile Not Loading Properly" error message. I solved that, thanks to the steps on this thread. So it seems that all is good, however, my wifi connection started saying that I am connected to my wireless router but the connectivity is limited. I'm unable to disconnect and reconnect even when I've gone closer to the router. So I've got to restart. When that happens and I'm downloading something using bittorrent any downloading work in progress and even previously completed downloads disappear! So I'm thinking that the whole "User Profile Not Loading Properly" isn't completely fixed, after all if it is shouldn't it be saving previous work?

Prior to this problem Bittorrent would automatically recommence where it stopped downloading, but now whilst it has stopped asking me to install Bittorrent at each restart it's still not saving what I'm downloading.

I've followed the steps on this thread and the have gone to the Registry and deleted all user names but the two I left there which is mine and my Hubby's name. Hubby's being Administrator and we are going to just use the Standard one. And there are three others named "system profile", "system" and something else. I didn't think I should erase those.

Any advise would be much appreciated.
 

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Malke

Angelz wrote:

>
> I'm in desperate need of help. I've been trying to work on this for days
> and have just recently starting getting somewhere thanks to this thread.
>
> I inherited a 2nd hand laptop from my Mother's work. I erased ex-user's
> name and I added a User profile under my name as Administrator. However,
> Firefox starts giving me an error message about profile folder
> directory. I managed to resolve that.
>
> Once I resolved said problem above I started getting the "User Profile
> Not Loading Properly" error message. I solved that, thanks to the steps
> on this thread. So it seems that all is good, however, my wifi
> connection started saying that I am connected to my wireless router but
> the connectivity is limited. I'm unable to disconnect and reconnect even
> when I've gone closer to the router. So I've got to restart. When that
> happens and I'm downloading something using bittorrent any downloading
> work in progress and even previously completed downloads disappear! So
> I'm thinking that the whole "User Profile Not Loading Properly" isn't
> completely fixed, after all if it is shouldn't it be saving previous
> work?
>
> Prior to this problem Bittorrent would automatically recommence where
> it stopped downloading, but now whilst it has stopped asking me to
> install Bittorrent at each restart it's still not saving what I'm
> downloading.
>
> I've followed the steps on this thread and the have gone to the
> Registry and deleted all user names but the two I left there which is
> mine and my Hubby's name. Hubby's being Administrator and we are going
> to just use the Standard one. And there are three others named "system
> profile", "system" and something else. I didn't think I should erase
> those.
>
> Any advise would be much appreciated.
>
>
You won't like it, but best practice on a used computer - obtained from
*anywhere* - is to clean install Windows. On a laptop, this usually means
restoring to factory condition.

Since this is a laptop, it may have a restore image on a partition. If there
were physical recovery disks, you should have received a set. If you
didn't, contact the laptop mftr.'s tech support and order a set. This is
usually very inexpensive.

Malke
--
MS-MVP
Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ
 

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Chad Harris

"Angelz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> I'm in desperate need of help. I've been trying to work on this for days
> and have just recently starting getting somewhere thanks to this thread.
>
> I inherited a 2nd hand laptop from my Mother's work. I erased ex-user's
> name and I added a User profile under my name as Administrator. However,
> Firefox starts giving me an error message about profile folder
> directory. I managed to resolve that.
>
> Once I resolved said problem above I started getting the "User Profile
> Not Loading Properly" error message. I solved that, thanks to the steps
> on this thread. So it seems that all is good, however, my wifi
> connection started saying that I am connected to my wireless router but
> the connectivity is limited. I'm unable to disconnect and reconnect even
> when I've gone closer to the router. So I've got to restart. When that
> happens and I'm downloading something using bittorrent any downloading
> work in progress and even previously completed downloads disappear! So
> I'm thinking that the whole "User Profile Not Loading Properly" isn't
> completely fixed, after all if it is shouldn't it be saving previous
> work?
>
> Prior to this problem Bittorrent would automatically recommence where
> it stopped downloading, but now whilst it has stopped asking me to
> install Bittorrent at each restart it's still not saving what I'm
> downloading.
>
> I've followed the steps on this thread and the have gone to the
> Registry and deleted all user names but the two I left there which is
> mine and my Hubby's name. Hubby's being Administrator and we are going
> to just use the Standard one. And there are three others named "system
> profile", "system" and something else. I didn't think I should erase
> those.
>
> Any advise would be much appreciated.
>
>
> --
> Angelz

Hi Angelz--

If you're able to surf the web, I wouldn't worry about the message that your
connection is limited. It's doing the job for you.

As to where Bit Torrent downloads, you can control that and it's not
downloading to a black whole, it's probably downloading to C:\downloads as a
default. It's saving what you download--you aren't looking where it's
saving to. If you go to Bit Torrent's toolbar Options>Preferences> you
have two boxes to type in where you want the downloads to end up:

Move downloads to
Move completed downloads to

Once you've made and chosen a download folder or chosen a download location
you already use, and put it in those two boxes, that's where they'll go.

You could make a folder on your data drive or on your C:\drive and call it
"downloads" or "bit torrent downloads" or "Angelz" downloads and type that
in the box.

Those other profiles are standard default profiles for Vista. They don't
have anything to do with where your torrent downloads are being placed.

If you want to change user profile location in Vista:
http://joshmouch.wordpress.com/2007/04/07/change-user-profile-folder-location-in-vista/

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/180719-user-profile-folders-prevent-allow-location-change.html

Best,

CH
 

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