Your user profile was not loaded Correctly ...... Help please RRS feed

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  • Help please
    when i was on my laptop that has windows vista, it shut down itself so i thought it was just overheated all i will have to do is switch it back on but when i did and logged on to my account everything was deleted like my music, pictures, videos just everything basicly and in the bottom corner a message came up with -

    your profile was not loaded correctly

    You have been logged on with a temporary profile. Changes that you make to this profile will be lost when you log off. Please see the event log for details or contact your administrator. 

    So i went onto here and searched for a solution but it all involves to search for C:\User\ but then i cant backup or restore my profile .

    I dont know what to do any sugestions?

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 5:40 PM


  • Hi,


    A temporary profile is issued each time that an error condition prevents the user's profile from loading. Temporary profiles are deleted at the end of each session, and changes made by the user to desktop settings and files are lost when the user logs off.


    A user profile consists of the following elements:


    1.A registry hive. The registry hive is the file NTuser.dat. The hive is loaded by the system at user logon, and it is mapped to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry key. The user's registry hive maintains the user's registry-based preferences and configuration.

    2.A set of profile folders stored in the file system. User-profile files are stored in the Profiles directory, on a folder per-user basis. The user-profile folder is a container for applications and other system components to populate with sub-folders, and per-user data such as documents and configuration files. Windows Explorer uses the user-profile folders extensively for such items as the user's Desktop, Start Menu and My Documents folder.


    We can perform the following method to resolve such issue:


    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


    NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList". Check the value "ProfileImagePath" to make sure you pick your own profile.


    6. Restart once again.


    Good Luck.

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    Friday, October 29, 2010 9:32 AM