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  • I am having an issue with this.  Both my administrator profile and guest profile get this same messge.  So I can't get past the point of selecting a profile.  I have tried loading in safe mode, and rebooting before the error occured.  It tells me there is no error.  I know little about computer programming so I need very specfic step by step instructions as soon as possible.  This is my only computer access!
    Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:16 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.


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    Thursday, October 20, 2011 9:46 AM