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Computer always logs me on with a temporary profile, no matter which profile I try to log on.

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  • I'm not sure how this happened, but lately whenever I try to log on it says I have been logged on with a temporary profile, in which I can't download anything new and I cant access my original files and everything. I figured at first it was just a problem with that profile, so I tried logging on to the other one on my computer, but the same thing occurred. Then I tried making a new profile but the same problem happened as well on that profile. Currently, it wont even let me make a new profile when I try. I make a new profile, but then when I log off only this profile shows up in the list, no others. I read the other post on these forums, but that solution didn't help me because that only works when 1 profile is corrupted, with me it is any profile I try to log on to. Any help as to how to fix this would be greatly appreciated, it is getting really annoying not being able to save anything permanently and what not.
    Saturday, December 18, 2010 3:45 PM

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  • Perform a system Restore to a point prior to when you experienced this problem.
    Saturday, December 18, 2010 6:52 PM
  • See "FAQ:A temporary profile is loaded after logging on to a Windows 7-based system":

     http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprogeneral/thread/732ccc2c-3fd9-4b46-ac09-2e99ae316a41

    Hope this helps.

    Sunday, December 19, 2010 10:49 PM
  • Since you cannot log on with normal mode, you are not able to check related event logs to find the reasons. You may try to restore in Safe Mode. If it does not work, try the suggestions in the FAQ mentioned above to make at least one of the profiles work, then log on with that user account, open Event Log, try to find clues in Application log and System log.
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    Tuesday, December 21, 2010 6:19 AM
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  • Great reply, i have some of the same issues, but it was malware. Got rid of the Malware, but now need to figure out how to put the profile back the way it was. The Malware changed something in the registry and that is where the problem is. When the malware took over, you can not go back to a date eariler than when the malware installed itself, that is why a system restore will not work.  Can anyone help with this?


    • Edited by Siouxzycue Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:49 PM
    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:47 PM