[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today


Windows XP SP3 temporary profile

Posted on 2009-12-22
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
We have had several PC's in the last few months experience this problem.  For no good reason the user will log into their machine and be running under a temporary profile.  Normally, just shutting the machine down for a minute fixes the issue, but this doesn't always work for us.  The machines are part of an Active Directory, Server 2003 domain.  Just lately we've started to have a whole bunch of machine have this problem.  We aren't sure if an update released by Microsoft has caused this or not.  Anyone have an idea what could be causing this?  Their normal profile is not corrupt.  We normally just log in as the local admin and delete the temp profile(s) - there can be several sometimes.  It doesn't matter if its a laptop or desktop.
Question by:mousefhaddad

Expert Comment

ID: 26105062
i know this problem an dit's resolved with me by made scandisk for drive "C" that hade system files.
LVL 22

Expert Comment

ID: 26105206

Author Comment

ID: 26107517
This link is for Windows 7.  I'm talking about XP.
LVL 22

Expert Comment

ID: 26109824
I had the same problem that started about 3 months ago. I never knew what created it. It happened exactly as you described it. First one user, then other users. Before it became an epidemic... I tried the below procedure: it worked.
The way I fixed it was deleting the user account on both the server and on the local client machine. I recreated the account with a slightly different name: instead of MaryB, I used Mary_B for the new account (this eliminates any remnants of SID's that might confuse either the server or client computer).
After this.... the problem disappeared.
Hope this helps. Please keep me posted.
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

BitsBytesandMore earned 2000 total points
ID: 26109887
If this does not resolve the problem for you, Microsoft has a download that was created specifically to clean the User Profile Hive (it seems that lots of people are now having this same problem):

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If your system is showing symptoms of browser hijacks or 'google search redirects' check out my other article (http://rdsrc.us/u3GP7A) first and run the tool TDSSKiller (http://rdsrc.us/GDBBs4) to get rid of the infection. Once done, and if the …
For both online and offline retail, the cross-channel business is the most recent pattern in the B2C trade space.
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
This video tutorial shows you the steps to go through to set up what I believe to be the best email app on the android platform to read Exchange mail.  Get the app on your phone: The first step is to make sure you have the Samsung Email app on your …
Suggested Courses

607 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question