win 7 -  user profile cannot be loaded.

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I've got Windows 7 (not professional version) and on my work computer, I am now getting an error.  "The user profile service failed to login."  The user profile cannot be loaded".

This IS the only supervisor account.  It is my business computer.   I have one non-admin acct that I use for testing.  I can't log in as test acct and run CMD as supervisor because it says it can't find the file \system32\cmd.exe  - the file is there; it works as long as i am logged in and not trying to run as supervisor.

I don't know what to do. I need it fixed asap... but if I can't get on as admin, how do I fix it??

It is not even me a temporary user profile.  It logs on, gives error msgs about, and logsoff.
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@aaepa sorry to hear,

Have you tried booting into safe mode to see if you can login that way ? (start the computer and gently/panicky tap the F8 key until you get the boot options and pick safe mode)

From their you might be able to use this little guide
http://www.brooks-bilson.com/blogs/rob/index.cfm/2009/1/5/Fix-for-Vistas-The-User-Profile-Service-service-failed-the-logon-User-profile-cannot-be-loaded

Your second shot is to do a system restore (grabing the installation disk and booting into the installation process, then choosing the system restore option)
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/194765-system-recovery-options.html

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Thank you very much!!!

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