Windows Profile

Posted on 2011-10-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
After a power outage took down my PC, everytime I boot up a temporary profile is created ad my data is lost.  Even when I signon as Owner - the data is no longer on my desktop.  I can save nothing on my desktop.  Can anyone provide a clue as to how I might fix this?
Question by:HoraceF
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    Ick, I would just rebuild it.  Try using explorer to get to


    etc.  If you can browse these, you can save your misc items there and move them elsewhere.  Then I would create a new user and thus a new profile, when that is confirmed working, you can then delete the old user's profile and let it rebuild.

    Usually they are corrupted and or otherwise damaged.  Really your customizations can be re-created, your documents, photos, favorites are often harder to do.
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    Error message: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded”, when logging on to Windows 7 or Windows Vista

    Disregard the title of that URL, but look in the registry where it is specifying, and see if you have the renamed profile key....

    Chances are the profile is hosed, and migrating the data is in order, but there's more than that above that might be needed. Email/app settings/registry items from the profile etc....

    Try forcing the permissions again on C:\Users\Owner, to Full Control for your userid.

    Propagating permissions to child Objects

    Can even mount the .reg hive, and see if you can repush the permissions there....
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    Also, a check of the disk would be worth doing.....


    (NO switches yet)

    If it reports that it cannot continue in Read Only mode, enter 'chkdsk /f /r', and hit 'Y', and reboot to allow the scan to complete. The log is in the Application log, source "Winlogon".
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