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I have a corrupt user profile. When I log in I get logged in with a Temporary account.
I deleted the user account in hopes that it would recreate the account and it hasnt.

I am at the end of my rope. I formatter the hard drive and reinstalled windows and still no luck.
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by:pjam
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You didn't say, but by the tags I am assuming this is in a domain.
Have you tried taking it out of the domain into Workgroup and then back?
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by:athomsfere
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In Windows 7 you have to delete a registry key when you rebuild a profile:

http://www.sysprobs.com/fix-temporary-profile-windows-7
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by:Darius Ghassem
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Go through this link even though for Vista should work with R2 and Windows 7.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=947242

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215
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by:pjam
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If other suggestions do not work, here is the offical method to fix a corrupt user profile:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/fix-a-corrupted-user-profile
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by:TechGuy_007
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I just rejoined the Domain and that didn't work.
I am moving to the next suggestion.
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by:TechGuy_007
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Okay I just tryed the regedit were I remove the .bak.
No Dice.
SO I am on to the next
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by:athomsfere
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Hmm, I just read the one I posted, and I noticed that it had it done as the temp profile, thats not right!

It needs to be done as the local admin.

This is the better version
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947242/en-us
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by:TechGuy_007
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When I delete the folder that belongs to the corrupt profile it is not recreating.
Is this possibly an issue with my profile on Active directory?
Non of the fixes work. If the solution comes up when you Google corrupt profile, I have done it.
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by:Darius Ghassem
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Are using roaming profiles or redirection?
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by:athomsfere
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Did you log in as the local admin (not a network  / Active directory account) to delete the .bak file?
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by:TechGuy_007
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Yes I logged in as the local admin. I didnt log in with a network log in,
I am using a roaming profile.
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You are getting temp profile because roaming profile is not being copied
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by:TechGuy_007
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So what do I do?
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by:Darius Ghassem
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Where your roaming user profile is stored can you get to it?
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