Windows 7 profile problems

Vontech615 used Ask the Experts™
My work computer running Windows 7 is giving me some profile errors.

The background:
I was getting really long log in times at work so my boss decided he would work on it and ended up creating more problems.  Basically what he did was take me off the server and just set up my computer with a local account.  So, then I spent a atleast a half a day fixing my profile because I was running into all kinds of permission problems.  I ended up just creating a new profile then transferring all my stuff from my previous profile and then deleting the corrupted one.  

Everything works fine but I get a message when I login that says "there was a problem with your roaming profile."  and the event viewer shows 2 errors.

1. Event ID1521: Windows cannot locate the server copy of your roaming profile and is attempting to log you on with your local profile. Changes to the profile will not be copied to the server when you log off. This error may be caused by network problems or insufficient security rights. DETAIL - Access is denied.

2. Event ID1530: Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unloaded now. The applications or services that hold your registry file may not function properly afterwards.  

As I said, everything works ok but I would like to know more of whats going on. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?
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It appears that your account does not have sufficient privileges to your Roaming Profile folder. You need to find it on the server and check that you have full permissions for that folder.


Well, I'm not on the domain anymore.  I just have a local computer account I'm using.  Which is fine because we don't use the domain for nearly as much as we used to.  I know that it's just not backing up my roaming profile to the server but I'd like to eliminate this error.  Then there's the problemw it the registry file being in use?
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start > type in 'profile'

Advanced User Profiles should show up.  Can you change the type from roaming to local?  If you are admin account - delete the excess profiles you don't need.  Back them up if needed.

For the registry issue, it sounds like Windows is closing out the registry hive keys correctly.  Please try a clean boot using the process here:
Mainly start > run > msconfig
disable startup items / non Microsoft Services to troubleshoot


Thanks l33tf0b, changing the type from roaming to local fixed the error message.  The registry error seems to be trivial and isn't causing any problems so I'm going to ignore it for now.  Thanks again for your answer.

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