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Win 7 temp profile problem

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I have one user on a business network (running 2003 SP2 servers) who keeps having login problems on his Win 7 machine. It's happened 4 time now, where he can't log in, and I have to log in as the admin, run regedit to recover his profile entry in the registry by renaming the temp profile created, and rename his old one back. He can then log in normally and everything is fine. And then it happens again in  few weeks. Does anyone have any idea what can cause this? I have attached a file with a screenshot off the registry entry that I have to change, and that might explain it better. Thanks for any feedback.

In the screenshot, the .bk entry is from the last time this happened, the .bak entry is his proper profile entry that I have to rename, and the other entry ending in 2493 is the temp profile entry just created.
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Copy his docs and other important files to a safe location, delete his profile on the box and create a new one for him and copy his files back in.
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by:Santosh Gupta
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hi,

missing screen shot, also check if original profile is exist. if yes then rename it once and check.
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So you think it's a corrupt profile? I'll give it a try. Thanks for the feedback.
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by:Alex Green
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Have you checked his roaming profile? If not then reset that as well, to find it go into AD and then check the profile tab
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I think I forgot to click on upload for the file
Registry.jpg
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by:M Roe
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Here is a good link to Microsoft about this that has helped me with these issues

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215
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For alexgreen312: I am attaching the profile tab in AD. Not sure how to reset his roaming profile.
Profile.jpg
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Thx M Roe, I'll check it out.
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by:Santosh Gupta
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As per attcahed image, no roaming profile is configured.

rename the original profile and check.
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by:Alex Green
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He's not got a roaming profile by the looks of that.

However looking at the other picture, that's called a "Hive" if you click it, click file, then unload hive, that'll unload it properly.

No idea why it's not unloading correctly in the first place though.
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by:BScott52
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Created new user profile this morning. Will monitor. Thanks for the feedback.
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Glad I could help
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