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unable to login to my user profile on windows 7 x64

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I have Microsoft Windows 7 x64 that is installed on an SSD C:. I have my other programs and my user profiles on a separate drive. I was cleaning the tower and forgot to attach the drive cable to the F:drive with the profiles. when i booted the PC it gave me a message and I just defaulted thru it without paying attention.

Obviously, it was telling me it couldn't find the profiles. When I could logon I realized i didn't have the drive plugged in. I then shut down the system, attached the drive but now I get the following error when trying to logon.

I can boot using safe mode into the default profile with is still on c:drive  and can access the F:drive and get to the files and user profiles.

I am able to log into the other my son's user profile thru windows logon and everything is fine.

The log in I want to use is set as backup. I'm assuming I need to get that changed to local.

System restore is turned off.

I have tried last known good config as well
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by:rfportilla
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Try this:

http://programmaticallyspeaking.com/changing-the-user-profile-path-in-windows-7.html

The steps are toward the end of the article.  The guy rambles on a bit, but I think this should work.  BTW, keep system restore on.  (just a tip)  ;-)

Good luck.  Please let me know if this works.
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by:BigPoppi
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No, see it is already setup correctly in the registry with the different drive letter. There was a reason sys restore was turned off. Guess I need to find the article on how I set this up.

I need to figure out how to change user profile from BACKUP to LOCAL for that user.
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by:BigPoppi
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i already got the answer here

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/user-profile-status-set-to-backup/3b665aa4-3c49-4e65-9fe1-446e61f39c19

I had already fixed it but will give you the points. Thanks
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by:BigPoppi
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I guess I just need to do more research first... found it with a simple google search
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by:rfportilla
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Thanks.  I can't remember anything anymore because of Google (b/c I can always look it up).  However, experience still helps.  

Thanks for the points (It's like Whose Line?, lol)  I'm glad you found the fix.  :-)
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