we have a Windows 7 x64 client (notebook) in our network (domain) which we cannot log into anymore. Coworkers of mine have reported "strange behaviour" in the past but now you cannot even execute a program via UAC (our users dont have administratove privileges).
I ran into this wwhen I tried to install new software manually. Executing the .exe as adminstrator gives me an error "...exe could not be found"..Funny thing, it's "right there"! I saved it locally on the notebook, so cannot be a networking problem (I can even copy and rename it).
When I tried to login with my admin account, the screen tunred black, then an error occured:
"Windows Explorer stopped working"
I was able to open taskmanager and start explorer.exe again, then a taskbar popup tells me, the user profile could not be loaded correctly. A temporary profile has been loaded.
Does anyone get a clue out of this?
I tried disabling AV but this didnt help out.
This happens to my (domain)admin-user, to the local admin user and to a newly-created local admin user.
The users profile is the only one working (apparently) fine...
I checked registry:
Default profile Path is still %SystemDrive%\Users
And there are no ".bak"-Profiles in ProfileList
I am planning to get hold of the client to try a repair install or finally a blank re-install...But this takes time I and the user can hardly spend...
Does anyone have an advice how we could troubleshoot this further, maybe without the need for a new setup from scratch?