Completely remove profile from server

I had an issue with my profile on a 2008 server. I had further issues with my profile and had to re-create it. I went to the applet to delete the profile but the delete button was greyed out. I removed the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList and deleted my profile. This then removed it from the applet.. when I try login I now get an error the user profile service failed the logon. I am also unable to deleted my profile from c:\users.
I am presuming the registry has another setting referencing my old profile that I need to remove so my profile gets re-created. Thanks.
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lciprianionutCommented:
To proper delete a profile you need to be logged under another account to delete the desired profile. And the proper way is to do it from System Properties - User Profiles. This will delete it also from c:\users.
Because you did it while you where logged in with the account that you wanted to delete profile, Delete button from there was grayed out.
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Sid_FAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I wasn't logged in on the account. I used a different admin account. As mentioned above the delete option in the applet was greyed out. This may have been due to an existing issue with the account. This is the reason I need an alternative to delete it.
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lciprianionutCommented:
If it happened like that then a reboot of computer would helped as is possible that some handles was opened by OS.
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Sid_FAuthor Commented:
Thanks I think the reboot should do it as I noticed reg keys that are due to purge on next reboot. Hopefully this will resolve it.
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Sid_FAuthor Commented:
Yes the reboot did the trick. Thanks.
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