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Windows 7 - User Profile will not load error - HELP!

by shelec / August 21, 2010 6:55 AM PDT

About 3 months ago, occassionally my user profile would not load (on my Windows 7 laptop). It normally happened if I left my computer on, but not plugged in and it "died" overnight, the next time I logged in, the profile would not load. A full restart and the profile would load.
As time has progressed, it began happening more often and now, I probably only get my profile to load 1% of the time. Half the time I get a blue background with windows logo, half the time I get a black background. When I get the black background, I get an additional error about HTC sync software (which I use sporadically to sync my droid to Outlook).
Previously, when this happened, I would do a restore and it would load the correct profile about 50% of the time for about a week. At this point, all of my restore points are to a point in time where the profile wasn't working...
Upon searching, I tried to use the Microsoft instructions for "Win 7 - Fix a corrupted user profile". But this didn't work for me because (even though all 3 user accounts were administrators), because after copying all the files in the user profile, it said I didn't have access to paste the files into the "new" profile.

Any & all advice is welcome. I am even open to blowing everything on my computer away and starting over (as long as someone can point me to instructions), I would just need to copy off my documents, photos, emails, etc. first.

THANK YOU in advance! I am at the beach and about ready to throw my laptop into the ocean over this. Happy

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Re: corrupted profile
by Kees Bakker / August 21, 2010 8:16 PM PDT

- What instructions did you follow?
- To copy the files: login into the NEW Windows account and use drag and drop (not copy/paste) from the OLD account. Not the other way around. What happens?

To start all over, follow the instructions for system recovery in the user manual. It's not a standard Windows 7 way, it's different between makers.

Kees

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Windows 7 lsot my profile
by tittiger / October 1, 2010 5:07 AM PDT

All of a sudden my profile does not load.
I tried the fix where you delete the registry key for the profile
and then rename the .bak version to replace the deleted one.

That did not work. Also all of my restore points have disappeared.

Please help! -- Joe T.

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Re: corrupted profile
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 1, 2010 5:30 AM PDT
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