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Windows starts with a temporary profile

by palleman5 / December 10, 2012 1:36 AM PST

I have a problem with my Windows 7. Every time when I log on, I'll get a Temporary profile.
I open RegEdit and check: C:\HKEY_Local_Machine\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList and there is a .bak file on my true User profile.
So I rename the temp_userfile to .fault and delete the .bak on my true User profile. I also change the value in the State Word to 0 (there's always a number here: 36840). After that a press F5(Update) and restart my computer, and everything works like a charm!
Then, on the very next day when I start the computer I have to do it all one more time!
Why is the State-word always overwritten?!
/Paul B

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Good question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2012 1:47 AM PST

If you research CORRUPT PROFILES you find that Microsoft never did issue a repair tool for this issue. The articles tell us to create a new account and copy our stuff over.

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I did that too, but...
by palleman5 / December 10, 2012 2:00 AM PST
In reply to: Good question.

I didn't got all the settings I had in my previous User profile when I copied the profile-data. Besides I'm one of those guys who can't accept no as an answer :). There's got to be a reason for this.
But I don't know. Maybe I have to deal with my new account, or never switch off the computer!

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It's been a Windows issue for a very long time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2012 2:10 AM PST
In reply to: I did that too, but...
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The computer have been scanned
by palleman5 / December 10, 2012 2:51 AM PST

I followed the instructions in the link, given by Grif. There were no suspicious files or programs on my computer.
I aware that this have been a problem with windows, but what really annoys me is; why is my State-word overwritten in the ProfileList? There's got to be an answer for this.
Maybe I have to find it the hard way by turning off program by program in my start-up file.
I really appreciate your interest in this issue. Thanks a lot.


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About why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2012 3:05 AM PST

You may have to install PROCESS EXPLORER and become a windows guru and forensics expert. There is no glaring reason I can see in your posts. But malware, registry cleaners top my list. Next in line is iffy hardware and another small item.

Just last week an owner was losing settings and more. Turns out they were switching off the desktop from the power bar.


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Iffy hardware...
by palleman5 / December 10, 2012 3:18 AM PST
In reply to: About why.

Ok. Now when you mention it: I have some external sound-cards and MIDI-moduls for my studio, and one of the MIDI-interfaces couldn't connect to the computer last week. I had to download a few things and do some tweeks to make it work. This interface is activated on start-up. Now I have something to work with...


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Problem solved?
by palleman5 / December 10, 2012 4:27 AM PST
In reply to: Iffy hardware...

I unplugged my MIDI-interface and a external sound-card: No improvements
I logged in, in safe-mode and dowloaded Autorun to see which program was used in the startup-sequence. There I found some missing links which I deleted.
Found something called BATINDICATOR. Sounded creepy, so I unmarked this one.
Then I deleted the value in the State-word, updated and turned off the computer.
Restarted and logged on: My old Userprofile were loaded! I turned the computer off one more time, waited for about 10 minutes, restarted, logged on: Everything works!
Then a looked at my mouse, and saw the little LED-diode blinked with a very weak ray. So I changed the batteries. Still ok.
So. Could my problems emerged thanks to the BATINDICATOR? If that's the case, then I strongly suggest HP to remove this "service" right away!


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I missed the make and model.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2012 4:33 AM PST
In reply to: Problem solved?

Could be that HP app. Usually optional.

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