" Log on to Windows and copy your data to a new account" is the typical fix for CORRUPT PROFILES.
However I can share that such OS damage is common if we force install what is thankfully a small list of outdated applications.
It's a shame you didn't tell the forum about your Windows 7 DVD. How I would use that does not apply to most PCs since they do not come with such a DVD. Instead we get to restore the machine to it's factory load AFTER we save our files.
Its been about two years since I've had my win7 PC. No software errors that annoyed me. Until now, that is, when aperently **** has hit the fan.
When trying to sign on to my normal account the error message: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded". So I went on the MS website and tried to fix it using the directions here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215
It wouldn't let me change the folder types as described in the guide. I don't know if it was because I wasn't on an admin account or what. So frustrated, I try to use my last resort: system restore. However, when I try to run system restore, I get the "Windows cannot find 'C:\Windows\System32\rstrui.exe'"
So can anyone help me out? If I could get system restore to work I'm sure I can get the other issue fixed. Any help is appreciated.