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Multiple Headaches

by IMScrubs / November 17, 2011 8:44 AM PST

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:
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.

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Can you use method 2?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2011 8:52 AM PST
In reply to: Multiple Headaches

" 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However I can share that such OS damage is common if we force install what is thankfully a small list of outdated applications.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.

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Issue with new account
by IMScrubs / November 17, 2011 9:47 AM PST
In reply to: Can you use method 2?

I can't make a new account because it bugs out after I enter the password to my only (and corrupt) admin account. And I don't have the win7 dvd.

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Good NEWS!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2011 3:00 PM PST
In reply to: Issue with new account

I have yet to see any maker's PC come with Ultimate without the DVD. And since 99% of those running Ultimate had to pay for the product, even if they lost the DVD we can order a replacement for about 35 bucks.

I'd order the replacement media ASAP.

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Found it
by IMScrubs / November 18, 2011 5:03 AM PST
In reply to: Good NEWS!

I found the win7 DVD. So are you reccomending I factory preset my PC?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 18, 2011 6:10 AM PST
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I did recommend anything. I was writing that without the details about the Windows 7 DVD or restore media we can't start any discussion about this OS repair.

Now that we have the Windows 7 DVD, we have more options but have you tried SAFE MODE?

Since you don't have factory PC but the full Windows 7 DVD from Microsoft we have a lot more options to try.

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