temporary profiles

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  1. logicwatch

    logicwatch MDL Senior Member

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    #1 logicwatch, Apr 15, 2018
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    Hi
    just wondered if anybody else has noticed an issue with W7 that I have come across this last week ?
    So far I have had 5 separate people come to me with the infamous loading temporary profile error on boot up.
    normally associated with corrupt profile / faulty hard drive issues etc.
    wonder if this is down to a microsoft update as I usually only come across it once in a while.
    however today I did a fresh install on a laptop w7 pro all gone well all updates thru ok.
    several hours later switched it on and guess what the temporary profile error ????
    its just too coincidental that I am seeing far too many computers together with this issue at the minute.
    Anybody else out there seeing this ???
    regards
     
  2. 5hit

    5hit MDL Novice

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    I'm not seeing it at all in my shop. I always use updated images tho and maybe there are some issues if people are pushing thru a lot of updates at the same time. I just haven't seen it, but it always seems to happen with the faulty hard drive, virus and so on, like you say.
     
  3. logicwatch

    logicwatch MDL Senior Member

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    Hi I use updated images as well ?
    seems strange I have had 5 in this week and then my own fresh w7 install did exactly the same thing ?
     
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    logicwatch MDL Senior Member

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    #5 logicwatch, Apr 15, 2018
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    ok thanks
    it looks like many other people are having the same issue I have been experiencing
    and all my customers did have security essentials on their computers ??
    Thanks Microsoft !!
    cannot see a definitive fix though ?
    will keep reading
    thanks
     
  6. tonto11

    tonto11 MDL Addicted

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    #6 tonto11, Apr 16, 2018
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    I experienced a similar issue yesterday, W7 could not find my profile, NEVER had that problem before.
    I shut off the notebook computer, by pulling the power and the battery and rebooted with no problem.

    Today my son told me he experienced the same issue yesterday also
    not sure what kind of computer
    cured on reboot

    ...T
     
  7. logicwatch

    logicwatch MDL Senior Member

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    none of mine were cured on reboot
    lucky you !!
     
  8. 5hit

    5hit MDL Novice

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    Wow, I never use Security Essentials so that's probably why I don't see it happening.
     
  9. logicwatch

    logicwatch MDL Senior Member

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    ok
    another one just hit today
    again W7 with Microsoft essentials !!!??
    on reboot each time a temporary profile !
    WTF Microsoft !!!!!!!!!!
    :confused:
     
  10. logicwatch

    logicwatch MDL Senior Member

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    Anybody found a good method to resolve this issue ?
     
  11. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    I had a friend with this same problem last Tuesday, I tried the .bat fix but found that it created a new user account which did get me back to boot into windows. All the personal desktop settings were changed, and I would have to reset the missing icons, background and all the libraries would need to be moved to the new account. I found that using system restore worked well to restore everything to where it was originally just before the M$ Essentials update on 4/4. I then removed M$ Essentials forever from that pc
    The .bat fix did not restore the original users account after a reboot
     
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  12. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProileList.
    • From the expanded list, right-click the user profile ID that is without the .bak extension.
    • From the displayed context menu, click Rename and rename it to .new or something else.
    • the profile with .bak extension.. remove .bak from it, hence making it the current user profile.
     
  13. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    I got the remove .bak tutorial from M$ and it stated to reset the RefCount to 0 in the profile list in the registry, Also it stated to change the State to 0 too, Which is where I think after re-reading your link to TomsHardware, is where I made my mistake.

    Now... I think if I did not change the Ref Count and State settings to 0 then I may have been able to keep the user account settings.
    I reckon that's what I get for following something that M$ recommends
     
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  14. tonto11

    tonto11 MDL Addicted

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    #15 tonto11, Apr 20, 2018
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    Hit with this profile business again today , first on the lappy I mentioned in post 6
    and just now on my (new to me ) E5430

    My solution in both cases was to (using the temporary profile) uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials
    including all traces of it. Then reboot.

    On reboot profile does not get trapped in MSE till it times out initiating the temporary business

    ...T
     
  15. logicwatch

    logicwatch MDL Senior Member

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    #16 logicwatch, Apr 22, 2018
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    In my circumstances I was not even able to boot to the temporary profile it was inaccessible to my original account or the temporary one. It was stuck at the account login screen with nowhere accessible.
    I followed my fix several posts up to restore the registry.
    Who is running Microsoft updates at the minute ?
    it now seems to be run by some right idiots what with the disaster of Windows 10 creators updates ? The batch of Processor security updates and continual failure of monthly rollouts ?
    and now Essentials Security issues ?
    I have never known things to be so bad lately ??
     
  16. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Maybe M$ thinks if they can "accidentally" trash your user account, you might give up 7 and buy a new pc with 10 on it
     
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