Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)
First try logging in as an administrator and running Check Disk to see if that helps.
If it does not you probably have a corrupt user profile and need to delete it and
then a new "default" profile will be generated when you logon with that user account.
First logon as an administrator that is not using that account and copy your profile
[a folder named that same as your logon name under documents and settings] to another
place on your hard drive or to a cdrom. Your emails, favorites, and other data
including your my documents folder is in your user profile. Then go control
panel/system/advanced/user profiles - settings where you can delete and copy a
profile. You could also try to create a new user account, logon to create the
profile, logoff and logon as an administrator and try to copy the problem profile
over to the new account/profile you just created being sure to give the target user
permissions to the profile in the permitted to use box. --- Steve
"Chris" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Recently I've been getting this message that won't go
> away when initially logging in:
> "Windows cannot load the user's profile but has logged
> you on with the default profile for the system.
> DETAIL - The system has attempted to load or restore a
> file into the registry, but the specified file is not in
> a registry file format."
> Can anyone please offer any advice on how to resolve
> Many thanks,