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Windows cannot load user's profile

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June 20, 2004 2:34:40 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

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
this?

Many thanks,
Chris

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Anonymous
June 21, 2004 4:16:37 AM

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

http://www.winbookcorp.com/_technote/WBTA09000815.htm

"Chris" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1eed801c456ec$ddb4c9e0$a101280a@phx.gbl...
> 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
> this?
>
> Many thanks,
> Chris
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