Lowering privileges breaks my profile (XP Pro) Tags: Security Windows XP Last response: April 3, 2010 1:28 PM in Windows XP Share spremino March 26, 2010 2:54:20 PM Hello, I've tried moving my profile from Administrators to Users. Programs generally do work, however: - Profile's Startup applications are not started; - My preferences (desktop, keyboard layout, ecc.) are forgotten as soon as I log off. It doesn't matter whether my profile is a Restricted User or a Power User. I have to move back my profile to Administrators if I want everything to work again. Platform: Windows XP Professional SP3 Any suggestion? Thanks in advance. More about : lowering privileges breaks profile pro digitalprospecter April 3, 2010 12:10:17 AM What happens if you create a new user profile (non-administrator) and leave your own profile as administrator. Does the new profile work properly? m 0 l digitalprospecter April 3, 2010 12:21:39 AM Forgot to ask if you are connected to a domain? I see you have XP Pro and the domain can be a big factor in user profile problems. m 0 l Related resources XP Pro--Admin Account Lost Security Privileges - Forum Granting privileges to users in XP Pro - Forum Win XP Pro lost/corrupt user profile?? - Forum Windows XP Pro profile problem? - Forum Roaming Profile on W2K3 and XP Pro - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer spremino April 3, 2010 1:13:32 AM Yes, I'm connected to a domain and the profile I'd like to modify belongs to it. To check creating a new user profile, I'll have to wait until tuesday. m 0 l digitalprospecter April 3, 2010 1:28:47 PM Then I suspect (but am by no means certain) that you will find your solution on the server in the Member Of tab of your User Account. Try removing membership from all groups except domain users ( but I urge caution here as I do not know your network configuration needs.) I have seen this happen because of Membership issues in the past. Removal of the troublesome membership resolved it for me. Cheers! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources XP Pro, Corrupted User Profile Problem Forum How to fix bad profile in XP Pro? Forum XP Pro Profile Corruption? Forum I've created a new user profile in windows XP pro Forum Deleting a user profile on XP Pro Forum XP Pro - Locked out of admin profile Forum XP Pro user profile corrupt ? Forum Logitech Profiler no go Crysis on XP Pro X64. WHY? Forum Lower temp from Win xp pro Forum win xp pro sp1 user profiles Forum Questions about Windows XP Pro Multiple Profiles on Window.. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !