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Anonymous
September 12, 2004 8:40:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

okay i came home last night to find my computer crashed,
blue screen. i hard restarted it and skipped checkdisk
(shoulda run it) and windows wouldn't load. so i
restarted and let checkdisk run. after running and fixing
several corrupted files, windows would now load. i log in
with my usual user profile (the only user profile on my
computer) and windows worked.

this morning i kept getting a windows pop-up saying that
certain file were corrupted and i should run checkdisk.
so i went to command prompt and ran "chkdsk /f" and
restarted. after restart, checkdisk fixed some corrupted
files and windows loaded. at the login screen i typed in
my user (profile) name and password, and while loading
the profile i get the error:

"windows cannot load your user profile, it may be
corrupted". so now i have to log in with this stupid
temporary profile which has NOTHING set up the way i like
it. my questions:

1) what the f happened (to the user profile)
2) how can i fix the user profile? is there anyway to
repair my corrupted profile?
3) the error tells me to "contact the administrator", but
the user profile is the administrator account, what can
the "administrator" do to fix this

this has happened to me once before, with the same
computer, same OS a couple months ago. i couldn't find
out how to fix it, so i had to copy my files from
d:\documents and settings and e:\my documents and create
a new user profile. but NOW i can't delete my previous
profile, because it is the administrator's profile. which
led to me reinstalling windows, which i really don't have
time for right now. all i want is my stupid user profile
back and all my options set up so i can use my computer
properly!!!!

i'm running a dual boot with XP pro and 98se. this error
only pertains to the XP pro install of windows. i have
SP1 installed but not SP2. please someone out there know
what i'm talking about and how to fix this stupid mess
Anonymous
October 21, 2004 8:59:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

I'm having the same problem. except the last thing i did was to run a virus
and adaware scan, I quarintined some fiels and reg keys, when i started it up
and tried to log on, it also gave me the message.
I've tried looking up some ways to fix it, but the two ways that i've found,
(i haven't tried either yet) are to:
1) make a new user account from the administrator account(only available
through safe mode, I think), and transfer over all files in
C:/Documents and Settings/[user_name_here]/
over except for ntuser.dat; ntuser.ini; and ntuser.dat.log
then delete the old account.
2) (not to sure on this one)delete 'ntuser.dat' or 'ntuser.ini', the web
site i got that from wasn't sure. apperintly it will also leave you without
any desktop icons, but you will be able to log on.
Like i said I haven't tried either of these yet, thought the first one sure
seems to be the way to go.
What I really want to know is: is there a way to repair this through the
registry? Any thoughts?

"nsrbb5" wrote:

> okay i came home last night to find my computer crashed,
> blue screen. i hard restarted it and skipped checkdisk
> (shoulda run it) and windows wouldn't load. so i
> restarted and let checkdisk run. after running and fixing
> several corrupted files, windows would now load. i log in
> with my usual user profile (the only user profile on my
> computer) and windows worked.
>
> this morning i kept getting a windows pop-up saying that
> certain file were corrupted and i should run checkdisk.
> so i went to command prompt and ran "chkdsk /f" and
> restarted. after restart, checkdisk fixed some corrupted
> files and windows loaded. at the login screen i typed in
> my user (profile) name and password, and while loading
> the profile i get the error:
>
> "windows cannot load your user profile, it may be
> corrupted". so now i have to log in with this stupid
> temporary profile which has NOTHING set up the way i like
> it. my questions:
>
> 1) what the f happened (to the user profile)
> 2) how can i fix the user profile? is there anyway to
> repair my corrupted profile?
> 3) the error tells me to "contact the administrator", but
> the user profile is the administrator account, what can
> the "administrator" do to fix this
>
> this has happened to me once before, with the same
> computer, same OS a couple months ago. i couldn't find
> out how to fix it, so i had to copy my files from
> d:\documents and settings and e:\my documents and create
> a new user profile. but NOW i can't delete my previous
> profile, because it is the administrator's profile. which
> led to me reinstalling windows, which i really don't have
> time for right now. all i want is my stupid user profile
> back and all my options set up so i can use my computer
> properly!!!!
>
> i'm running a dual boot with XP pro and 98se. this error
> only pertains to the XP pro install of windows. i have
> SP1 installed but not SP2. please someone out there know
> what i'm talking about and how to fix this stupid mess
>
>
Anonymous
October 21, 2004 9:03:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

I'm having the same problem. except the last thing i did was to run a virus
and adaware scan, I quarintined some fiels and reg keys, when i started it up
and tried to log on, it also gave me the message.
I've tried looking up some ways to fix it, but the two ways that i've found,
(i haven't tried either yet) are to:
1) make a new user account from the administrator account(only available
through safe mode, I think), and transfer over all files in
C:/Documents and Settings/[user_name_here]/
over except for ntuser.dat; ntuser.ini; and ntuser.dat.log
then delete the old account.
2) (not to sure on this one)delete 'ntuser.dat' or 'ntuser.ini', the web
site i got that from wasn't sure. apperintly it will also leave you without
any desktop icons, but you will be able to log on.
Like i said I haven't tried either of these yet, thought the first one sure
seems to be the way to go.
What I really want to know is: is there a way to repair this through the
registry? Any thoughts?

"nsrbb5" wrote:

> okay i came home last night to find my computer crashed,
> blue screen. i hard restarted it and skipped checkdisk
> (shoulda run it) and windows wouldn't load. so i
> restarted and let checkdisk run. after running and fixing
> several corrupted files, windows would now load. i log in
> with my usual user profile (the only user profile on my
> computer) and windows worked.
>
> this morning i kept getting a windows pop-up saying that
> certain file were corrupted and i should run checkdisk.
> so i went to command prompt and ran "chkdsk /f" and
> restarted. after restart, checkdisk fixed some corrupted
> files and windows loaded. at the login screen i typed in
> my user (profile) name and password, and while loading
> the profile i get the error:
>
> "windows cannot load your user profile, it may be
> corrupted". so now i have to log in with this stupid
> temporary profile which has NOTHING set up the way i like
> it. my questions:
>
> 1) what the f happened (to the user profile)
> 2) how can i fix the user profile? is there anyway to
> repair my corrupted profile?
> 3) the error tells me to "contact the administrator", but
> the user profile is the administrator account, what can
> the "administrator" do to fix this
>
> this has happened to me once before, with the same
> computer, same OS a couple months ago. i couldn't find
> out how to fix it, so i had to copy my files from
> d:\documents and settings and e:\my documents and create
> a new user profile. but NOW i can't delete my previous
> profile, because it is the administrator's profile. which
> led to me reinstalling windows, which i really don't have
> time for right now. all i want is my stupid user profile
> back and all my options set up so i can use my computer
> properly!!!!
>
> i'm running a dual boot with XP pro and 98se. this error
> only pertains to the XP pro install of windows. i have
> SP1 installed but not SP2. please someone out there know
> what i'm talking about and how to fix this stupid mess
>
>
Anonymous
October 25, 2004 2:53:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

What I have generally found is that on of the system files is corrupted.

When this has occured in the past I have created a new account, dragged and
droped all the files from my old account into it then deleted the "faulty"
account.

Kind regards

Wab
"theory42" <theory42@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 08EB5E2-0FA4-4DD0-B32A-8E050D8378EC@microsoft.com...
> I'm having the same problem. except the last thing i did was to run a
virus
> and adaware scan, I quarintined some fiels and reg keys, when i started it
up
> and tried to log on, it also gave me the message.
> I've tried looking up some ways to fix it, but the two ways that i've
found,
> (i haven't tried either yet) are to:
> 1) make a new user account from the administrator account(only available
> through safe mode, I think), and transfer over all files in
> C:/Documents and Settings/[user_name_here]/
> over except for ntuser.dat; ntuser.ini; and ntuser.dat.log
> then delete the old account.
> 2) (not to sure on this one)delete 'ntuser.dat' or 'ntuser.ini', the web
> site i got that from wasn't sure. apperintly it will also leave you
without
> any desktop icons, but you will be able to log on.
> Like i said I haven't tried either of these yet, thought the first one
sure
> seems to be the way to go.
> What I really want to know is: is there a way to repair this through the
> registry? Any thoughts?
>
> "nsrbb5" wrote:
>
> > okay i came home last night to find my computer crashed,
> > blue screen. i hard restarted it and skipped checkdisk
> > (shoulda run it) and windows wouldn't load. so i
> > restarted and let checkdisk run. after running and fixing
> > several corrupted files, windows would now load. i log in
> > with my usual user profile (the only user profile on my
> > computer) and windows worked.
> >
> > this morning i kept getting a windows pop-up saying that
> > certain file were corrupted and i should run checkdisk.
> > so i went to command prompt and ran "chkdsk /f" and
> > restarted. after restart, checkdisk fixed some corrupted
> > files and windows loaded. at the login screen i typed in
> > my user (profile) name and password, and while loading
> > the profile i get the error:
> >
> > "windows cannot load your user profile, it may be
> > corrupted". so now i have to log in with this stupid
> > temporary profile which has NOTHING set up the way i like
> > it. my questions:
> >
> > 1) what the f happened (to the user profile)
> > 2) how can i fix the user profile? is there anyway to
> > repair my corrupted profile?
> > 3) the error tells me to "contact the administrator", but
> > the user profile is the administrator account, what can
> > the "administrator" do to fix this
> >
> > this has happened to me once before, with the same
> > computer, same OS a couple months ago. i couldn't find
> > out how to fix it, so i had to copy my files from
> > d:\documents and settings and e:\my documents and create
> > a new user profile. but NOW i can't delete my previous
> > profile, because it is the administrator's profile. which
> > led to me reinstalling windows, which i really don't have
> > time for right now. all i want is my stupid user profile
> > back and all my options set up so i can use my computer
> > properly!!!!
> >
> > i'm running a dual boot with XP pro and 98se. this error
> > only pertains to the XP pro install of windows. i have
> > SP1 installed but not SP2. please someone out there know
> > what i'm talking about and how to fix this stupid mess
> >
> >
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