I click Start
I click Control Panel
Under User Accounts and Family Safety, I click Add or remove user accounts
I click Create a new account
I type an account name into the box
I leave Standard user checked
I click Create Account
A button icon labelled with the new account name appears with the rest
I click on the icon for the new account
I click on Create a Password
I type in a new password into the first box
I type in the same new password into the second box
I ignore the third box (Type a password hint)
I click on Create password
I close the window Make changes to <name>'s account
I click on Start
I click on the right arrow beside Shut down
I click on Switch user
I click on the button for the new user
I type in the password and hit Enter
I receive the message:
The user profile service failed the logon
User profile cannot be loaded
I click OK and switch back to Administrator
I click on Start,
I right-click Computer,
I click on Properties.
I click on Change settings.
In the System Properties dialog box, I click the Advanced tab.
Under User Profiles, I click on Settings.
Under Profiles stored on this computer, I see:
Name Size Type Status Modified
Default Profile 1.69 MB Local Local
<Computer Name>\Admin 311 MB Local Local
<Computer Name>\<User Name> 5.27 GB Local Local
There is no sign of the new user account.
I restarted the computer. No difference
I deleted the account and re-created it. No difference
I deleted the account and re-created it as admin. No difference
Here is an export of
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
This error may occur if the "Do not logon users with temporary profiles" Group Policy setting is configured. And if the user profile was manually deleted by using the command prompt or by using Windows Explorer. A profile that is manually deleted does
not remove the security identifier (SID) from the profile list in the registry.
If the SID is present, Windows will try to load the profile by using the
ProfileImagePath that points to a nonexistent path. Therefore, the profile cannot be loaded.
To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
1.Delete the profile by using the Computer Properties dialog box. To do this, follow these steps:
Computer, and then click Properties.
c.In theSystem Properties dialog box, click the
d.UnderUser Profiles, click
e.In theUser Profiles dialog box, select the profile that you want to delete, clickDelete, and then click
2.ClickStartCollapse this imageExpand this
, typeregedit in the Start search box, and then press ENTER.
3.Locate and then expand the following registry subkey:
4.Right-click the SID that you want to remove, and then clickDelete.
5.Log on to the computer and create a new profile.
Registry Disclaimer: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow
these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the
article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 322756(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )
How to back up and restore the registry in Windows