Running Win7 64-bit system with all updates on a Gateway DX-4850 machine.
I HAVE ALREADY TRIED THE SOLUTIONS POSTED BY MICROSOFT TO EDIT MY REGISTRY SETTINGS AND SUCH. Please do not simply point me to the microsoft solutions for "User Profile Services" service error.
Cannot log into "Guest" account, and after creating a new user account, cannnot log into that. Error message for both is the same: User Profile Services service error.
So I followed the instructions from Microsoft Support listed on line and deleted the accounts (both the default Guest account and the <new user name> account I created) and went into regedit to remove them from there, as per instructions.
Neither the "Guest" account nor the <new user name> account I had created were in there, so I had nothing to edit in the registry.
All I have is my account and some upsdat___ (I'm not at my machine right now, so I can't tell exact name) account in the windows registry. If I go into Control Panel and go to advanced settings and go into users from there, I have my account and an account named "default" (no "upsdat*" account listed there, but no Guest account and no <new user name> account, which is not surprising, since I had deleted them).
I recreate the <new user name> account and reboot, click on the newly (re)created user account, put in the password, and still get the User Profile Services service error. I turn on the Guest account, reboot, and ditto for it.
Is there something else in regedit I should be editing?
I rebooted into safe mode and ran "repair." No change.
Thanks in advance for your help.