Windows 7 gives message "you have been logged on a temporary profile" everytime I log in

I just re-formatted my computer and put windows 7 on it, but now everytime i log on it gives me a message saying that i have been logged on to a temp profile and i will lose any info that i create on the account. Any ideas on what i can do to fix this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Keth

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If the problem is limited to your current account then the following process would be far simpler than reloading Windows:

1. Reboot the machine into Safe Mode.
2. Log on as Administrator.
3. Rename the folder c:\Users\Keth to c:\Users\Keth.bad
4. Reboot and log on as Keth.
5. If this works, transfer all existing files from c:\Users\Keth.bad to c:\Users\Keth.

The process is described in more detail here:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Fix-a-corrupted-user-profile

Post again if you need help with Step 5 above.
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