Windows 8 signs me in with a temporary user profile
I logged in my laptop, first I got an error stack trace. I forced shut-down my laptop and since then, Windows 8 signs me in with a temporary user profile. I cant access my Windows apps, and data saved in skydrive seems to be lost too. Please help.
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Are you using admin account or a standard user account?
Did you make any changes to the computer prior to this issue?
In-order to work on computer starts with a temporary user profile, I would recommend you to follow the methods below to resolve the issue:
Enable Built Admin account.
a) Press Windows and x key together on your desktop screen.
b) Click on Command Prompt (admin).
c) Type: net user administrator /active: yes
Note: Please follow the same steps and type net user administrator /active: no to disable admin account after the troubleshooting is done
After enabling Built-in admin, please try with the steps below:
Perform SFC Scan
Please follow the steps to perform SFC Scan:
a. Press “Windows Key + Q” to open Charms Bar.
b. Type “cmd” without quotes in the search box.
c. On the left pane, right click on the “cmd” option and select “Run as Administrator”.
d. Type ‘sfc /scannow’ without quotes and hit enter.
Note: It may ask for windows installation DVD to fix and to enable SFC to make more than minor repairs. Some files saved on your computer might get deleted when fixing corrupted files.
Please perform Microsoft Safety Scanner to scan your computer for infections.
To download and run the Microsoft Safety Scanner, follow these steps: