I upgraded my Windows 7 to Win 8 Pro. Today my power cable got unplugged and the computer restarted but cannot open my default profile. It keeps logging me to a temporary profile and states that the default profile could not be loaded. I check through
the error logs and it states that the Registry may have gotten corrupted. How would a restart of the computer corrupt my registry. The problem is that everytime I restart it keeps taking me to the temporary profile which is new everytime I log in. None of
the settings are saved. How do I get back to my original profile. I tried Refreshing the PC and it failed. Is this fixable?
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We are glad to get your query on Windows Community.
As far as your query is concerned, It seem that you are having a tough time logging to your default account.
I will surely help you with issue. But I still require certain information to get the right resolution:
May I know whether the default account is an Admin account or a standard user account?
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: