I removed accounts that were hosted on a separate drive before upgrading to windows 8 from 7 yesterday. However, now I get the `User profile service service failed the login. User Profile can not be loaded.` error whenever I try to access any new account.
I've attempted it:
- from safe mode
- (suggestions [here] )
- `net user test \ADD`
- Editing the permissions on the `%sysdrive%\Users\Default` folder to ensure it is readable
Every attempt is met with the same error. Additionally, I do not see any new entries created in the `HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList` registry entry.
I'm not sure I understand why a failed user creation wouldn't trigger an error... but that seems to be what is happening here.
I'm continuing to track this down and found a suggestion to see the caused error by running `runas`.
I tried it:
C:\Windows\system32>runas /user:Test dir
Enter the password for Test:
Attempting to start dir as user "KELSO\Test" ...
RUNAS ERROR: Unable to run - dir
3: The system cannot find the path specified.
This same command opens a new CMD window with the output for my own user.
I've also found the following details in the Event Log hosted via Dropbox: [here]