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Boot problem - can't find locally stored profile


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#1 mike=)).

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 04:10 AM

Hi !!

This morning I restarted my PC. All went normally until clicking my user button.

The following error message was given:
"Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Either the location cannot be found or the file is corrupt"

After waiting 20 seconds, the following message was given:
"Windows is logging on with a temporary profile. Changes you make will be lost..."

After another 5 seconds, some of my programs loaded, most didn't.
There were a number of unknown messages (applications etc) ... which went by too fast to write down.

My OS is Windows XP Pro. MS Office appears to need re-installing.
I'll post more details later today if required.

Can anyone help me sort out this problem?

Edited by mike=))., 07 October 2008 - 04:18 AM.


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Posted 07 October 2008 - 05:34 AM

Hi !!

This morning I restarted my PC. All went normally until clicking my user button.

The following error message was given:
"Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Either the location cannot be found or the file is corrupt"

After waiting 20 seconds, the following message was given:
"Windows is logging on with a temporary profile. Changes you make will be lost..."

After another 5 seconds, some of my programs loaded, most didn't.
There were a number of unknown messages (applications etc) ... which went by too fast to write down.

My OS is Windows XP Pro. MS Office appears to need re-installing.
I'll post more details later today if required.

Can anyone help me sort out this problem?


This can happen if the user profile is corrupted. Try this link at microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/812339 and check if you can create a new account and log into it.

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 12:55 PM

the situation is degrading.

Just back from work. Difficult start-up. I do not have internet on main PC

no IE or ff, and very limited access in control panel.

I did notice another error:
"Possible causes of this include insufficient security rights...."

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 01:11 PM

Well...if you only have limited rights, you aren't the Admin.

You need to speak to whomever IS the Admin about your problems/situation...rather than try to circumvent controls in place.

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 01:27 PM

I can't open the control panel. Application Error.

"Exception EInOutError in module AVGTOO~1.DLL at 0000B26D. Unable to create directory"

I've checked the HDD connections just in case static is causing trouble.

I'm running an anti-virus scan.

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 01:37 PM

Well...if you only have limited rights, you aren't the Admin.

You need to speak to whomever IS the Admin about your problems/situation...rather than try to circumvent controls in place.

Louis


LOL Louis)))... thanks for joining the team )))

I am the owner and admin of this PC
I had complete rights until the boot this morning. From then:

1. At boot Windows cold not find my (admin) user profile. "Could not find location or file corrupt".
2. Windows created temporary default user to enable me to login,
3. After login, I'm missing 75% of my software, access to tols etc.
4. Now I can login with my own name, but with very limited access. I can create user acconts including ones with admin rights

so what next?
try find system restore point? check BIOS?

anti-virus has found nothing (AVG free)
now running DrWeb .. found nothing

I'm getting the error: "Exception EInOutError in module AVGTOO~1.DLL at 0000B26D. Unable to create directory" with most applications After clicking OK, I get the application in what appears to be limited. That includes my local browser, MS Office (says it needs to be re-registered)

OK..... there's more:

I've created a new user "TEST" and given him admin rights.

I now get the usual XP wallpaper (Ireland)
I only have 9 of the 30-40 short-cuts
I DO now have internet
- multiple pop-ups...customize settings, google toolbar (yuk)...MS phishing filter..thanks form IE7 (yuk)..Comod re-learning it's stuff....

Edited by mike=))., 07 October 2008 - 02:05 PM.


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Posted 07 October 2008 - 02:38 PM

ok... a few more points:

when i rebooted with the new account, an unknown application CTEaxSpl.exe tried to run ffdshow.
(be trying to find out more information about that later)

next thing i noticed are the users accounts:

Michael (now limited acces)
Test (admin)
Guest (Guest account is off)
ASP.NET Machine A.. (Limited account, passsword protected)

I have no idea what that last account is doing there. It does not show up on login.

Any ideas, please??

Will a system restore help, or do even more damage??

EDIT:
- whatever happened removed all restore points, including the one I made a week ago after completely cleaning the machine
- ffdshow is a vidx codec, nothing to worry about i think
- ASP.NET appears to be an MS account. Still don't know why it's there though

MS Office 2003 is damaged and can't be re-installed without disc (which I no longer have) SKU011.CAB is missing

Problem solved:
Quote: "Go into Registry Editor (Start, Run, "regedit"). Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, Software, Microsoft, Office, 11.0, Delivery. There should be only 1 directory under Delivery, which is your DownloadCode (mine was 90000409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9). Select that directory. On the right side of the screen, right-click on CDCache. Change the value to 0." :thumbsup:

Edited by mike=))., 07 October 2008 - 03:51 PM.


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Posted 08 October 2008 - 11:06 AM

discontinuing this thread. There are now software problems....

Thanks to the members who have helped me !!!

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:47 PM

The ASP.net account is automatically created when a user downloads one of the MS.NET versions.

It's possible that this resulted in the corruption of the original account...I don't know.

But I've had both the ASP.net and corruption of my user profile happen. I just created a new profile to counteract the corruption.

Louis




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