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After installing automatic updates Windows can't load user environment


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#1 Averus

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 09:11 AM

Yesterday my computer automatically downloaded some updates for windows. As I was turning off my computer it started installing them before finally shutting down. When I turned on my computer this morning I tried to log in on my usual user account but after I entered the password a window popped up saying it could not load the user environment, something about it being due to my settings or possibly corruption. I didn't download anything other than those updates and I keep my firefox browser sandboxed at all times so I have no idea what could possibly have gone wrong. Can anybody help me?

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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 09:26 AM

hit ctrl+alt+del at the welcome screen and another window will load up. login using the administrator account and see if you can create another user and see if that user works.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 09:51 AM

Well after it failed to open my user account this morning it automatically created a temporary one. After reading your reply I logged out and tried logging in to both of the user accounts I already had to test them before I tried the ctrl-alt-del. Strangely enough they both worked so I didn't actually try what you suggested. I had no problem logging in to my usual profile. Hopefully it was just a strange temporary glitch.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 09:56 AM

Glad its working again.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 10:30 AM

IMO...if a temporary profile was created, that would indicate probable damage to a given profile, even if it works perfectly during the next boot.

I would create a new, transfer settings, etc. and delete the old.

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