The following error message only occurs after someone has been logged onto the computer on their account for an extended period of time (I think it's about 5 or 6 hours and over, but I have no way of being sure). A few months ago I got a pretty bad virus infection, I cleaned it all up and the system ran, but had some errors going on with windows. I then bought an external hard drive. So I re-formatted and re-installed windows XP. Then I found this error message after logging off of my user, and then having my brother try to log onto his user profile. There are 5 user profiles on this computer, and only one of them has administrative rights at the moment.
“Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If the problem persists, contact your network administrator.”
“Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off”
So it only occurs when someone has been logged on for over 5 hours, and then tries to log onto another person's profile it doesn't affect only one profle, but usually affects all profiles but the one that was logged into for over 5 hours.
I have tried running chkdsk, it comes up with no problems. I've tried running SFC.exe /SCANNOW but it always around the end, after fixing a few problems with the Dell re-installation DVD, asks me to insert windows xp CD2, which I don't have, I only have 1 disc that has to do with windows XP, the other discs are drivers and software.
I am pretty annoyed with this. I have tried deleting and re-making the user profiles. Over the past little while I've done several re-formatting and re-installations to see if it was just a bad windows XP installation. No luck.
I'm starting to form 3 'theories'
-1 the virus damaged some hardware and my system is having trouble maintaining windows XP
-2 The virus is still here even after the re-format and re-installations, and is causing problems. But I never had this problem after removing the viruses, only after reinstalling...
-3 My Re-installation disc is damaged or had some corrupted files. It is from 2006 afterall right?
Please this is the biggest annoyance I've had to date! Is there anything I can do? I've run so many virus scans that I've been driving myself insane over the past few months!
Please BC community, I really need you guys!
Thanks so much in advance!
Edit: I forgot to add that the problem is fixed simply by restarting the computer!
The only reason this is a problem is because when it logs you into the temporary account, none of your files are there, none of your bookmarks etc. And restarting the computer takes much longer than simply logging off and logging into another side.
Edited by ArtistInNeed, 22 December 2010 - 12:34 AM.