When it did, I tried to log into my account and got this prompt:
"The user profile service failed the logon.
"User profile cannot be loaded"
I looked up the problem and found this instructional video:
After following all of the steps to no avail, I looked around in safe mode to see if I could just start a guest account or something like that. Or to see if all my files were still available.
To shorten the story a bit, here's what I found:
- The first thing I was greeted with upon booting into safe mode (or really any mode that gave me a user interface) was a window telling me that the location "C:\Windows\System32\config\sytemprofile\Desktop" was missing.
- After exploring, I found that my user folder was empty. Completely void of any files.
- Seeing as I was able to use programs, I decided to run a full scan with MalwareBytes. That was when I came across a folder called "C:\found.001\dir0023.chk" I stopped the scan and checked the folder out and, to my delight, in this folder were all my files! And they weren't broken or anything. They were exactly as I left them.
So, here's what I need to know:
- What exactly would be the cause of this? Granted, chkdsk was interrupted, but has that alone been the cause of a problem like this?
- Is it safe to just move the files back to their original locations manually or do I need a specific program for this?
I would really appreciate some help, here.