I was reading up on the links you gave above. In the Microsoft Support link about this problem, it says:
"Note You must be able to log on to an administrator account to fix your user profile or copy your data to a new account. Before you resolve the issue, log on to Windows by using another account that has administrative permissions, or restart in safe mode to log on with the built-in administrator account."
This laptop ony has two User Accounts ... the main administrative account and a Guest account, which I'm assuming does not have administrative rights (don't know for sure though). It is the Aministrator Account that can not be logged into. The link above makes it sound like this issue if for the error message when logging into a "temporaty profile". I'm wondering if this fix applies to a corrupted Aministrator Account that can not be logged on to?
Dumb question - what's a quick way to determine if the Guest account has administrative rights? If it doesn't have rights, then it sounds like my only option is to do this via the Safe Mode boot up. Correct?
If I try to fix this in Safe Mode, will I still be able to download Erunt and load it, and run the auto fix-it on MS Support site with no issues? Haven't been in safe mode on a maching for years and don't remember if there are other limitations or not.
Edited by SuperBusa, 06 May 2013 - 12:17 PM.