Out of about 20 computers at work, we have one that the User accounts profile randomly gets lost. When he logs in, there is an error with his profile. It will only log into a temp profile.
I found out how to fix the profile. (this):
User accounts profile randomly lost in windows 7
I have multiple user accounts in windows 7. All users use the account throughout the day. At least every other day I get one of the account profiles lost. The user logs on and gets this popup message:
Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with a temporary profile.
That user will not be able to log into his profile until I go into the registry as an administrator and change the ProfileList. Here is what I need to do:
- Using regedit Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\
- Find the GUID folder that is the profile. (there is a duplicate folder with a .bak appended)
- Delete the profile and rename the old profile by removing the .bak.
- Reboot the PC and the user profile works again.
I have to do this quite often and it’s not just one user account. It’s even happened to the administrator account and I know the users couldn’t have messed with that account.
I would appreciate any help. If I can’t find a solution I am going to create a service to run to look for the .bak and remove it. But I don’t like putting a Band-Aid on a bug.
But like the person written in blue above, I want the problem fixed so it doesn't re-occur. This morning I decided to check Windows Update on his computer. There were 146 updates to be downloaded. So...
Is anyone familiar enough with this situation to know if Windows put out an update that ended this re-occuring problem?