For some time now, my laptop stopped giving me notifications/pop-ups when the battery is low and to plug into a power source--that seemed like a virus to me. Then, a few days ago, while working on battery, it died and when I tried to restart, it booted into a temporary profile and keeps booting into a temporary profile. All of my data on the HD seems intact. I've done the following in an attempt to fix the problem:
-- I renamed the temporary files (the .bak and current files) in the registry at HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
This did not work--when I rebooted, it merely created another .bak file and booted me again into a temporary profile
-- I then did error-checking on the local disk and checked both options: Automatically fix the file system errors and Scan for/attempt recovery of bad sectors
This did not work either. I did not do anything further like try and create a new user profile and copy all of my data over. Please advise what I might be able to do to rectify this problem.