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Computer keeps booting into Windows 7 temporary profile

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#1 nyseman


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:10 PM

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. 








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#2 noknojon


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:07 PM

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.

Hello -

This can cause the problem you mention and several others.

It can "almost" be like working in Safe Mode and being able to get out of there.

I am not 100% sure of the correct way to start handling this, so I would ask you to post to the Experts area.

This is usually not regarded as an infection, but more of a Glitch in the operations.


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#3 nyseman

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 02:56 AM

Thank you very much for your response.  I will do as you've indicated and wait for a response. 



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:16 AM

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