I'm unable to log into my Windows Vista laptop (Business, SP2). After I have entered my password at the login screen I get the message "The User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded."
I can get into safe mode (I tired to see if I could create a second user account but couldn't find it) and an information bubble at the bottom of the screen tells me that "Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with the default profile for the system. Please see the event log for details or contact your administrator." I can also access my files saved on the hard drive in safe mode. I don't have much other useful information to offer, unfortunately. The last time it was used would be about a couple of months ago for web browsing.
I have done some googling and possible fixes involve going into the registry or doing something with the hidden administrator - not things I want to do blindly.
If anyone has any advice, that would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!