Microsoft community forums recommend creating a new profile and transferring data. How do I do that?
First, i could not download windows updates, so I followed instructions to manually install much needed updates.
Following that, I had so little space on my hard drive (may have went from 8 gb to 4-5. System became sluggish, and had some explorer errors.
Then I tried to free of space. But my system then upon restart, went into a temporary user profile, and said it could not load the user profile. So i edited the registry as in step 1 of here:
But when I did that, it won't let me login, except within safe mode, and says the service failed to load. I tried running memory diagnostics, as it noted that there were bad sectors, and it said it was fine. I also tried to run defrag in the temp profile, but it only runs for about 1 second (i am not sure that defrag is the right choice). I am also noticing that avast will not run in the temp profile, but maybe it is because it is connected to the main profile.
i noticed these instructions: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-performance/user-login-failed-cannot-load-profile/c917a568-ea48-47a9-8317-9e3dad451a10, but i only have one profile, and it is administrator. i created these posts from the temporary profile. i would like to at least fix this until i can get a new system and transfer data..
I think that maybe that the hard drive is too full and it cannot handle everything but i am not sure. can i get any help please?
I cannot even run system restore. When i try to run it, it says that it failed to do so, and advises that I try to restore to an earlier point. i did that twice with the same result. As I had noted in a thread on microsoft community forums.. They had replied that my choice is to create a new user profile and transfer the data. Will you be able to provide any information about that? Also the article that they provided only seems to suggest to delete the old profile..