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#1 sikntired

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 07:53 AM

This morning I powered on the computer and I received the message "Preparing Your Desktop" along with the infamous MS circle.

 

Then I received a notification in the system tray that read: "You have been logged on with a temporary profile". What???

The message continued, "Log off and try logging back on as Administrator".

 

I have not changed anything recently nor downloaded anything recently except MBAE (Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit).

 

My OS is Windows 7x64 Sp-1 .

 

Never encountered anything of this sort. Prior to shutting down the computer last night I ran TFC and SUPERAntiSpyware as I normally do and nothing significant was noted.

 

Is this some sort of "glitch" or "anomaly"?

 

Any rational explanation anyone?

 

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 08:52 AM

Temporarary profiles are used by Windows whenever it detects something amiss with the original profile...usual cause is ordinary file corruption/damage.

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/help/14039/windows-7-fix-corrupted-user-profile , try the procedure for workgroup computers.

 

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 09:47 AM

Thanks for your response hamluis. Will try link and report back.



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Posted 27 September 2016 - 10:15 AM

This error message is displayed when the user profile has been accidentally deleted from the system.  To resolve this do the following registry edit.
 
1. Log on with an administrator account.
 
2. Save the data of the missing user profile (if it is still available) and then delete it.
The data is located here: %SystemDrive%\Users\{username}
 
3. Open the Start Menu and type regedit in the Search programs and files box.  Regedit will appear above the search box in the results, right click on it and select Run as administrator.
 
4. When the registry opens follow the file path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList.
 
5. Delete the user profile ending with the .bak extension.
 
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Close the registry and restart your computer.

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 11:51 AM

@hamluis: Decided to wait to see if the problem arises again.

 

 

This error message is displayed when the user profile has been accidentally deleted from the system.  To resolve this do the following registry edit.
 
1. Log on with an administrator account.
 
2. Save the data of the missing user profile (if it is still available) and then delete it.
The data is located here: %SystemDrive%\Users\{username}
 
3. Open the Start Menu and type regedit in the Search programs and files box.  Regedit will appear above the search box in the results, right click on it and select Run as administrator.
 
4. When the registry opens follow the file path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList.
 
5. Delete the user profile ending with the .bak extension.
 
regedit_zpsaonhffg3.png
 
Close the registry and restart your computer.

 

 

@dc3: Didn't find any .bak ext.

 

Logged off and then back on and all seems normal as all user profile data is showing along with pictures, etc. .......possible Windows hiccup??

 

Thanks for responses and possible solutions but will wait and see if this occurs again.



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Posted 27 September 2016 - 12:58 PM

I'm glad that it was that easy.


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