The symptoms you describe is a corrupted user profile.
That Registry "fix" is for when you see a message like this:
The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.
The Microsoft article for that is here:
That is not the same thing as a corrupted user profile - and the solution is not the same.
You cannot "fix" a corrupted user profile but sometimes Windows seems to be able to login okay on a subsequent reboot but if the issue becomes chronic then you can consider creating a new user profile (a new Windows user) and then you can copy the data from the afflicted/suspicious user profile to the new user profile and be on your way.
You need to be sure about which problem you have so you can apply the solution specific to the problem.
Another symptom of a corrupted user profile is when Windows logs you into a temporary profile the desktop will not have all the icons and things you are used to seeing and it will appear that all of your personal files (documents, images, pictures, music, etc.) are missing creating some panic... but those personal files are not really missing at all.
There is a quick way to tell (using a Command Prompt window) if Windows has logged you into a temporary profile and here are some notes that tell you how to do that and then what to do about it.
When your user profile is corrupted Windows will log you in to a temporary profile and that temporary profile is not going to have any of the things that you are used to seeing - but you can usually recover everything missing from a corrupted user profile.
When you login you might briefly see a message "Preparing your desktop" followed by a message like this:
That message will fade away leaving you with a desktop with just a few icons - maybe all you see are a few basic things like a Recycle Bin.
A temporary profile does not last... as soon as you shutdown or logoff the temporary profile is deleted and when you restart your system or login again you will see the same thing again (a good thing to test).
Sometimes the problem is temporary and if you restart your system a few times things might start working again (lucky you) but if that does not work you are going to have to create a new Windows user and copy parts of the afflicted user profile to the new
Another quick test to verify the problem of a corrupted user profile is to open a Command Prompt window and see what the prompt says:
Open a Command Prompt window and tell us what the prompt says:
Normally the Command Prompt window will open in the Users folder that belongs to that user like this for user Jose:
If the prompt looks like this, it means your login profile is corrupted and you have been logged in to a temporary profile (it says TEMP):
When you open a Command Prompt window what does your prompt say?
Enter 'exit' to close the Command Prompt window.
If your user profile is corrupted and fails repeatedly to login, you cannot fix or salvage it - you must create a new Windows user account and copy most (not all) of the files from your corrupted profile to the new user account and then use that new account
from now on.
Microsoft has an article that tells you how to do that:
The problem is that one of these files in the afflicted user profile is corrupted so don't copy these to the new user account:
One of those files has the corruption in it so you don't want to bring those corrupted files (or any that look like it) into the new user account you have created.
For example you would NOT want to copy files that looks like these from the corrupted profile into the new profile:
Edited by joseibarra, 02 November 2017 - 02:46 AM.