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Windows 8 loading problems

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    Windows 8 loading problems


    OK, so i have installed Windows 8 few weeks ago. The problem is that sometimes when i start the computer (let's say 1 time out of 3) it takes way too long to load, and when it finally loads i have to click on my username, sign out then log in again so that it can load all my apps and documents because at first it does not load anything.
    I have been googling around for some time but haven't found solution.

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    Check your Event Viewer Logs for events that are time coincident with the bad boot. Then post any critical or warning events that you cannot resolve yourself. Good luck.
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    Ok, so I did what you said I found 4 errors while starting win.
    1) Event ID 1508
    Windows was unable to load the registry. This problem is often caused by insufficient memory or insufficient security rights.

    DETAIL - The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
    for C:\Users\Damjan\ntuser.dat

    2)Event ID 1502
    Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile.

    DETAIL - The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.

    3)Event ID 1515
    Windows has backed up this user profile. Windows will automatically try to use the backup profile the next time this user logs on.

    4)Event ID 1511
    Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kamioncina View Post
    OK, so i have installed Windows 8 few weeks ago. The problem is that sometimes when i start the computer (let's say 1 time out of 3) it takes way too long to load, and when it finally loads i have to click on my username, sign out then log in again so that it can load all my apps and documents because at first it does not load anything.
    I have been googling around for some time but haven't found solution.
    Has the problem always been present? If not, then you might be able to system restore out of your problem especially if you know about when it began. You also could try doing an automatic repair (may need to run multiple times--say 3). And, as another preliminary, you could try sfc /scannow (may need to run multiple times--say 3--at least until no corruption is shown).

    Ultimately, you may need to do a:

    Refresh—Attempts to solve system problems by replacing system files without affecting user data files. Such files still should be backed up off computer. Installed programs will have to be reinstalled except those from the Windows Store. A list of uninstalled programs is provided on desktop. Your personalization settings will be maintained. System settings will be set to defaults. A Windows.old folder will be created at C:. You can delete it once you have everything you want from it--Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8.
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    Create a fresh (new) profile (eg, user account) and see if that works OK. If so, you can then delete the corrupted one.

    User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8
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    Another good idea (above) to try before refreshing. norepli gets the credit. Following up on what norepli says, here is the way I would go:

    Try creating a new user account of the same type with which you typically login. Copy everything you will need to the new account (from C: > Users > Old User Account) if the new account works. Then, delete the old account. You can go back to the original user name similarly. Before you do so, make sure that deleting the original user account also deleted that user's folder in C: > Users. Sometimes this folder does not get deleted. If not, then going back to the original user name creates a minor only superficial "problem." To delete the folder, you may have to take ownership. I would not go back the original user name using any other procedure.
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