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Getting Signed in with Temporary Profile again!


Roxxy36

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#1
Hello,

About a month ago out of the blue Windows 8 started signing me into a temporary profile. I didn't download anything I know of or do anything different to make this happen in between it working ok and then not working so I have no idea why this happened. So I did a system restore to a previous point in time which was very annoying as my computer then had to update a program and it pushed me over my internet data download limit for that month with my isp.

The computer has worked ok for the past 3 weeks and now suddenly the same thing has happened. I just turned it on and it is logging me into a temporary profile. I tried the registry fix this time as I didn't want to have to go back in time with a system restore and do large updates again. Now it looks like my profile doesn't even exist in the computer, just an administrator one that is disabled.

Firstly I am wondering why this keep on happening. Why does Windows 8 all of a sudden start logging me into a temporary profile? This is making things unmanageable for me. I never had any problems on Windows 7 and so far this is causing me major inconvenience. So much so I am thinking about just reinstalling Windows 7 and taking Windows 8 back for a refund because the way it's going I can't use this software...

Any advice appreciated.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

Brink

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mvp
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#2
Hello Roxxy, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

A temporary profile error occurs when your user account's profile has been corrupted by something and Windows is no longer able to load it.

I'm not sure which registry fix you tried, but you might see if the method in the tutorial below may be able to help with your temporary profile error. This basically deletes the corrupted profile to have a new profile automatically created the next time you successfully sign in.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/38817-you-ve-been-signed-temporary-profile-fix.html
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Roxxy36

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#3
Ok thanks, I'll do this fix, it's just it's happened twice now so I'm a bit disappointed with Windows 8. I did sfc scan and chkdsk and no errors were found. Microsoft claims its third party software somehow corrupting the registry but I don't see how that could be.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

Brink

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mvp
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#4
Are you using a registry cleaning program? Those are known to cause a lot of damage to Windows when they are over aggressive.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Roxxy36

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Posts
3
#5
No, I don't do anything like that. I am going to do a clean install of Windows 8 on my first hard disk after I move my files onto a external hard drive. I won't load any anti virus etc on the Windows 8 drive and use it only for gaming and see what happens. I just initialised my second hard disk and am installing Windows 7 onto it and if this happens again on the Windows 8 Hard disk I'm just going to kiss it goodbye forever.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop