You have really helped me a lot...this computer had all of my files for work and I can now access them with your help. I am backing up all of my files right now in case something happens in the future. Thanks a bunch!!!!
I have an end user getting the same error; I have fixed the issue many times on other machines with the stated fix unfortunately this time on this particular machine, there is no SID with .bak; just the users normal SID. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
hi, just wanted to say that i have this problem as well, but noticed that this is because there is no SID key in the profile list both for my account and the in biult admin account i just activated only the 18 19 and 20 are visible, any suggestions?
i have had this account for a few months now and i noticed it happened after a windows update, also i tried booting in safe mode but still got the same error, and also tried to log in with the in-built admin account still got the same error.
I just purchased a new laptop with Windows 8.1 loaded on it. When I tried to create a profile using my Windows logon and password, I get the same message and cannot logon, if I try to create a local profile, I still get the same error message, and so far have not been able to create a profile to get Windows to load and let me in. I was finally, after restoring about 15 times, able to find the link to activate the hidden Administrator profile and make that work. I am now able to at least activate Windows and start using it. But I still cannot create any other profiles using my Windows logon or a local user profile. When I look at the regedit and the users, I do not find any users other than the Administrator. Because of that, I cannot use many of the Windows functions at all. What can I do to be able to have a profile created? I have not been able to find an answer as yet to when there is not a profile, only when there is a corrupt one or a backed up one to use.
I have already done a factory refresh prior to activating the hidden Administrator and getting up and partially running. For some reason, I just cannot get my Windows Login to create the Profile, nor the local. I have had conversations with Dell's software support and the last thing that they had me do was the refresh. Doesn't seem to matter what I do, I cannot get anything to create a profile other than the Administrator.
So today I was made aware of a PUP found on my laptop, Win32 Somoto PUP to be exact. I used a full-time scan using avast! and then ran a boot-time scan. After both scans finished, I was signed into a "temporary account", I don't know why, so I used this tutorial on how to fix it:
I did all the steps except I couldn't delete my user profile folder in my C: drive, so I deleted it first from the regedit, which then allowed me to delete the folder. I don't know if this is the cause of my current problem, which is every time I make a new user profile, I keep getting the user profile service failed error. I attempted to refresh my Windows, but at the end of the process, it said that it couldn't complete the refresh. This has been happening with all my attempts at system restoring, or fixing repairs. Have no clue what to do from here. I think I got the PUP out, but now I would like to just create a local account because I'd rather not use the built-in Admin account for everyday business.
Hey Brink, the built-in Admin account is the one I am using right now. I have no other users other than this one. That is why I want to make a new user, but every time I make one, I keep getting the User Profile Service error.