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System loads "Temporary Profile"

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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    System loads "Temporary Profile"


    I found two items in the "Found.000" folder, "systemIndex.1.crwl" and "systemindex.1.gthr" - This happened after I did a full GWscan and another CHKDSK on the drive which found errors.

    It started booting like normal, but it showed "Preparing Windows" when it got to my Profile. When the system came up, it was loaded with some damn "Temporary Profile"

    Any ideas on how I can restore my profile? I can't do anything with this. I do have access to System Restore, should I do that?

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    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jon,

    You might see if this may be able to help with this "Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with a temporary profile." error.

    User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

    Hope this helps.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Yow! This bilge has been built in to Vista and 7 as well? That's some tutorial, some of it is not clear. Also, Administrator Account, seeing as how I've never been able to successfully get into Safe Mode in 8, this is gonna be a feat if I can pull it off.

    I found this referred to on a Technet board, they suggest making a new user account and then moving everything from my user account folder into it, then deleting the old folder and renaming the new one, thats confusing too.

    The Technet Article suggested running SFC /Scannow, I'm in the middle of that right now, it is taking a very long time, it is stuck at 100% of the verification phase. Nope, it didn't work which is as usual for what any MS MVP says, their advice is all wrong.

    I managed to get into Safe Mode, but there was no damned Administrator option, and I KNOW I have it turned on.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Nope, it is still going into the temp profile, and it is NOT giving me any way to log in as Administrator.

    DAMMIT! There is NO way in blazes I can get to the Administrator Account in any mode, I was only able to get into it in Command Prompt mode.

    Any way to do this from the Command Prompt only?

    In the meantime I'm going to try to set up a new user account and move everything over.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    In that case, you might see if you may be able to refresh Windows 8 to hopefully fix it.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    No, no way I am gonna do a Refresh.

    I'll try an In-Place Install first.

    Ah- The User Profile Service is Totally Hosed- Won't load a new user. So It's In-Place Install time


    Hmmm - I think I know why the Administrator is not being shown, I have it hidden with Windows 8 Manager. I'll have to reinstall it to make it visible again
    Last edited by XweAponX; 28 Jun 2013 at 16:45.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Allrightythen -It's going through the motions of adding a new user for the Administrator account! And it's NOT a temp profile! Now I'll try the method from the link when it is done. tHANX A LOT bRINK!

    I had Windows Manger set to automatically log me in to my Skydrive account. So I shut off Auto Login feature and all of the other accounts show up in safe mode now.

    I may send you a PM or two about one of the steps in the instructions.
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    Sounds good so far.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    IT WORKED!!

    Ok, so do I restore the Reg entries I backed up?

    I'm in no hurry, I gotta go to the store.

    Also, there are all those NTUSER.DAT files in the root, do I move those back too?

    I think I see what happened, the Profile Reg Keys for that account were ".BAK" - There were no keys for that account without the BAK on them. You think the reg keys for the account got deleted when I did Disk Scan?

    I think the root cause were some CRWL and GTHR files that had been moved to "Found.000" - Those may have kicked my profile in the arse when they came up missing after I rebooted. There wer huge warnings in the App Events about those.
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    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.

    No, you wouldn't want to copy or restore any of those back since they are no longer valid after a repair install or refresh.
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