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User profile cannot be loaded - Symbolic link setup

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    Windows 8

    User profile cannot be loaded - Symbolic link setup


    Hey guys, so i have a custom PC i built in 2013 that was for gaming but since I dont game is being used for work/school stuff. Anyways its uniquely setup because I have 3 harddrive being used in my desktop. Two SSD's: a Samsung 830 128gb and a Samsung 840 120gb / One HDD: WD 3TB drive.


    How I set it up was by installing windows onto the Samsung 830 SSD and then after i moved the user profile or should I say I created a symbolic link from a guide on another forum so I could save storage space from being used on the smaller SSD.


    Ive had absolutely 0 problems that past year and a half but today before heading out, I decided to run CC cleaner to clean my system as well as run Malwarebytes to scan for viruses (had a couple that i quarantined). After i restarted, i found that i couldnt log-in because it said the "User profiles cannot be loaded".


    I was in a rush since I had to leave but I attempted to fix it from guides pertaining to the problem. I went to safemode to log-in to my account and when i did it logged in like it was the first time logging in (setting up profile etc). I tried to do the "registry" fix but no luck. I was in a rush so ill try it again when i get home but figured id ask for help if anyone knows anything.


    Most of my data is on the HDD so if i had to reinstall windows on my primary SSD I wouldnt have to back up. The thing is that this is a bad weekend for me to have to reinstall because id have to reinstall alot of programs that I need for school since its finals.


    Any ideas?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    dont think i have to post tech specs but before someone asks

    CPU- i5 3570k
    Mobo- Asrock z77 extreme 4
    Hardrive- Already listed in OP
    Video card- Sapphire HD 7970 Vaporx
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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