Loss of User profile, inability to change desktop
Posted 07 July 2005 - 12:26 PM
Posted 07 July 2005 - 12:34 PM
this will bring up the classic logon screen
type in administrator
enter proper password (the one you used when you set system up)
Hit OK and logon.
Now go to control panel, and create a new user account, and give it a different name, like JOSHUA, make the account an administrator.
Give it a password
Log off, log in as new user.
This will create a new folder
c:\documents and settings\joshua
stop right there....do not do anything else.
Posted 07 July 2005 - 12:49 PM
Edited by Johio, 07 July 2005 - 12:50 PM.
Posted 07 July 2005 - 02:18 PM
start > run
click reset password and give it a password you can remember, then follow the above
Posted 07 July 2005 - 05:59 PM
After reboot, login as administrator, it said that Windows could not find the user profile and that I would be logged in as the default profile instead. It loaded for about five, six minutes and then loaded to a blank desktop. I still can't change the background or use the programs, etc.
Posted 08 July 2005 - 07:03 PM
Posted 10 July 2005 - 12:10 PM
Posted 10 July 2005 - 01:12 PM
In any profile, start > run
Posted 10 July 2005 - 10:29 PM
anyway, don't know if this is normal but the registry address you typed didn't exist (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer)
instead i have this:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ then Explorer, Group Policy, Run, and Telephony
Under Explorer I have Autoplay Handlers, HideDesktopIcons, MousePoints2, Shell Folders, Tips, and User Shell Folders
Posted 10 July 2005 - 10:32 PM
does not exist?
Posted 13 July 2005 - 02:47 AM
the things you need to do is find out what profile you are using when you login with Josh, are you able to run regedit or has this been restricted. if so login as your admin account and run regedit and goto the following key
in here you should fin your SIDs(long numbers) Click on these and check the right hand panel, you should find a key named profileImagePath this will point to the profile folder that it uses to get the NTUSER.dat file......
if this is pointing to the .000 account rename it to point to the original account (Josh?), logoff and log back on as Josh, If there is nothing wrong with this profile then you should go in as normal
to check what you are logged in as run a cmd promt and type
this should give you a list of the temp folders your profile is using, and these should be located in your foldername, make sure that its Josh and not Josh.000
try everything again.
Posibility is that the profiles are messed and the DefaultUser folder is also messed
Change registry settings at own risk
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