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Q: Problem with new user profiles


Every time I make a new User and log in it loads up with a black screen and the task bar and says that the system as loaded the default profile. This even happens if I log on as the system admin. My original profile loads fine but nothing else. I think It may be because the folder that holds all the basic information to make a new user profile has been deleted from my Users folder. Is there anyway of fixing this? Prohapps a place where I can download and replace that folder? I am using windows 7 ultimate 64bit. System restore has already been tried but the folder was deleted too far back to recover by that method.

Thank you for your time.

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A: Problem with new user profiles

Try this first
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If errors are found run 3 times

If that does not work
Report back and we will try a repair install.
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I have no idea what is up! I have no access to user profiles, search doe not work. Cannot access hardware settings. I have no viruses or infections. I don't know where to start! I get crackling from my speakers. What is going on? My desktop is possessed!

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Please someone rescue me.

A:Solved: No access to user profiles, hardware profiles, search.. something is really wrong!
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I have 2 seperate users on my computer (Myself and my wife) and I noticed that when I install a game, it puts a shortcut on both Desktops.

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My wife does not play games and would rather not have the shortcuts on her Desktop.

How does one manage Desktop shortcuts so that they can just be in one profile and not the other?

A:User Profiles and the Desktop Problem

Hello Scorpiuscat,

Some programs will have the option during installation to allow all users or just your account access to the program.

If the shortcut is placed in the hidden C:\Users\Public\Desktop folder, then it will show up on all user account's desktop.

You can place the shortcut in the C:\Users\(user-name)\Desktop folder for any individual user account that you want the shortcut in though.

Hope this helps,
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A:User Profiles SERVICE problem

Try posting a hijack log in the hijack log section.
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A:Problem with User Profiles (Creating, Moving)

If you can't create a new account then you bollixed your registry beyond repair. Why would you make such reckless changes without having a backup image to fall back upon?

Why try to sort out such a hopeless mess when you are at the top site on the web to get a perfect Clean Reinstall?

In the future copy your active User folders to the data drive to link them back using Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums keeping empty C User folder in the library to monitor it and setting data drive as Default Save Location.
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A:Missing user profiles following registry problem

I wonder if you had only the one system restore point from 2010 because of doing the procedure in that link, and it cleared your more recent ones.  When I looked in the folder it mentioned (C:\WINDOWS\repair) on my system, it had the registry hives dated the last time I did a full backup (with NT Backup), which was nearly 11 months ago.  Did you do a backup in 2010, or did you initially install Windows then?My guess from looking at that procedure described is that it seems to either create a system restore point from registry hives in the above-mentioned directory, or from the Win install CD.  It's kind of a convoluted method, because there's a far simpler way to directly copy the registry hive files to the Windows registry (via a live Linux disc, as you mentioned).  I wonder if you wouldn't have been a lot better off having used a lot more recent restore point BEFORE having tried that procedure.  (Presumably they would've still been present then.)If you would happen to have any backup of your files, that would be the easiest way to restore them to usability.But if not, since your registry has been reset pretty much back to the start anyway, I'd suggest trying to repair your installation of Windows XP by performing an in-place upgrade.  You can repair a damaged Windows installation if you run Windows Setup from the Windows XP CD-ROM.  It's a shot in the dark, but it's possible it could do something for updating the registry to make your files visible again.  If not, it's not likely to make anything worse than already is the case with that old system restore.,151070.0.html
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A:How do I move my user profiles back to C:\user

Did you try "Method 2" of the tutorial you referred to.
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A:User Profiles

You can delete profiles and accounts at will. The choice is up to you.
Doesn't sound like you need two of either in your case anyway.
Nasties also hide in system restore. Normally after malware detection, as part of the cleanup process, you should remove all the restore points. Depending on the infection, you don't have to do an actual system restore to be re-infected again.
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I work in a very large company and we are making a big push from Novell to Microsoft Exchange and file server.

We will have to migrate approx 3000 user's to a new domain.

Is there a way to remotley audit pc's and find out how many user profiles are on each pc. I know C$ work's fine, but this is very time consuming.

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hi, i got my windows 7 laptop and the default user name was benjamin. i went and changed it to my name(andrew) but everything is still under benjamin. it was bsically just a cosmetic change to the profile. so i made a new profile with the name andrew and now was wondering if it would be bad if i deleted the first profile (benjamin)? would that ause any severe problems? the only files i have put on my computer is the sims 3 and some music so i could easily move those files over to the new account. thanks for your help!

A:user profiles

Hello Chaos ninja, and welcome to Seven Forums.

No, you will not have any problems copying over your files to the new account, then deleting your old user administrator account while logged in your new "administrator" account.

That would be the only way to change the actual C:\Users\(user-name) folder name.

Hope this helps,
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as per my previous thread before attempting an over install because my PC would not boot I removed the hard drive and hung it as a sata slave on my othe PC to check the Data was there.

Windows directory is shown as are program files etc

However the users directory is 834mb in size ( right click proporties)

It contains three directories

User -19.4mb in size
Public - 833mb
and Ian ( my profile) which is zero bytes

I've run an undelete program and it finds none of my documents or pictures

Any ideas anyone or have I lost it all



A:user profiles

You have to take ownership and alter the permissions of your profile directory. Explorer does not and cannot get the file size of files it does not have permission to read.
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Hi all, wondering if you could help with a problem I have, I am the administrator of my computer and have found myslef locked out of my own profile, unable to get 'in', i get the conitnued window pop up stating "user profile service service failed teh log on. user profiel can not be loaded" I knwo you're going to say only dip-sticks use user profiles but heh-hoh won't do it again!

A:user profiles

Here you go this should work

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.
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A:User profiles

Note: The link you posted is messed up, it resolves to:

should be:

See the rebuttal by Keri on page 4 of the responses, near the bottom:

I have to most respectfully disagree!

As far as I can recall, this is the first time I have to disagree with you . Not because I have written a few tutorials on those "third party websites" as you put it to instruct in doing this but because what you are saying is simply not valid and true.

Let's start with this extract from your article:


This setting should be used only in a test environment. By changing the default location of the user profile directories or program data folders to a volume other than the System volume, you will not be able to service your Windows installation. Any updates, fixes, or service packs will fail to be applied to the installation. Microsoft does not recommend that you change the location of the user profile directories or program data folders. [emphasis added]"

That is, to put it simple, absolutely totally not true. Since introduction of Windows Vista all my Windows systems private and business have had the main Users folder relocated on another partition than C: using sysprep and unattended answer file. I have never had any issues with Windows update nor with in-place upgrade installations.

As the method discussed changes the value of an internal windows environment variable, it is so well "hard coded" in system that Windows Update will recognize it and has no issues.

When upgrading I simply run sysprep on Windows first, using an answer file I relocate the Users folder back from E: to C:, reboot, run in-place upgrade and sysprep once again, moving Users back to E:.

Not a single issue. This laptop I'm using now was upgraded in above mentioned way from 7 to 8 august of 2012 and again August this year to 8.1, system files and folders except Users folder on C:, Users on E:, and the machine is working just fine, all updates done, Windows Update working as it should.

As Windows has evolved, so have its tools like sysprep. You did notice that the TechNet article you are referring to is already several years old (for instance it's using Vista Home Premium to Vista Ultimate as an upgrade example)?.

I can understand that there must be days with nothing new to write. However, scandalizing totally working methods and spreading false information is not a good way to get something published, if you ask my opinion.


16 December, 2013 21:17

Also this thread:

Heads up: Users cannot upgrade to 8.1 Pro if 7 User Profile was moved?
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Hope I can do a decient job of describing my question here...
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A:user profiles in XP?

When you are logged in,you will need to go into Kazaa program ( or whatever other program you dont want on startup ) and find option to " not startup with Windows "

This will occur on your user profile and should not affect other users.....but all depends on the particular program of course.

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A:Cannot log on to user profiles

I'd suggest you post in the malware removal forum. Read the instructional stickies before posting. You could either still be infected, or there could have been changes to your system that were left there as a result of the infection you mentioned Kaspersky finding.
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A:No user profiles to log into?

Your registry might be corrupt. You might try following this guide to restore it. Manually Restore the Registry From its Backup in Windows (Windows 7 / Vista) - Sysnative Forums
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Any help appreciated,

A:user profiles

try going into the security tab and give rights to that one user only. If you do that, that should take care of your problem, oh by the way, to make like easy on yourself, add yourself in each profile so just in case you have to get into their pro for some reason. Always make a backdoor for yourself.
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A:User Profiles

Did you check the Nuance forums to begin with, regarding this issue.  I would start there, and also check with Nuance, regarding this issue, by putting in a support ticket with them.  Also make sure that all of your drivers are up to date.  What is the Manufacturer & model# of the computer & headset?
Also have you tried a repair install of Dragon, along with checking the headset on a different computer, that does not have Dragon installed on it?  Are there any Yellow Exclamation marks in Device manager?
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ok so my computer has a couple viruses in it so i decided to give it a new windows installation
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A:User Profiles Help

See if this helps:How to copy user data from your Windows XP profile to a new profile
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CPU: GenuineIntel 3000 MHz Pentium 4
RAM: 2047 MB
O/S: Microsoft Windows 2000 5.1 Service Pack 2 build 2600


If i go to Control Panel / System / System Properties / Advanced and try to click on User Profile Settings i am prompted with:

End Programme - rundll32.exe

This programme is not responding.

Any ideas?


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Hi All..
My computer is getting slow, so next to usual cleaning with Tune Up Utilities, I went trough Windows System Profiles and discovered that my User Profiles: Notorious\Admin are 645kb and Notoriuos\Notorious are 2.04 gig. in size..
Is this normal? And.. Would that be one of reasons for slugish preformance?
I was about to reinstall the Windows but before I do that I'd like to hear your opinion..

Thanx in advance..

A:User Profiles In Win. Xp

The size may or may not affect your performance. More likely it's either an infection (if something has gotten by your protection package) or a lack of resources.

The lack of resources is usually caused by too many programs running at startup, too many unnecessary services running, and/or too many programs running - but this may be complicated by insufficient RAM and older system components.

So, please let us know the specifications of your system and we can work from there.
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Having backed up the users folders to an external hard drive Windows utility I installed a shiny new Gb OCZ Vertex SSD to run Win Office and a few other programmes from I then cleaned my existing HDD using Diskpart so as to profiles OS User on HDD, on SSD receive the data restored from back up When I installed Win on to the SSD I created a single user called 'Admin' to allow me to get up and running My problems started when I searched for a way to have the user files on the HDD but still linked correctly to the OS Having read a number of tutorials I created a new user named exactly as one of my backed up ones then copied that across to the HDD D drive I then deleted that profile from C drive and copied all of the content of the old profile my pictures documents etc into the new profile To get things to link I then changed the path through regedit to the D location Trouble is it didn't work I have been trying many variations for the last hours and really think I need help The total size of the user profiles I need to move is around Gb so I simply cannot have them on the SSD What is the correct way to set up User profiles on HDD, OS on SSD and move the profiles and then get the backed up data to link in Thanks
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Something weird while looking for something else.
Start/Control Panel/System/Advanced/User Profiles/Settings
I am the only user on this lappy computer Windows XP Pro
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Who is JIM and how did this get in here?
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This JIM\ only appears to be in the User Profiles and I see it nowhere else as in
User Accounts or elsewhere.
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Just tell me I'm dumb.

I have a secure system and shows no malware using multiple scanning tools.
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A:User Profiles

Were you turning things off and on in Services at all? Do you use Fast User Switching?
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A:User Profiles

Hi and Welcome to TSF -

I will be glad to take a look at this problem from the XP OS side, but a few questions first, please:

1. When do the error messages appear - after logon but before the desktop is in view?
2. Do these error occur for all user accounts?
3. Are you running XP SP2 with all Windows Updates applied?
4. Have you checked the Event Viewer for futher information on the erroe events?

One recommendation that I would make is to moniter the CPU/RAM usage as various tasks are running. I have used CPUMon for this. It will stay "on top" thus giving you a view of CPU/RAM after logon.

CPUMon v1.60 by Denis Kozlov

In addition, some system specs would help.

regards. . .

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I've just checked mine and have two: Default profile and my profile.

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Bronx, welcome.

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A:Can't Load User Profiles

Hi...I have no answers for you , but I think this might help understand what may be happening.

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A:user profiles and word

Hello Clally, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Yes, you sure can. The Start Menu actually has two versions. One shared by all user accounts (Open All Users or Explore All Users), and one for only the current user (Explore or Open). You can place the shortcut in the Start Menu version for how you want it to be shared or not. Option Two in this tutorial below will help show you how to do this if needed.

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A:User profiles corrupt

Hi Brian. . .

I would suggest that you add another admin user account immediately - but do not use a user name that you have used before. Those 3 other accounts are probably corrupted by now - including the names because of registry entries and hidden folders.

Please go to the c:\windows\minidump folder gather all of the files that you can find in there and run msinfo32, I will take a look at the dump files that should have been left behind by the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).

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A:Deleting User Profiles?

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A:User Profiles Corrupted

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A:Transfer user profiles

Quote: Originally Posted by blockie

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Have you tried to 'take ownership'? Take Ownership Shortcut
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A:Can't move user profiles

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Quote: Originally Posted by Scud89

I have several PC's running Windows 7 and was wondering whether it was possible to create a single user account for a user over all the pc's rather then have a seperate user account on each of the pcs. For example, when using a server you can be assigned a login and then no matter what pc you use, when you login your files, permissions etc are the same...

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hi jghost

hope this helps
dont know if its what your looking for
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Any help is greatly appreciated!!


A:Multiple User Profiles

It would be a lot better if you just have a central server handle all the user profiles. What could work is backing up the c:\documents and settings folder. That holds things like favorites, desktop icons, documents and other stuff. Is that what you want?
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A:Multiple user profiles

Make sure the users are logging into the same domain each time, versus logging into the computer itself.
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A:Modifying user profiles in Win XP pro.

So I take that as a no?
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A:Solved: User profiles

Right-click on My Computer and click on Properties. Click the Advanced tab. Click the Settings button under User Profiles. Delete them from there.
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A:profiles and user lists

Ok, for what you want, you must have NT server set up as a domain, not a workgroup.

To have the start menu things is in the Profile. There is a Profile editor, but I find for start menu it is easyer to just set it by hand. Goto Windows Exployer, Profiles, All Users, you can set it there for all users. Also you will see each user that has loged on the server with their Settings as well. If you want it to remember your settings from computer to computer, you will need to have roming profiles, otherwise it will only effect the computer you make the changes on.

Hope that helped, Think I said that rather confusingly,

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Thanks for any help you can offer, I couldn't find anyone else who has had this kind of issue before.

A:Can't Delete User Profiles?

Ok First thing - The owner account that you deleted if it was the Adminisrators account you might have a problem.The best thing is this article from Microsoft KBase and please print it out so you have a reference.How To Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP;279783&sd=techYou will have to have the password for the administrative account (original) on the computer to do any of this.Good luck.
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A:How do I delete User Profiles?

those are network profiles > Wireless Network Profile - Delete in Windows 8
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1 File(s) 0 bytes
10 Dir(s) 2,190,696,448 bytes free

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A:Delete Old User Profiles

If you change the computer name or delete some of the files in the profile windows automatically creates a new one. What you might want to try is to create a file on the desktop named something unique. Then you can search the desktop folder in each profile folder for the file you made. Then delete all of the directories that are no longer used. Make sure there are no files in them that you need though.
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A:Multiple user profiles/folders

Instead of trying to revert to your old profile, copy your old profile into the newest one.

You'll get your old settings back into your new current profile
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A:Power Schemes across User Profiles (XP Pro)

See if this is any use to you
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A:Environment Variables and different user profiles

You're correct in that the path would be deviated when elevating. The "environment" is per-user account, indeed. When elevating though UAC (or by using "run as another user), the launched program will run in the same desktop as everything else (that's why you see it alongside your other programs), but will still be running under different credentials, which means another user account, which means getting its own set of environment variables, security permissions and other things, so it will see the paths for the admin profile, not the standard that launched it.

Within the installer itself, it could be one of two things. The whole process is elevated, so effectively the user will see, within it, the environment of the admin account used to pass UAC, and that will get the buggy behavior you describe. It can also ask for options, folders and everything before elevating, in which case the user will see its own familiar environment, which is in turn passed to the elevated worker process afterwards. Which of those approaches it taken depends entirely on how the installer was made.

The fist behavior I describe is a typical case of a broken installer. Actually, many programs exhibit similar bugs due to assuming that Windows is left at its defaults, and simply fail when those assumptions are not meet (the default being here using an admin account by default and elevation don't requiring an extra password). It's a common flaw of many programs, including some from Microsoft and within Windows itself.

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A:Strange extensions in user profiles

Nope this is actaully very common this can occur for a variety of reasons the main one being the user has 2 accounts with the same name on 2 different networked PC's.

I.E. my machine has a local account called Me then I have a domain account Me.Domain
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A:Moving user profiles ( recovery from it)

Quote: Originally Posted by sargan

I had moved my W7 user profile as per the tutorial here ...
User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation
While it was easy to follow and it worked fine for several months came across a HUGE issue with that procedure, my OS had an issue and I needed to run windows repair - and found it will not work with profiles moved. So had to end up with a clean install (many hrs of fun)

If you had browsed the tutorial thread a bit, or at least posted your issue there, you had found out or I had told you that the whole process is easily reversible. It's quite a simple procedure to reverse the process, move Users folder back to C:, do the repair or upgrade install, then move Users back to another drive.

Quote: Originally Posted by sargan

So after re-install as the key thing was to free up space ... I followed this process instead:
Don't move your Windows user profiles folder to another drive | ZDNet

Which just moves the mydata folders, not the user profile.

That article is infamous, discussed a few times in the tutorial thread and other areas of the Seven Forums. You can even find my response to it in article comments, as well as many others pointing out how invalid and old information the article contains. It is based for a Microsoft support article for pre-release Windows Vista from nearly 10 years ago. The "facts" told in that article are no longer valid when we speak about Windows 7.

Quote: Originally Posted by sargan

There is one issue I have .....It is to do with file associations ...
If I take for example and mpeg file ... if it is on C drive and I double click it, it opens fine with the player VLC (set in Ctl Panel > default programs > set associations)

If the file is on the drive where I moved the 'my video, my documents etc to' .. i.e D:\ it does not open ... just pop up error of "This file does not have a programme associated with it ....."
If I right_click and use 'open with' it will run OK
If I move file to C:\ it runs by double clicking fine.

Is there a known issue here ?
Is there a way of forcing associations to be same across both HDD ?

I am sorry but as I have only ever used the Sysprep method, I do not know this and am not able to answer you. Let's hope you get response from other members.

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A:{Advice Given} - Multiple NT User Profiles


Check to see which services are running BEFORE a user logs on (ie. set at either boot, system or automatic). Then see if any of them is being run using a USER's account, and not a system or service account.

What sometimes happens is that you install a program that comes with an NT service (like a virus protection software), and during installation either you (or the user that is installing the software) does not click the correct setting and uses their own acount to run the service. So, whenever they start their computer, their NTUSER.DAT file is opened by the service. Then, when they try to logon, NT can not open their NTUSER.DAT file as it is already open. So, it just creates a new profile.

The reason why rebuilding the machine works, is that it is likely that you install the offending service correctly.

Hope that helps

Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

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A:{Advice offered} - User Profiles etc


Move the Icons from the Administrators Start menu to the All users Start menu. Same with the Desktop icons.

You will find the Administrator's profile in C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator

Under the "Documents and Settings" directory, you will also see Directories for your Username, All Users and Default User.

It is into the the All Users account that you want to move the Icons.


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A:move User profiles to a different drive

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A:Restricting user profiles in Windows XP Pro

You can, under your administrator account, add a new user, and choose the limited account option. Under Control Panel>Admin Tools>Local Policies you can look through there and disable/enable functions from there.
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Is there any way that we could set it up so when a new user logs in their profile is pointed to the one we are copying? So instead of copying a new profile, their entry in the registry would just point to the default profile.

A:User profiles and deep freeze

I'm not familiar with DeepFreeze, but don't expect that you can do that.
If you did, the user could modify that profile - which would then be carried over for everyone who uses that system.
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A:User Profiles - Quick Question

Here's a detailed description I 'googled'.
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A:User Profiles with adaware and spybot

No- I think the same might be true of antivirus programs, with multiple users. Do each user separately, unless someone knows how to set this up?