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Corrupt user profile when removing and adding computer to domain

Q: Corrupt user profile when removing and adding computer to domain

We have removed a computer from the domain because of some network issues.
When we logged in to the computer as a local administrator we've noticed that the user folder of the domain user who was previously logged to that computer was almost empty(except for the appdata folder).
When we joined the pc back in the domain the computer made a new profile.
Unfortunaly the user did save some documents on his dekstop in the old profile.
Is there a possibilty to recover the documents.

The computer runs Windows 7 64 bit.

The old profile is not listed in the profile list in the system properties and also not visible as a profile in the register.

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A: Corrupt user profile when removing and adding computer to domain

It's not a roaming profile and the hidden files are shown (also the protected operating files ares shown)
I only see the appdata folder
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A:user domain login always temporary profile

I've seen this before when a profile's registry hive was corrupted. If you're sure the PC(s) the user is logging in to is fine and the involved ACLs are fine, delete/rename the profile off the store and have the user log in again. When they confirm they're no longer getting a temporary profile, restore their profile to a point before this started happening. How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
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A:New User on domain always gets a Temp profile. On any machine.

What does the user object mean?  Is a domain user account? And what is the meaning of  the same default user that everyone gets? Is it a local user?
Do you mean that any machine gets a temp profile when this user account logs in?
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A:User Profile corrupt

One thing to try is go to folder options and un-hide everything.

. the different users are all listed (new, blank, and old - but not renamed). The newly renamed folder is not there.Click to expand...

This is normal, it will rename everything but the user folder, this is by design.
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A:corrupt user profile

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A:Corrupt user profile?

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Does the system give you a message...that it's using a temporary profile?

If not, then it's not.

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A:Corrupt user profile


Hi There!

What you'll need to do is this...

Boot to Safe Mode
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A:The user profile service failed the logon - on Domain

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What is the server that your trying to log into ? windows server 2008r2 or 2003 or what?
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A:Administrator user profile corrupt?

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A:[SOLVED] Corrupt user profile

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A:Corrupt User Profile? Unable to find fix.

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A:Corrupt user profile/files missing


Originally Posted by SilverKeaton

It was originally a Win XP, but it was upgraded to a Windows 7 Ultimate from the person I bought it from (on craigslist).

Is the copy of Windows 7 you purchased a full retail copy?

Validate your Windows 7 OS -

Regards. . .


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Welcome to TSF....

Try this:

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A:Admin user profile corrupt, can't create new one

my advise to you would be backup your data (in safe mode) and reinstall, or try a repair install.. something in the registry is corrupt. have you used a registry cleaner/optimizer ??

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A:corrupt user profile preventing windows from loading?

I would burn a Parted Magic (older is free) to a cd and boot to it. Rescue your files first of all.

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Do you have a Vista installation disc?
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A:[SOLVED] Fixing Corrupt User Profile... just making it worse :(

Revert what you did with regedit to start with.

Mirror these settings.

Click Add
Type users then click check names
Give Users read.
Administrators - Full control and read ticked.
System - Full control and read ticked
Creater Owner - Clicked advanced and click on creator owner and click edit, click full control if its not already set.

Did you change anything else from that thread you linked into?

Try this also

Start > search for cmd and open it.

Type sfc /scannow and hit enter

Also make a new user account and before you copy any files over try out control panel and explorer do they work?
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Base on my lab machine (Windows Server 2008 R2 DC, Windows 8.1 client). either domain admin user or domain standard user, they all work fine.
What's your environment? Did this issue occur on all domain user or specific one?
In some cases, File History may conflict with the enterprise policies (like retention policy). I suggest you contact your IT admin to see if there is some other policy to limit this.

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A:{Solved} - Problem adding computer to W2K domain and using Active Directory


No. If you have set up the AD, then you need to use the fully qualified Domain name (ie. "domain.local").

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

Hello Damian, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Since you have already deleted the user account through the Control Panel, you should be able to just delete C:\Users\(user-name) folder for the old user account while logged in the new account.

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

Most likely it is loading a temporary profile.

First try a system restore to see if can recover the user profile.

If system restore fails to load while in windows or you get errors, try it from the recovery environment
Here is another solution to try if SR fails to work for you, it shows you how to create a new user account, then log into the new account and copy your old profile over to the new account. This article is for XP but the process is the same for Vista. See "Moving to a new user profile"
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A:User Profile Service failed the Logon- User Profile Cannot be loaded

Hello Daveq, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below should be able to help with this error.

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

Hello ! Welcome to SF !

Check this article from Microsoft run the Fixit and see if that help Error message when you log on to a Windows Vista-based or Windows 7-based computer by using a temporary profile: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded"

- Captain
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A:User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

Hi Phillip,
I would like to verify whether the issue only occurs on special Windows 7 computer or on all Windows 7 computers.

I suggest checking the permission of the user profile folders and Default folder. Make sure the users has full control of their profile folders.

Meanwhile, ensure the users are the owner of the C:\Users\theirname\NTUSER.dat. Also, please put NTUSER.dat in the security software exclusion
list for testing.
Please also post in Server Forum to get more assistance.
Best Regards,
NikiPlease remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
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The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. - Vista Forums

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see screenshot :

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A:User Profile Service Failed the Login User profile cannot be loaded

Hello t-4-2,

The SID key for the user profile will not be created until the first time a newly created user account is logged on to.

You might see if this part of the tutorial may be the issue you are having.

Rob Brooks-Bilson's Blog: Fix for Vista's: The User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded
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A:The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be load

Hej Stene, v?lkommen till Seven Forums .

See this tutorial for fix: User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

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A:The User Profile Service Failed to Logon User Profile Cannot be loaded

Hello John,

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help fix this for you. User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.
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A:User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

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A:User profile service failed the logon User profile cannot be loaded

You'd need to ask your IT Adminstrator.
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A:The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be load

Hello Daniel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below can help with fixing this error. The "In Preparation" section at the top will help to get logged into an administrator account to be able to do the rest of the tutorial. If you have any questions, then please feel free to ask.

User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

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

Use an admin account, go to the account's picture folder you had before, and answer yes if it asks if it should modify security. ( haven't done this in a while so I can't remember the exact wording )
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Did you try the other 2 methods from that webpage?
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A:The User Profile Service failed the logon. User Profile cannot be loaded

Here is the Microsoft support article for that.
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A:The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded

Back to the beginning...what steps did you actually create a new profile?

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

Have you read this Microsoft Support article?
There are similar articles for Vista and XP.
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