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By DNME ·
recently one of our machines began giving us problems with its user profiles. Any user who tried logging on got the following msg's...

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1. The operating systme was unable to load locally stored profile. New profile will be created (1450)(with a 30 sec. countdown)

2. Your profile was not successfully loaded but you have been lodgged on with the default profile system. Please correct problem and log off.

This occured everytime - no user would be successfully profiled. The only exception was if the administrator logged on but again on logging out and back in again, the same error occured.

We have of course removed their profiles when first seeing these errors from profiles directory and user manager.

We overcame this problem by wiping the disk and re-installing os. Now however, a second machine has began giving us the same problem.

Is this a virus!!! or has anyone come across this problem and managed a fix without a wipe.
All replies appreciated.

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by DNME In reply to User Profiles

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by rgajjar In reply to User Profiles

The error is occuring because the users got no profiles so it's creating them a new one based on whats in default user under C:\winnt\profiles\default user. Once this profile is created. It should write back to c:\winnt\profiles\%Username% where %username% is the name of the user. You might spot username.001 this will occur if the orignal username profile has become corrupt in some way and therefore can't be use. Thereby creating you a new one. You should only get this message once for each newuser you create. As a new profile is created for each new user only once. What might be a good idea is to copy default user to your netlogon share and each new user without a profile will automatically be created a profile. User profile paths in User manager should be used to create roaming profiles.

I hope this helps

Rakesh Gajjar, Network Administrator, MSCE

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by DNME In reply to User Profiles

Thank you for replying to my problem, sorry to say that it did not help me with the problem.

I have come across the problem of the corrupt profile and fixed by removing same etc.

This one however was different in that a new profile would not be created for any user (not even those with admin rights). However, I could only log onto the machine using administrator profile but only after receiving the same msg's

Thanks again for your input.

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by IDtenT In reply to User Profiles

Only a guess bassed on what you said but it sounds like a registry problem. That would make sense as to why wiping it worked. Are these roaming profiles? What OS? If it is not a roaming profile then I would log in as admin and under each profile I would find the user.dat (or ntuser.dat) and get rid of them (back up of course). The profile will in essence be removed but you wont need to start from scratch. Give more details and I can gice a better answer. Regardless, good luck!

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by DNME In reply to User Profiles

Thank you for replying to my problem, sorry to say that it did not help me with the problem.

I have come across the problem of the corrupt profile and fixed by removing same etc.

This one however was different in that a new profile would not be created for any user (not even ones with admin rights). However, I could only log onto the machine using administrator profile but only after receiving the same msg's

Thanks again for your input.

OS NT
Roaming No

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by Bill Eger In reply to User Profiles

I don't think the profiles are corrupt, maybe just the ACL's assigned to them. Assuming you are running a domain and not workgroup. Have you edited any policy?

One way to restore the profiles to the default security is this. Rename the DefualtUser to Default User.bak. Rename the users old profile to Default User. Set the permissions of Default User to allow the user ownership. Have the user log on. They will recieve a "new" profile from thier old one.

After the user has logged on,verify that he can log off and back on successfully then delete the Default User.

Do this for each of the old profiles - hopefully not too many users were using this machine.

After you are done, rename the Default user.bak removing the .bak and test that also.

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by DNME In reply to User Profiles

Thank you for replying to my problem, sorry to say that it did not help me with the problem.

I have come across the problem of the corrupt profile and fixed by removing same etc.

This one however was different in that a new profile would not be created for any user (not even those with admin rights). However, I could only log onto the machine using administrator profile but only after receiving the same msg's

Thanks again for your input.

Running 'Workgroup'

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by Mackem In reply to User Profiles

We had the same problem here, the cause was found to be the user had allowed another user to find his password, and access his account. This user had then meddled with settings and shut computer down without closing, although he denied it. We could only resolve with a wipe and reinstall. This may not solve your problem, but may point to the cause.
Hope this helps

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by DNME In reply to User Profiles

Improper shutdown - possible, will check it out. Thanks for that...

Thank you for replying to my problem, sorry to say that it did not help me with the problem.

I have come across the problem of the corrupt profile and fixed by removing same etc.

This one however was different in that a new profile would not be created for any user (not even those with admin rights). However, I could only log onto the machine using administrator profile but only after receiving the same msg's

Thanksagain for your input.

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by sgotero In reply to User Profiles

Hi!, I had the same problem and this got me crazy but I resolve it. The problem was in the user. I erase it, and create again and all has resolved. It's works for me.

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