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Corrupt Profiles from Remote Desktop?

By CompFriend ·
I loaded up a brand new machine I built and for some reason when connecting over remote desktop, it showed up the profile problem message and now is a freshly loaded profile with no customizations.

All of the files are still there and I've read a ton of "how to's" on restoring the profile. I was curious to know if Remote Desktop is what actually may have done this? I use RD on many other machines and never had this issue, but from searching around it seems like it may be common.

I am Running Windows XP Pro.

Anyone know?

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by scott_heath In reply to Corrupt Profiles from Rem ...

Is there an AD domain involved?
Can we have the exact error message?

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by CompFriend In reply to Questions...

No, there is no Ad Domain. I am running 2 machines in 2 different locations.

The messages are:

1st Message:
User Environment

Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If this problem persists, contac tyour administrator

2nd Message:
Then this one comes next:
Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off

Could this be related to my Remote Desktop? The machine is a fresh load but I do have the CPU overclocked slightly. Any ideas?

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by scott_heath In reply to Reply

Log into the remote computer using a different user ID, make a new one and use it if you have to. Go to Docs and Settings and rename the bad profile for the origianl user. Log out and try logging in with the original user id. Copy data from old profile folder to new profile folder.

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