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windows vista logon problem

By mcgurkdaniel ·
when i try to logon to my desktop pc it says "user profile service" service failed logon. i have no idea what to do, does anybody here know how to fix this? i would appreciate it a lot

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User Profile Service Failed in Vista

by shhite In reply to windows vista logon probl ...

Check this link out. This should fix your promblem as long as you have another user such as the administrator on your computer.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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This should sort it out for you

by Jacky Howe In reply to windows vista logon probl ...

Restart your computer and press F8 during startup. From the boot options, select Safe Mode with a command prompt. You can then log on to your computer using an account with administrative privileges.

Now you will need to launch the System Restore tool. You can do this by typing the following command at the command prompt.


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Still no good

by mcgurkdaniel In reply to This should sort it out f ...

I have tryed all that you's have said but still no good, im the administrator on the pc with no other accounts apart from that...

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Boot from

by Jacky Howe In reply to Still no good

your Vista DVD and you will be able to use the Restore from there.

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safe mode

by mcgurkdaniel In reply to Boot from

Can get into safe mode but dont no what to do after it or how to go about it

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In Safe Mode follow these steps

by Jacky Howe In reply to safe mode

If you can log into Windows Vista in Safe Mode, then you should follow these steps.

Click on the Start button to open your Start Menu.
When the Start Menu opens click on the All Programs menu option.

Click once on the Accessories Start Menu group.

Click once on the System Tools Start Menu group.

Click once on the System Restore icon. After you click on the icon, if a User Account Control window opens you should click on the Continue button.
You will now be at the System Restore screen. From this screen you can specify the restore point that you would like to restore.
By default, Vista will already have selected the Recommended restore option. This restore point is one was made after a new program, driver, or update was installed. If you would like to use this restore point, you can click on the Next button to start the restore process. On the other hand, if there is a more recent restore point that you would like to restore you should select Choose a different restore point and press the Next button. This will bring you to a screen, that contains a listing of all the available restore points that you can restore to.


If you would like to select a different restore point press the Back button. Otherwise you can press the Cancel button to exit System Restore or the Finish button to begin the restore process. If you selected Finish, Vista will display a second prompt asking you to confirm that you would like to continue the restore.

If you are sure you want to do the restore, then press the Yes button. Vista will now log you off of the computer and start the System Restore process.

When the restore has been completed, you computer will be restarted and when Vista boots back up it will be restored to its previous state. When you log in to Vista for the first time after the restore, you will see a message showing that the restore was successful.

If there are any problems with your computer due to the last restore, you can go back into the System Restore Utility and select another Restore point.
Let us know how you get on.

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