Solved: Lost my stored profile?!!!!! But now it's back again?

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HollyG

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I don't understand I haven't used my desktop in 3 days, I start it up tonight and after I enter in my password for my profile I get a WINS popup saying it can't load locally stored profile, something insufficient, or corrupt profile. Couldn't get the whole message, then another popup said loading a temporary profile, any changes I make will be lost when I log off. Last time I logged off Wins did the automatic updates so I have no idea what happened. Now I restarted and I am able to get into my profile. That was really scary, don't know why that happened. :eek:
 

fairnooks

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Usually its Windows cannot locate the profile, one shiny new and unused, unlived in and empty profile is being created for you to use....it must be kind of like seeing a loved one have a heart attack right in front of you; darn right its scary.

I don't know if anyone knows why it happens for sure, it happens in Vista often enough to be labeled an annoyance and the workaround there is to wait for a minute or so at the login screen before signing in.

Fortunately the proper profile seems to come back again if one just keeps a level head, and cycles the system.

I have not heard of it happening in Windows 7...yet.
 

HollyG

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Ok thanks. Just to be on the safe side I'm going to start saving to my external HD, haven't done that in awhile.
 
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