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Solved: Windows XP profile fails to load user settings

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by thestig07, Dec 18, 2009.

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  1. thestig07

    thestig07 Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys

    I work on a Service Desk at the NHS. We seem to be having a problem and no-one knows why it is happening and i'm determined to get to the bottom of it.

    When ever these particular users logon to the domain, XP won't load their profile settings (email settings, desktop icons, etc.) It does seem to load some of the profile as it doesn't display the "corrupt profile" or "unable to load profile" error message but it won't load any documents or applications settings so the user gets an empty My Documents folder and an empty desktop.

    I have tried recreating the profile and copying over the settings which does seem to resolve the issue for a while but eventually the problem occurs again. So far there are only 2 users having this problem. But there seems to be no fix. We've even tried reinstalling Windows on the PC but eventually the profile begins to fail.

    I'd love to be the guy to show everyone how to resolve this proble.Does anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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  3. thestig07

    thestig07 Thread Starter

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    Forgot to say thanks. Your solution seems to of done the trick.
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

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    Excellent -- you are most welcome for the help :)
     
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