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the administrator has been logged on to a temporary profile

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by kolokoy, Nov 26, 2007.

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  1. kolokoy

    kolokoy Thread Starter

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    umm.. i'm kinda having a problem..my computer logged me on a temporary profile, even though i'm the administrator .
    and every time i open it a memo would pop up on the lower right of the screen that tells me "you have been logged on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off. Please see the event log for details or contact the administrator."
    thanks......:) :)
     
  2. kimsland

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    I was able to fix this problem on my copy of Vista after deleting c:\users\username.

    I had to go into the registry...

    hkey_Local_machine\software\microsoft\windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

    Locate the key(S-1-5...) that had the old profile(C:\users\username) and delete it. Reboot.

    Not sure if I would delete the key with the administrator profile.
     
  3. Elvandil

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    Your Administrator profile is corrupted and unusable. Try System Restore.
     
  4. kolokoy

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    kimsland...how should i know whether that's the old user..may problem right now is that i have 4 users, and what appeared in my profile list are 5 with the last one having .bak
    here are the 5 users:

    s-1-5-18
    s-1-5-19
    s-1-5-20
    s-1-5-21-2755968457-2520077130-3359122444-1000
    s-1-5-21-2755968457-2520077130-3359122444-1000.bak
    thanks a lot...... :) :)
     
  5. kolokoy

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    kimsland...how should i know whether that's the old user..may problem right now is that i have 4 users, and what appeared in my profile list are 5 with the last one having .bak
    here are the 5 users:

    s-1-5-18
    s-1-5-19
    s-1-5-20
    s-1-5-21-2755968457-2520077130-3359122444-1000
    s-1-5-21-2755968457-2520077130-3359122444-1000.bak
    thanks a lot...... :) :)
     
  6. kolokoy

    kolokoy Thread Starter

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    help please.............
     
  7. kimsland

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    Right click on each s-1-5-** and export (save backup) to your desktop
    (this is to go back if needed)

    Right click on each s-1-5-** and delete OK

    Restart

    Otherwise go to safe mode and reserect rhe registries
     
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