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user profile gets corrupted repeatedly

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by TERRY08, May 20, 2004.

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  1. TERRY08

    TERRY08 Thread Starter

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    Hi there

    I have Windows 2000 Professional on my PC. I repeatedly get my profile corrupted. Can anybody figure out the reason and suggest a solution
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  2. Elvandil

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    It sure sounds like a disk problem of some kind. But it could be as simple as the registry failing to unload in a timely manner.

    This is not likely to solve the problem, but it couldn't hurt. Try running the 'User Profile Hive Cleanup Service". It cleans up some registry messes and helps the hive to unload when it is stubborn.

    http://www.msfn.org/comments.php?shownews=7872
     
  3. TERRY08

    TERRY08 Thread Starter

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    Thanks

    I installed the service and understand that it slows the logging off process to release the application handles. I'll monitor and see if this works for me.
     
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    The service that I installed isn't doing much, I am still having problems of profile getting corrupt. But I am monitoring the processes opened in user profile hive that prevent the profile to unload. I found from one logged event that the process WINLOGON.EXE is doing this. Now, I don't know if this process is the culprit all the time. Sometimes, the event is logged and sometimes it doesn't. It's only one time that I caught this so far. I'll still continue to monitor this if this is process involved everytime. But if it is, what could be the possible solution.
     
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