User Profile Service Problem. Can only use Safe Mode.

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I have Vista Home Premium. I only have 1 administrative account and the guest account has been turned off. Originally my user profile was not loaded and a temp account was loaded for me. What i noticed was that the documents and settings folder was gone. I know that it is just a junction folder leading to the user folder but i thought that the profile was not loaded correctly because the filepath was like c\documents and settings\user or something for loading the original profile. so what i did was make things worse :( i completely moved my account folder (named Tim which is located in the user folder) to a hidden folder called default which is also located in the user folder. Because of this, my computer wont even give me a temp user to use. now when i start up my computer, it says user profile service failed the logon, then goes back to the users screen, which only has 1 user, Tim, the non working one. I don't have a guest user or anything else to click on. I have to go into safe mode to do anything but i cant create another user or anything because i dont have administrative power. i only had 1 account with administrative power and i turned off the guest account. am i dead or what. BTW, Ive tried the popular vista tutorial that every1 keeps referring me to that has 2 options or hwatever and it didnt work for me. i tried enabling the hidden admin thing using cmd and it came up with some password garbage so nothing. i tried editing my regedit but nothing happened. it assumed u were using another administrative account.
 
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I didn't think it was possible to get into Safe Mode without Administrative rights.

Is "System Restore" accessible to you there? run: rstrui.exe and try that if you can

Is this what you tried to enable the built-in Adminstrative account? >>

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555910

I have no idea what "password" garbage you are referring to; it is just asking you to create one for the built-in administrative account.

The only other suggestion I might have for you is to connect the HD to another system as a slave, and manually move back any files and directories you moved before.

You can also use bootdisks like http://www.ubcd4win.com/ if you have an XP installation disk to create it with.

Puppy linux will also offer access to the drive -- but you need to be a little bit experienced with Linux to use it efficiently >>

http://www.puppylinux.com/
 

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last night anything that required administrative rights just wouldnt pop up. now i can get the rights in safe mode. i cant do system restore cuz i turned off the computer making restore points since it kept racking up points taking about 32 gbs. i was able to reactivate my guest account so i'm using that right now. i made another user account with administrative rights but the problem is that the user just doesnt load. when i try to switch to the new user, it says welcome, then says logging off.
 
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Sooner or later everyone who disables System Restore regrets it.

Hard to understand how you can boot to the desktop in a Guest account but not a newly created Administrative account. Typically the logging off issue is a malware related one occasionally due to improper removal of a "userinit" file or registry entry. Are you actually trying to boot to this account, or just "switch" to it?

You should enable the built-in account for safety.

Will the new account boot in Safe Mode or in a "Clean Boot"?

Vista Clean Booting: >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135 << written for Vista but apples equally to XP
 

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ive tried to load into the newly created administrative accounts in safe mode but it wouldnt even go in. i even created a regular user and couldnt get on that in safe mode either. i tried to safe boot on my original account but it didnt work i believe, because after disabling all services i wasnt even able to get in normally. i'm guessing that it wasnt a service problem.
 
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