FWIW, I've seen several of these in the last couple months too. Still
no idea why. I don't believe I've seen it on any xp machines myself,
but on a couple of our vista machines (and we don't have many of those),
and on a few win 7 machines. Sometimes just logging off and back on
fixes it, but we've had to go in and mess with some of them. (The vista
machines I ended up creating a new profile for after removing the old
one, those were a pain.) It's been annoying, but not quite annoying
enough for me to spend a lot of time trying to figure out (just too much
else to do :) ).
On 2/17/2011 9:22 AM, Aldrich, Dak wrote:
> In the last week and a half, I have had 8 machines start having issues
> loading user profiles correctly. They are a combination of XP and
> Windows 7. Machines will just start saying something about not being
> able to load the user profile, a temporary one is being used, and any
> changes will be erased when you log out.
> No rhyme, no reason. All antivirus software is up to date. Full scans of
> the machines provide no hint of virus or malware.
> Sometimes after 3 or 4 tries, they get in just fine. Other times, I have
> to fiddle with registry entries for the profile in order to get them to
> load correctly. Once I get a profile to load correctly, it appears to be
> There HAS to be something going on out there, but I can’t seem to locate
> the common denominator. I’ve seen this maybe 3 times in the last 5 years
> on campus. Now, 8 times in a week and a half? Anyone have any ideas,
> other than a general “bad update” that could be causing the problem? Or
> is anyone else seeing this? If it was a bad update, you’d think it’d be
> more than just me.
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