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You receive a “The User Profile Service failed the logon” error message

Posted by aionman on Jul 19, 2016 in Windows 7
Resolution

Occasionally, Windows might not read your user profile correctly, such as if your antivirus software is scanning your computer while you try to log on. Before you follow the methods here, try restarting your computer and logging on with your user account again to resolve the issue. If you restart your computer and it does not resolve this issue, use the following methods to resolve this issue.

Note You must be able to log on to an administrator account to fix your user profile or copy your data to a new account. Before you resolve the issue, log on to Windows by using another account that has administrative permissions, or restart in safe mode to log on with the built-in administrator account. For more information about how to start in safe mode, visit the following Microsoft website:

Method 1: Fix the user account profile

To fix the user account profile, follow these steps:

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
  1. Click Start, type regedit in the Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. In Registry Editor, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
  3. In the navigation pane, locate the folder that begins with S-1-5 (SID key) followed by a long number.
  4. Click each S-1-5 folder, locate the ProfileImagePath entry in the details pane, and then double-click to make sure that this is the user account profile that has the error.

    • If you have two folders starting with S-1-5 followed by some long numbers and one of them ended with .bak, you have to rename the .bak folder. To do this, follow these steps:
      1. Right-click the folder without .bak, and then click Rename. Type .ba, and then press ENTER.
      2. Right-click the folder that is named .bak, and then click Rename. Remove .bak at the end of the folder name, and then press ENTER.
      3. Right-click the folder that is named .ba, and then click Rename. Change the .ba to .bak at the end of the folder name, and then press ENTER.
    • If you have only one folder starting with S-1-5 that is followed by long numbers and ends with .bak. Right-click the folder, and then click Rename. Remove .bak at the end of the folder name, and then press ENTER.
  5. Click the folder without .bak in the details pane, double-click RefCount, type 0, and then click OK.
  6. Click the folder without .bak, in the details pane, double-click State, type 0, and then click OK.
  7. Close Registry Editor.
  8. Restart the computer.
  9. Log on again with your account.

Method 2: Log on to Windows and copy your data to a new account

Create a new account and copy the data from the old account to the new account. For information about how to do this, visit one of the following Microsoft websites:

Windows 7

Windows Vista

Method 3: Delete the error SID and create a new profile

To delete the error SID and create a new profile, follow these steps:

  1. Delete the error SID.
    To have us fix this problem for you, go to the “Fix it for me” section. If you would rather fix it yourself, go to the “Let me fix it myself” section.

    Fix it for me

    To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.

    Notes

    • This wizard may be in English only, but the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
    • If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.

    Let me fix it myself

    Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

    To resolve this problem yourself, follow these steps:

    1. Delete the profile by using the Computer Properties dialog box. To do this, follow these steps:
      1. Click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
      2. Click Change settings.

      3. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab.

      4. In the User Profiles area, click Settings.
      5. In the User Profiles dialog box, select the profile that you want to delete, click Delete, and then click OK.
    2. Click Start, type regedit in the Search box, and then press ENTER.
    3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
    4. Right-click the SID that you want to remove, and then click Delete.
  2. Log on to the computer and create a new profile.

 
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Robocopy – A hint for those with folder timestamp issues after sync’ing

Posted by aionman on Mar 26, 2015 in Windows 7

http://www.2brightsparks.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=6904#p27717

 

I’ve been a long time user of SyncBack, my only gripe being that it doesn’t synchronize folder modification timestamps correctly on the destination drive..I have also updated to the SE edition, but I still get the same issue if the folder has already been created. Over the past two days I have spend a few hours looking for and testing a practical solution to this… Short of recopying my entire drive again with something like “Directory Opus” (which keeps all original timestamps intact) I couldn’t find anything that works as well as SyncBack does…

Until, I came across the well known MS CLI program called Robocopy. The GUI for this is pretty disappointing, and after reading through the help for the supported switches it really doesn’t unlock it’s full potential..

Anyways, enough yabbering on. If (like me) you need to synch timestamps between an original folder and a backup, use the following command in a DOS window:

CODE:

robocopy "(source)" "(destination)" /dcopy:T /copy:t /s /log:mylog.txt /NDL

(ommit the brackets, but leave in the ” “). AFAIK this program is bundled with Vista or later, but for older o/ses you will need to download it.

Unlike the usual /MIR commands etc… robocopy is well known for, when using the copy:t and dcopy:t switches it does not copy over any data whatsoever. It simply searches for matching folders/files (in the correct structure/tree) and updates the timestamps on the destination if necessary :)

Over my SAMBA based home network, I used this to successfully update the timestamps on all folders/files on 400GB worth of data. Since this does not overwrite any files per se, this took just under 10 minutes! The last two parameters are for logging details only, so they can be committed if you’d prefer.

Anyways, I’ve read a few posts on here before looking for something like this, so I thought i’d sign up and share this quick and simple solution. Combined with syncback it makes a very powerful and versatile combination :)

Dawson

 
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VMware Workstation-10.0.1 fails after RedHat-6 / Centos software update

Posted by aionman on Dec 21, 2013 in CentOS, Linux, VMWare, Windows 7, Windows XP
No problems in XP or Windows 7 VMs anymore.
Summary of what I did:$ sudo service vmware stop$ sudo mv -v /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary.orig

$ sudo rm -v /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/misc/v*.ko

$ sudo depmod -a

#I already had gcc, make, and the kernel headers, but if anyone is following this, they should probably make sure

$ sudo yum install make gcc kernel-headers-$(uname -r)

start vmware

 
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SAMBA share – ACCESS DENIED from Windows 7

Posted by aionman on Oct 11, 2012 in CentOS, Linux, Windows 7, Windows XP

 

Need to disable SELinux

How do I turn off SELINUX in Redhat or CentOS?

Run the following command to check if SELinux is running:
# getenforce

You can effectively disable it by running the following command
# setenforce Permissive

This will put selinux in a passive mode until the machine is rebooted. If you would like to permanently alter the attributes of selinux, view the SELINUX= line in /etc/sysconfig/selinux.

 
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Repair Internet Explorer with Fix IE Utility

Posted by aionman on Jun 26, 2010 in Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP

This freeware portable utility re-registers all the concerned dll & ocx files required for the smooth operation of Internet Explorer.

Simply extract the contents of the .zip file and run the  utility.

If you face any problems while running IE, maybe after recovering from a malware attack, run this tool to re-register around 89 dll & ocx files, which are required for the smooth running of Internet Explorer.

Fix IE Utility has been tested on IE 7 and IE 8, on Windows Vista & Windows 7.  Before running the utility, make sure that all your Internet Explorer windows are closed.

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Profile Migration (Windows 7)

Posted by aionman on May 27, 2010 in Windows 7

I’ve used the User Profile 3.0 tool from Forensit on a Windows 7 machine and it worked great
http://www.forensit.com/downloads.html

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