Microsoft just has a certain way with words.
First it was windows 2000: based on NT Technology.
Since NT stands for “new technology”, they were actually saying: based on new technology technology.
Well, here is another example:
Vista laptop with a mucked-up (or forgotten) password.
Easily cleared to a blank password… But when I click to login as the user, I get:
The user profile service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.
Should someone tell microsoft that using the word “service” as part of the name of a service is not a good idea… Nah, they probably won’t listen anyway.
So, to fix this corrupted user profile service service 🙂 :
- F8 to start in safe mode
- login as Administrator
- At this point, you can try a system resore… or:
- run regedit
- go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionProfileList
- make a backup copy of all the profiles
- Make sure the user profile doesn’t end in “.bad” or “.bak”. Rename if required.
- Make sure the RefCount value is 0 (zero). Rename if required.
- Make sure the State value is 0 (zero). Rename if required.
- close regedit and start normally
And after all that, to top it all off, the CD drive wasn’t detected by Vista… deleting upperfilters and lowerfilters quickly fixed that.