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jambo101 04-02-2009 06:02 AM

Administrator locked out
 
My computer has developed an odd problem. i'm running Vista and i am the administrator,i have 3 guest accounts (wife and 2 kids)seems every one can get on their accounts with no trouble but when i try to log on to my account all i get is = The user profile service failed to log on
And = The user profile cannot be loaded
What gives?i thought i'm supposed to be running the show??? Trying to fix the problem from another account is not working as it keeps asking for my password which no longer seems to function???
Any PC problem solvers have any idea whats happening to my PC?

ziggy29 04-02-2009 08:00 AM

I'm not familiar with Vista, but based on my experience with XP, I'd see what I could do in safe mode.

Jay_Gatsby 04-02-2009 08:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jambo101 (Post 802709)
Any PC problem solvers have any idea whats happening to my PC?

Um, it's running Windows Vista? ;D

W2R 04-02-2009 08:45 AM

I'm not a techie guru like some others here, but could one of your kids have found out your password and changed it?

(Oh, and thank G** I have Vista! I have had it from the start, love it, have never had a single problem with it, and would never go back. Even CFB grew to like it after a while. :) )

eridanus 04-02-2009 09:40 AM

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. - Vista Forums

jambo101 04-02-2009 10:36 AM

Thanks,very helpfull...

CyclingInvestor 04-02-2009 10:47 AM

I just set up my first Vista computer for a friend after setting up / cleaning up many XP's. Ugh. Just as bad as I thought and worse. I am glad I got a last-minute new laptop with XP to postpone the switchover (more likely to Linux than Vista / WIndows 7) as long as possible.

Ed_The_Gypsy 04-02-2009 10:43 PM

Friends don't let friends use Microsoft.

Notmuchlonger 04-02-2009 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Ed_The_Gypsy (Post 803098)
Friends don't let friends use Microsoft.

I must be one of those weird people where Windows has ran perfectly fine for me. :)

RonBoyd 04-03-2009 05:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CyclingInvestor (Post 802819)
I just set up my first Vista computer for a friend after setting up / cleaning up many XP's. Ugh. Just as bad as I thought and worse. I am glad I got a last-minute new laptop with XP to postpone the switchover (more likely to Linux than Vista / WIndows 7) as long as possible.

I loved my Model T. Best car Ford ever made. If only the World had stopped...

FinallyRetired 04-03-2009 06:20 AM

I have just one word for you...
Wubi

RonBoyd 04-03-2009 06:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FinallyRetired (Post 803135)
I have just one word for you...
Wubi

No need for name-calling. I apologize.

target2019 04-03-2009 08:29 AM

As a precaution, download a linux boot iso so that you can reset password on any account in the future.

It may not be effective solving this problem, but there are situations, especially with kids, when you'll need this.

jambo101 04-03-2009 08:32 AM


Thanks for trying eridanus but it didnt work..
For the other posts i think you misread my original post as i'm not looking for opinions on Vista i'm trying to solve a problem i have with it.

slouch 04-03-2009 08:50 AM

What do I do: I can no longer log in or elevate to an administrator account

RonBoyd 04-03-2009 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by jambo101 (Post 803183)
i'm not looking for opinions on Vista...

How sad. First, you can't be an administrator and now, I fear, you will meet the same fate as a Moderator.

target2019 04-03-2009 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slouch (Post 803191)

Definitely a link to keep handy.

jambo101 04-04-2009 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RonBoyd (Post 803200)
How sad. First, you can't be an administrator and now, I fear, you will meet the same fate as a Moderator.

Moderator????Didnt know i was a moderator.

RonBoyd 04-04-2009 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jambo101 (Post 803486)
Moderator????Didnt know i was a moderator.

Okay, it was my attempt at humor. I meant to say that it is very difficult to maintain control of the threads around here... particularly one's own. (See that? It is happening before your very eyes.)

Bestwifeever 04-04-2009 10:04 AM

I'm a PC although I was rooting for Woz on Dancing with the Stars.

I blame the kids, Jambo. If they're little enough, it was an accident. If they're teenagers, change all your passwords. If you trust them, it must be your spouse :)


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