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Windows 7 Windows Vista

Fix: Error “ The User Profile Service failed the Logon” in Windows 7 & Vista

After reading this you will be able to sort an error with User Profile service in Windows 7 & Windows Vista. The error says “ The User Profile Service failed the logon, User Profile cannot be loaded”.

This error might occur when you are using a temporary user profile for logon. This error can also occur if you are switching users. Another cause of this error resides with a corruption in user profiles. Some malicious software programs can also cause this type of corruption with User profiles.

Follow the methods mentioned below to rectify these issues :

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  • Click Start button –> type regedit in the Search box and then press Enter.
  • In Registry Editor, locate and then click the following registry subkey:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionProfileList
  • In the navigation pane, locate the folder that begins with S-1-5 (SID key) followed by a long number.
  • 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.
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  • 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 .bakfolder. 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.
    • 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 .bakfolder. 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.
  • Double-click the folder without .bak in the details pane, double-click RefCount, type 0, and then click OK.
  • Click the folder without .bak in the details pane, double-click State, type 0, and then click OK.
  • Close Registry Editor.
  • Restart the computer.
  • Log on again with your account.
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Source of this article : Microsoft Support KB

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Windows 7 Windows Vista

Windows Trick : Using Default Logon picture for all users in Windows 7, Vista

Group Policy editor is something that a lot of us know about, but how many of us do really use it a lot ? I am going to tell you a small trick to use a common default logon picture for all users in Windows 7. ( This also applies to Windows Vista ). Now first you must have a picture ready to put as the default logon picture. Select a pic and then place it at C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures. Replace the guest.bmp file with your picture.

Now , go to start menu and type gpedit.msc or group policy editor and it will show up as the search result. Open it & navigate to :
Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> User accounts
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  • Double Click on user accounts

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  • Now click on the Apply the default user logon picture to all users and you will see this :

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  • Now Click on Enable and it’s all done.