How To: Fix Windows Vista Logon Error “The User Profile Service Failed The Logon. User Profile Cannot Be Loaded”
When you log on to a Windows Vista-based computer by using a temporary profile, you receive the following error message:
“The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.“
This error may occur if the “Do not logon users with temporary profiles” Group Policy setting is configured.This issue also occur in Windows Vista computers if the user profile was manually deleted by using the command prompt or by using Windows Explorer. A profile that is manually deleted does not remove the security identifier (SID) from the profile list in the Vista registry.If the SID is present, Windows Vista will try to load the profile by using the ProfileImagePath that points to a nonexistent path. Therefore, the profile cannot be loaded.
You can Solve this Windows Vista Error by delete the profile by using the Computer Properties dialog box.To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
- Click Change settings.
- In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
- Under User Profiles, click Settings.
- In the User Profiles dialog box, select the profile that you want to delete, click Delete, and then click OK.
After this do the following:
- Click Start, type regedit in the Windows Vista Start search box, and then press ENTER.
- Locate and then expand the following registry subkey:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
- In the left pane of Windows Vista registry editor, click on one of the S-1-5….. folders (SID key) with the long number in it(It may have .bak at the end of it).
- Right-click the SID that you want to remove, and then click Delete.
- Log on to the computer and create a new profile.
Also you can try these method to resolve this error in Windows Vista:
- Log on to Windows Vista computer with another administrator profile.
- Start Windows Vista registry editor(regedit)
- Goto to the registry key: Local Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Profile List
- Go through the profiles to find yours. You can use the ProfileImagePath to identify your profile
- The key to your profile may have a “.bak” appended to it. There will be another identical key except for the bak. Rename this key and rename yours removing the “.bak”
- Change the State property to 0.
- Log off and retry logging on with your profile. It should now work.