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Old 08-05-2008
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fix corrupt profle

Is there a way to repair a corrupt local profile on an XP system\

Thanks

Carl



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Old 08-05-2008
Mark L. Ferguson
 
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Re: fix corrupt profle

Q318011 - Error Message Windows Cannot Load Your Profile Because It May Be
Corrupted: http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q318011
811151 - How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;811151
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> Is there a way to repair a corrupt local profile on an XP system\
>
> Thanks
>
> Carl
>

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Old 08-05-2008
Ramesh, MS-MVP
 
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Re: fix corrupt profle

Hi Carl,

Nothing much can be done about user profile corruption. You may have to copy the account data to a new user account.

How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151

Per-user customizations are not carried forward to the new user profile.

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Is there a way to repair a corrupt local profile on an XP system\

Thanks

Carl


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Old 08-05-2008
Gerry
 
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Re: fix corrupt profle

Ramesh

What about a corrupt Default User Profile? Researching that yesterday
only found one complicated solution which I was hesitant to suggest.

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Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote:
> Hi Carl,
>
> Nothing much can be done about user profile corruption. You may have
> to copy the account data to a new user account.
>
> How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile in
> Windows XP:
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151
>
> Per-user customizations are not carried forward to the new user
> profile.



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Old 09-05-2008
Ramesh, MS-MVP
 
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Re: fix corrupt profle

Hi Gerry,

Good question! Haven't faced that situation before, but if that happens (should be a rare thing to occur since the OS does not write to the Default User profile.) In case that happens, I would look into the %windir%\repair folder for a fresh NTUSER.DAT, created when installing Windows.

>> found one complicated solution which I was hesitant to suggest


Interesting! Perhaps you can send it via PM if you don't want to post it here.

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"Gerry" <gerry@nospam.com> wrote in message news:uWPpkGTsIHA.4788@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
Ramesh

What about a corrupt Default User Profile? Researching that yesterday
only found one complicated solution which I was hesitant to suggest.

--
Regards.

Gerry
~~~~
FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote:
> Hi Carl,
>
> Nothing much can be done about user profile corruption. You may have
> to copy the account data to a new user account.
>
> How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile in
> Windows XP:
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151
>
> Per-user customizations are not carried forward to the new user
> profile.



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Old 09-05-2008
Gerry
 
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Re: fix corrupt profle


Ramesh

It is not my problem. It cropped up yesterday in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain and there are few reports on
the problem. I just thought it is the type of problem you enjoy.

Post 6 in this thread seems to deal with your problem but it requires
some computing skills which might deter me from taking on the task:
http://www.msfn.org/board/Copy-Admin...er-t64605.html

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Regards.

Gerry
~~~~
FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote:
> Hi Gerry,
>
> Good question! Haven't faced that situation before, but if that
> happens (should be a rare thing to occur since the OS does not write
> to the Default User profile.) In case that happens, I would look into
> the %windir%\repair folder for a fresh NTUSER.DAT, created when
> installing Windows.
>
>>> found one complicated solution which I was hesitant to suggest

>
> Interesting! Perhaps you can send it via PM if you don't want to post
> it here.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> The Winhelponline Blog: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
> Windows® Troubleshooting: http://www.winhelponline.com
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Gerry" <gerry@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:uWPpkGTsIHA.4788@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Ramesh
>
> What about a corrupt Default User Profile? Researching that yesterday
> only found one complicated solution which I was hesitant to suggest.
>
>
> Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote:
>> Hi Carl,
>>
>> Nothing much can be done about user profile corruption. You may have
>> to copy the account data to a new user account.
>>
>> How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile in
>> Windows XP:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151
>>
>> Per-user customizations are not carried forward to the new user
>> profile.



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Old 09-05-2008
John John (MVP)
 
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Re: fix corrupt profle

You can simply copy the All Users and Default User profiles from any
other Windows XP installation to replace the corrupt ones on another
machine.

John

Gerry wrote:

> Ramesh
>
> It is not my problem. It cropped up yesterday in
> microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain and there are few reports on
> the problem. I just thought it is the type of problem you enjoy.
>
> Post 6 in this thread seems to deal with your problem but it requires
> some computing skills which might deter me from taking on the task:
> http://www.msfn.org/board/Copy-Admin...er-t64605.html
>

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Old 09-05-2008
Ramesh, MS-MVP
 
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Re: fix corrupt profle

Yes. That would work. Also make sure that the %systemdrive% and %windir% locations are same in the other XP system (where you're copying from) as well. However, I would first look at the %windir%\repair folder for a replacement copy.

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"John John (MVP)" <audetweld@nbnet.nb.ca> wrote in message news:%23a4TFWVsIHA.5724@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
You can simply copy the All Users and Default User profiles from any
other Windows XP installation to replace the corrupt ones on another
machine.

John

Gerry wrote:

> Ramesh
>
> It is not my problem. It cropped up yesterday in
> microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain and there are few reports on
> the problem. I just thought it is the type of problem you enjoy.
>
> Post 6 in this thread seems to deal with your problem but it requires
> some computing skills which might deter me from taking on the task:
> http://www.msfn.org/board/Copy-Admin...er-t64605.html
>

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