View Full Version : Windows cannot load the locally stored profile

12-05-2007, 05:36 PM
Here's the situation:
Windows XP Home SP2
1) Power on PC
2) Get native Windows XP logo.
3) Running raid1 on two 80G drives. Get a message that the file system “L” should be checked for consistency. Says to press any key to bypass but keyboard is dead. Runs all 3 stages with no bad sectors found. Volume label Local Disk.
4) Get same as 3) except for file system “G”. Volume label is Local Disk
5) Get same as 3) except for file system “C”. Volume label is HP_PAVILLION
6) Sign-in screen with 4 ID’s. Daddy-O, Justin, Master Mark, NewName
7) Press Daddy-O
8) Get User Environment pop-up “Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.” This is the same for any of the 4 users on this PC. The detail at the bottom of this pop-up differs between the user login attempts.

DETAIL – The system has attempted to load or restore a file into the registry, but the specified file is not in a registry file format.”
OR DETAIL – An I/O operation initiated by the registry failed unrecoverably. The registry could not read in, or write out, or flush, one of the files that contain the system’s image of the registry.
OR DETAIL – Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service”.
9) From any user id login when I press ok, a second pop-up “Windows cannot load the user’s profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system.”

DETAIL – Access is denied.
10) Press ok. The sign-in screen appears. (Back to square 0).
11) Restart, PF1 after disk scan, go into Safe mode.
12) Everything seems to be fine. I can log into whichever ID I choose just fine. I see all my files. I can’t run “chkdsk /r” because the system says the NPFS file system is locked but gives me the opportunity to run chkdsk on the next boot which also comes up with no errors.

Would like to get some direction on this problem.

12-05-2007, 09:29 PM
I would boot into the rescue environment off of an install cd. Run chkdsk /p from there (a few times in a row.) After that I would go into safe mode and set the security correctly on each user directory in the Documents and Settings directory. Make sure to give ownership to the correct user and Full Control. Also make sure that you apply it to all child objects.

If that doesnt get you fixed right up then the hard drive could be dying.

12-09-2007, 06:58 PM
I had a similar issue. log in as administrator or an account with admin privelages and make sure that the account folder in %systemroot%\Documents and Settings\ is not set to "read only"

See if that helps,

01-10-2008, 04:42 AM
if its raid1 than you should be able to boot off of your secondary drive. Take out your primary boot off of the secondary. If it works than the main drive is probablly bad. Problem is if the main drive was going bad and it caused data corruption than it probablly just copied the corruption over to the second drive. Thats why raid5 with parody is always the best. Get the manufacturer HD DIAG disk. If you google Ultimate Boot CD you can download the ISO to make a disk, it has just about every Manufacturer Diag on it. Run that diagnostics and see if it passes. If it does pass than I would think most likely you have a Virus/Spyware problem. Time to backup information and reload the system. Good Luck...