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Windows cannot load the locally stored profile..

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by shawn, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. shawn

    shawn Flightless Bird

    I booted up my machine at work today and found the following:

    "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile: Insufficient security
    rights or a corrupted local file. Windows has logged you in with a temporary
    profile any setting you make will not be saved."

    So, it loaded like it was a fresh Windows install pretty much.. Recycle Bin
    in lower right by clock, the Windows XP tour thing came up, no background,
    etc.

    I rebooted and everything is fine.. my background and all settings are
    there..

    Should I be worried about anything? I know these computers are old, but it's
    really hard to get them to replace anything and when they do, they get crap
    Celeron machines.
     
  2. Saucy

    Saucy Flightless Bird

    Consult your IT department.



    "shawn" <yuppicide138@removethisoptonline.net> wrote in message
    news:eTL1Tv#qKHA.6064@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > I booted up my machine at work today and found the following:
    >
    > "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile: Insufficient security
    > rights or a corrupted local file. Windows has logged you in with a
    > temporary profile any setting you make will not be saved."
    >
    > So, it loaded like it was a fresh Windows install pretty much.. Recycle
    > Bin in lower right by clock, the Windows XP tour thing came up, no
    > background, etc.
    >
    > I rebooted and everything is fine.. my background and all settings are
    > there..
    >
    > Should I be worried about anything? I know these computers are old, but
    > it's really hard to get them to replace anything and when they do, they
    > get crap Celeron machines.
    >
     
  3. shawn

    shawn Flightless Bird

    What an answer. That doesn't really answer anything.

    "Saucy" <saucylemon@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    news:ul0T46$qKHA.4236@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Consult your IT department.
    >
    >
    >
    > "shawn" <yuppicide138@removethisoptonline.net> wrote in message
    > news:eTL1Tv#qKHA.6064@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> I booted up my machine at work today and found the following:
    >>
    >> "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile: Insufficient security
    >> rights or a corrupted local file. Windows has logged you in with a
    >> temporary profile any setting you make will not be saved."
    >>
    >> So, it loaded like it was a fresh Windows install pretty much.. Recycle
    >> Bin in lower right by clock, the Windows XP tour thing came up, no
    >> background, etc.
    >>
    >> I rebooted and everything is fine.. my background and all settings are
    >> there..
    >>
    >> Should I be worried about anything? I know these computers are old, but
    >> it's really hard to get them to replace anything and when they do, they
    >> get crap Celeron machines.
    >>
     
  4. Saucy

    Saucy Flightless Bird

    From your post it sounds as if you have an IT department "them", "they get",
    etc. etc.

    If so, you probably should be consulting "them" if there's a problem.

    Have a nice weekend.



    "shawn" <yuppicide138@removethisoptonline.net> wrote in message
    news:#GcgwQArKHA.5936@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > What an answer. That doesn't really answer anything.
    >
    > "Saucy" <saucylemon@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    > news:ul0T46$qKHA.4236@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Consult your IT department.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "shawn" <yuppicide138@removethisoptonline.net> wrote in message
    >> news:eTL1Tv#qKHA.6064@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> I booted up my machine at work today and found the following:
    >>>
    >>> "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile: Insufficient security
    >>> rights or a corrupted local file. Windows has logged you in with a
    >>> temporary profile any setting you make will not be saved."
    >>>
    >>> So, it loaded like it was a fresh Windows install pretty much.. Recycle
    >>> Bin in lower right by clock, the Windows XP tour thing came up, no
    >>> background, etc.
    >>>
    >>> I rebooted and everything is fine.. my background and all settings are
    >>> there..
    >>>
    >>> Should I be worried about anything? I know these computers are old, but
    >>> it's really hard to get them to replace anything and when they do, they
    >>> get crap Celeron machines.
    >>>

    >
    >
     
  5. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "shawn" <yuppicide138@removethisoptonline.net> said this in news item
    news:#GcgwQArKHA.5936@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > What an answer. That doesn't really answer anything.


    I agree with Saucy: Bypassing your own IT department is not a good idea.
    They are paid to do their job, so asking volunteers to do it for free seems
    inappropriate. Furthermore it creates bad blood when outsiders interfere
    with what they are doing.
     
  6. shawn

    shawn Flightless Bird

    What I meant in my post is, I know the computers are old but the people who
    own the company aren't ready to buy us new ones.

    We don't have any IT department, just one Network Consultant who does work
    when we need and I do everything else.

    I was just wondering if I should be worried at signs of hardware failure or
    something, or should I just ignore it and move on. Things been working fine
    since the reboot.


    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:-Odm8MfArKHA.4236@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "shawn" <yuppicide138@removethisoptonline.net> said this in news item
    > news:#GcgwQArKHA.5936@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> What an answer. That doesn't really answer anything.

    >
    > I agree with Saucy: Bypassing your own IT department is not a good idea.
    > They are paid to do their job, so asking volunteers to do it for free
    > seems inappropriate. Furthermore it creates bad blood when outsiders
    > interfere with what they are doing.
     
  7. Saucy

    Saucy Flightless Bird

    If it was a one time thing no worries.

    However, you could run the Error-checking tool found on the drive's
    Properties sheet:

    In Windows Explorer > right-click on the drive (e.g. C:/) > select
    Properties to bring up the Properties sheet for the drive > then select the
    Tools tab > and click on the "Check Now.." button.

    Or run "chkdsk" from a Command Prompt.

    You might also run a defrag.

    Definitely make sure you have current backups for all important data.

    And in the mean time draw up a purchase plan to move to multi-core CPUs
    running Windows 7 Professional.



    "shawn" <yuppicide138@removethisoptonline.net> wrote in message
    news:ufD9vVBrKHA.4236@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > What I meant in my post is, I know the computers are old but the people
    > who own the company aren't ready to buy us new ones.
    >
    > We don't have any IT department, just one Network Consultant who does work
    > when we need and I do everything else.
    >
    > I was just wondering if I should be worried at signs of hardware failure
    > or something, or should I just ignore it and move on. Things been working
    > fine since the reboot.
    >
    >
    > "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:-Odm8MfArKHA.4236@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>
    >> "shawn" <yuppicide138@removethisoptonline.net> said this in news item
    >> news:#GcgwQArKHA.5936@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> What an answer. That doesn't really answer anything.

    >>
    >> I agree with Saucy: Bypassing your own IT department is not a good idea.
    >> They are paid to do their job, so asking volunteers to do it for free
    >> seems inappropriate. Furthermore it creates bad blood when outsiders
    >> interfere with what they are doing.

    >
    >
     
  8. John Wunderlich

    John Wunderlich Flightless Bird

    "shawn" <yuppicide138@removethisoptonline.net> wrote in
    news:eTL1Tv#qKHA.6064@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl:

    > I booted up my machine at work today and found the following:
    >
    > "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile: Insufficient
    > security rights or a corrupted local file. Windows has logged you
    > in with a temporary profile any setting you make will not be
    > saved."
    >
    > So, it loaded like it was a fresh Windows install pretty much..
    > Recycle Bin in lower right by clock, the Windows XP tour thing
    > came up, no background, etc.
    >
    > I rebooted and everything is fine.. my background and all settings
    > are there..
    >
    > Should I be worried about anything? I know these computers are
    > old, but it's really hard to get them to replace anything and when
    > they do, they get crap Celeron machines.
    >
    >


    It seems your computer had a hard time reading your profile (user
    registry) due to a misread on the disk. It could be an early
    indication of a disk going bad or it could simply be a one-time
    misread. The prudent thing to do at this point would be to back up
    your computer data or, at the very least, use a program like
    freeware ERUNT to back up your registries. After doing that, use
    "chkdsk" to verify the health of your disk.

    ERUNT:
    <http://www.aumha.org/freeware/freeware.php>

    HTH,
    John
     

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