Windows cannot load the locally stored profile..


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shawn

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.
 
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Saucy

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.
 
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Pegasus [MVP]

shawn said:
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.
 
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shawn

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.
 
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Saucy

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.
 
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John Wunderlich

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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