The User Profile Service Failed The Logon

Mar 24, 2008

Dell Inspiron, Microsoft Vista Home Premium, 1918 MB RAM, 2.8 Windows Experience Index, AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-55, 1.80 GHz, updates current as of March 24, 2008. Attempting to log on to my main user account produces the following screen. The User Profile service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. OK Microsoft Vista Home Premium.

I cannot get into the account, even after logging in as Administrator and resetting the password for the account. Anyone know what has happened and how to fix it? I have copied all the user documents including AppData to another account, but it is still a pain and I would like to know how to prevent it.

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Jan 5, 2010

I have had a Lenovo 3000 n100 laptop with what I think is Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit (does that sound right?) for a few years. Within the first year I had it my hard drive crashed, I managed to save it but I lost all my files. Today I tried to log onto my administrator account for the first time in a few weeks and I recieved the error "User Profile Service Failed the Logon". I searched for a solution and this is what I found..

Quote: 1. I closed down.

2. Turned computer on and immediately pressed F8 repeatedly until I got "Advanced Boot Options".

3. used the down arrow to select "Safe Mode" and pressed enter.

4. computer then opened eventually in the funny look of safe mode, with

a "Help" window.

5. In the help window there is an underlined "What is System Restore?" Clicking on that gave me the answer and "Click to open System Restore"

6. I clicked on that and a new window came up recommending restoring to a previous state before windows update which I had done before the fault occurred.............

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Two things I did within the hour of the problem happening are:

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See step 5 at (

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