You have been logged on with a temporary profile


  • This article explains the repair for when windows loads with a temporary profile.
  • Locate the following registry key:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
  • Find the string that contains the .bak and the one without the .bak.
  • Under ProfileImagePath key, check and make sure it is the correct user name that your trying to fix.
  • Replace the .bak at the end, to  .old 
  • Remove the .bak from the correct folder.
  • Under the folder with no .bak:
    • Set RefCount to 0 and click OK.
    • Set State to 0 and click OK
  • Close the Registry editor
  • Restart the computer and log back in with your profile.
  • If possible schedule a Check Disk to remove and clear any corruptions on the system.