I am running Win7 Home Premium 64. When I got the system I created two new "Standard User" accounts which use for day to day stuff. Afew months later, I added another "Standard User" account with no problems. I can log in to each of these accounts. Recently I tried creating a fourth "Standard User" account but I have run into problems trying to use this new account. The account shows up correctly in "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Manage Accounts" and it has been given a password. The account also shows up on the login page, but I cannot login to it at all. I get the error:
"The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded"
No profile gets created, there is no folder for the new account under C:\Users and there is no new SID generated in the registry under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\ProfileList. Have I missed a step in creating this new account or is this some new quirk introduced after Microsoft closed some security hole in the user account management?
In Win 7 Home Premium I don't have access to "Local Users and Groups" or the Group Policy Editor, so I can't examine those settings
I have already tried deleting and recreating the new account as well as creating other accounts (both Standeard and Administrator) to no avail.
So, I am stumped at the moment. Does anyone have any ideas that I might try.