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    Lost the Ability to Create New User

    When I try to create a "new" administrator user, it appears to go through the procedure, but when I switch to the new user I get a message, "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded." and then I am kicked back to the select user page.

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    After creating new user, try a reboot before trying to access it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
    After creating new user, try a reboot before trying to access it.
    Tried that first before putting my question here.

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    See if Fix for the User Profile service failed the logon helps. It says it is for Vista but should apply to Windows 7 as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    See if Fix for the User Profile service failed the logon helps. It says it is for Vista but should apply to Windows 7 as well.

    Joe
    Joe,

    Interesting reading, but when I check for the profile of the new user in the registry, it is not listed. I found the same article on the MS help pages. Still not fix. It appears that when I create a new user, Windows only adds a picture but does not follow through creating an actual user.

    I GROAN at the though of doing a re-install.

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    I saw one comment about turning UAC off, rebooting into the new account, turn UAC back on.

    Joe

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    Joe, That is part of the problem, I cannot boot to the new account. It fails with an error message about not finding a profile. Tom

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    what version of Windows 7 do you have. If Professional or Ultimate, try adding a new user via Administrative tools >Computer Management > Local Users and Groups. If you have Home Premium, you don't have access to this applet.

    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by balayage View Post
    Joe, That is part of the problem, I cannot boot to the new account. It fails with an error message about not finding a profile. Tom
    The comment I saw was a suggested work around to enable you to boot into the new account. Create the new account, turn UAC off, re-boot into the new account, turn UAC back on.

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    Well, I solved my problem with users and a lot of other weird behavior. I did a fresh install of Windows 7. Only took me a day, but it was worth it.

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