Error: user profile service not running windows 7

August 24, 2013 at 08:34:11
Specs: Windows 7, a lot
I'm having a laptop from a friend with this problem : on login, it states that the User Profile Service is not started, and you cannot login. It does validate the password, but immediately performs a log-off after that.

This happened after the machine was shutdown abnormally (battery) during Windows updating.

There does not seem to be another account, but I guess that would not matter.

Any way to get out of this loop ? Please don't bother to reply to re-install Windows, I can think of that myself, I don't need "experts" for that advice.

Thanks


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#1
August 24, 2013 at 11:02:44
u-man: Please don't bother to reply to re-install Windows, I can think of that myself, I don't need "experts" for that advice.
Then go forth, young man, and re-install Windows. Then the next time you have computer trouble you can come back, a bit wiser. Wise enough, perhaps, to not insult the same people you're petitioning advice from.

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#2
August 24, 2013 at 15:25:45
Yes, your post reads a tad rude, considering we only do this for free in our spare time.

"Sometimes" this can fix the issue you described:
Remove the plug from domestic power and also remove the battery. Hold the power off/on down for about 20 seconds then put the laptop back together and try again. I trust this is on your list of accepted responses.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
August 24, 2013 at 16:26:52
If that does not help, boot to your Windows 7 Repair Disk that you made when the machine was new and start a System Restore from outside of Windows to a restore point saved on your (his) hard drive.

If he did not make the Repair Disk, you can still make one from your computer (or another one) as long as both computers are 64bit (or both 32bit) versions of Windows 7 and use that disk for above. (Note: In case you need help with this, you go to the Back Up section of Windows and make the repair disk there. If you need help with booting from the CD, just ask, or Google it.)

Report results (and apology) for more advice.
Reinstalling Windows should be a last resort and there might just be another possibility if this does not work.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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