“User profile was not loaded correctly” – TEMP profile created on logon

  1. Log on as different user. Make sure the different user account is a administrator (added to the Administrators group).
  2. Open Windows Explorer and open C:\Users. Delete the directory of “problematic” user profile and “Temp” directory, it may or may not exist.
  3. Run the registry editor (RedEdit.exe)
  4. Go to the following location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
  5. You need to find the correct SID and delete it. To make sure you are deleting the right one, check the key ProfileImagePath which has the profile path. Delete the .bak key as well.
  6. Reboot the computer and logon on as the user as before.
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