Error ! User Profile Service service failed the logon.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by DavidinEdmond, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. I've seen several people with this issue, including myself, and have yet to
    see any answer other than to delete the account and start over. This is not
    a good solution for any user. What causes this issue? How can it be
    prevented? How can it be fixed? Some type of acknowledgement would be
    appreciated as it does seem to be be kind of a 'major' issue. Thank you for
    your time.

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    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/co...ndows.vista.administration_accounts_passwords
     
    DavidinEdmond, Jul 16, 2007
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  2. DavidinEdmond

    russ Guest

    this happened to me directly after receiving updates from microsoft, as admin
    I cannot access my account , vista is so secure the user can't use it!!!
     
    russ, Aug 19, 2007
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  3. DavidinEdmond

    sukig Guest

    I have quiet a few annoying problems with Vista. Has Microsoft come up with a
    quick solution for this "User Profile Service service failed to logon"?
     
    sukig, Nov 5, 2007
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  4. DavidinEdmond

    Alabastyr Guest

    I too have had this problem i first set up our computer with an Admin account
    and three separate user accounts one for me and two for my parents i
    encountered this problem with my account and so set up a second account and
    tried to transfer the files from my old account to the new one unsuccessfully
    when i decided to try again i found the problem had now spread to the Admin
    account.
     
    Alabastyr, Nov 15, 2007
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  5. DavidinEdmond

    zdog Guest

    Is there any solution for this now. If I need to delete account and setup new
    one how do I do that?
     
    zdog, Nov 29, 2007
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  6. DavidinEdmond

    justauser Guest

    My wife had this problem on her Vista Home Basic system. Based on
    informantion I found from other forums I used the Vista Restore (hold
    down F8 at startup) and selected a restore point before she started
    having the problem. That process worked fine and no user data was lost.

    Note that the Vista Repair option did not find any problems.

    Every other user post that I saw said the Restore fixed the problem for
    them too, so I'm adding my concurrence for how to recover.

    :geek:
     
    justauser, Apr 7, 2008
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  7. DavidinEdmond

    gvagal Guest

    ::*The Answer, so simple!* ::
    HELLO, 07-03-08 12:46 A.M. (CST)



    HERE IS THE SOLUTION! I SENT THIS REPLY TO THE POST BY CENGELEN, AND
    AM GOING TO SEND IT TO MANY OF THE PEOPLE HAVING THIS SAME PROBLEM
    BECAUSE IT GAVE ME FITS UNTIL I FOUND THE SIMPLE FIX. IN MY CASE
    WINDOWS HAD AUTOMATICALLY INSTALLED AN UPDATE TO SHOCKWAVE FLASH PLAYE
    OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. I WENT TO THE WINDOWS \"RESTORE POINT\", AND I
    RESTORED ME TO PRIOR TO THE UPDATE, AND I WAS BACK TO NORMAL. SO IT WA
    THE NEW UPDATE THAT CAUSED MY PROBLEM. HOPE THIS HELP
    EVERYONE


    *QUOTED from my Reply to Cengelen:

    My name is Venita. This happened to me tonight for the first time.
    have a relatively new computer which came installed with Windows Vist
    Home. After spending a couple hours reading the forums and tryin
    things, but mostly just not believing all these complicated procedure
    were necessary; it dawned on me about the Windows Restore Point, whic
    was a new feature with XP and naturally is on Vista.



    Then viola! As I saw one person say on a very complicated procedure
    which I did not believe. Here is how simple it was for me! Just go t
    Start Menu or wherever you go to find Windows Help and Support. For me
    I just click on Start, there I see among all the other items, a link fo
    "Help and Support". From there, click on the link for "Security an
    Maintenance". Inside there, you should see a link, (mine is on th
    right-hand side), for "Backup and Restore". Underneath Backup an
    Restore, you will click the link to "Backup Files". Then finally whe
    you do this, you should see an option for "System Restore". This wil
    allow you to restore your system to an earlier point (before the proble
    started).



    In my case, there had been an update installed for one of those Shoc
    Wave or Flash or something like that. System Restore just restored m
    computer to the time prior to the new update for that program, and
    went right back to normal.



    I think many of us, I know I do, forget how easy things can be wit
    "System Restore", and so we spend all this time trying to fix our syste
    by taking the advice of persons who really don't care about what is bes
    for us. In the end, they probably want to mess us up, so we will hav
    to buy something else.



    But this fix is SO easy! If you do not know how to find System Restor
    on your computer, just type in System Restore in your search bar. I a
    confident there will be a link somewhere to get you there. And this i
    as easy as it gets... you won't have to do anything. Windows wil
    simply restore your computer to the point before your problem started.



    One last note: I had set up other User Accounts, so I was able to sig
    on and go to the internet or my Start Menu. I didn't notice if you hav
    another account you can sign into or not. I surely hope you do. I wa
    so thankful that I did. If I had not been able to correct this problem
    I was going to lose all my business files and that would have been
    catastrophy for me. It happened to me about a year ago. but for
    different reason. I am not a computer technology whiz and have taugh
    myself everything I know; but if I can help you, you may write to me a




    Hope it helps!
     
    gvagal, Jul 3, 2008
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  8. DavidinEdmond

    Diane R. Guest

    Help! I keep getting the same message "The user profile service failed to
    logon". I bought my Dell computer with Vista already installed on it. I don't
    know a lot about computers so any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
    Diane R., Jul 9, 2008
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  9. DavidinEdmond

    gvagal Guest

    *_Diane_,
    :: System Restore is the simple answer to your problem. I got a
    message via e-mail that you had replied to my post regarding this
    problem with User Profile Service failing your logon. I had this
    problem and when I finally figured out the fix, it is so simple. SYSTEM
    RESTORE, it comes with Windows XP and Vista and will fix your problem
    for you, which is probably being caused by an automatic update that has
    messed up your registry. Do not take any of that bad advice out there
    which will totally mess you up! If you cannot understand from my post
    how to use System Restore to easily fix your problem, please write to me
    via e-mail, and I will guide you along. These forums are too slow and
    complicated. It hurts when you need your computer and have to wait days
    and days for assistance. Please write me at : .
    Sometimes I check mail every few hours and other times not so often.
    But I will reply when I get your message::.* ::-*_Venita_*-::
     
    gvagal, Jul 9, 2008
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  10. DavidinEdmond

    gvagal Guest

    *To DavidinEdmond: If you are with Microsoft, or
    maybe you are not but your post seems to imply you are; then why not
    tell people that the simple fix to this problem with User Profile
    Services failed the logon is for them to use SYSTEM RESTORE and just
    restore their system to any date prior to when their problem started and
    when their system was working right. Which they can do by going to
    their \"control panel\", \"help and support\", then \"security and
    maintenance\", and there they will see \"backup and restore\", which
    will take them to System Restore. Viola, there they just restore their
    system to an earlier date! They can choose the restore point, but any
    point when the system was working right is good! Just tell people this,
    you are in a position to do this. To anyone out there who has this
    problem, if you do not know how to use System Restore, just write to
    Venita at . Your problem was probably caused by
    automatic updates and something that updated has messed up your
    registry. In my case, it was Shock Player or something of the sort.
    Let Windows fix the problem for you, System Restore is the simple fix.
    *
     
    gvagal, Jul 9, 2008
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  11. DavidinEdmond

    Nonny Guest

    You're a moron. Read his post again.

    Are you going to hop all over that silly board you're on and post this
    to every person having a problem??
     
    Nonny, Jul 9, 2008
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  12. DavidinEdmond

    gvagal Guest

    DavidinEdmond; I've seen several people with this issue, includin
    myself, and have yet to see any answer other than to delete the accoun
    and start over. This is not a good solution for any user. What cause
    this issue? How can it be prevented? How can it be fixed? Some typ
    of acknowledgement would be appreciated as it does seem to be be kind o
    a 'major' issue. Thank you for your time.

    --------------------
    This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to th
    suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click th
    "I Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button
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    pane.



    *_What_causes_the_problem_? The problem was probably caused b
    Automatic Updates, something that Windows updated and installed whil
    you were sleeping, has messed up your registry. In my case, it wa
    Shock Player or something of the sort. Let Windows fix the problem fo
    you, System Restore i
    the answer.

    SYSTEM RESTORE to just restore the system to any date prior to when th
    problem started and to when the system was working right; which can b
    done by going to \\"control panel\\", \\"help and support\\", the
    \\"security and maintenance\\", and there you will see \\"backup an
    restore\\", which will take you to System Restore. Here, you jus
    restore your system to an earlier date, or restore point, any poin
    _when_the_system_was_working_right_ is sufficient. To anyone out ther
    who has this problem, if you do not know how to use System Restore
    write to .
     
    gvagal, Jul 10, 2008
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  13. DavidinEdmond

    gvagal Guest

    DavidinEdmond: I've seen several people with this issue, includin
    myself, and have yet to see any answer other than to delete the accoun
    and start over. This is not a good solution for any user. What cause
    this issue? How can it be prevented? How can it be fixed? Some typ
    of acknowledgement would be appreciated as it does seem to be be kind o
    a 'major' issue. Thank you for your time.

    This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to th
    suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click th
    "I Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button
    follow this link *http://tinyurl.com/6b32eu* to open the suggestion i
    the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then click "I Agree" in th
    message pane.


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    *The Problem:
    _User_Profile_Services_failed_the_logon_.
    _What_causes_the_problem_? The problem was probably caused by havin
    your computer set to do Automatic Updates. Something that Window
    updated and installed while you were sleeping, has messed up you
    registry. In my case, it was Shock Player or something of the sort. Le
    Windows fix the problem for you. System Restore is the answer.


    The Solution: _SYSTEM_RESTORE_ to just restore the system to an
    date prior to when the problem started and to when the system wa
    working right; which can be done by going to \"Control Panel\", \"Hel
    and Support\", then \"Security and Maintenance\", and there you will se
    \"Backup and Restore\", which will take you to System Restore. Here, yo
    just restore your system to an earlier date or restore point, any poin
    _when_the_system_was_working_right_ is sufficient. To anyone out ther
    who has this problem: If you do not know how to use System Restore
    write to _.
     
    gvagal, Jul 10, 2008
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  14. DavidinEdmond

    Nonny Guest

    You continue to post to someone who hasn't been around in a freaking
    year. You are a moron.
     
    Nonny, Jul 10, 2008
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  15. DavidinEdmond

    gvagal Guest

    *The Problem:
    _User_Profile_Services_Failed_the_Logon_ Wha
    causes the problem? The problem was probably caused by Automati
    Updates, something that Windows updated and installed while you wer
    sleeping, has messed up your registry. In my case, it was Shock Playe
    or something of the sort. Let Windows fix the problem for you, Syste
    Restore is the answer.

    The Solution: SYSTEM RESTORE to just restore the system to any dat
    prior to when the problem started and to when the system was workin
    right; which can be done by going to your \\"Control Panel\\", \\"Hel
    and Support\\", then \\"Security and Maintenance\\", and there you wil
    see \\"Backup and Restore\\", which will take you to System Restore.
    Here, you just restore your system to an earlier date or restore point
    any point when the system _was_working_right_ is sufficient. To anyon
    out there who has this problem, if you do not know how to use Syste
    Restore, write t
    _.*

    whatever you do. This is bad advice! For the solution, get away fro
    this forum. Write to _ and I wil
    try and assist you. This is a legitimate and safe offer, but if you ar
    uncomfortable with writing to an unknown e-mail address, then start b
    learning about System Restore. *

    *The problem was probably caused by Automatic Updates. Something tha
    Windows updated and installed while you were sleeping, has messed u
    your registry. In my case, it was Shock Player or something of th
    sort.

    SYSTEM RESTORE to just restore the system to any date prior to when th
    problem started and to when the system was working right; which can b
    done by going to \\"control panel\\", \\"help and support\\", the
    \\"security and maintenance\\", and there you will see \\"backup an
    restore\\", which will take you to System Restore. Here, you jus
    restore your system to an earlier date, or restore point, any point whe
    the system _was_working_right_ is sufficient. *

    GO TO \\\"CONTROL PANEL\\\"
    \\\"HELP AND SUPPORT\\\", THE
    \\\"SECURITY AND MAINTENANCE\\\", AND THERE YO
    WILL SEE \\\"BACKUP AND RESTORE\\\", WHICH WIL
    TAKE YOU TO SYSTEM RESTORE. HERE, YOU JUS
    RESTORE YOUR SYSTEM TO AN EARLIER DATE OR RESTORE POINT, ANY POINT WHE
    THE SYSTEM _WAS_WORKING_RIGHT_ IS SUFFICIENT. TO ANYONE OUT THERE WH
    HAS THIS PROBLEM, IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO USE SYSTE
    RESTORE, WRITE T
    _

    Go to \\"Control Panel\\", \\"Help and Support\\", then \\"Security an
    Maintenance\\", and there you will see \\"Backup and Restore\\", whic
    will take you to System Restore. Here, you just restore your system t
    an earlier date or restore point, any point when the system was workin
    right is sufficient
     
    gvagal, Jul 10, 2008
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  16. DavidinEdmond

    Diane R. Guest

    I tried using the restore point but it prompts me to my user name and asks
    for a password to continue. I never added a password to my account and it
    won't allow me to proceed. Any suggestions?
     
    Diane R., Jul 13, 2008
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