Apr 14, 2015

How to fix "user profile cannot be loaded" login error on Windows 7?

HELP ME I have a windows7 ultimate Will not allow me to logon to my laptop. "User profile cannot be loaded" is the message, what is that or what does that mean? How can I fix this?
Looks like you already have an answer, but here's a link to the Windows 7 support site in case you need it later:

Someone in the Tom's Hardware forums suggested starting in safe mode, logging in, then reverting to a save point from before the issue arose:

"The other quick fix is to log in to windows under safe mode.

This can be done when powering up the computer of laptop, by tapping the F8 key of the keyboard till you are presented
With a list of options on what mode ect to boot windows.

Select safe mode.

Where it should allow windows to load.

You can then go to windows backup and restore.
Select a prior restore point before the date the problem first happened.

Be aware any important data by you or another user may be removed that was put on the system after the selected restore date.

The user profile log on error should be corrected allowing you to log into the user account after a system restore selection."

If that doesn't work, you might have a little more work ahead of you. Here's a link to Microsoft's guide on how to fix this issue (after restarting your machine and trying to logon again):
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