Re: Cannot log in locally
From: Roger Abell (mvpNOSpam_at_asu.edu)
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 14:51:55 -0700
You say the message was that you could _only_ log in locally?
That is a new one on me!! Perhaps it was a message that you
could only log in with a local, temporary profile?
Evidently you did not have multiple accounts to try.
When you have a login process start, but then before getting
the desktop you are dumped back at the login screen, this is
often a failure of something that is configured to run at login
(like the login script). You could try replacing the login
script file with something that is guaranteed to work fine,
if your accounts are configured to use one that is. Also,
think over what things are set to run at login for all accounts
(assuming that it was creating a new temporary profile, and
failed to log in with it). Perhaps one of these items has
Normally, I would suggest renaming the profile folder of
the account while you have the disk accessible from another
boot, as this will then force creation of a new profile for the
account at next login - however, it sounds like it was not able
to create a new temp profile so this is likely to be fruitless.
-- Roger Abell Microsoft MVP (Windows Security) MCSE (W2k3,W2k,Nt4) MCDBA "ButtNut" <sltviewNO@SPAMhotmail.com> wrote in message news:Bglyd.1817$wZ2.firstname.lastname@example.org... > Please Help if you can, > > we have a win2k sp4 750mb ram 40G hdd adv srvr [work group not a DC] that > was running well until yesterday. did a software update that required a > reboot and now we cannot log in. get a message profile cannot be created > and that we can only log in locally, log in process starts then closes and > end up back at the log in window. Also the system wll not boot from the > CDROM drive even after making sure the bios is set correctly. because of > this we can't use the winternals ERD or the EBCD recovery tools to get in. > we placed the disk in another machine and at least we copied most of the > data off. But it would sure suck to have to re-intsall the OS and ALL of the > programs. > Any suggestions? > Please post answers here. > Thank you > >