August 7, 2012

Windows 7 Message "The User Profile Service Failed The Logon"

Sometimes after restarting my computer after getting the desktop cannot be accessed or access is denied message, I will receive this lovely note from Windows 7 saying that the user profile service service failed the logon and the user profile cannot be loaded. Yes, this message says "service service" like the Little Ceaser's guy used to say "pizza pizza." Fortunately, Windows acknowledges its instability and, after restarting and hitting F8 like a madman to get to safe mode, I am able to go to the control panel, select recovery and load a system image from a day or two ago. No files are lost in the process, just annoying flash and java updates.
windows 7 message saying user profile cannot be loaded