Are you getting this message “The user profile service failed to logon” on your Windows startup screen? Looking for solution without losing any data from your computer? Don’t worry, will help you to fix this trouble. This problem usually happens in Windows Vista and 7 computers due to user profile being corrupted after Windows update. Updates may not be successful due to interruption or in case malware/spyware corrupted your user profile then, this message “the user profile service failed to logon” comes up. You are not the only one who affected by this problem, there are many other users as well.
Fix User Profile Service Failed Issue
In this post, I will show you a step by step guide to fix this problem. Follow the steps carefully given below:
Step 1. Turn off your computer. We need to boot your computer in Safe Mode with Networking.
Now, turn on your computer and at the moment it turns on, you need to keep tapping F8 key on your keyboard or repeatedly tap F8 until you see the Advanced Boot Menu on black screen. Once you get the advance boot menu, your mouse won’t work on this screen. Use up and down arrow keys from your keyboard and select “Safe Mode with Networking”. Once selected, hit enter from your keyboard.
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Step 2. Login to your user account if you have any password setup in it or it will directly take you to your desktop screen (if no user account password). Now we need to do “System Restore”. A system restore is a Windows utility wherein you can restore the computer to the earlier date when it gets into the problem. Doing a restoration will not affect any of your documents, files, music, videos, or any important data that you have saved into the drives or folders. Restoration will effect only to the Windows settings and features, but yes, you may have to reinstall software, if any installed after the restoration date that you have selected. Restoration on a Windows computer is a very helpful feature in a Microsoft Windows computer. Your issue gets resolved automatically after the successful restoration of Windows.
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What Next After System Restore
Once the restoration process is initiated, do not interrupt in between. It may take 5-15 minutes to complete the process and restart your computer on NORMAL MODE automatically.
Once you get your normal screen, Open command prompt (admin). This will open command prompt screen, click and start typing the command: sfc /scannow and hit enter from keyboard. This is a system file checker and will take 15-20 minutes to finish and correct all the Windows errors, if any.