Error 1000 and User Profiles

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SYMPTOMS

When you log on to a computer running Windows NT Workstation or Server, you receive an error concerning the loading or use of a profile. These occur for local, roaming, and mandatory profiles.

In viewing the corresponding Event Viewer Application Log, there are event ID 1000 errors:
   Event ID:   1000
   Source:     Userenv
   Type:       Error
   Category:   None
				

Description: The description will be one of the following, where %s is the affected username, and %d is the system error.

  • The operating system was unable to load your profile. Please contact your Network Administrator. (%d)
  • You do not have permission to access your central profile located at %s. The operating system is attempting to log you on with your local profile. Please contact your Network Administrator.
  • The operating system was unable to create a profile directory %s. Another file exists with the same name. You will be logged on with a local profile only. Please contact your Network Administrator.
  • The operating system was unable to create profile directory %s. You will be logged on with a local profile only. Please contact your Network Administrator. (%d)
  • Your roaming profile is not available. You will be logged on with the locally stored profile. (%d)
  • The operating system was unable to create a temporary profile directory %s. Please contact your Network Administrator. (%d)
  • The operating system was unable to load the locally stored profile. A new local profile will be created. (%d)
  • The operating system was unable to set security on your registry. Please contact your Network Administrator. (%d)
  • The update of your roaming profile failed. Please contact your Network Administrator. (%d)
  • Your profile was not successfully loaded, but you have been logged on with the default system profile. Please correct the problem and log off. (%d)
  • Your roaming profile is not available, the operating system is attempting to log you on with your local profile. (%d)
  • Your roaming mandatory profile is not available, the operating system is attempting to log you on with your local profile. (%d)
  • The operating system is unable to log you on because your roaming mandatory profile is not available. Please contact your Network Administrator. (%d)
  • This computer is in manual policy mode, but the policy file can not be found. You will be logged on without policy. (%d)
  • RegLoadKey failed with error %d for %s

CAUSE

This problem has several common causes. The following are the most relevant causal scenarios.

  • Permissions on the local %system root%\Profiles have been modified. The EVERYONE group needs Full Control to load the profile.
  • Lack of resources. If the system partition is low on space, or the registry size limit has been exceeded, the profile can fail to load.
  • The profile is corrupted. Either the local Ntuser.dat (or .man) or the roaming copy of Ntuser.dat is corrupted. When this occurs, there is usually an event indicating a RegLoadKey failure.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about a possible resolution, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
189119 UserEnv Returns Corrupted Profile for All Failures
For additional information about registry size limit, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
124594 Understanding and Configuring Registry Size Limit (RSL)
NOTE: Uusers on NT 4.0 Workstation may experience the following error:
Your profile was not successfully loaded, but you have been logged on with the default system profile. Please correct the problem and log off.


The apparent cause was a missing folder: \Winnt\Profiles\Default User. To fix, replace entire folder with one from another workstation.

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Article ID: 185198 - Last Review: September 30, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
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