"Windows cannot load your profile because it may be corrupted" error message when you try to log on to Windows XP

Symptoms

When you try to log on to Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition or Microsoft Windows XP Professional, you receive the following error message:
Windows cannot load your profile because it may be corrupted. You may be logged in using a temporary User Profile.

Cause

This issue may occur if the current user profile is damaged.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, create a new user profile.

For additional information about how to create a new user profile, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
811151 How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile

More Information

If the original profile contained Microsoft Outlook Express e-mail and address book information, you may have to restore this information to the new user profile.

For additional information about how to restore e-mail and address book information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
188854 OLEXP: How to back up the Outlook Express address book and mail folders

Properties

Article ID: 318011 - Last Review: Sep 23, 2011 - Revision: 1

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