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Broken Windows 7 & recovery

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Hey there,

So today my brother came to me with his laptop, which gave the 'User profile service failed the logon User profile cannot be loaded' error. I knew this problem, because my neighbour came to me with the same problem a while back. So i knew i had a couple of options available to me. I tried:
- Following the microsoft suggestion where you have to edit/reset a couple of register entries when booted in safe mode. This didn't solve the problem.
- After this i rebooted, and it suggested to me that i use boot recovery. I used this option, but it to didn't fix the problem.
- Then i tried a system recovery towards a point (january 30) where some windows updates where installed. For my neighbour, this fixed the problem. But for my brother, the outcome wasn't very positive.

System recovery failed for some unknown reason, so i rebooted. The system deciced to immediatly boot into boot recovery, which it failed again, and it rebooted again in to boot recovery. Know it's stuck in a vicious circle, where it will always boot straight in to boot recovery, fail that, reboot in to boot recovery, and so on...

I have one last idea, and that is taking out the HDD out of the laptop, hooking it up to my personal rig, copy the data to my HDD and put a fresh windows install on the laptop. My question is, can i safely hook up a HDD with a broken Windows 7 install on it to my Windows 10 PC, browse and copy the data, without the broken install killing my machine? Can i browse for data at all when there's a windows install on the HDD for that matter?

My personal rig has been running without problems for 2 years know, so i want to be sure i don't kill that streak when i try to hook that HDD up to my machine.

Hope you guys have an answer for me. Cheers.
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Originally Posted by DutchChilles View Post

. My question is, can i safely hook up a HDD with a broken Windows 7 install on it to my Windows 10 PC, browse and copy the data, without the broken install killing my machine? Can i browse for data at all when there's a windows install on the HDD for that matter?

That would be no problem at all.

......if you're sure the HDD isn't infected with a virus.
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That would be no problem at all.

......if you're sure the HDD isn't infected with a virus.

Thanks for the reply. Yea, i'm sure there is no virus on it, my brother has been using the laptop without problems up until this problem occurred. I will hook up the HDD tonight after work. I will post the results here too smile.gif
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Have you tried looked at Windows Services and seeing if the User Profile Service is running and set to start automatically?


Edited by billbartuska - 2/10/16 at 4:16am
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Have you tried looked at Windows Services and seeing if the User Profile Service is running and set to start automatically?

I couldn't even boot in safe mode, so i couldn't do anything with the laptop. But i've already hooked up the HDD to my machine, pulled the data and formatted the drive. It's ready for a fresh Windows install, which isn't even a bad thing on itself, i can't remember the last time that machine got a fresh install tongue.gif

But anyway, thanks for the help and i'll keep your second suggestion in mind whenever i encounter this problem again smile.gif
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