ProfSvc failed when I reloacate C:\Users


  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #1

    ProfSvc failed when I reloacate C:\Users


    Hello all,
    I come to you cause I didnt find a solution about my problem during months and I can't bear it any more !
    Well I want to relocate "C:\Users" my SSD is only 120gb and I don't want to use an unclean method like relocating the users's folders.
    Well I tried a lot of method the last one was : "https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1964-move-users-folder-location-windows-10-a.html"
    And I tried this one too : "https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/move-cusers-to-dusers/23b1b55c-9b2c-43e7-8c2e-1a50adfc06da"
    The both on clean install of course.
    And every week (2-3 days) I have to face to the same message at logon "ProfSvc failed to load your profile" after 4-5 restarts Windows loads me a "temp profile" where I open regedit and edit the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\XXXX" state from 800 to 0 to resolve the problem during 2 days.
    Then it restarts again and again ..
    I tried to install windows with other iso but it's always the same ...
    I can't bear it any more that's why I am here ...
    So please can you help me ?
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  2. Posts : 17,640
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Relocating the Users folder with Sysprep in Audit Mode when clean installing works faultless when done as instructed in tutorial you refer to. I've never heard it to cause the issue you mention, nor have I experienced it myself although I have used the Sysprep method on each PC I have had the past 10+ years, since early days of beta versions of Windows Vista.

    The key is, you should never (I repeat: NEVER!) do anything else than what's told in tutorial. Install, boot to Audit Mode, run Sysprep with your answer file relocating Users folder and all your future user profile folders will be created on a drive you chose.

    If you relocate all user profiles, the main profile folder Users to another drive with Sysprep, that's the only thing you should do, then forget it. No manual registry edits, no junctions or symbolic links, no manually copying anything from C:\Users to X:\Users, no xcopy / robocopy scripts, no changing storage locations in Settings app or folder properties. Nothing.

    I cannot say anything about the robocopy method you found on Microsoft Answers; never used it because it includes using junctions which in the long run will always cause issues, sooner or later.

    My recommendation to you is to do one more clean install, following the instructions in the tutorial to the letter. Do not add anything, do not forget anything. Do not edit registry, do not add any junctions or links, do not copy anything.

    Kari
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  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Kari said:
    Relocating the Users folder with Sysprep in Audit Mode when clean installing works faultless when done as instructed in tutorial you refer to. I've never heard it to cause the issue you mention, nor have I experienced it myself although I have used the Sysprep method on each PC I have had the past 10+ years, since early days of beta versions of Windows Vista.

    The key is, you should never (I repeat: NEVER!) do anything else than what's told in tutorial. Install, boot to Audit Mode, run Sysprep with your answer file relocating Users folder and all your future user profile folders will be created on a drive you chose.

    If you relocate all user profiles, the main profile folder Users to another drive with Sysprep, that's the only thing you should do, then forget it. No manual registry edits, no junctions or symbolic links, no manually copying anything from C:\Users to X:\Users, no xcopy / robocopy scripts, no changing storage locations in Settings app or folder properties. Nothing.

    I cannot say anything about the robocopy method you found on Microsoft Answers; never used it because it includes using junctions which in the long run will always cause issues, sooner or later.

    My recommendation to you is to do one more clean install, following the instructions in the tutorial to the letter. Do not add anything, do not forget anything. Do not edit registry, do not add any junctions or links, do not copy anything.

    Kari
    Thanks for the fast answer, and the time you toke for its !
    I used the mklink methode during years on seven without a problem but on ten it worked some months then I had the svcprof's error every week (I think that an update was the problem but by the way as you said now
    Its what I did clean install and I followed the tutorial from A to Z !
    But I did to things the first after the user creation and some restarts I deleted the "relocate.xml".
    Don't know if I could/should ?
    The second was to disable the swap then I rode that some application can use it even if I have a big amount of ram free.
    So I fixed it at 2GB.
    I did nothing more no registry edit no mklink ..
    Right now I just relocated the swap to the "D:" drive too.
    And of course I didnt delete the "relocate.xml".
    Then I changed something again I dowloaded the new version of Windows 10 (1703) ISO.
    Right now I didnt have any bug.
    I have two questions :
    1) Can I delete relocate.xml ?
    2) The mklink method gave me a lower time for the computer to boot.
    Is it normal I ?
    I am at 27s when I was at 15 before.
    Thanks again I hope that no bug will come later :)
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  4. Posts : 17,640
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Yes, the answer file is no longer needed and can be deleted. I don't know why your boot time is up, relocating Users should have nothing to do with it.
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  5. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home
       #5

    Kari said:
    Yes, the answer file is no longer needed and can be deleted. I don't know why your boot time is up, relocating Users should have nothing to do with it.
    Hi Kari,
    I'm new here. Thank you for your tutorials. They are incredibly helpful.
    I have tried to relocate following your steps. However, my Lenovo y 710, goes in to an infinitive loop at the final reboot.
    I have created Windows ISO and/or used Macrium Home edition.
    Did clean windows install, created the. Xml, run syyprep.
    All works out until the final boot. After Lenovo Logo display, it goes into a continuous loop.
    I'm assuming this is due to the dependencies created by Lenovo for Windows.
    If you have any suggestions, I would sincerely appreciate it.

    Thank you,
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  6. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Kari said:
    Yes, the answer file is no longer needed and can be deleted. I don't know why your boot time is up, relocating Users should have nothing to do with it.
    The problem just happened again, after a windows update like I thought ..
    I don't know why it happens and I don't know how to fix this have you any idea ?
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