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The User Profile Service failed the logon error

September 7, 2014

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I have had several friends and family call me about their computers giving them a “The User Profile Service failed the logon” error and their computer will not boot up. Before we talk about how to fix this let’s take a look at what you should do before you get this error. The first thing to do is to have more than one logon name with administrator privileges. This way if you can not logon with your main one you can logon with the extra one and then fix your main one. It’s a little bit of a pain when you turn on your computer because now you will have to click on a logon name but it will make fixing it later a lot easier. And if you have kids playing on your computer you should have a 3rd logon without administrator privileges for them to use. The next thing you should do is make regular system restore points. This way you’ll be able to go back in the system to a point before the user profile became corrupted.

So, on to how to fix.
The easy way is to logon with your extra logon name and then do a system restore. If you don’t have another logon account with administrator privileges you could restart in safe mode to log on with the built-in administrator account and then do the system restore.  This is what I did to fix TJ’s computer.  After I logged on in safe mode with the built in administrator account I created a new user with admin rights.  Then I rebooted to the new user and did a system restore to a couple of days before the problem.  After I rebooted the computer it was back to where it was before the error so I re-added the new user with admin rights so it would be easier if it happens again. Which it did a couple of weeks later.

Other ways are not as easy. There is a lot of help online with this problem. You should start with a google search of The User Profile Service failed the logon

So remember, (1) have another user logon with admin rights and (2) do regular system restore points. If you don’t do it now, your computer may not be able to get to the internet to read this post later.

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By popular demand here’s a list of sites with old pictures of Detroit

August 19, 2012

By popular demand here’s a list of sites with old pictures of Detroit (and some other places too)

Detroit

HistoricDetroit.org is Detroit’s place to learn the stories behind the city’s historic places and for photographers, historians and others to share their love, images, memories and more about its landmarks. You can also find them on Facebook at facebook.com/HistoricDetroit

Detroiturbex.com the point of this site is to raise awareness of the social and economic challenges the city of Detroit faces through photography. You can also find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Detroiturbexcom/109210839112636. Facebook photos at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Detroiturbexcom/109210839112636?sk=photos.

Forgotten Detroit. Histories and photo essays of many of Detroit’s abandoned or demolished landmarks. You can also find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Forgotten-Detroit/121468454578957 Go to their links page for a lot of other sites with even more photos.

Detroit Pictures is a small site but it has a Hamtramck section.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. Lots of black-and-white historical streetscape and skyline photographs of major American cities from the 1900s, 1910s, 1920s and 1930s are on their Cities page. You can find the Detroit pictures here. Right now there is about 180 pictures in there. You can find more picture by searching like this for Detroit + Michigan.

A great documentary of Detroit at www.palladiumboots.com/exploration/detroit.

Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre Photography – The Ruins of Detroit. Press the < & > keys to scroll through the pictures.

picturesofdetroit.blogspot.com/. Their photo sets.

New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery has a new gallery of over 870,000 pictures. For a peak at a few of the pictures take a look at this article.

And you can always search Google for old pictures of Detroit.

If I find any more good sites I’ll add them to this post.

Update 4-2-13: Through a generous donation from DTE, Wayne State is able to provide researchers with access to digitized copies of aerial photos of Detroit and area for the period 1949 to 1997. The collection consists of a series of low resoloution (72 dpi) and high resolution (600 dpi) pdf files. http://www.clas.wayne.edu/photos/ap_index.htm

Where to Get the Best Free Education Online

May 1, 2011

From Lifehacker

Whether you’re a student looking for supplemental learning or you’re in the workforce but thirsty for knowledge, you don’t have to drop thousands of dollars in tuition to enjoy a top-notch education from some of the best schools in the world.

While most online resources won’t grant you a college degree, there’s a lot more to the internet than Wikipedia when it comes to learning. Whether you learn best through video or text, want to take a year-long course or just to touch up on a few topics, there are more than a few places online that can give you the full experience. In fact, there are enough that it can get quite overwhelming, so we’ve rounded up the best resources to make it all a bit more manageable. Here are some of the best places to get an education without ever leaving your computer.

Read the rest at http://lifehacker.com/#!5615716/where-to-get-the-best-free-education-online

Reliability and Service: Technology’s Most (and Least) Reliable Brands

March 12, 2011

From PCWorld.com

When you buy a new PC, camera, printer, or TV, you want a dependable device from a manufacturer that’s committed to supporting its customers. We asked 45,000 readers and found out which companies you can really trust.

Every year, consumers purchase millions of computers and peripherals. And every year, millions of those devices break down.

For anyone who plans to buy a piece of hardware, the overall reliability of a vendor’s products and the quality of its service are important considerations. Unfortunately, much of the information that people use in deciding which product to buy is fragmentary and anecdotal–not the kind of data you’d want to base a three- or four-figure decision on.

To obtain some hard data about which vendors have done the best job over the past year, we recently polled approximately 45,000 visitors to PCWorld.com, asking them about the mechanical soundness of their tech products–laptop PCs, desktop PCs, HDTVs, digital cameras, and printers–and about the quality of the tech support they received when those products required service. For similar evaluations of smartphone vendors, see “The Smartphones You Can Rely On.”

Perhaps the most surprising thing about our most recent survey results is how closely consumer opinions about reliability and service this year match those we reported last year.

Read the rest at http://www.pcworld.com/article/187407/reliability_and_service_technologys_most_and_least_reliable_brands.html

The Tech Brands You Can Trust

March 12, 2011

From: PCWorld.Com

Every year PCWorld polls its knowledgeable readers to see which companies are providing the best tech support and service. The results of our latest exclusive survey of 79,000 tech aficionados reveal some welcome improvements and some familiar shortcomings.

Device manufacturers spend billions each year on designing, marketing, and advertising their products. That’s what they need to do to get you to the counter to buy.

But how many of them are willing to spend the money it takes to ensure that their products hold up after the sale has been made, and to service the product if it breaks?

Those are important questions for customers to ask before they buy–and the key questions of our annual Reliability and Service Survey. Each year we survey thousands of our readers to find out which hardware manufacturers have the best–and worst–product reliability and customer service and support.

This year’s response was unprecedented: 79,000 of you rated the tech products you use. With such a large pool of survey data, we learned a great deal about the companies that make laptops, desktops, smartphones, HDTVs, cameras, and printers. Here’s the mile-high view of what we found.

–Put simply, products made by Apple, Asus, Brother, and Canon are typically reliable and well supported.

–Products made by Dell and Hewlett-Packard often aren’t, especially if you’re a home user.

–Laptops are slightly more reliable than before, and have fewer serious problems than desktops.

–Business PC customers are generally more satisfied than their consumer counterparts.

And there’s much, much more.

After you read this article, you may want to jump to PCWorld’s Facebook page, where readers can add their own stories of product reliability and vendor service.

Read the rest at http://www.pcworld.com/article/211074/the_tech_brands_you_can_trust.html

Remove Fake Antivirus 1.67

July 26, 2010

Remove Fake Antivirus from Free of Virus & Computer Tips blog is used to remove the most popular fake antiviruses. What is fake antivirus? This is a type of virus/malwares which disguises itself to be an antivirus. It infects your computer when you accidentally click a link in a website which will download the malware into your computer and run automatically when your windows boot. It scan the infected computer and produces fake alert warnings. It convinces you that your computer is in danger and urge you to purchase a useless copy of the fake antivirus. These fake antiviruses must be removed immediately.

Remove Fake Antivirus is used to remove Cyber Security, Braviax, Alpha Antivirus, Green AV, Windows Protection Suite, Total Security 2009, Windows System Suite, Personal Antivirus, Anti-Virus-1, Spyware Guard 2008, System Guard 2009, Antivirus 2009, System Security, Antivirus 2010.

It can also remove Antivirus Pro 2009, Antivirus 360, MS Antispyware 2009, Malware Doctor, AntivirusBEST, System Security 2009, Antivirus System Pro, WinPC Defender (all of them are fake antivirus which are viruses or trojans) from your computer.

Remove Fake Antivirus is used to remove fake antivirus which are viruses or trojans.

Download it at Softpedia.com

You can find removal guides for each fake antivirus at the Remove Fake Antivirus page.

A Couple Of Things From PCWorld.com

March 3, 2010

112 Best Free Downloads, Sites, and Services: The Full List
Here’s our entire collection of the best free downloads, sites, and services available today, sorted by category. Want to correct Windows problems, make your PC or mobile phone more capable, and get things done faster online–all without opening your wallet? Check out these 112 incredibly useful, incredibly free downloads, sites, and services.

Read the rest at PCWorld

How to Stop 11 Hidden Security Threats
Antivirus software and a firewall alone can’t guarantee your safety. Here’s how to foil the latest crop of sneaky attacks and nefarious attempts to steal your data. Do you know how to guard against scareware? How about Trojan horse text messages? Or social network data harvesting? Malicious hackers are a resourceful bunch, and their methods continually evolve to target the ways we use our computers now. New attack techniques allow bad guys to stay one step ahead of security software and to get the better of even cautious and well-informed PC users.

Read the rest at PCWorld

Reliability and Service: Technology’s Most (and Least) Reliable Brands
When you buy a new PC, camera, printer, or TV, you want a dependable device from a manufacturer that’s committed to supporting its customers. We asked 45,000 readers and found out which companies you can really trust. Every year, consumers purchase millions of computers and peripherals. And every year, millions of those devices break down.
For anyone who plans to buy a piece of hardware, the overall reliability of a vendor’s products and the quality of its service are important considerations. Unfortunately, much of the information that people use in deciding which product to buy is fragmentary and anecdotal–not the kind of data you’d want to base a three- or four-figure decision on.

Read the rest at PCWorld

100 Weirdest News Stories We Dugg in 2009

January 1, 2010

In the ninth year of our new millennium we were treated to such outrageous-but-true tales as the Russian who died of a Viagra overdose after winning a bet that he could pleasure two women for 12 hours straight and the atheists who set up a post-Rapture pet-care service for the dogs of the believers.

To say nothing of the Balloon Boy who wasn’t and the White House party crashers who brought dangerous shame onto our Secret Service.

In other words, 2009 was just about as weird as every year that came before it.

While Asylum is a great place for those who want get their fix of these stories and other news of the odd, the interactive voting site Digg also brings the strange on a regular basis. So, in the name of synergy, we present Digg’s top 100 weirdest stories of 2009, as decided by you, the public who just can’t get enough of this stuff.

Read the rest at asylum.com

Can You Trust Free Antivirus Software?

August 31, 2009

Lots of companies offer software that’s supposed to stop worms, viruses, and other malware for free. We tested nine such security programs to find the ones you can really depend on.
Free antivirus programs vary just as much as paid security programs do in the quality of their protection. And frugal computer users on the hunt for no-cost antivirus software–already faced with tons of options–will have even more to choose from when new free offerings from Microsoft and Panda join the programs currently available from Alwil (Avast), AVG, Avira, Comodo, and PC Tools.

Read the rest at PC World

101 Great Free Sites and Downloads You’ve Probably Never Heard Of.

March 24, 2009

We scoured the Internet to come up with 101 innovative, entirely free downloads and services. Don’t miss our Best Bets.

In these tough times, the notion of free becomes more attractive than ever.

We’ve sifted through the Web to find and test 101 of the best free downloads and services out there. We concentrated on utilities and other helpers that can rev up your smartphone’s performance, streamline your social networking experience, and tame your PC while bending Windows to your will.

Our also list targets great productivity pumpers, security boosters, PC enhancers, and browser builders. But this list isn’t all deadly serious: We also pinpointed the best no-cost ways to find and manage video, and to do much more with your digital photos and music.

Read the rest at PC World

Read the list here