Windows User Profile is getting corrupted

Sampath Kumar Ramayanapu 0 Reputation points


I am using Windows server OS 2019 .Windows User Profile is getting corrupted every time server is restarted. A new Temp user profile is getting created.

In server few of the application services are running as Log On user with administrative access.

How to find the exact cause of the User profile corruption. Any pointers to find the cause of corruption will be helpful.

Thanks In advance.


Sampath R

Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management updated to data storage.
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  1. Limitless Technology 44,011 Reputation points


    Thank you for your question and reaching out. I can understand you are having query\issues related to User profile corrupted.

    Windows will create a temporary profile when it is unable to read the user profile files.

    Causes or user profile includes

    1. Using the "Shutdown" menu option to improperly shut down Windows. There is a temptation to simply turn off the power when Windows takes a long time to close down.
    2. Windows updates that are interrupted or fail. Windows warns against turning off or disconnecting the machine during updates since you can end up damaging anything. Windows updates can occasionally (or often?) take long.
    3. Registry corruption may result from faulty code or malfunctioning programmes.

    To resolve the issue try to Disable any Antivirus program or Windows firewall you may have for temporary purpose.

    Log off user after certain period of time of inactivity or disconnection

    Review Event logs during the time of Profile corruption

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  2. Amit Singh 4,851 Reputation points

    The best solutions to the issue are listed below:

    • Method 1. Boot Windows into safe mode
    • Method 2. Create new local user account
    • Method 3. Use system restore
    • Method 4. Restart the user profile service
    • Method 5. Switch to the normal startup
    • Method 6. Replace NTUSER.dat file
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