Is this the message you get?
Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with a temporary profile.
Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off. Please see the event log for details or contact your administrator.
Did you delete those user profiles from the Windows XP machine recently?
This error can happen if you have recently deleted that user profile from the Windows machine.
You can try doing this https://support.microsoft.com/kb/947242, it says Windows Vista in the article but I remember doing the same thing on XP and Windows 7.
To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
- Log on to the system by using an administrative user account other
than the user account that is experiencing the problem.
- Back up all
data in the current user's profile folder if the profile folder
still exists, and then delete the profile folder. By default, the
profile resides in the following location:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\UserName
- Click Start, type regedit in the Start
Search box, and then press ENTER.
- Locate the
following registry subkey:
Under the ProfileList subkey, delete
the subkey that is named SID.bak.
Note SID is a placeholder for the security identifier (SID) of the
user account that is experiencing the problem. The SID.bak subkey
should contain a ProfileImagePath registry entry that points to the
original profile folder of the user account that is experiencing the
- Exit Registry Editor.
- Log off the system.
- Log on to the
After you log on to the system, the profile folder is re-created.
For the error you mentioned in the comments you should check if the network path for the profile is available from that workstation and if the correct permission are applied to it.