User Profile Service Logon Failed On Administrator Account

I am the administrator on our family laptop and i keep getting the above message. I can get into the other profiles but i cannot access mine from initial boot or by switching user. I am therefore unable to do the fixes i have read about because it keeps asking for the administrator password before it allows me to make any changes. When i enter the password, it once again tells me that the user profile service service logon has failed. I'm stuck. I tried the microsoft fixit but it didn't do anything.

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User Profile Issues - Recurring Problem

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1. Reinstall windows - i only had one account and trying to fix it in safe mode wasn't working - it also wouldn't let me create a new profile.

2. Create a new account - i created a new "backup" account as well as a new profile once the issue resurfaced. I copied my personal files over and deleted the old account, being careful about copying any system files. I deleted the old "bad" account through the control panel as well as deleted the registry key for it (according to threads that i read here and elsewhere).

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Source:        microsoft-windows-user profiles service
Date:          3/8/2010 4:00:36 am
Event id:      1502
Task category: none
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Posted On: 2010-03-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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