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Event ID 1502 / 1508

Few days ago I could not boot my Vista into my user profile. The system brought me into a temporary profile and I found that the system was throwing me Event ID 1502 and 1508 problem.

Event ID 1502:
Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile.

DETAIL – An I/O operation initiated by the registry failed unrecoverably. The registry could not read in, or write out, or flush, one of the files that contain the system’s image of the registry.

Event ID 1508:
Windows was unable to load the registry. This problem is often caused by insufficient memory or insufficient security rights.

DETAIL – An I/O operation initiated by the registry failed unrecoverably. The registry could not read in, or write out, or flush, one of the files that contain the system’s image of the registry.  for C:\Users\[username]\ntuser.dat

I have immediately checked my RAM usage and disk status but none of these corresponded to the error detail above. As such, I suspected my user profile was corrupted. Since UPHClean can no longer be used in Vista, I could only repair my user profile by:

1. Creating a New user, as well as a Temporary user. Both with Administrative permission
2. Log in as Temporary user, check “Show hidden files and folders” and uncheck “Hide protected system files” under Folder options in My Computer
3. Browse to C:\Users\[New User]\
3. Copy everything except ntuser.dat, ntuser.dat.log, ntuser.ini, into C:\Users\[New User]\
4. Reboot and login as New User
5. Check if everything has been restored. And finally remove Corrupted User and Temporary User from Vista User, not to forget its respective directories under C:\Users\

Good luck!

-michaelfoo