The user profile service service failed. The sign-in user profile cannot be loaded

 Issue

Creating a new local profile on a Windows 10 PC. When the new user tried to login for the first time following error is displayed:

Resolution

The issue was caused by a corrupted Default user profile (that is used as a template for new user profiles). To resolve this I had to copy the default user profile from another Windows 10 PC (C:\Users\Default).

February 2017
Windows 10 Pro



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