Windows XP "cannot load user's profile"....."insufficient system resources". - HELP!
On multiple Dell machines running XP Home SP3 I'm running across the same error.
"Windows cannot load user's profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system."
It is then followed by the message:
"Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service."
I'm not able to log on normally, nor will Safe Mode work. System Restore either fails or succeeds but the same problem persists.
All systems have at least 512Mb RAM, 10Gb hard drive space left. Page file size is system managed. Windows is NOT set to clear pagefile on shutdown. All systems running Symantec AV 9.0. Some user accounts are Limited, some are Admin.
Chkdsk does not fix the problem. Repair reinstall fixes the problem momentarily, but it's usually back after a couple reboots. Clear reinstall fixes the problem, but I've had it come back on the same machine.
Has anyone ever encountered this? I've googled to the end of the internet, and can't find any consistent answers.