Insufficient system resources exist to complete the required service.

I have Windows XP Pro, SP2. On startup I get the error: “Windows cannot load the user’s profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system.” “Insufficient system resources exist to complete the required service.”

This happens to all users when computer is first started. Then try restart and same problem. Tried shut down, reboot and still same problem.

The problem is caused by Windows not being able to open the user profiles on the computer. This is often due to damage on the hard drive.

Our first suggestion would be to back up all important data and then scan the drive for errors. If bad blocks are found during the scan, you’ll need to replace the hard drive.

Checking for malware is another useful step which may resolve the “insufficient system resources” error but usually doesn’t cause the profile problem.

If problems continue, the next step is to create a new user in the system and see if the problem continues. If it does, there may be user permission issues on the Documents and Settings folder and it’s probably best to contact a repair service to see about resolving this problem.

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