Hello, This is my first time posting, so please be patient with me. The issue: I partitioned my drive and installed Windows 7. I've been growing increasingly confident of W7 and decided to start fazing out Windows XP. Using GParted Live I successfully shrunk the XP partition and increased the W7 partition. When I tried to boot W7 i received a boot error message which told me to insert the installation disk and run the repair. After doing so W7 began to boot and started running a 3 step check, I believe it was "Chkdsk." After the check was done it automatically restarted and W7 began to load. It was stuck on "Preparing your desktop" after several minutes it finally loaded a blank desktop. Using ctrl alt delete I attempted to load "explorer.exe" this loaded the Task bar, but I received an error message "your user profile was not loaded correctly." That's where I'm currently stuck at. Please help me resolve this issue. Let me know if you need any additional information. Update: Reference - http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/130095-user-profile-service-failed-logon-user-profile-cannot-loaded.html So i was messing around in regedit - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList I noticed that in one of S-1-5... folders the profileimagepath was directed at the wrong directory (should be c:\user\(username)) I changed it so it points at the correct \user\(username)... when i restarted it once again loaded to a blank desktop (didn't load explorer.exe) So I manually loaded explorer.exe and this time it loaded my desktop with all my icons and quick launch buttons. But... i still cant access windows explorer and many other functions... i keep getting the error message "explorer.exe - no such interface supported" Whats going ????