The User Profile Service failed the logon
Yeah right - that helps!
The fact of the matter is that you are cut off from your data.
So here we go:
Hit F8 during boot and pick secure mode; that will log you in with the built in Admin account.
Then open regedit and find
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Here there are some folders starting with S-1-5 with a lot of numbers behind them.
I had one regular and one with a .bak extension (and several others with no numbers behind them - that I did not touch).
Right-click the folder without .bak, and then click Rename. Type .ba, and then press ENTER.
Right-click the folder that is named .bak, and then click Rename. Remove .bak at the end of the folder name, and then press ENTER.
Right-click the folder that is named .ba, and then click Rename. Change the .ba to .bak at the end of the folder name, and then press ENTER.
But don't tell me that Windows is so easy for the common Joe to use....