Windows Subsystem for Linux Bash Shell Stopped working with error... Is this solution still the best

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All,

  First, thank you in advance for any help provided.

 

  Second, below is the problem description and a link to another conversation that seems to describe the same problem from two years ago.  I have several questions, but the foremost is, does the work around solution described in the previous conversation still work two years later? Or, is there something better? [similar issue]

 

[Problem]

  After rebooting my computer I received the following error when I attempted to start Debian Bash.

C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\TheDebianProject.DebianGNULinux_1.1.8.0_x64__76v4gfsz19hv4\debian.exe

The specified user does not have a valid profile.

 

My version of windows 10 is 1909

Recent updates to my machine (2 days ago)

KB4560959
KB4561600
KB4560960

 

[Similar Conversation]

I found the following conversation from 2018 on this form with a similar issue.

 

[What else I have done]

I have checked to see if there are any other updates that can be applied, which might have fixed the problem.

 

[Questions]

1. Does anyone know if this issue was caused by one of the updates listed above?

2. Does anyone know of a "correct" work around for fixing this issue, other than what I listed above?

3. Is there some other form/location I should report this to as a bug?

4. Would removing the updates, listed above, resolve the issue?

5. Does anyone know of something else that can be done?

 

Once again, thank you for the help

Cheers

Chadrick

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Thank you again. In a desire to do something, I shutdown the computer and booted twice, followed by a restart, mostly because I was hoping that might help, and it did. Bash once again works without errors. There was no indication that a shutdown was required instead of a restart. Also, it took two shutdowns to make it work. It is amazing how fast I have become depended on WSL for doing my day to day job. Thank you again for those who looked at this issue. I believe it has been resolved.Cheers@Chadrick