Cod 5 (downloaded) always has the creating a profile bug or glitch.
Ok do this:
"1. Download or buy Call of Duty World at War (CoD5)!!
2. Download all patches for Multiplayer gameplay:
3. Install all patches!!!
4. When you start the game just ignore all instructions about online profile. Just press (Cancel then No then again Cancel)
5. If you want to join on the server: Another patch is needed
then you need to find that patch!!! (name of the patch): Call of Duty: World at War v1.7 [WINDOWS] PRIVATE CLIENT PATCH and download it!!!
6. Always when you want to play CoD5 Multiplayer follow these steps:
a) run Call of Duty: World at War v1.7 [WINDOWS] PRIVATE CLIENT PATCH
b ) run Call of Duty 5
c) in the servers menu press F3 (maybe two times)
d) join on the server
e) press F5 to close Call of Duty: World at War v1.7 [WINDOWS] PRIVATE CLIENT PATCH because it isn´t needed anymore while playing..
IMPORTANT: Always when you want to play Call of Duty World at War Multiplayer you need to repeat these steps ( a - e )"
IMPORTANT: This is not my step by step guide!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!