Unable to login to windows. Username reset?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by ºoºfizzyºoº, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. Took my friends laptop into work to copy over some files but had to change
    the workgroup on his machine in order for it to see our network.
    Frustratingly, we now can't get passed the initial XP username and password
    screen. We have checked a million times and know we are entering the correct
    details but it just won't logon. Can't even get anywhere in safe mode.
    Have tried logging in as Administrator and Guest... neither has worked.
    I have a feeling his machine might have previously been part of a domain...
    would that make a difference?

    Hope someone can help me out?
     
    ºoºfizzyºoº, Jun 26, 2006
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  2. ºoºfizzyºoº

    Dan Evans Guest

    "ºoºfizzyºoº" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Took my friends laptop into work to copy over some files but had to change
    > the workgroup on his machine in order for it to see our network.
    > Frustratingly, we now can't get passed the initial XP username and
    > password
    > screen. We have checked a million times and know we are entering the
    > correct
    > details but it just won't logon. Can't even get anywhere in safe mode.
    > Have tried logging in as Administrator and Guest... neither has worked.
    > I have a feeling his machine might have previously been part of a
    > domain...
    > would that make a difference?


    Yes. If previously the machine was in a domain, then you changed the
    domain/workgroup, the old accounts are hosed.

    Dan





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    Dan Evans, Jun 26, 2006
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  3. oh no.... what can I do? Is there a way back in?



    "Dan Evans" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > "ºoºfizzyºoº" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Took my friends laptop into work to copy over some files but had to

    change
    > > the workgroup on his machine in order for it to see our network.
    > > Frustratingly, we now can't get passed the initial XP username and
    > > password
    > > screen. We have checked a million times and know we are entering the
    > > correct
    > > details but it just won't logon. Can't even get anywhere in safe mode.
    > > Have tried logging in as Administrator and Guest... neither has worked.
    > > I have a feeling his machine might have previously been part of a
    > > domain...
    > > would that make a difference?

    >
    > Yes. If previously the machine was in a domain, then you changed the
    > domain/workgroup, the old accounts are hosed.
    >
    > Dan
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
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    ºoºfizzyºoº, Jun 26, 2006
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  4. ºoºfizzyºoº

    Dan Evans Guest

    "ºoºfizzyºoº" <> wrote in message
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    > oh no.... what can I do? Is there a way back in?


    You'll need to create a new account, then copy files/folders from the old
    account, import mail etc.

    Dan





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    Dan Evans, Jun 26, 2006
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  5. ....but I can't get into windows to create a new account.



    "Dan Evans" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > "ºoºfizzyºoº" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > oh no.... what can I do? Is there a way back in?

    >
    > You'll need to create a new account, then copy files/folders from the old
    > account, import mail etc.
    >
    > Dan
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > ................................................................
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    ºoºfizzyºoº, Jun 26, 2006
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  6. ºoºfizzyºoº

    Dan Evans Guest

    "ºoºfizzyºoº" <> wrote in message
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    > ...but I can't get into windows to create a new account.


    You need to use the administrator account of the domain that you added the
    machine to to move the files. The cached account should still be on the
    machine if it isn't still on domain.

    Dan





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    Dan Evans, Jun 26, 2006
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  7. problem sorted.... eventually managed to reset the admin password.

    thanks for your help Dan



    "Dan Evans" <> wrote in message
    news:449fc12b$0$23205$...
    >
    > "ºoºfizzyºoº" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > ...but I can't get into windows to create a new account.

    >
    > You need to use the administrator account of the domain that you added the
    > machine to to move the files. The cached account should still be on the
    > machine if it isn't still on domain.
    >
    > Dan
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > ................................................................
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    ºoºfizzyºoº, Jun 26, 2006
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  8. ºoºfizzyºoº

    Paul - xxx Guest

    ºoºfizzyºoº came up with the following;:
    > problem sorted.... eventually managed to reset the admin password.


    How did you do that?

    Might help someone else ...

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    Paul - xxx, Jun 26, 2006
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  9. ºoºfizzyºoº

    Paul - xxx Guest

    Mara came up with the following;:
    > On Mon, 26 Jun 2006 20:46:18 +0100, "Paul - xxx"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >> ºoºfizzyºoº came up with the following;:
    >>> problem sorted.... eventually managed to reset the admin password.

    >>
    >> How did you do that?
    >>
    >> Might help someone else ...

    >
    > This works quite well for me:
    >
    > http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/


    Yep. I don't have a problem myself either, but thought a solution that the
    OP had 'found' which worked for him might also help someone else.

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    Paul - xxx, Jun 27, 2006
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