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Cannot logon to XP after changing network settings

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by charlbury, Mar 13, 2008.

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  1. charlbury

    charlbury Thread Starter

    Mar 13, 2008
    Hi. I have changed the network settings on a Windows XP Pro machine and
    after rebooting, it no longer lets me logon.

    After entering the username and password at the XP Pro logon screen it tells me "The system could not log you on. Make sure your username and domain are correct"

    The problem was caused when I used the Network setup wizard to change
    the network settings from a business network to a home network. I
    guess that I have removed the domain settings or something and that it
    is now trying to logon to WORKGROUP rather than the domain that it
    used to logon to when it was used in the office.

    It is a laptop and it has not been in the office for months and it has
    not connected to the office network for months. I thought changing it
    to a home network would let me share its drives with other machines in
    the house. I can't take it back to the office to logon as I don't work there.

    My question is, how do i get to logon to this machine again? I can't
    find an option to let me enter a domain name and even if I could, I
    don't know the full name of the domain it used to connect to.
  2. ShawnsITSolution


    Mar 13, 2008
    First thing I would tell you to do is restart the computer and hold F8 (Safe Mode) or what ever key is for safe mode on your PC. And try to log onto the administrator User under Safe Mode, and then either reset your network settings back to a default setting, or look at the user information and change it back to default settings.
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