Locked out of PC (during domain change)

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gcgardne

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In an attempt to correct a computers DNS settings.....
I removed it from the domain it couldn't connect to and changed its name to hosttemp
(joined workgroup temp)

Upon reboot I cannot logon to the machine locally or via domain,
I receive message
" . . . systems computer account in its primary domain is missing, check password ect"

However I cann see this pc as formerhostname.domain.local from the server but cannot connect to manage it or access files.

I cannot logon to this machine locally(HOSTTEMP) or via domain(domain.local) authorization,
What can I do?

I have added the former name, and current name to domain computers list in the Active Directory with no success

I need to gain access to these files, and get this computer on the network!
Thank you
 
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If you changed the computer to be in a workgroup, you need a local account that has admin rights to change it back again.
 

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If you do not know the Administrators password for the local account you can reset it using a Linux based CD Boot disk.

once you have logged on to the local machine you will be able to add it back to the domain.

I have a link where you can download the Linux bootdisk from but cannot post it here due to restrictions. PM me and I will send it to you
 
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The most common configuration is that it is blank, no password.

Since you have XP Pro, you can log in with the administrator's account by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del-Del.
 
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