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Windows XP and Domain/Workgroup changes

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by x333, Nov 6, 2005.

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  1. x333

    x333 Thread Starter

    Aug 27, 2004

    Let me preface this by saying that I think I did something very stupid.

    My laptop is a work laptop. It is setup to log in through a specific domain at my office. While not thinking(and trying to get some files transfered to it through my local workgroup at my private home network) I switched the computer configuration from using the office domain to use my local home workgroup.

    Upon rebooting to register the change, I am no longer able to log in. I keep receiving the "The system could not log you in. Make sure your User name and domain are correct ... "

    I realize this is probably something I won't be able to fix myself, but in hopes of saving some time tomorrow, is there anything I can do to remedy this situation?


    OS: Windows XP
    -Administrator password unknown(network support at office keeps this).
    -Log on screen does not allow me to change the domain name to log in to(no field for domain name, even in the options section).

  2. pblog


    Nov 15, 2005
    My guess is that you are logging onto your user account on your computer which means that you also need the password that was set up for your account on the computer. This is different from the network one that you use when logging in your work domain. If you can't remember or don't know the password, try leaving the password field blank - just worth a try. Otherwise, you'll probably need administrator access to change the password.
    Good luck.
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