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User name and domain troubles


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LailaClaire

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So, I have a dell pc that used to be part of a network. It runs Windows XP professional I have it at my home and was using it to run kids games. It has a control/alt/del key log in process. I would type in my user name and password from the old network it was a part of and login.

Thinking I was computer savvy (which Im not), I went into the "rename the domain" screen. I changed the computer domain from the regular domain and renamed it to a work group. The computer than instructed me to restart it. I did and now--I cant get past the login screen.

It says-The system cannot log you on. Make sure you user name and domain are correct. The only areas I can type in on this screen are for my user name and password. I cannot type if any info about domian or work group.

How can I get past this screen to go either disable this security or get back to be able to change the domain to what it once was?

Thanks.
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Greetings LailaClaire and welcome to Geeks To Go! Although I can completely understand the frustration you are experiencing with this password issue I will have to refer you back to our Terms of Use where it states,

•Due to the nature of online help we are not able to verify ownership, and will not be able to help bypass or recover any Windows user passwords, cd keys, license codes, serial numbers, etc.

. Once you are able to access the operation of that computer and need any assistance just come back and let us know and we will be glad to assist. Thank you for your time.
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removed password bypass advice

Edited by BHowett, 06 August 2009 - 06:43 AM.

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Hi LailaClaire,

BIOS or Operating System's passwords are there for the purpose related to Security and Privacy to protect the legitimate owner of a machine. While there are many locations on the Internet that might help you learn about managing passwords for a machine's BIOS or Operating System, we at G2G do not assist in what amounts to hacking past a machine's Security and Privacy safeguards.

While such requests are often legitimate, and come from users who experience exactly the kind of problem that you post, we have no way of determining legitimate vs. not legitimate, therefore we do not respond to such requests.

If you don't know the Administrator password, and don't have a password reset disk, then you will not be able to log on to Windows XP, and will need to reinstall the operating system and recreate any user accounts.

Thanks for your understanding :)
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