New member here.
I went into system properties, while there, changed the computer name, it
asked me to re-boot and now I can't log on. As far as I know[I] it was only set
up as a workgroup and not a domain. I can't logon with either of my names, which both had Admin rights. When at the welcome screen in the lower left corner, it has the "Turn Off Loft Office" which is my new PC name.
PC is not on a network and is used at home in my business. I am
currently on an old HD that I installed on the same machine with XP and I can
see and access my current HD (the one that I can't log on to), but I want/NEED it
back the way it was, I have all of my prog's installed there, etc etc. Plus
want that HD as my Master and my existing Slave is not connected since I have
this one on here right now. Can I not just copy a security file from this
newly installed copy of XP into the correct folder on my other HD to reset
I know there has got to be something I can do just don't know what! I don't
want to try to install over my existing XP with the chance of losing
everything, have already installed over it twice before.
Where would the machine generate a new password from? What could it possibly be? I have tried all old pw's that I can think of.
Thanks so much and your help is greatly appreciated!! I am in dire need of this being repaired by tomorrow evening.