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By baseballpro20 ·
ok heres the deal
i have an IBM thinkpad notebook the T41
and i was on it the other day fooling around becuase i was bored
so i thought hey i dont need all the other accounts for the domain so i deleted them and left the one that i was on and then changed the password
now i have no way of logging onto windows becuase it says domain does not exist
OH and to mention this was a corporate laptop is there anyway i can log on??? need help quick!

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by baseballpro20 In reply to ADMIN PASSWORD!!!!

Point value changed by question poster.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to ADMIN PASSWORD!!!!

Do a Rescue install of Windows as it will be the fastest way out of your current position. Provided you have the correct type of Windows CD all you need do is to do a Rescue Install and use the Product Key that is currently on the machine. It should keep all your software and existing settings but allow you to remove the need for a Domain to log onto.


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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to

Just something elsethat youshould know as well here NEVER SET A BIOS PASSWORD on any IBM T40 series NB as they are satored on a seperate chip and require a replacment M'Board to get around.

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by callahanb In reply to ADMIN PASSWORD!!!!

You can do a system restore to a previous date.

1. Log on to Windows as Administrator.
2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
4. On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system checkpoint in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next. A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
5. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
6. Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Restoration Complete page appears.
7. Click OK.

If you can't log on as Admin, then when system is booting up press F8 and go to option LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION.

Try that!!! Hope it helps!

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by Blue screen In reply to ADMIN PASSWORD!!!!

Turn it on and right after the bios screen press the F8 button and choose last known good config...

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