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Admin Pswrd gone after remove frm domain

By cedricfisher ·
I have an XP pro PC setup as member of an NT 4.0 Server domain. I removed the PC from the domain and added it to a local workgroup. XP asked for an administrator account and password to remove it from the existing domain. I provided the administrator account and it was accepted and said I needed to reboot the system. When I did, I can no longer login as administrator. The password is invalid? The message syays the user acount/ domain/ or password in wrong. I have tried several variations such as workgroup\administrator and tried the old password and tried a blank password. I have checked caplock etc. Any help would be appreciated. I don't want to re-install XP unless I absolutely have to.
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by DispatchDave In reply to Admin Pswrd gone after re ...

Did you try:

machinename\local_admin_acct
local_admin_password

Also, there is a linux based hack disk that will boot your system into unix and allow you to change the local administrator password. It was written for NT. I have used it on NT and 2000 machine but I haven't had to test it for XP yet. It may work for you. The URL is:

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html

Good Luck

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by bchesmer In reply to Admin Pswrd gone after re ...

If you can logon at all to the box, this link may help.

http://www.winbookcorp.com/_technote/WBTA20000844.htm

If your daring, this link to a utl will do the job!

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

Any other questions/problems please comment back.

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