Can't logon anymore to my Laptop using domain

By josephboutros78 ·
Dear all,

Direct to the problem:
I have one laptop with Windows XP Pro, that connects to the company's server using a domain.
I went abroad and I wanted to connect to a workgroup.
I did the following:
- Right-clicked My Computer > Properties
- Computer Name tab
- Change... and selected the workgroup option instead of the domain option (taking the computer out of it's domain)
- Restart the computer as I have been asked.

!!! I can not logon to my computer anymore !!!

I know, I did a stupid thing.

When I start my computer, the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen appears as usual, then the logon screen (but without the domain). Trying to put the username and password but a message saying that password or domain name incorrect.

Trying to search the web for a solution to my problem, and I found many users have similar problems but not exactly the same (or as stupid as mine). Or maybe because I'm not experienced enough to understand the proposed solution.

BTW, i saw somewhere about reseting the password using a bootdisk with "Offline NT Password & Registry Editor", is that safe?

Can anyone help, or point me to a solution.
Your help is very appreciated.

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Get in touch with your Company

by Jacky Howe In reply to Can't logon anymore to my ...

I'm sure the Technician there will sort you out. ;-)

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by josephboutros78 In reply to Get in touch with your C ...

Thank you for your reply.

The problem is that today is off-day, and our Network Manager is off.
And I need it urgently.

I solved the problem...
I used some free tool to hack/reset the password, and it worked again.
I think it's not allowed to post it here.
Otherwise I will be glad to share it with everybody.

Thanks again.

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