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I messed with some sort of network connection thing and cant login

By Smash_Devour ·
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EDIT: I now have access to the computer and the old domain name was CORP. Will system restore do any good?

Also what is the easiest way to transfer all of my old user data (cookies favorites desktop etc) to the admin or new username?


Is it theoretically possible to fix this on my own and if so how.


It would also be nice if you would leave your personal bias out of the reply. The last thing I need is your opinion on how I am a spoiled brat and games don't belong on work PC's and blah blah blah. It's unnecessary and not helping.

Thanks in advance for any help. It's much appreciated.
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Also do I need to be near some sort of wireless connection when changing the domain name for it to register? Such as her office building?

Okay so I use my mothers work laptop. I was trying to connect it to a friends desktop pc via ethernet cable to transfer an ISO of the game The Witcher to his PC as I do not have a dual layer dvd-rw so I couldnt burn it. I messed with something that said this computer is not for a business it is for home use while screwing with the netweork stuff trying to get the PC's connected.

The screen had 2 selections. "This computer is connected to a business network" and "home use not connected to a business" or some **** like that.

Now when I log in it looks like the normal xp pro login. It used to have several names in a drop down list on the username area. One I believe was "MICorp" or something and the password was Sm8661. Now the default usename is juat smckee and the password doesnt work anymore.


I am using xp pro. Please help me


I am so fucked if I dont get this corrected. If I could just log in I know I could change the settings back but I cant. I have been up all night trying to fix this.


My mother lets me use the PC as a priviledge. I am currently jobless due to an illness and I sit at home all day playing games on the PC. This priviledge will be gone if I cant get this fixed asap. Please help me


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EDIT: I now have access to the comoputer and the old domain name was CORP. Will system restore do any good?

Also what is the easiest way to transfer all of my old user data (cookies favorites desktop etc) to the admin or new username?


Also do I need to be near some sort of wireless connection when changing the domain name for it to register? Such as her office building?

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Yikes!

by JPLconsultant In reply to I messed with some sort o ...

So far the previous posts are correct, that if you removed it from the domain only the IT dept. at her work can rejoin it. The laptop has to be able to "see" the Domain Controller and you need Domain Admin rights. Thus the reason for getting the IT Dept. to add it to the domain. So you're busted there.

Secondly, if you can't login to the laptop until the IT Dept gets it, then they'll see at that time all the games you've got loaded. I suspect that against company policy. Busted twice.

Thirdly, most companies have a policy against sharing your username/pword with anyone. This specific act is a fireable offense in many organizations. Busted third time.

Your mom may be a big-wig at the company, but I doubt she's big enough to be allowed to break so many company policies. Unfortunately this is one where you have to face the music and hope for the best.

I'm sympathetic with your situation. I really am. It's a tough spot you're in and the only answers are tough ones to face.

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^_^

by Smash_Devour In reply to Yikes!

Whatever I have access to the computer again so im not worried about it. I doubt she'll be in any sort of trouble, when I lost the blackberyy they gave her they didn't even ask her to pay for it. They would probably be more concerned had I wrecked her company car.

EDIT: Also I have had games on it for years and it has never been a problem. Even the few times she did take it to the IT dept at work.

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Enough said

by JPLconsultant In reply to ^_^

"...I lost the blackberyy they gave her..."

That says a lot. Kind of puts things in perspective.

"Whatever I have access to the computer again so im not worried about it."

The fact that you're so nonchalant about it speaks volumes.

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To JPConsultant

by Smash_Devour In reply to Enough said

I do have some genarl PC knowledge. I pieced together my first desktop when at the age of 10.

It has always been a dream of mine to work in the industry in some way. Once I am old enough to start college I will bwgin the journey down that path. At this point I do not have the knowledge required to fix my current problem.

You must be a great computer consultant with that attitude of yours. You're judgmental and slightly arrogant. Does it upset you I have made mistakes involving electronics that belong to my mother? If so why?

I've done nothing malicious, I made a mistake. What I asked for was help. Not your hostility.

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Calm Down

by Bizzo In reply to To JPConsultant

Yes, people do make mistakes, but most people learn from them.

How old do you have to be to start college where you live anyway? Thought your original post said that you were jobless due to illness?

Anyway, I'm sure that there are plenty of free online courses that will teach you what you want to do before you can get into college. Do something constructive, rather than break your mom's "toys".

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In answer to your questions

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to I messed with some sort o ...

Will system restore do any good?

No

Also what is the easiest way to transfer all of my old user data (cookies favourites desktop etc) to the admin or new username?

Files & Settings Transfer Wizard.

Is it theoretically possible to fix this on my own and if so how.

The only way to get it to rejoin the domain is to have access to the domain so unless you do your answer is NO.

Also do I need to be near some sort of wireless connection when changing the domain name for it to register? Such as her office building?

Not really you need a direct connection and depending on how the LAN was configured it should be locked down for any unauthorised log in's this includes rejoining a Domain. You need Admin Rights to do this on the Server not the Workstation.

Is that all?

Col

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Hmm

by Smash_Devour In reply to In answer to your questio ...

Thanks for the response OH Smeg.

I tried using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard, but all it seemed to want to do is move files from one PC to another.

What I ended up doing was copying everything in C:>Documents and Settings>Administrator (old username) to C:>Documents and Settings>Arin and overwriting the files. The results were satisfactory.

By doing that is there any potential problems that may occur or have I essentially done the same thing the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard would have done?

Thanks in advance... Again :)

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It all depends on how the Domain is Configured

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Hmm

If it was one of mine you would have to perform a Clean Install of Windows and rejoin it to the Domain.

Unfortunately how that Network is setup is beyond my ability to even guess on so I can honestly say I don't know.

Col

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