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    Log-in password glitch

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    by glenn ·

    I have an XP Pro machine joined to a Win 2000 server domain. Recently I had changed it to join a workgroup instead in order to use it to access files on a computer in a remote location that is not joined to the domain. When I rebooted the computer it came up requesting my user name and password. It had displayed my last user name that I logged in with but when I entered my password it would not accept it. Neither would it accept Administrator and the password. When I attempted to boot it from the command prompt it still would not accept the password. Help………..

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    • #3294881

      Reply To: Log-in password glitch

      by bfilmfan ·

      In reply to Log-in password glitch

      Most likely, a Group Policy Object changed the local Administrator account name to something else.

      Some tips for recovering the password here:
      http://sniptools.com/vault/lost-my-windows-xp-password-how-to-recover.htm

    • #3296444

      Reply To: Log-in password glitch

      by haileyan ·

      In reply to Log-in password glitch

      Your account on the computer was a domain account not a local one. As soon as you removed the compuer from the domain you cannot access the computer using the domain account name.

      You must log in using the local administrator accoutn and then create a new account for yourself. Then log in locally using that account.

    • #3310986

      Reply To: Log-in password glitch

      by glenn ·

      In reply to Log-in password glitch

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