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Stand Alone Windows XP Home Logon Message

By hasanini2004 ·
I did a windows XP home reapir on a PC, when I tried to login this is the message I got.
The specified domain either does not exist or cannot be contacted. Please try again or consult system administrator.

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What do you mean.........

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Stand Alone Windows XP Ho ...

......by "repair". Did you do a Windows repair or a phisical hardware repair?

If Windows, did you use the correct version of Windows (home vs pro) when you did it? Windows Home doesn't log into domains.

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I did a windows repair (home)

by hasanini2004 In reply to What do you mean.........

I know it shouldn't have a domain, that's the problem. I need to know if anyone has ever encountered this problem and how to fix it. Any suggestions would help.

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At the login............

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to I did a windows repair (h ...

do you get a window that allows you to press OK returning you to the login screen? If so, can you press CTRL+ALT+DEL to see if it brings up a login window where you can select the local machine instead of domain?

Was this computer originally on a domain of some kind?

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As far as I knowThis computer was not on a domain.

by hasanini2004 In reply to At the login............

Unfortunately, when I got the computer there was an issue booting it up, which is why I ended up doing a windows repair in the first place.

I just tried doing CTRL+ALT+DEL twice at the login and the only choices available on this login window are Username & Password and the option to click etiher OK, Cancel or Options. I clicked on Options but all it did was bring up a greyed out Shutdown box.

I even tried to login from The 'Administrator' account from here only to get the same message.
Any other suggestions?!?

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