Windows

Our forums are currently in maintenance mode and the ability to post is disabled. We will be back up and running as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!

General discussion

Locked

Windows XP Home logon

By OnTheRopes ·
After restarting their pc following a recent Windows update on an XP Home stand-alone pc the user is asked for their password to join a Domain in their Admin. account. This pc was never part of a Domain and their password doesn?t work. They can?t logon using their Limited account logon either. Please help.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

by Tig2 In reply to Windows XP Home logon

Start by booting into safe mode and taking a look at the user accounts. I have never seen a stand alone pc suddently ask to join a domain before so if you get a better suggestion, run with it. The Windows update has (infrequently) wanted to see my product key but that is intermittent. I have seen a password suddenly populate- the safe mode dodge will show you if that is the problem. Good luck!

Collapse -

by OnTheRopes In reply to

Was a customer emergency that they just brought over 10 minutes after I posted. Masters thesis due this Friday on a pc that wouldn't boot. It will boot into safe mode which will suffice for them until I get my cast removed and can think straight. I really appreciate your quick response.
Thank you.

Collapse -

by cmiller5400 In reply to Windows XP Home logon

XP Home can not join a domian... Hmmm, try a blank password. Try safe mode and do a system restore before the latest updates were applied. And as always, backup your data.

Good luck!

Collapse -

by OnTheRopes In reply to

Was a customer emergency that they just brought over 10 minutes after I posted. Masters thesis due this Friday on a pc that wouldn't boot. It will boot into safe mode which will suffice for them until I get my cast removed and can think straight. I really appreciate your quick response.
Thank you.

Collapse -

by OnTheRopes In reply to Windows XP Home logon

This question was closed by the author

Related Discussions

Related Forums