Unable to login after domain change

September 16, 2008 at 08:07:34
Specs: XP Windows home, ?

Well I am another of those people that made the mistake...I changed my domain from an old work one to a personal one. This I thought would make it meaningful to my newly established wireless network.um!Grhh. First i noticed my old work laptop would not network with my old pc desktop since the laptop was still in a work domain (properties had all the detail) Anyway I changed the domain to workgroup as it said on another site for a guy who also got a hand me down from his old work When i logged in to my laptop I got asked username and password, I used what i had before, error, wrong something about not correct for domain or not having access This means I can't even use XP functions. There must be some way of re-setting or establishing a new domain from scratch. I do not have the option of going back to my old work place. Its miles away Thanks in hope that someone knows how to get around this apart from throwing my laptop out the window:-(

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#1
September 16, 2008 at 09:02:25

Hi,

Could you please provide me the network
setup?

How many wired and wireless PCs are there in
your network?

Are you try to enable file and print sharing
between the computers?

Waiting for the Reply...

Thanks and Regards,
L8ian



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#2
September 16, 2008 at 09:14:14

There must be some way of re-setting or establishing a new domain from scratch.

Demote the DC and then repromote it to a DC creating the new domain. Once you have the new domain, add the client PC's/laptops to it as per normal procedure.


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#3
September 16, 2008 at 10:02:53

"There must be some way of re-setting or establishing a new domain from scratch." There is, as Curt says, but that's not your problem.

Your problem is you can no longer authenticate with your cached Domain profile since you removed the machine from the Domain and added it to the WorkGroup, AND you obviously don't have a local account with which to authenticate.

You'll have to find a way to obtain the Administrator account name and password, which is not something that is allowed on this site.

Use Google.. Good luck. Or...call your IT people where you used to work and ask them for the local account info. Lucky you that you got to keep a work computer after leaving...

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#4
September 16, 2008 at 15:50:46

There ought to be someone at work that would know, ya'd think.

I think you want to log in as a local admin. Pull down the logon screen domain to this computer.

You would need to know the administrator account password if one was installed.

Make it a workgroup.

A domain is only for computers that connect to active directory.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#5
September 17, 2008 at 04:28:30

Well as I say I don't have the option of contacting my old IT firm. I am miles from there and don't have time to spend hours on the phone...and why should they since I no longer work there

Anyway thanks for the reminder I was a bit dumb to try and change domains! Then again it is quite a logical thing to do when you no longer use a laptop for work. You want to personalise if for your home network so you remember names etc. Why should it make so much difference:-)

So, I am in need of some practical advice

Li8am in answer to your question all I want to do is somehow take the laptop off unknown domain (I do know the name of the laptop since it paired with my mobile using bluetooth). I figure if I can either remove the domain from an network and start afresh which some so called IT expert suggested to a guy in my situation. The guy did the same thing and then got the inflexible login password screen

Alternatively I was hoping I could somehow retrieve the name of the old domain (pretty hard when the **** login is all I can get

ONce this is fixed I simply want to wire my desktop pc, my wireless router and my laptop into a wireless home network hopefully with some simple security measures. My main aim is to be able to use my laptop as a flexible access point for working on the computer, tapping into my main PC's files and applications (wirelessly)

Then I want to link in other add ons over time Ps2, media player and Ps3 wireless

INcidentally has anyone heard of Dream fixer or something

ONe other method I read somewhere was go into the safe mode. Go into where the passwords are referred to and the login id. Apparently you just delete this command rendering the laptop free of login and passwords

Well would appreciate any help on this. If you could type each step out slowly for a non techie or it-whiz. Even if you have web links that would be great

Incidentally have done the F8 button pressing whilst it is starting up. When i get all the options i pressed reboot, but then what do I do

Others on this site please don't remind me again what i did was a bit adventuresome more than dumb, I simply want to remedy the situation in the easiest way possible:-)

Thanks..


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#6
September 17, 2008 at 04:57:10

If you were able to successfully remove the authentication to the Domain and change to a Workgroup, then follow my advice in Response number 3.

Or, reload the OS and set it up the way you want.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#7
September 17, 2008 at 16:24:25

I think you want to log in as a local admin. Pull down the ""logon"" screen domain to "this computer".

You would need to know the administrator account password if one was installed.

You DON'T want to connect to a domain at all. You can't authenticate.

Must be nice. You leave and they give you a computer. :)

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#8
September 17, 2008 at 19:43:01

Perhaps I misread. I read this as the computer's authentication to the Domain had already been removed and the OP couldn't login locally.

OP? Did I misinterpret what you wrote?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#9
September 18, 2008 at 05:49:54

Thank you for all your postings guys...but it all seems a bit technical for me:-)

I am thinking I will take it in to a computer hardware specialist and get them to pull my laptop apart. REload disks and start from scratch with new user profile?

I am not sure what OP means Jennifer so kind of lost as to how to follow your instructions..mmm


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#10
September 18, 2008 at 08:46:50

OP means "Original Poster," which is you. You don't need to tear anything apart. If you have the XP Installation CD, just insert that into the CD drive, and boot to it. It will run you through a wizard where you can install XP and reformat. No need to pay someone to do that.

Steps here: http://www.petri.co.il/install_wind...

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#11
September 18, 2008 at 13:36:36

Dunno, can't figure it out.

"There must be some way of re-setting or establishing a new domain from scratch"

Is where I got that from.

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#12
September 18, 2008 at 13:41:26

OP said in original post "Anyway I changed the domain to workgroup as it said on another site for a guy who also got a hand me down from his old work When i logged in to my laptop I got asked username and password," that lead me to believe he was indeed able to remove the domain authentication and add the machine to his workgroup. If that's the case, Mr Original Poster, why not just do what I suggested in my first Response number 3.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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