Win2k Domain Problem

March 24, 2009 at 12:24:38
Specs: Windows XP
I have just managed to get a friends Win2k PC to boot up after Central Heating install stopped it booting. This PC is not on a domain but is a standalone machine. Think in a past life it may have been on a network. I now cannot get past the Admin log in screen " the sp­e­c­i­f­i­ed do­m­a­in ei­t­h­er do­es not ex­i­st or co­u­ld not be co­n­t­a­c­t­ed" I have reset the p/w but still cannot get past this message. Is there a registry edit that will remove the domain dependancy? I do not want to re-install or all of my friends data will disappear

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#1
March 24, 2009 at 12:57:25
If you can't logon how are you going to do a reg edit?

You can't say its a standalone machine when it tells you to supply domain credencials.

What did you do to get it to boot?

Google repair install 2000. A repair install fixes the OS but leaves your data intact.


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#2
March 24, 2009 at 16:27:47
What happens if you click on "Options" on the login screen?

EEOC


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#3
March 26, 2009 at 12:25:39
An additional button to 'Shutdown' appears
Bob

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#4
March 26, 2009 at 12:34:08
At first it wouldn't boot so I did an OS repair with the Win 2k disk. PC now boots as far as Windows log-on screen. My friend did not remember the log-on details so I used software to reset the admin p/w to blank. The machine was second hand and has never required p/w entry so I presume this was just part of the repair. I cannot get past the p/w screen as I always get the same reply regarding logging on to a domain.
Bob

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#5
March 26, 2009 at 18:29:16
Save yourself some lifespan and just do a new clean install.

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#6
March 26, 2009 at 21:25:43
>>>"Save yourself some lifespan and just do a new clean install"<<<

Agreed...


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