Changed network domain and can't log onto xp

Dell /
December 12, 2010 at 08:34:01
Specs: Windows XP
OK, I've read most of the posts where people have taken their work computer home, changed the domain to MSHOME and then can't log on. I've done the same thing, however, I no longer work for the company and I can't take the computer back to have them fix it. They told me I could take the computer home because they didn't want it and they would lock me out of the company network so they had no problem with it. The computer is a Dell lattitude laptop. But my resume and a lot of other documents are still on this computer. I changed the network domain so I could just share the information across my home network but now I can't log on. I'm not the administrator on the computer, the IT group was so I don't have admin privelages. I can't get past this "ctrl+alt+del" thing with safe mode either. Is there a way to get to a "C:" prompt and change the domain back to what is was before. I figure there must be a log file on the computer that I changed and maybe I can just go back into it and delete the network domain that I just added?
Anyone have any suggestions?


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December 12, 2010 at 09:50:32
The only way to get back to the previous state would be to connect the computer to the domain and enter the necessary domain credentials. Domain membership information is contained in the registry. To access data on the drive you could attach it to another computer on which your are an admin. To use the computer you would likely have to reinstall the OS.

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