Domain is not available

May 1, 2011 at 12:34:12
Specs: Linux i686
Okay, I was talking to some friends on an IRC chat and they were suggesting that I get Ubuntu. Well, I got Wubi and installed Ubuntu onto a drive different from the drive that contains Windows XP Home Edition. I restarted my computer and booted up Ubuntu to see how it is. After a while, I decided that I didn't want it anymore and restarted the computer. When the boot up menu for which OS to start came up, I selected Windows XP. It went through the normal process of loading and all that. But after it did that, the, "Windows is starting..." screen was there for a while, and then the log in screen popped up. I clicked my account, expecting to wait a few seconds for it to log me on since I didn't have a password on it, but it asked for a password. "Okay, what the heck", I thought to myself, "why is it asking for a password?" I entered in the password I used for my Ubuntu account, and pressed Enter. A message popped up, saying, "Windows cannot log you on right now because the domain <COMPUTER NAME> is not available." I tried the other accounts, which also did not have passwords and still asked me for a password, and the same thing happens. I can't log into Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Safe Mode with Command Prompt, and anything else, only Ubuntu. I have the Windows XP Home Edition installation CD, if I need that, cannot buy anything else, and will not open up the computer. Please help?

EDIT: Forgot to mention that I also tried it without a password on all of the accounts.

EDIT 2: Also, don't know the admin password.

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May 1, 2011 at 13:44:33
There are 2 possible scenarios I could think of.

1. Ubuntu modified the computer name to it's format, and Windows XP cannot read that kind of file format.

2. Ubuntu modified the hard drive with Windows XP on it, changing the files and User Accounts to it's format, causing a problem logging on.

Is the hard drive with Ubuntu inside your computer, or is it external? If it is external, unplug it from the computer and try to boot the computer. If not, the best thing to do is to manually delete the Ubuntu OS.

If you have a Floppy Disk drive in the broken computer and a second working computer with a Floppy Disk drive, follow these steps:

Insert a blank floppy disk into the working computer. From "My Computer", right click the floppy disk drive and open "Format". A pop-up window with some drop-down menus and check boxes should appear. Click the "Create A MS-DOS Startup Disk" and click start. After the format is complete, remove the Floppy Disk and insert it into the broken computer. Restart the broken computer (if not already) and a black screen with white text should appear. Enter in the following code, then press enter:

WARNING: Any data on the hard drive will be erased after you press enter!
FORMAT X: /q /fs:ntfs Where (X) is the letter of the drive with Ubuntu on it.

If you don't have Floppy Disk drives, do the following:

Insert the Windows XP startup disk. Then restart your computer. Press F12 on the very first screen to access the one-time boot menu. Choose your CD-ROM. It then may say "Press any key to boot from CD..." so press a key. Once a options window opens on the blue screen (This will take a while) press "R". Then you will see a black screen with white text on it. But if you don't remember the admin password, you will NOT be able to complete this procedure. You NEED to remember it.
Then enter in the following code, and press enter:

WARNING: Any data on the hard drive will be erased after you press enter!
FORMAT X: /q /fs:ntfs Where (X) is the letter of the drive with Ubuntu on it.

If none of this works, you need to reinstall the OS. :(

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May 1, 2011 at 21:51:07
Sadly, I didn't know the admin password, so I had to repair Windows. Repairing Windows worked, but now I have another problem: Windows still has that, "Windows is starting..." screen up for longer than it should be up. Should I still format the drive that used to contain Ubuntu? (I deleted Ubuntu from it.)

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May 2, 2011 at 06:09:49
Well it might not be essential, but there still may be the need to. So I'd recommend it. If it doesn't work, I would recommend a reinstall of Windows.

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