XP log-in problem

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Ravi, May 9, 2007.

  1. Ravi

    Ravi Guest

    Hi Forum,
    I have system crash and I am not able to log-in to Windows XP. Here are the
    details below . . .

    Problem: I have DELL laptop with XP professional that I've been using in my
    company in Mexico.Now, I am on business trip to India. I wanted to access the
    internet using my laptop. So, I had been to a public internet surfing place
    (so called "Cyber Cafe"). The guy there changed my laptop settings and now I
    am unable to log-in to windows using my known company username and password.

    What is changed? The guy at cyber-cafe changed all the IP addresses
    settings. Then he changed the domain from my company to workgroup as
    "funzone" (which is workgroup name at his place) then windows asked to reboot
    for changes to take place. Now, I can't log-in using my known username and
    password. The windows log-in screen only shows username and password fields
    and the domain/workgroup selection field is missing. After log-in windows
    says that "can't log-in, please check usename and domain name"

    What I've tried? I have tried pressing F8 before windows booting and
    selecting ALL different boot options for windows (e.g. safe mode, last known
    configuration, etc.) But, same problem in each case. I tried to login using
    different combinations of username and password e.g. my known usename and
    empty password, empty username and password, Administrator and my known
    password, guest (this gave me message that "guest" account is disabled)

    The solution: Please let me know what has happened and what could be
    probable solutions.

    Note: This is very urgent request as I have all the data in laptop and I
    have to give presentations in coming week. I need to work with my laptop

    Thanks a lot for reading my thread/post and any help is highly appreciated.
    Ravi, May 9, 2007
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  2. If you are using XP Pro SP2 (32bit) you are probably in the wrong newsgroup.
    This group is for 64bit Windows (like Server 2003 x64, Vista x64, XP x64,
    etc). You might try the microsoft.public.windowsxp.general.

    Have you tried booting into the boot options screen (F8 during startup for
    me) and selecting Last Known Good Configuration?
    Colin Barnhorst, May 9, 2007
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  3. Ravi

    Nut Cracker Guest

    the thing that the cyber-dweeb did that hosed you is taking you machine out
    of the domain.

    You wont be able to login with your domain credentials until the machine is
    re-joined to the domain.

    Why that idiot removed your comp from the domain ... i dont know. Obviously,
    he has no clue what he was doing.

    - NuTs
    Nut Cracker, May 9, 2007
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