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Logon problem in Windows XP

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I connected to a home network yesterday and when I try to log in back today after disconnecting  the network, I am unable to log in to my Windows XP machine. Error message "Network Not Available". I have tried everything. Even restored registry from the recovery console. This happens even with my default admin account. PLEASE HELP!!
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Repair
How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation) of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315341

Visual aid to the above procedure
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm
Click on How To Run a Repair Install

You May Lose Data or Program Settings After Reinstalling, Repairing, or Upgrading Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;312369

Data Loss May Occur After Reinstalling, Repairing, or Upgrading Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;312368
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IF you can boot to safe mode
HOW TO: Restore the Operating System to a Previous State in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306084

Log on to Windows as Administrator.
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system checkpoint in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next. A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Restoration Complete page appears.
Click OK.
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HOW TO: Start the System Restore Tool from a Command Prompt in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304449
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Thank you, Crazy One.

I have tried all this already, Crazy One. Is there any other Microsoft Kb Article that would help me ?

Sriram
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May be Microsoft's KB article to delete all partitions and reinstall Windows. If you have tried that too, time to check your Network card with the help of 4d21
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Thanks JonyBrv.

It seems ridiculous.

Could you please elaborate the solution 4d21 ? I will try that if you provide it.

Sriram

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I dont want to connect to the Network anymore. Ijust want to login to my system's account. But I am unable to do so. Is it a Network Monitoring Utility ?
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I dont want to connect to the Network anymore. Ijust want to login to my system's account. But I am unable to do so. Is 4d21 a Network Monitoring Utility ?
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Don't put too much strain, read the articles carefully that  provided by Crazyone to find out the correct solution ;)
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Where you on a Domain?
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by:blackspark
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Sriram,

I have a solution which may possibly work for you.

Try entering the BIOS and check whether Wake-Up on LAN is enabled by default. If so disable it.

You can also try reset the BIOS.

Hope this works.

Venkatesh.S
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by:SriramUmasankar
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Thanks Crazyone for responding immediatly to my query!

Yes, I am in a Domain, but I am no more conected to a network. I just want to login my Standalone system!

Thank you again.

Sriram U
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Reconnect the network and if you boot ok then take yourself off the Domain.
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by:akirsch
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You also can boot into safemode log on as the local administrator and remove yourself from the domain.
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by:haydes007
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Instead of logging into the domain, change it to "This Computer" at the login screen
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