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User cannot log into domain, login corrupt?

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I have had this happen twice so far, and I'm beginning to wonder if it will continue happening on each PC.  We have a Win2k domain all our users connect to.  Now, we have one user who, when they came in and tried logging in, gets 'Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the domain controler is unavailable, or because your somputer account was not found.  Please try again later.  If this message continues to appear, contact your systems administrator'.  If you use another name from the domain that was perviously set up (such as administrator), that username can log in once, but if they log out and try logging back in, that username starts getting the same message.  This also happens if you use a local username, not one on the domain (log in once fine, then can't log in).  The last time this happened (last week), I ended up reformatting the workstation and reloading the PC, after using a local admin password blanker CD to reset the local admin password on the PC, and log in that way to copy off the users local folder under documents and settings.  Any ideas would be appreciated, I would rather not have to format another PC because of this.
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I am assuming that you are joining the PC's to the domain correct?

Considering that you are experiencing the behavior on local users as well as domain users it makes me think that it is a PC issue and not a domain issue.  What could these two PC's have in common that might cause that?
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I'd check the PC for malware:

Download the latest version of HijackThis

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(Click on the „Directdownload“ link).

run it and save the log. Paste the log to the following website

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Follow the following exactly:

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Ok, I figured out my problem myself, with a little searching.  Apparently the local admin account was fine, and it was just that the computer lost the trust with the domain.  I ended up unjoining the domain by switching the PC to a workgroup, then rejoining the domain.  All is well now..

Administration: please close this topic..
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You should open a 0 point Question in the support TA with a link to this Q, and ask for a refund or whatever.
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