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Win XP Cannot login to domain

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One of my user gets this error message when he tries to login" Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable, or because your computer account was not found. Please try again later or contact your system administrator"

I rejoined the computer again on active directory, and we still getting the same error. Any solution for this guys?
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Top Expert 2006

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delete his computer account. Rejoin, make sure dns points only to the server

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I deleted and rejoined it twice. how can i check dns points only to the server?
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Top Expert 2006

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tcpip properties.....DNS settings.

i would interested in what the logs say...is it SBS or just Standard?

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TCP ip settings on the server computer? i cant log in to the client pc, thats where i am getting the error from.

its SBS
THIS IS WHAT THE LOGS SAY

The session setup from computer 'HOTADUMMY' failed because the security database does not contain a trust account 'HOTADUMMY$' referenced by the specified computer.  

USER ACTION  
If this is the first occurrence of this event for the specified computer and account, this may be a transient issue that doesn't require any action at this time. Otherwise, the following steps may be taken to resolve this problem:  

If 'HOTADUMMY$' is a legitimate machine account for the computer 'HOTADUMMY', then 'HOTADUMMY' should be rejoined to the domain.  

If 'HOTADUMMY$' is a legitimate interdomain trust account, then the trust should be recreated.  

Otherwise, assuming that 'HOTADUMMY$' is not a legitimate account, the following action should be taken on 'HOTADUMMY':  

If 'HOTADUMMY' is a Domain Controller, then the trust associated with 'HOTADUMMY$' should be deleted.  

If 'HOTADUMMY' is not a Domain Controller, it should be disjoined from the domain.

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Top Expert 2006

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surely you can log on locally though....

looks like kerberos issues to me, can you run dcdiag on the dc and see what it errors with

Author

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I  dont remember the local password for the computer either :(
do i have to login to do dcdiag on dc?

Author

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How do i use this command?
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Top Expert 2006

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dcdiag on the server....if its kerberos it will tell us

you will need to download the resource kit......and then simply run dcdiag

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i run the dcdiag, it just closes as soon as i run it. am i doing it in the right way?

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this is what i got after i run DCDIAG

Starting test: RidManager
   ......................... DCHOTA passed test RidManager
Starting test: MachineAccount
   ......................... DCHOTA passed test MachineAccount
Starting test: Services
      IsmServ Service is stopped on [DCHOTA]
      RPCLOCATOR Service is stopped on [DCHOTA]
      TrkWks Service is stopped on [DCHOTA]
      TrkSvr Service is stopped on [DCHOTA]
   ......................... DCHOTA failed test Services
Starting test: ObjectsReplicated
   ......................... DCHOTA passed test ObjectsReplicated
Starting test: frssysvol
   ......................... DCHOTA passed test frssysvol
Starting test: kccevent
   ......................... DCHOTA passed test kccevent
Starting test: systemlog
   ......................... DCHOTA passed test systemlog

ning enterprise tests on : Hotatech.local
Starting test: Intersite
   ......................... Hotatech.local passed test Intersite
Starting test: FsmoCheck
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None of this solutions didnt work, so i had to format the pc and re install everything. Thanks for the answers guys
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wow fair enough!

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