The pc is actually a laptop that I connected to the network and successfully logged in locally and to the domain.
It is running windows xp and I have a w2k3 domain (recently upgraded).
It all started with not being able to run windows update. I followed the instructions to enable that but still wasn't able to run windows update.
Another admin suggested I remove the laptop from the domain and add it back in. Before doing that I made sure that the local admin account worked so I logged in locally using that account - worked. So what I did was to remove it from the domain from the currently logged in session at that laptop then as an added measured at a second nearby workstation removed the laptop from Users & Computers as well.
I restarted logged back in locally then proceeded to add it back into the domain it asked for authorized credentionals to add the laptop. I entered those hit ok then restarted as directed. After that when attempting to login I got 'building domain list' whether local or domain login. Found that I could hit CRTL+ALT+DEL to bypass that but then received the message that no domain available. I get this whether logging in locally or to the domain.
Anyone have any ideas? I don't want to have to wipe this thing because of what has been installed mostly the amount of time to do all that.