"Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the controller is down or otherwise unavailable..."
Posted on 2008-11-10
I have a domain called company.local on windows 2003 server. I have various XP pcs connected to the domain which work fine. I have one PC failed so I installed Nortons ghost on a good pc and created a image. I reinstalled the faulty pc with this image then i renamed this pc to dell023 i did this by taking the pc of the domain and putting it on a workgroup rebooted then changed name then put it back on the domain rebooted. I was able to logon to the domain for a short while. Now everytime i logon i keep on getting this error and the only option i get is to click ok then it takes me back to the logon screen:
"Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable, or because your computer account was not found. Please try again later. If this message continues to appear, contact your network administrator for assistance.".
I have deleted the computer that i cloned and the original from computers on the DC then reboot my computers but i still get this error. I can ping the pc from the dc using there names. I cannot find how to resolve this, i have seen a few articles on this to unplug the nic cable and try loggin on but i have tried to logon to this more than 10 times as the article suggests so i dont hink this will work.
Any help would be great.