Win7Pro account will not login to domain "Specified user does not exist"
Posted on 2011-02-22
I just started working for this company and there are a couple other IT admins and i was not the one who set myself up unfortunately. I have tried to solve this now on my own and am having no luck what so ever. When i first joined the domain i had no problems at all, i joined ok, all stuff was available to me as normally would be and life was good. I had some email issues however and one of the other admins messed with my account, deleted it and recreated it or something. Wasn't what i wanted to do but who am i to say i just started here. At any rate, now my regular user account is all messed up.
I have two accounts, my domain user account and my domain admin account. My domain admin account works perfectly. My domain user account is the problem. So here goes.
When i boot up the computer and press ctrl+alt+del and type in my username and password i get the following error
"Windows Security - The specified user account does not exist"
Here is what i have done after hours of tinkering.
I have removed myself from the domain and rejoined it to no luck.
I have deleted my computer object, my user, and my associated exchange account and recreated all from scratch to no luck.
My local computer account is working good, my domain admin account works good also.
Ok so here is the real kicker. If i type username@domain and my password. IT LOGS IN. If i log back out and type domain\username and my password. I get the error message above. If i reboot the correct domain is displayed beneath the login window and other accounts can login from this laptop fine. Another admin was able to login with my username and password correctly from a different computer to the domain just fine. IT is only this computer specifically with this specific username that is messed up. New computer is really not an option and shy of reformatting (if that would even help) i am out of ideas on what to do. Expert help would be greatly appreciated.
I figured after awhile ok fine, ill just use username@domain to login. Worked great until i locked my computer to take lunch. Upon return the login window you need to unlock the computer with will not accept that type of username and i had to reboot and lose my work to get back on the computer, so that is not really an option as i need the ability to lock my computer.
Thanks in advance.
P.S. Windows Server 2008, laptop is a windows 7 pro.