xp pro machine not displaying computer name after removal from the domain

Posted on 2011-10-25
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I was working on a Dell xp pro system with service pack 2 that in computer properties displayed a domain.
I changed it to a work group and was prompted for a username and password.
Put in a username and password and it was removed. Rebooted and did not have the option for the local pc name the drop down was missing after pressing ctrl alt delete
Tried resetting the account passwords using offline editor and erd commander and that didn't work.
The computer was not connected to the domain before.
I did the same thing on a vista machine and it booted properly and I was able to login.

Question by:kallatech
    LVL 3

    Expert Comment

    in XP, you will only be prompted for either a domain or local machine if you are connected to a domain.

    When you are not connected to a domain you will only have the option to login as a local user hence no option to choose the local machine name.
    LVL 66

    Accepted Solution

    Did you blank the password in the offline editor? If you tried a reset, try it again but this time blank the password...

    Featured Post

    Free Trending Threat Insights Every Day

    Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

    Join & Write a Comment

    Migration of Exchange mailbox can be done with the ExProfre.exe tool. But at times, when the ExProfre.exe tool migrates the Exchange Server user profile, it results in numerous synchronization problems. Synchronization error messages appear in the e…
    If your system is showing symptoms of browser hijacks or 'google search redirects' check out my other article ( first and run the tool TDSSKiller ( to get rid of the infection. Once done, and if the …
    In this sixth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFtoPNG utility, which converts a multi-page PDF file to separate color, grayscale, or monochrome PNG files, creating one PNG file for each page in the PDF. It does this via a c…
    Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate ( First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…

    746 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    16 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now