computer Will not Log in

Posted on 2014-08-04
Last Modified: 2014-08-07
I have Removed a Windows XP computer From the domain...

Before I removed Computer I Blanked out the Administrator Password.

When it re-booted I attempt to log back in I cannot

I have used the Emergency Boot CD to change the Password and did so

But When I reboot it will not let me in.

how can I fix this??

Question by:Joseph Salazar
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    Expert Comment

    by:John Hurst
    In Windows XP there is a third box in the logon screen to select Domain or Local Machine.

    Are you selecting the Local Machine?  You may be able to login have used the emergency Boot CD and you can always try it again. You are probably trying to log in to the Domain.

    Author Comment

    by:Joseph Salazar
    Found that the SAM was Corrupted.
    Coppied Sam from backup and restored
    Was able to login....

    Administrator was Still Not working.

    How can I fix Administrator....
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    Assisted Solution

    whether the backup is taken after removing the computer from the domain..

    Try to reinstall using the second reinstallation option in the Windows Xp setup..
    LVL 89

    Accepted Solution

    Found that the SAM was Corrupted

    You have to reinstall XP.  Assuming you have the CD, there is a repair option that you should take.

    Author Closing Comment

    by:Joseph Salazar
    Re-Installed and fixed Administrator
    LVL 89

    Expert Comment

    by:John Hurst
    @ cjoego  - Thanks for the update and I was happy to help.

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