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Old 03-05-2003, 10:48 AM
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Angry Changed workgroup now CANNOT LOGIN!!

Ok so I wanted to network my Windows XP desktop to my Windows 2000 laptop.......no probs right???

BIG PROBLEM!! I had everything setup correctly, and as a last step changed my workgroup from it's default to match the XP machine of MSHOME. This is where the fun begins.

So it asks me to reboot and when I do so I cannot login to my 2000 machine no matter what I do. Now I can see the 2000 machine in the workgroup on the desktop but if I try to open it I have to supply a username\password........

I am COMPLETELY locked out of 2000 now and cannot access changing ANYTHING.

Tried rebooting in Safemode, and last known working setting......nothing.

Moral of the story......never change workgroup settings on 2000.......instead make XP match the 2000 machine.

NOW.........how the hell do I GET IN??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
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Old 03-05-2003, 11:59 AM
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Old 03-05-2003, 12:05 PM
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download file to reset administrator password. I was success.
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Old 03-06-2003, 05:48 AM
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Are you sure you didn't join a DOMAIN? Sounds like you were either logging onto a domain before, and now you're not, or vice versa. What happens when you try to login, does it say you're using an invalid password? What did you set up as the admin password when you installed windows?
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Old 03-14-2005, 12:46 AM
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Have you resoved the problem?

I am running into the exact problem you had. Worse, I did not remember my admin password. Now I could not login in my computer.

Help!!


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Originally Posted by sironside
Ok so I wanted to network my Windows XP desktop to my Windows 2000 laptop.......no probs right???

BIG PROBLEM!! I had everything setup correctly, and as a last step changed my workgroup from it's default to match the XP machine of MSHOME. This is where the fun begins.

So it asks me to reboot and when I do so I cannot login to my 2000 machine no matter what I do. Now I can see the 2000 machine in the workgroup on the desktop but if I try to open it I have to supply a username\password........

I am COMPLETELY locked out of 2000 now and cannot access changing ANYTHING.

Tried rebooting in Safemode, and last known working setting......nothing.

Moral of the story......never change workgroup settings on 2000.......instead make XP match the 2000 machine.

NOW.........how the hell do I GET IN??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:30 AM
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I am having the same problem. I took my desktop computer home from work where it was networked to a domain. I searched for instructions on how to network my desktop so I could move files to my new Laptop, followed those intructions as per this website: http://www.intel.com/personal/howto/...worked_PCs.htm

and when I restarted my desktop to finalize settings, I could no longer login. My regular username and password didn't work and neither did my admin un and pw. So, now my desktop is completely locked out.

Is there a simple way to get back in to my desktop and change the settings back to the way they were? My other issue is that I don't have a floppy drive on my new laptop, just a cd/dvd rw drive. Can I burn the boot files to a cd and use that to get my desktop running or does it need a floppy?

PS- I'm running XP pro on both machines. One registered version on laptop and one copy that is unregistered on desktop.
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:35 AM
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They want $200 to reset a password!!!!!! What!!!!!!!! There must be somewhere that will tell us how to do it free.
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:35 PM
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I have the same problem, in an attempt to share a printer on the network and detect it, i attempted to change the Domain from existing to WORKGROUP, and it needed a restart. At login, the old password would not work and it does not give me an option to enter the WORKGROUP name. so stuck here... yikes... its my husband's laptop i changed this in... so even worse....

How did you resolve this. Using Windows XP.
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