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# 18647 17-Jan-2008 21:18
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Hi

I have done something to my pc where i think i have changed the network setting to make it a client or something now when i turn it on all i get is the NT log in screen but i don't know the password or username for it to get on. I tried starting it in safe mode it does nothing. If anyone could help me it would be really great.

Thanks

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  # 105460 17-Jan-2008 22:18
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What version of NT are you running?









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  # 105465 17-Jan-2008 23:43
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Sorry I might have got it wrong there its a screen like that log on screen its actuall xp pro

 
 
 
 


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  # 105495 18-Jan-2008 11:29
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crash123: Sorry I might have got it wrong there its a screen like that log on screen its actuall xp pro


is this a work computer?  ie do you usually log on to this on a work network?  do you recall the last steps you took to make changes prior to rebooting?

try using the username administrator with no password.  it sounds to me like you've changed the computer from a domain pc to a workgroup pc. 

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Wannabe Geek


  # 109737 10-Feb-2008 19:54
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I'm actually having the same problem, tho i only got this recently and going on the administerator didn't really help.
I also tried to log on as safe mode, f8 it and go to settings and stuff but nothing really sees to work.
I really need help!!  Tell me any advices i can use!!  plz HELP!!!

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# 109762 10-Feb-2008 22:19
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What did the login screen orginally look like before you changed the settings?
were you useing the option that you just clicked on and icon and put your password in or did you have the screen that had a domain name at the bottom of the present login screen?

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  # 109779 11-Feb-2008 07:12
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The original login screen looks like the first one you mentioned.
Where you click on the icon of my name and put in my password.

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# 109811 11-Feb-2008 10:20
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elphelphelph:

The original login screen looks like the first one you mentioned.
Where you click on the icon of my name and put in my password.


If that was the case then the name that was on the screen that you clicked on would be the login name and the password would be the password that you were using.

If what you say is correct then you would of turned off what I believe is called Fast user switching which you turn off and on in Control Panel - User Accounts- change the way you login.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/accessibility/fastuserswitching.mspx

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Wannabe Geek


  # 109823 11-Feb-2008 11:26
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thank you for that info and site, but the thing is that i can't even log on in the first place now so i can't change it even if i wanted to.  Do you think there is any other way of changing that even before logging in/on ?

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  # 109827 11-Feb-2008 11:48
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hi elp,

Do you remember what the name was that you used to click on to log on? I'm guessing it was your name?? that would be the usename..

I'm also guessing that you just clicked on the icon and it logged you in? if so then try leaving the password field blank else enter the password you used to use with the icon...

once logged in, you can then change it back the way you like it as mckenndk has suggested.


Cheers,


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  # 109831 11-Feb-2008 12:17
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no i have my own password to log on.
The whole problem is that when i log on the computer starts up by saying "loading personal settings..."
but after a few seconds it goes right back to the welcoming screen with my icon

I even tried it on the safe mode as well but it still does the same thing as above, even when
i log on as the administerator...  

sigh should i just re-install the whole xp? but won't that erase most things?

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  # 109877 11-Feb-2008 15:13
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elp, if you reinstall xp then yes, everything on that same hard drive will be erased as it needs to be formatted before you can install a fesh copy of windows. however, if you windows is on a seperate partition to your data then your data should survive as long as you don't format the partition its on too. as for your problem i'm not too sure what to do as i've never come across this myself, have you tried logging in as a guest?

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  # 109894 11-Feb-2008 15:43
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best solution I woud have for you in this case would be to put the HD into aonther computer and copy all the data off you want to keep and then reinstall windows.

DIon

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  # 109900 11-Feb-2008 15:53
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mckenndk: best solution I woud have for you in this case would be to put the HD into aonther computer and copy all the data off you want to keep and then reinstall windows.

DIon


and when you reinstall put windows on its own partition. this way when you need to reinstall in future you won't have to backup all you're data.

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  # 109917 11-Feb-2008 16:42
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Ok i'll try it out

Thanks a lot to the two of you, mckenndk and dnb4life.

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  # 111503 19-Feb-2008 00:55
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i had the same problem but fixit

what u do start up pc in safe mode

log on to administarter

then in control panle remove password for the user with the password

thats it

hope this helps

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