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Old 08-08-2005, 08:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a laptop used at work through a network. Well I was playing around with the settings so I changed the name of the computer and i changed from a domain to a workgroup. Before I could go in and set up a user for that workgroup account the pc rebooted so now I can't sign in with my previous credintials or the admin account. Don't know what to do....please help, all help very appreciated.

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Old 08-09-2005, 11:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry man. You are SOL. The problem is that since you don't have logon rights, you won't be able to do a thing on that machine. Even the root admin account, which for most compaines is altered, wont be available to you. You can try it by booting into safe mode (Press F8 before the windows splash), but I doubt it will be there...
You can use a tool like winternals Recovery Disk which can get you into a shell, but I don't know if that will help you much. What you need to do is take it back to work and let them fix it. You data isn't lost, so I wouldn't worry too much about it...
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