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Stuck On Windows Xp Logon Cant Go Anywhere Help


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#1 sinned1

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 09:21 AM

Just finished building a computer for my son.
I installed Windows XP Professional, i have put an icon with his name so he clicks on it after it loads.
Problem is its asking for a password and i never put one in.
When i try to put a password, i get a pop up saying

System cannot log you on due to the following error
The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted


I cant even go to control panel i am stuck can anyone please help, thanks

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 09:27 AM

Every reference that I scanned for that error message...indicates that it is related to joining a domain, Windows Server 2003, or something other than XP Pro.

I think I would check the hard drive, wipe it clean and reinstall Pro after I was assured that there are not problems with the drive. Something appears to be terribly out of whack.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 09:34 AM

The hardrive is new and its a 160 gig sata
i have probably done something wrong when i was installing Windows

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 09:47 AM

I don't know...I cannot think of anything that would create that kind of confusion to XP (where it reflects errors related to Server 2003). File corruption is my catchall "blameguy" for some things :thumbsup:.

Maybe a corrupt profile (WAG), but I've not had any experience with such.

But, I don't claim to know very much and I would just try the obvious steps which I have already stated.

If a clean install produced the same error/situation...I would have to punt and start checking more hardware. That's just how I approach things.

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