Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


EMERGENCY on Win2000 - friend's computer...

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 andie627


  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • Local time:09:22 PM

Posted 10 December 2010 - 03:46 AM

I was trying to change the old company name that used to own my friend's computer through changing Newwork ID and now I can't get into the computer, I must have missed doing something necessary... I have tried every combination of the old info and new password and username and still can't get into the computer.

I have cleaned up this computer 3 times before and am staying up late to fix it for the disabled lady upstairs. Unfortunately, I over-estimated my skill and tried to change the Network ID information. Now I can't get into the computer!!!!

It used to be a company computer so I tried to take their company name and password out and put new ones in for my friend. I obviously missed something; like I said, can't get it to open. There is no disk, it was given to her and I clean it up to give her "something" instead of "nothing". Now I've screwed it up and can't get into it.

I was able to get into the BIOS page and changed the top line to the only other choice. I was hoping it meant it wouldn't need a log-in but it didn't change that. I can't see anything else I can do.

I also have a disability (brain injuries) and it'll be horrible to figure out how to pay someone else to fix this.

Please please help if possible :wacko: :( :wacko:

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 cryptodan


    Bleepin Madman

  • Members
  • 21,868 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Catonsville, Md
  • Local time:04:22 AM

Posted 12 December 2010 - 07:40 PM

My best advice to you is to reinstall the operating system if you can because of the following:

No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.

- BC Board Rules

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users