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    During a bout of depression I went fiddling with my laptop and changed somehow from a admin to a domain "believe it or not I donít care". I have xp pro on this laptop and I never had a password on it as I bought it off my brother to which he said he took everything off it when he sold it to me. To have this domain account does not really bother me as it is not my main pc. But its has started to get to me since buying an ipod to which I cannot install the software for it. I have looked around these types of web site but most of them have recovery tool that involves installing software or booting from a floppy drive. I donít know what type of drive I have on my laptop but its not a floppy. So I am wondering can I use my data stick that I have to do the same thing as what the floppy could do. I donít really want to wipe the drive as it has a lot of personal stuff on it. I could bring it to a IT specialist but im sure that would cost an arm and a leg.

    Any advice would be Appreciated greatly

  • #2
    Re: usb recovery

    Not really sure what your problem actually IS at the moment. Could you tell us how it used to go when you switched it on before, and how it goes now? Exactly? What can't you do now, that you could before?

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    • #3
      Re: usb recovery

      I could do anything i wanted install software, remove it, i log on the same way as i used to Ctrl Alt Delete but the only difference is i am now logging onto a domain my user name is still the same. The password my brother had and user name i tried them but nothing. the laptop runs grand its just prevents me from installing anything. My mate told me use safe mode but again i cant do that either. its something silly whats wrong but wont let me switch from the domain without a password that i have'ent put on the machine and nobody else uses it so

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      • #4
        Re: usb recovery

        So you took your laptop that was on a "workgroup" and joined it to a "domain"? The original administrator account is still there. Do you have a traditional Ctrl-Alt-Del logon dialog? Specify the machine name in place of the domain and logon as Administrator as you used to do.

        What kind of recovery tools are you talking about? Password recovery tools? Many have a bootable CD option. What password are you trying to recover? Joining a domain doesn't muck w/ the local user account passwords.
        Cheers,

        Rick

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        • #5
          Re: usb recovery

          CAN you join a domain without having one to join?
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          • #6
            Re: usb recovery

            Maybe he took the laptop to/from work??? Or maybe he has W2K Server or W2K3 on this laptop and turned it into a domain controller??? Only thing I know is I'm more confused than usual.
            Cheers,

            Rick

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            • #7
              Re: usb recovery

              Have you tried logging onto the local machine and not the Domain? Oh yes, it is not a very good topic title. A more descriptive title that relates to your problem would attract more answers.
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              • #8
                Re: usb recovery

                sorry if the title of my thread is wrong but that what i was looking for a usb recovery that can tell me the password thats on my machine even tho there should not be one on it. I will just take it to the local computer shop after christmas. i have tried the admin user name and nothing also. I am sorry i am not very computer litterate and explaining things badly and i will never be messing around my pc ever again leave alone stuff you know [email protected]#$ all about, all i want is my adim account back and thought using the usb to this. i can use my domain account grand but cant switch back

                But thanks for the very quick response
                Last edited by biggles77; 21st December 2006, 07:57. Reason: Edited the profanity.

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                • #9
                  Re: usb recovery

                  Paddy, I agree with your sentiment, but could you please edit the "f" word out of the above.

                  When you try logging on, you press CTRL+ALT+DEL
                  If you click the OPTIONS button, what do you see in the THIRD box (under username and password). It should say "PADDY PC (THIS COMPUTER)" or similar. If it does not say "This Computer" change it so it does

                  Tom
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                  • #10
                    Re: usb recovery

                    yes it does when i press Ctrl Alt and Delete i can change from domain to my name of my pc but it looks for a password which i never had one. i have tried using administrator as the user name but nothing it still looks for a password for that as well. Its not a real big issue to have administrator password its more of an inconvience and i should have it as i own the pc. but its christmas time who cares

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                    • #11
                      Re: usb recovery

                      Well back then to your original query. You can make a boot CD for at least 3 of the 4 tools listed here:

                      http://www.petri.com/forgot_administrator_password.htm

                      You can also look into BartPE. Search these forums. Someone just recently had success with that approach.

                      Buon Natale
                      Cheers,

                      Rick

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