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Old 10-22-2004, 11:39 AM   #1
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I just installed windows XP pro on a machine here at work. It got to the point where it needed to reboot and was about to load windows for the first time but it showed a logon screen. first off, i've never had to deal with this before since every computer i've installed it on had only one user, and this is no different. Second, when prompted during the install to enter the user names, I only entered one, and was not prompted for any passwords or anything.
So now i'm sitting at the windows logon screen where it wants a pw for the one and only user and it will accept nothing. I've tried "admin", blank, and anything else I could think of, but all it does is give me an error. "the specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted". Seeing how i've haven't even been given a chance to set up the network yet I don't know where it's getting this domain crap from.

So I guess what I need to know is, how do I bypass this logon screen so taht I can actually get into windows? How do I turn off this logon screen without being able to get into windows? Why is Bill Gates making me try to decipher a pw to MY OWN DAMN COMPUTER? any ideas? thanks
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Old 10-22-2004, 12:06 PM   #2
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Hi, could you boot into Safe Mode? If you can, you will be able to go into the default Adminstrator account. Go in there and delete that old account and create a new one for yourself.

To disable the windows login screen, take a look at this site for information on how to remove it.
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