Strange Lockout on WinXP Pro

From: ggg (
Date: 11/17/05

Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 16:31:42 +0100


I wonder if anyone has run into this one before, and point me towards
some information on how to fix it.

Here at work, one of my computers with Windows XP Pro is not letting
me log in and claims it can not reach a domain when I try. There is no
domain in its network and never was. It is only a member of a small
workgroup. Interestingly the name of the domain, which it claims not
able to reach, is actually the name of the computer itsself.

The first thing I need to be able to do is log in and fix what is
broken or some way of fixing the data on its disks using an other
computer. I'm not sure what I would actually have to fix or what needs
looking at.

Thank you for the bandwidth,