Locked out ... HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Joose, Feb 11, 2002.

  1. Joose

    Joose Guest

    ok... at a lan this weekend, i left my computer at my friends house. I picked up my computer yesturday to turn it on and now when i go to log in, it says either bad password or possible incorrect domain.

    my friends swear that they didnt do anything more than just trying to get in. I did see them pounding away, trying to get in to my computer and getting fed up with it and just pushing buttons.

    Is there anyway to check to make sure that its not checking another domain for the administrator rather than my computer for the administrator?

    is there any buttons i can push at logon that will pop up the domain box???
  2. relder

    relder Guest

    If you're using the classic logon, you can tell by clicking on options. See if there isn't a third line with a drop down box.

    If you're using the default logon, I don't know of anyway around this unless you have third party software.
  3. Lactic.Acid

    Lactic.Acid Guest

    Do you normally log on to a domain? Or do you use the Welcome Screen for logging on. If you use the welcome screen then you can't be logging on to a domain. Try hitting Alt-Ctrl-Del a few times until you get a classic login box and try your username/password there and see if it works.
  4. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    Also, try doing the CTRL-ALT-DEL twice and enter "Administrator" as the username and the password you set at installation for Administrator. Then reset the password of the locked account from there.

  5. Joose

    Joose Guest

    ya none of those worked... the Administrator account's password is wrong...

    this thing is really messed up!