Logon Problem - New XP Pro SP3


I am new to the forum. I have just completed my first PC Homebuild. These are the component parts:

Gigabyte GA-EG43M- S2H Mobo - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 LGA 775 - 4 Gb Corsair DDR2 667 Mhz - Sata 2 500 Gb HD - Samsung internal DVD RW.

All parts are brand new never been used before or installed anywhere, all seem to work ok.

I bought a sealed new copy of XP Pro SP3 which had never been installed before. All went well till I reached the last stage of the installation when much to my surprise the system demanded an Administrator Password ?

Clearly, I have not created any passwords at all. Windows simply will not start. I receive the following error message every time

"The system cannot log you on due to the following error:
The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.

Please try again or consult your system administrator.

I have even tried the Shift+F10 during the 'device install' part of the Windowd installation programme, to change /remove any paswords - this had no effect. I have tried 'Enter' with a blank password box, no effect whatsoever. It just refuses to start Windows XP.

Any help or advice will be appreciated.


ps I have seen on the web that other appear to have had similar problems but no ready or obvious solution.
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  1. When you try to login, is the local system selected or is a domain selected? If a domain is selected, change it to the local system and you'll be able to login.
  2. Thanks. Where do I find the selector to choose between local system and domain?
  3. Reinstall it again and don't establish password, network or admin.
  4. Bigshot said:
    Thanks. Where do I find the selector to choose between local system and domain?

    At the bottom of the Logon window, do you see the OK, Cancel and Options >> buttons? If so, then click the Options >> button and select the local system in the drop down "Log on to" list if it isn't already selected.
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