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Anonymous
July 10, 2005 10:09:10 PM

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Help!

In My Computer | Properties I clicked Network ID and let the Network
Identification Wizard run. (Though I am not on a network.) Then much later
I booted. Now it logs me in as Administrator, and my Don account is not
listed when I try to switch to it. Only Admin and Guest. If I try to create
Don it says it already exists. Of course not being on Don means that I lost
all my desktop. How do I recover?

Thanks, Don <www.donwiss.com&gt; (e-mail link at home page bottom).

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Anonymous
July 10, 2005 10:09:11 PM

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Sounds like you have lost "Don" on the welcome screen?

If this is the case you can hit Ctrl+Alt+Del twice and get the WIN2k logon
box and manualy enter the username and password.

"Don Wiss" wrote:

> Help!
>
> In My Computer | Properties I clicked Network ID and let the Network
> Identification Wizard run. (Though I am not on a network.) Then much later
> I booted. Now it logs me in as Administrator, and my Don account is not
> listed when I try to switch to it. Only Admin and Guest. If I try to create
> Don it says it already exists. Of course not being on Don means that I lost
> all my desktop. How do I recover?
>
> Thanks, Don <www.donwiss.com&gt; (e-mail link at home page bottom).
>
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 12:23:37 AM

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On Sun, 10 Jul 2005, wwwguy1 <wwwguy1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>"Don Wiss" wrote:
>
>> In My Computer | Properties I clicked Network ID and let the Network
>> Identification Wizard run. (Though I am not on a network.) Then much later
>> I booted. Now it logs me in as Administrator, and my Don account is not
>> listed when I try to switch to it. Only Admin and Guest. If I try to create
>> Don it says it already exists. Of course not being on Don means that I lost
>> all my desktop. How do I recover?

>Sounds like you have lost "Don" on the welcome screen?
>
>If this is the case you can hit Ctrl+Alt+Del twice and get the WIN2k logon
>box and manualy enter the username and password.

Okay. I got a login screen by hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del when on the screen that
lists the users. I put in Don (no password) and it didn't work. So I put in
Administrator (no password) and I'm back on.

I could create a new account name and then rename the Don directory
structure to this. Probably have to do this in safe mode, but even then I
may not be able to.

I could do a system restore, though I haven't found just where this feature
is hidden. I'll do some searching and look for it.

Don <www.donwiss.com&gt; (e-mail link at home page bottom).
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Anonymous
July 11, 2005 12:45:33 AM

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On Sun, 10 Jul 2005, wwwguy1 <wwwguy1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>"Don Wiss" wrote:
>
>> In My Computer | Properties I clicked Network ID and let the Network
>> Identification Wizard run. (Though I am not on a network.) Then much later
>> I booted. Now it logs me in as Administrator, and my Don account is not
>> listed when I try to switch to it. Only Admin and Guest. If I try to create
>> Don it says it already exists. Of course not being on Don means that I lost
>> all my desktop. How do I recover?

>Sounds like you have lost "Don" on the welcome screen?
>
>If this is the case you can hit Ctrl+Alt+Del twice and get the WIN2k logon
>box and manualy enter the username and password.

I have gone ahead and done a system restore. The problem had something to
do with changing the workgroup from OFFICE to WORKGROUP. But my manually
changing it back to OFFICE wasn't enough, so I did the restore.

I did have to go back four days, so now to figure out if anything needs to
be reset.

Don <www.donwiss.com&gt; (e-mail link at home page bottom).
July 11, 2005 5:27:07 AM

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Why did you change the Workgroup name?

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com



"Don Wiss" <donwiss@no_spam.com> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 10 Jul 2005, wwwguy1 <wwwguy1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
>>"Don Wiss" wrote:
>>
>>> In My Computer | Properties I clicked Network ID and let the Network
>>> Identification Wizard run. (Though I am not on a network.) Then much
>>> later
>>> I booted. Now it logs me in as Administrator, and my Don account is not
>>> listed when I try to switch to it. Only Admin and Guest. If I try to
>>> create
>>> Don it says it already exists. Of course not being on Don means that I
>>> lost
>>> all my desktop. How do I recover?
>
>>Sounds like you have lost "Don" on the welcome screen?
>>
>>If this is the case you can hit Ctrl+Alt+Del twice and get the WIN2k logon
>>box and manualy enter the username and password.
>
> I have gone ahead and done a system restore. The problem had something to
> do with changing the workgroup from OFFICE to WORKGROUP. But my manually
> changing it back to OFFICE wasn't enough, so I did the restore.
>
> I did have to go back four days, so now to figure out if anything needs to
> be reset.
>
> Don <www.donwiss.com&gt; (e-mail link at home page bottom).
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 9:44:42 AM

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On Mon, 11 Jul 2005 01:27:07 -0500, Kelly <kelly@mvps.org> wrote:

>Why did you change the Workgroup name?

"I" didn't change it. As I wrote:

>>> In My Computer | Properties I clicked Network ID and let the Network
>>> Identification Wizard run. (Though I am not on a network.)

The running of that wizard changed it without any warning or indication
that it did.

Don <www.donwiss.com&gt; (e-mail link at home page bottom).
July 13, 2005 4:51:04 AM

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My bad, I read your post wrong. Beings that Workgroup is default, was there
a reason that you initially changed it to Office? Just wondering.....

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com



"Don Wiss" <donwiss@no_spam.com> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 11 Jul 2005 01:27:07 -0500, Kelly <kelly@mvps.org> wrote:
>
>>Why did you change the Workgroup name?
>
> "I" didn't change it. As I wrote:
>
>>>> In My Computer | Properties I clicked Network ID and let the Network
>>>> Identification Wizard run. (Though I am not on a network.)
>
> The running of that wizard changed it without any warning or indication
> that it did.
>
> Don <www.donwiss.com&gt; (e-mail link at home page bottom).
Anonymous
July 13, 2005 4:13:21 PM

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On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 00:51:04 -0500, Kelly <kelly@mvps.org> wrote:

>My bad, I read your post wrong. Beings that Workgroup is default, was there
>a reason that you initially changed it to Office? Just wondering.....

I don't remember. When I set things up 3 1/2 years ago I choose OFFICE. I
didn't know there was a default.

Don <www.donwiss.com&gt; (e-mail link at home page bottom).
Anonymous
July 13, 2005 4:13:42 PM

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On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 00:51:04 -0500, "Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote:

>My bad, I read your post wrong. Beings that Workgroup is default, was there
>a reason that you initially changed it to Office? Just wondering.....

Can it be changed?

Don <www.donwiss.com&gt; (e-mail link at home page bottom).
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