Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

User Name not recognized when logging in

by Jen23472 / April 8, 2007 7:41 AM PDT

Ok I've got a good one here....
After changing names on the computer from my brothers to mine, my computer no longer recognizes his name at the logon screen to get into winxp. I've tried typing in my name, my husbands name and nothing works. This is the error message I get...

User name or domain is not correct, check password, and user and type again.

I can't get into my computer for nothing. (And I"ve tried safe mode, and it won't let me in that way either) Any ideas??

Thanks,
Jen

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: User Name not recognized when logging in
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: User Name not recognized when logging in
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Which OS? Home? Pro?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2007 8:09 AM PDT
Collapse -
OS for Windows
by Jen23472 / April 8, 2007 8:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Which OS? Home? Pro?

I have Windows XP Media Center Addition. It is on our laptop which is an HP Pavillion.

Collapse -
Its the user name it doesn't recognize
by Jen23472 / April 8, 2007 8:24 AM PDT
In reply to: OS for Windows

I know my password, but it doesn't recognize the user name. I've tried restoring it back to a previous state, but that doesn't work either.

Collapse -
Then use this article to...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2007 10:44 AM PDT

Get to the administrator account so you can use that account to fix the other accounts.

Bob

Collapse -
fixed
by Jen23472 / April 9, 2007 10:14 AM PDT

Stayed up most of the night, but got it fixed. Had to use system recovery disks. everything works again. turns out the admin. acct. was removed.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

Does BMW or Volvo do it best?

Pint-size luxury and funky style

Shopping for a new car this weekend? See how the BMW X2 stacks up against the Volvo XC40 in our side-by-side comparison.