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Weird Domain logon issue

By MrNemo
Feb 6, 2007
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  1. I have a user's XP Pro laptop in front of me. On friday, it began locking up right before the logon screen, and a scandisk seemed to fix it. Unfortunately, when I attempt to logon via the domain or the local computer, it says "The system cannot log you on now because the domain ******* is not available."

    I have seen this happen while attempting to logon to the domain and usually just rejoin the machine by logging in locally, but I've never seen a machine refuse to log me on to "this machine."

    I assume the logon services are tanking? Should I attempt a Windows Repair, or has someone seen this before?

    -shane
  2. dopefisher

    dopefisher TS Rookie Posts: 540

    Can you log in or access the desktop in any way in safe mode?
  3. MrNemo

    MrNemo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 58

    I could not access either the domain or the local machine via safe mode, either; I did a Windows "Repair" and it worked! Who knows what it was or what caused it. I've seen similar things, such as Workstation service failing to start up, or worse yet, tons of Exchange services failing to start all of a sudden... probably some services were failing to start, and I was SOL.

    Shane
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