Not on a domain, but: "The system cannot log you on now because the domain CLAUSS could not be found


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Adam Clauss

Alright, I just rebooted this computer (Win 2K Professional) after installing one of the critical updates (an update for IE SP1).

Now, as soon as it tries to login, I get:
"The system cannot log you on now because the domain CLAUSS could not be found"

CLAUSS is the machine name of this computer, but it is not and never has been on a domain. It is just a home computer. I've tried
both my normal user account and the Adminstrator account. Nada.

Trying to login through safe mode gives me the same thing.

Any ideas?
 
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Robert L [MS-MVP]

try to rejoin the domain.

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Adam Clauss

Uh... like I said, the machine is not on a domain, and never has been. This is just a personal at-home computer.
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Adam Clauss
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Robert L said:
try to rejoin the domain.

--
For more and other information, go to http://www.ChicagoTech.net

Don't send e-mail or reply to me except you need consulting services.
Posting on MS newsgroup will benefit all readers and you may get more help.

Robert Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN, Anti-Virus, Tips & Troubleshooting on
http://www.ChicagoTech.net
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Doug Sherman [MVP]

Boot to the XP CD and select the Recovery Console. If you can logon this
way, you can uninstall the update by going to the folder acalled
$NTUninstallKB<update number>$ and running spinst. See:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;875350

Never heard of this problem before - possible virus?

Doug Sherman
MCSE Win2k/NT4.0, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP

Adam Clauss said:
Alright, I just rebooted this computer (Win 2K Professional) after
installing one of the critical updates (an update for IE SP1).
Now, as soon as it tries to login, I get:
"The system cannot log you on now because the domain CLAUSS could not be found"

CLAUSS is the machine name of this computer, but it is not and never has
been on a domain. It is just a home computer. I've tried
 
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Adam Clauss

Alright I'll try doing that.
It *shouldn't* be a virus, but that's always possible. McAfee is installed and is regularly updated on it, along with weekly full
system scans.

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Adam Clauss
(e-mail address removed)
Doug Sherman said:
Boot to the XP CD and select the Recovery Console. If you can logon this
way, you can uninstall the update by going to the folder acalled
$NTUninstallKB<update number>$ and running spinst. See:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;875350

Never heard of this problem before - possible virus?

Doug Sherman
MCSE Win2k/NT4.0, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP

Adam Clauss said:
Alright, I just rebooted this computer (Win 2K Professional) after
installing one of the critical updates (an update for IE SP1).
Now, as soon as it tries to login, I get:
"The system cannot log you on now because the domain CLAUSS could not be found"

CLAUSS is the machine name of this computer, but it is not and never has
been on a domain. It is just a home computer. I've tried
 

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