Users password disabled after removing CMOS battery


G

Gary

I have one of my users who has brought me their personal
pc from home...he informs he that he had put a CMOS
password on the pc but that he then forgot what it was
after a while and didn't know how else to remove it apart
from removing the CMOS battery.
The logon credentials he used previously to logon to
Windows (2000 Pro) worked fine, but since removing the
CMOS battery, and clearing the password at startup, it
seems to have affected the windows logon credentials too.
Does anyone know if this is possible...because the users
password he used for logging on does not work anymore.
He mentioned to me, that previously there used to be
another entry at login that is no longer there...its the
option to choose your domain (usually you get Username,
Password and Domain).

Any ideas what has happened, or what I could do to try
login again.
 
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G

Gary

By the way...I have tried to use the boot disk option
provided from the net, but I don't get the option to
choose [sam security or system].
 
D

David Robbins

Gary said:
By the way...I have tried to use the boot disk option
provided from the net, but I don't get the option to
choose [sam security or system].
hmmm, did it forget that it was on a network? maybe the pci bus parameters
in bios got scrambled and it lost access to the ethernet card? try logging
in as the local machine administrator and make sure it still has network
access and thinks it is part of the domain.
 
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