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Locked out of my windows 8 at work

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
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    Locked out of my windows 8 at work


    Hi,
    so my home laptop was connected to my work domain and I had a password on that domain to log in. However, I quit that job yesterday, they removed my account from the servers. I got home and I can't log in. It asks me for the same password (account looks the same) but it keeps saying that my account doesn't exist on the servers and that my administrator user password is wrong.
    I've tried using hirens bootCD and I've reseted (deleted) passwords from there, but when I reseted laptop it still has logins active and I can't get in.
    I called the company, but they told me they removed my account and had no idea what happened.

    Help me guys!
    I'll include some photos of how it all looks like!

    Best,
    Sheila!
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  2. #2


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 533
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    The only advice I can offer is to boot a Puppy Linux, with external media connected, copy all your data folders and files off of the internal HD onto said external media, then, with your Windows install DVD, begin the process of reinstalling Windows. Unfortunately, you forgot to unlink your home computer from the office network, to ensure your access with a new in-home password for your in-home network, before quitting the job. I'm not at all certain if the company IT will help you reLink, reAccess, allow you to do what should have been done earlier, then deLink you.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 6 Days Ago at 11:02.
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  3. #3


    You seem to have a local user you can login with but domain should still login with cached profile unless it's been disabled. There is normally a local admin account
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  4. #4


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    So you did a reset with the recovery media and the computer is still connected tin the domain?
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