Q

Problems logging on to Win2000 machine

I locked down my Win2000 box and now the machine will not let me log in. It comes to the login box and I put in the password. Then the window that says "loading personal profile" comes up and then it goes back to the Windows login again. I've tried to use an emergency backup disk from another system, but the disk I made did not boot.
Well, it sure doesn't get more secure than that! Try booting into Safe Mode using the local Administrator credentials and restoring from backup. It's hard to give you specific advice without knowing what changes you've made.
This was first published in April 2005

Dig deeper on Windows Server and Network Security

Pro+

Features

Enjoy the benefits of Pro+ membership, learn more and join.

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

0 comments

Oldest 

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchServerVirtualization

SearchCloudComputing

SearchExchange

SearchSQLServer

SearchWinIT

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

SearchVirtualDesktop

Close