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* '''Symptom''': Computer happily joins ''domain'', but then shows this message when you try to log in to that domain. Logging in to the local computer still works fine.
 
* '''Symptom''': Computer happily joins ''domain'', but then shows this message when you try to log in to that domain. Logging in to the local computer still works fine.
 
* '''Possible fix''': Run a [http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/doug92.mspx repair installation] (requires XP install CD)
 
* '''Possible fix''': Run a [http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/doug92.mspx repair installation] (requires XP install CD)
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** Did not get to try this; found solution below first.
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* '''Solution''': Log in to the domain as '''Administrator'''. Log out, then log in as regular user.
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** If it won't let you log in as Administrator either, then obviously this won't work.
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** I don't know why this worked when I tried it.
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* '''2006-10-26''' [http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824302 Microsoft Support Article ID 824302] applies to [[Windows 2000]]
 
* '''2006-10-26''' [http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824302 Microsoft Support Article ID 824302] applies to [[Windows 2000]]

Latest revision as of 01:07, 7 October 2010

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"The system cannot log you on now because the domain domain is not available" is an error message in Microsoft Windows XP.

Examples

  • Symptom: Computer happily joins domain, but then shows this message when you try to log in to that domain. Logging in to the local computer still works fine.
  • Possible fix: Run a repair installation (requires XP install CD)
    • Did not get to try this; found solution below first.
  • Solution: Log in to the domain as Administrator. Log out, then log in as regular user.
    • If it won't let you log in as Administrator either, then obviously this won't work.
    • I don't know why this worked when I tried it.

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