I wasn't connected to the network (the computer was mine at work and was

Question

I was preparing to give my computer to my son so I was cleaning it up

(deleting stuff I didn't want to give him) and was having trouble with

Outlook (deleting mail). Every time I tried to open it I got a message about

I wasn't connected to the network (the computer was mine at work and was

scraped so I took it home). I started fooling around with the network stuff

and thought I fixed the problem. Well I had to reboot and when I did now

after pressing ctrl alt delete it doesn't recognize my user name and/or

password. Is there a default id and password I can use. I don't want it to

be networked any more and I don't have XP to reload.

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This question was answered on February 22, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I wasn't connected to the network (the computer was mine at work and was

scraped so I took it home)

That is the problem right there...You computer was part of a network at your job.

When most computers belong to a network they are configured to log in to a server ( a server is a computer that is configured so users can access job related resources from a central location) meaning the user name and password you had can only be used when operating the computer from that network The outlook application that was installed on your computer was set up to probably connect to an Microsoft Exchange Server ( an exchange server is a network opertaing system that is configured for the sole purpose of providing email services to a network)...

I would format the hard drive and install a operating that you are familiar with

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Posted by Felix of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 22, 2003