I have a Windows XP system that I cloned in June. Since then I have been using the cloned HDD (which was new).
This morning I put the original drive back into the machine, and attempted to login to it. It got this message :- "Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable, or because your computer account was not found. Please try again later. If this message continues to appear, contact your system administrator for assistance."
I tried my account, an ex-employee who left before me, and another colleague attempted to login as well. All Fail with the above message.
Using the cloned (newer HDD) drive works fine.
I logged in as local Administrator, and the Domain Controller is pingable from this machine. I also mapped a network share using my network logon ID, and password, and created a file on the network.
The System Administrator (small company, not much network management experience) hasn't seen this before.
Thanks in advance of your assistance.