booting up without password window

Since I put a network card in my Win 98 laptop, I always get a network signon dialog box when it boots up.  Since I started fooling with it, I get it twice in succession!  I tried the tips i found in a previous question - deleting the .pwl files in windows (the OS keeps putting one back).  The Users item under control panel only comes with with Whizzer to add a new user.

I would like the computer to just come on by itself without these windows.

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trekie1Commented:
go to control panal /network  and change primary logon to windows logon
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kallstrkCommented:
Usually you have to do more than changing the primary login to "windows login".  Change it, then do the following:

The best way to get rid of the password is to go to start/find/files & folders & search for *.pwl.  These are password lists.  Delete all that you find & restart.  When you restart you will be asked for a password, don't enter a password (ie. leave it blank) & click OK.  If windows asks you to confirm this "new password" click OK again.  Restart & the password screen shouldn't pop up anymore.

You may also want or have to remove the Microsoft Family Login (this is what enables you to have "profiles" for each user...it may stop you from getting rid of the password @ startup.

BTW, you can usually just hit cancel @ startup when the password screen comes up to bypass it (unless your computer is set to validate the password on a network)  Then you have to use Poledit.exe on your win9x CD)to remove the option.

Good luck!
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trekie1Commented:
kallstrk
you are new here and my I welcome you
but you are suppose to comment instead of giving answer, you lock the question when you answer , and if you would read the question the person said they had already deleted the *.pwl files  
so please change your answer to a comment so it will unlock the question
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trekie1Commented:
: adlmail
please reject : kallstrks answer as it may or maynot be correct , you have the option to select a comment  that offers the best fix for your problem
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kallstrkCommented:
Sorry, didn't read all the replies, didn't realize I should comment instead.  

The removal of the MS family login thing should work & changing it to windows login as you mentioned should work.  But if the MS family login is present, it can sometimes mess it up.
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kallstrkCommented:
kallstrk changed the proposed answer to a comment
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kallstrkCommented:
Is Client for MS networks present?  You mentioned it brought up the login screen twice, may be because you have it set to login to a domain as well.  

Thats the way I have it set up on my machine by choice, so I can access my NT file server account through dialup w/o using the DUN "logon to network" option, which is usually really slow.
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SteveWaiteCommented:
Another way would be..
Download powertoys from ms and install TweakUI.
Then run it from the control panel and go to the network tab and check the box 'Log on automatically'.
Put in any old name and password. Choose ok. Now it'll add a registry key for you and also stick a dll in the Windows directory.
Reboot and watch the thing go all the way in!
 
Regards

Steve.
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centervCommented:
trekie1 is correct in changing to windows logon.
All things being ok that does it.
By installing the NIC,  windows put you in a network.
Be sure you don't have any users, IE is configured correctly, your access control is shared access and not user access, and your NIC is configured properly, without additional protocols you don't need.
Download a copy of RegClean for minimal registry maintanance.
Family logon shouldn't effect you, but delete if you dont use it.
Let us know.
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TheGMan143Commented:
In regards to the comments above, sometimes you have to REMOVE the 'Client for Microsoft Windows' from the Network settings (You can easily replace it if it is needed later)  Also, a login can also be invoked from the Share-Level access control system.  Go to START>SETTINGS>CONTROL PANEL, go to the PASSWORDS settings and open it.  The third tab on the top will be USER PROFILES.  Go there, and make sure that it is set to 'All users us the same preferences', and not 'users can customize'.  Restart the system, and see if it comes up without the login.
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tamimflCommented:
You need to go into Network control pannel and add the Microsoft Family Logon service.  Change the logon preference to Microsoft Family Logon and then save and reboot.  When you get the password screen for the first time, enter it and hit enter.  The next time you boot up, it will not ask you for a password.  (note you need to delete your .PWL file first if you forgot your original password.)  
When you click on the START button, you will see an option to LOGOFF (username).  Select it if you want someone else to login to your computer.  
I hope this will help you.

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ho_yin_leungCommented:
Install the TweakUI (Get from "PowerToys for Win95" in Microsoft Siteand use the Auto logon, that should be help. It works any verson of Win9X
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trekie1Commented:
ho vin leung
please change your answer to a comment ,that suggestion has already been posted by SteveWaite and if you had read the comments you would have seen this, the person asking the question has the option to pick any comment as the answer to their problem ,
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trekie1Commented:
adlmail
please reject ho vin leungs answer because it has already been suggested    James
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trekie1Commented:
ho vin leung
in the future please refrain form posting answers unless you are 100% sure your answer will fix the persons problem ,when you post as answer instead of comment it locks the question and other experts wont offer comments that mite be more helpful
Have a good day    James
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TheGMan143Commented:
I read over the previous comments, and I just took notice that you said you had to log-in twice...sounds like you have both systems running...your first login is coming from the network client, looking to see how it should connect to the network, and then the second is coming from the preferences customization, looking for how to display the information per the user's preferences. (see my comment above to remove these...), then come yell at me if it doesn't work... :-)
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adlmailAuthor Commented:
It was the only thing that worked.  Not trivial installing tweakui, though.
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SteveWaiteCommented:
Thats a good answer from StevWaite matey!
how come I did't get the points for this then?
From: SteveWaite
 Date: Sunday, February 13 2000 - 03:59PM PST    
Another way would be..
Download powertoys from ms and install TweakUI.
From: ho_yin_leung
 Date: Monday, February 14 2000 - 09:25AM PST    
Install the TweakUI (Get from "PowerToys for Win95" in Microsoft Siteand use the Auto logon, that should be help. It works any verson of Win9X

Whats going on?

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trekie1Commented:
Look at my coments Monday, February 14 2000 - 07:48AM HAST
I think ho_yin_leung should give up some points dont you SteveWaite
he has been here long enough to know better than post someone elses comment as answer
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trekie1Commented:
P.S  you would think adlmail would have seen them too
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SteveWaiteCommented:
That two in a row for me!
I smell a rat!
If adlmail and ho yin leung dn't sort this out I'll have to send email to the adjudicator.
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