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I have one PC that won't display the password-box on startup.

I have a MS Network with a NT4 server. Using a Dell Latitude XPi.

After first startup I entered my name and a password. I have "Widows Network" as network type.
I rebbot the PC and it starts up, but don't ask for a PW. I get directly into Windows. Clicking on start shows among all other entries "Log out Ernefors..." but I can't reach anything on the network because my password is not entered.
I then choose "Log out.." and get the password box, enters password and everything works perfect. The next day I start my PC and it don't ask me for PW.. The same procedure as above make everything work!!

I have changed the settings in Control panel to "Windows Login" but no change, I have removed all PWL-files - no change, I have removed everything from the Network in COntrol Panel and reinstalling it (after rebooting) - no change. I have reinstalled Windows from a Microsoft retail CD - no change...

I'm a bit frustrated here, needing to login twice each morning.

Appreciate any help!!
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Read this article from
http://www.regedit.com/cgi-bin/detail?id=125
and see if it points you in the right direction.


Automatic Logon without Name or Password (Windows 9x)
This setting allows Windows clients to logon without entering a user name or password, therefore bypassing the logon box.

1. Using Regedit, open the key below.

2. Create a new String Value, and name it 'Default Password'.

3. Modify the data of 'Default Password' to match the default users password.

The default username is stored at:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Network\Logon] - Username

4. Reboot and the system should automatically logon.

Note: The password is stored in clear text, therefore anyone with access to the registry can see the default password!


Registry Settings:
Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: Default Password
Data Type: REG_SZ
 

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by:ernefors
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Thanks, but that is the opposite of my problem. I DO WANT a login-box, not get rid of it.

Anyway your link helped me solve the problem by giving a few Registry-keys that affect the login.

It was a value called "Autologin" that was set to "00", changing it to "01" made things work!

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Sorry, I did not clarify well enough.  I realized what you were trying to do, but I could not find an article related to removing the automatic login so I provided that article in hopes of pointing you to the registry key that was causing the problems.  My mistake, glad the problem is fixed.
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Thanks, but that is the opposite of my problem. I DO WANT a login-box, not get rid of it.

Anyway your link helped me solve the problem by giving a few Registry-keys that affect the login.

It was a value called "Autologin" that was set to "00", changing it to "01" made things work!

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The answer was the opposite of the wanted one, but actually helped solving the problem, thank you for the link Celtics!!
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