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I'm running win 98 first edition on a Gateway PII 350 with 64mb. Got the windows password request at logon. What is unusual is that none of the fixes offered by experts in the past -- I have browsed past answers, seem to work. I have deleted all .pwl files. They reappear after the next bootup. I don't enter a password and click Ok, back it comes next time (same with cancel or enter). I am on windows logon. I have no passwords in my folder, I have ticked enable all users etc etc. I tried editing the register and changing the logon script value to 0000 01 and all that did was give an extra logon request, this time from windows networking. I have Tweakui installed and tried their paranoia column, clicking in clear last user at log on box.
I used to have this problem a year ago and solved it somehow. I recently reinstalled win 98 and have the problem back. I can't remember what I did but is it possible it had something to do with Netscape user profile?
Please help.
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by:MikeRenz
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did you go to your 'passwords' control panel and 'set your windows password' to blank for the new password?

Are you trying to get rid of the winows logon completely?
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by:davidtoo
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Mike I have set the password to blank and yes I wish it would disappear forever.
thanks
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by:MikeRenz
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do you have your 'user profiles' tab of your users control panel set to 'all users use same desktop preferences'


and have no actual users in your users control panel?
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by:davidtoo
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mike
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by:MikeRenz
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remove the 'client for microsoft networks' component from your networks control panel
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by:AdamWoodland
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Make sure that the Primary Logon is set to Microsoft Faimily Logon in the Network Control Panel
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PLansdowne earned 200 total points
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The setting you want to change in TweakUI is not under the paranoia tab but instead under the Network tab.  You must check is "Log on automatically at system startup".  

Also under Network in control panel, your primary network logon should be set to Windows Logon.
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by:hari_kp
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Hello, You are doing it wrong. Firstly in users, set the option that says all users use the same settings. Then, when windows asks for a logon, type your name as the name, and in password, do not type anything, and press "OK", You will never be prompted for a password again. But, if you press escape or cancel, you will keep on getting the password.
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by:smeebud
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Get Rid of the Logon Screen

Whether or not you're on a local area network, odds are you don't really need the little
logon (login) screen asking for your username and password that comes up when
starting Windows 98. To remove this prompt, follow the following directions:

If you don't have multiple users configured:
Open Control Panel, and double-click on the Network icon.
From the list entitled Primary Network Logon:, choose Windows Logon, and press OK.

Note: If this doesn't work, make sure you didn't initially configure a password for yourself.
If you did, Windows 98 will always require it. Double-click on the Passwords icon in
Control Panel to choose nothing (leave it blank) for your password.

If you do have multiple users configured:

Run the Registry Editor (REGEDIT.EXE).
Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ Network\ Logon.
Double-click on the Process Logon Script value, and change the data from 0000 00 to 0000 01

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by:ajmcgarry
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Try this simple but effective solution.

Go to this key in the registry.
\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Network\Real Mode Net

There should be values there like LoadRMDrivers, Netcard, and Transport, just to be sure your in the right place.

Add a new BINARY value named "autologon" and give it a datavalue of 0 (zero). There should now be no logon screen.
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by:davidtoo
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200 points and a virtual gouda cheese to you PLansdowne from a happy man in Holland who can now boot his computer, make a cup of coffee and get right to work. It was the tweak ui setting that did it.  Amazing how simple it can be. I'm also amazed at the quantity of other answers I received from "experts" who didn't read through my question. There were a number of suggestions telling me to do things I said I'd already tried. Nonetheless, once again experts exchange solved my problem with speed and a minimum of hassle. Thanks guys!
davidtoo
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