Network Login window...none!
Posted on 2000-04-28
I recently had to replace the motherboard on my PC, and since the 2 motherboards were different, I had to delete all Device Manager devices, and reinstall Windows 98. Everything seems to be running OK now, however, I no longer receive a Network Login window, or even a Windows Logon window. I have a Netgear NIC (PCI) which is working (I'm using it now as I type this to you, via my LAN connection to the Web), and I have Client for Microsoft Network installed, along with TCP/IP, and File and Printer sharing. I have the PC Identification and the "workgroup" name matches the other PC's on my LAN. The other PC's can see my PC via their Network Neighborhoods. But I cannot see any PCs on my Network Neighborhood.
I can shell to DOS and ping the IPs of the other PCs, and all respond.
I have removed the Network settings (everything) from Device Manager, rebooted, reinstalled, reconfigured...and yet after all this, there is NO LOGON window at all when I boot up! I have never seen this happen before, and I've configured network devices many times before. What could I be doing wrong?