Solved

Network Login window...none!

Posted on 2000-04-28
6
142 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-29
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?
0
Comment
Question by:Monroe406
6 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:1cell
ID: 2761131
add microsoft family logon
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:jpanderson
ID: 2761145
Try right clicking on Network Neighborhood and make sure it says Client for Microsoft Network under primary login.  You also have to go to the machine that you want to see and make sure that you share the drives.  You can do this through My computer > right click on the drive that you want to share and click on sharing and radio button Shared As.

Jeff
0
 

Author Comment

by:Monroe406
ID: 2761164
I have added Microsoft Family Logon, rebooted...and still NO LOGIN WINDOW!

>>make sure it says Client for
>>Microsoft Network under primary login.  


Where can I find the words "Primary Login"?

>>make sure that you share the drives.

I HAVE shared drives on the other PCs.  I can't even see my OWN PC on my Network Neighborhood!


0
Don't lose your head updating email signatures!

Do your end users still have the wrong email signature? Do email signature updates bore you or fill you with a sense of dread? You can make this a whole lot easier on yourself by trusting an Exclaimer email signature management solution. Over 50 million users do...so should you!

 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:jpanderson
ID: 2761194
Where can I find the words "Primary Login"?

If you right click on Network Neighborhood and go to properties.  You will see three tabs configuration is the first one, below is installed network components and below that is a button that says ADD and just below that is the drop down box that probably says windows login and you can change it to Client for Microsoft Network.  You should also hit the button that says "File and print sharing and make sure you have ticked "I want to give others access to my files".

Jeff
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:reghakr
ID: 2761229
Go to C:\Windows

Delete  all .pwl files

Open system.ini
Delete all lines under
[Password Lists]

Go to ControlPanel>Network
Choose Client for Microsoft Networks as Primary Login

Reboot

You should now get the login box.

If not try this registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Network\Logon
username -- delete whatever name is currently there

Not Yet?
Try
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Network\Logon
create a new binary value called MustBeValidated
give it a value of 01 00 00 00

reghakr
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
reghakr earned 150 total points
ID: 2761232
Found yet another one
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Network\
RealModeNet]

If autologon exists delete it
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2016 instal…
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now