Solved

Logging onto Network

Posted on 2001-06-14
3
149 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
Okay I have messed around with this all of yesterday and today and cant get it. Im running Windows 98, connected to a LAN and have a network adapter installed and running. However when I turn on my computer and 98 starts it does not prompt me for any passwords, just takes me to Windows 98 and i cannot access the network. However when i click logoff then it takes me to the Windows Networking password, i am prompted for a password, and i log on and can access the network. Why the hell am i not logging on to the network when i boot my computer the first time? why is it bypassing prompting me for a networking password? i really dont want to have to log on, log off, then log back on the access the network. i have tried alot of fixes, but none seem to work. anybody got some new ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:Maxim10553
3 Comments
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:slink9
ID: 6191215
Start-Run-SFC and see if there are any corrupt system files.  Also check Windows Update to see if there are any system updates.  You also may want to try a regclean.  Make sure your registry is backed up before playing with it, though.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
marc_adam earned 50 total points
ID: 6191345
In your Network Neighborhood properties, make sure that your Primary Network Logon is for Client for Microsoft Networks.

Try that first.

If it still doesn't prompt for network logon, go into the registry to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ and then WinLogon or Network.  You're looking for something like an AUTOLOGON key.  If you find it, just delete the key and that should fix your problem.

I've noticed this happens when you run some of the Gateway recovery disks.
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:Maxim10553
ID: 6191371
thanks alot, got rid on the AUTOLOGON key and it works
0

Featured Post

The curse of the end user strikes again      

You’ve updated all your end user’s email signatures. Hooray! But guess what? They’re playing around with the HTML, adding stupid taglines and ruining the imagery. Find out how you can save your signatures from end users today.

Join & Write a Comment

Our Group Policy work started with Small Business Server in 2000. Microsoft gave us an excellent OU and GPO model in subsequent SBS editions that utilized WMI filters, OU linking, and VBS scripts. These are some of experiences plus our spending a lo…
When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup". After a while, you have entered a loop for Auto repair which does not fix anything and you will be in a  panic as all your work w…
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…

708 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

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now