Win 98 SE No log in box

Posted on 2003-03-05
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
Windows 98 SE has Client for MS Networks installed, TCP/IP.  Is a member of a domain.
When re-booting, do not get a login box.
Have removed protocols and reinstalled.
Have checked to make sure NIC is OK in device magr.
Can't browse network.
If I use Log Off button, the login dialog box will appear and I can login.  Then I can browse the network.
Question by:slombardi
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Accepted Solution

Dufo G. Belski earned 300 total points
ID: 8074494
Have a look here:


Most likely fix:

Delete the following entry in the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Network\Real Mode Net



Author Comment

ID: 8074572
Thanks for the try.  I don't think this is the problem as I have no network connectivity at all.  Unlike the auto logon, which I use on another machine, this machine will not have network connectivity unless I use the Log Off button.  This will bring up the login box and allow me to login, then I have connectivity.
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Author Comment

ID: 8075011
Sorry smallbee.  Not it.  I looked thru the other possible options.  Not those either.

Author Comment

ID: 8075032
Just a note:  This is not a new set up.  This system has worked fine in the past.
I do need to use Client for MS Networks so I have the domain option avail.
I am wondering if the problem is not in the Network Adapter drivers.

Expert Comment

ID: 8075160
it sounds like u have to login twice or two login box, one for win98 locally and the other one for ur domain

check the users/password setting under the control panel... u might have many local user accounts.... disable to have multiple user in using the win98 locally.

regardless u have or have not that logon box... u can still go to login windows 98 locally with just pressing an "esc" key; there is not security in 98...

so when u login, u might only login win98 locally, but not under the network.


Expert Comment

ID: 8075294
If you have not tryed this already I would try uninstalling the NIC card and reinstalling it.
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Expert Comment

ID: 8075910
delete the file default.pwl from c:\windows dir.

Expert Comment

ID: 8078028
right click Network Neighborhood then make sure primary logon is set to Client for microsoft network.

Author Comment

ID: 8103485
Sorry for not responding sooner.  Have not had the chance to get back to this problem.  I will start with the double login from [smallbee] then reinstall nic from [dingy24].
I'll get back as soon as I've had the chance to try these.

Author Comment

ID: 8870705
Sorry for the long delay.  I had a tech go out to the PC and run through the first step again before reinstalling the OS, and I lost track of it's status.  
Looks like the first response was the correct one after all.


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