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I have an old pc running win98se, when i try to enter password at login it says "out of range" if i enter an incorrect password it says "incorrect password" if i cancel the login screen, windows starts up but will not let me connect to the internet without the logon password. Any ideas. Thanks.
paultherberetAsked:
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LucFConnect With a Mentor EMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Hi paultherberet,

The pwl file is probably corrupted. Thankfully windows 98 isn't very secure, search the disk for *.pwl, delete the one that has the same loginname as you where using. Then, reboot and use that loginname without any password, the pwl file will be re-created and you can just set another password if you wish.

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LucF
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venishjoeCommented:
Hai,

    As said by LucF you can rename or delete the *.pwl file (Resides in %SystemRoot%) folder.If your user name is paulther then the file will be link paulther.pwl.

     Or you can create a new user and logon from that users account.Anyhow the deletionof *.pwl files is not advisabel.Just rename the files thai will do the trick to a diffrent extension.that will do the trick.

Regards
Venish
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