Solved

How to get rid of the Network Password?

Posted on 2004-05-01
6
1,876 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-29
Every time I reboot the computer (OS is win98 2nd edition), it prompts me to enter the network password. It is very annoying! How can I get rid of it? Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:ImSour
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 44

Accepted Solution

by:
CrazyOne earned 150 total points
ID: 10970072
You can use Tweak UI by opening it to the Logon tab and selecting the "Logon" tab checking the box labeled "Log on automatically..." an set the Users name and password in the edit boxes provided.

Tweak

http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-1461985-100-2830963.html

http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/downloads/PowerToys/Networking/NTTweakUI.asp

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsme/guide/tweakui.exe
--------------------------

OR

Search for files named *.pwl and delete them (it).  Restart the computer.  When the login box comes up, don't enter anything, just click OK.  Restart again.  Should be no login box!

How to Prevent a Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Me Logon Prompt at Startup
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;152104

To prevent Windows from prompting you for a password at startup:
Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network.
On the Configuration tab, click Windows Logon in the Primary Network Logon box, and then click OK.
When you are prompted to restart your computer, click No.
In Control Panel, double-click Passwords.
On the Change Passwords tab, click Change Windows Password, select any of the check boxes that you want, and then click OK.

NOTE: If you cancel the network logon dialog box when you start your computer, the Change Passwords tab may not be available. You must log on so that the Change Passwords tab is available.
In the Change Windows Password dialog box, type your current Windows password in the Old Password box. Leave the New Password and Confirm New Password boxes blank, click OK, and then click OK.

NOTE: If you have forgotten your old password, view the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
189126 Microsoft's Policy Regarding Missing or Invalid Passwords

On the User Profiles tab, verify that the All users of this PC use the same preferences and desktop settings option is selected, and then click Close.
Click Start, point to Search (or Find), and then click For Files or Folders.
Type *.pwl in the Named box, click Local Hard Drives in the Look in box, and then press ENTER.
Right-click one of the .pwl files, click Rename, and then rename the file with an .old file name extension. Repeat this step for each .pwl file.

NOTE: If you do not rename the .pwl files, the passwords from those files may be detected by Windows and the Windows Logon request may continue to appear.
Shut down and then restart your computer.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ImSour
ID: 10975544
Excellent answer!!!
0
 

Author Comment

by:ImSour
ID: 10975545
Thanks a lots!!!
0
Easy, flexible multimedia distribution & control

Coming soon!  Ideal for large-scale A/V applications, ATEN's VM3200 Modular Matrix Switch is an all-in-one solution that simplifies video wall integration. Easily customize display layouts to see what you want, how you want it in 4k.

 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:CrazyOne
ID: 10977878
You are welcome
0
 

Expert Comment

by:williamkelly
ID: 11125720
There is also another way to stop this without downloading any tools
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:cfourkays
ID: 11184766
Just go to Control Panel/Networks and change "Client for Microsoft Networks" to Windows Logon or the other one. (Haven't looked at 98 in a while.) You may have to insert your 98 disk or it just may ask for a reboot.
Pete
0

Featured Post

Don't miss ATEN at NAB Show April 24-27!

Visit ATEN at NAB Show to learn how our "Seamlessly Entertaining" solutions deliver fast, precise video streaming without delays for the broadcasting and media environment. ATEN will showcase its 16x16 Modular Matrix Switch (VM1600) and KVM Over IP Solution (KE6900 series).

Question has a verified solution.

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

When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no back…
When you try to extract and to view the contents of a Microsoft Update Standalone Package (MSU) for Windows Vista, you cannot extract the files from the MSU. Here we are going to explain how to extract those hotfix details without using any third pa…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…

749 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