Computer won't offer logon prompt

Posted on 2004-11-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
Windows 98 SE, brand new computer, less than 1 month old

The computer will not prompt for a logon at boot.  I have to start > log off and then type the password to logon.

I have tried tweakUI and it didn't help.

I need the login so it can access the networks shares on an NT4 computer
Question by:zaph1
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    by:Pete Long

    Click  Start >Settings >Control Panel >Network

    1. Change the primary Network logon to “Windows Logon” (Don’t panic if its already set to this :0)
    2. Now do a search on the hard drive with a .pwl extension (password files) Click Start >Search >For Files and Folders and search for *.pwl
    3. DELETE ALL the .pwl files
    4. Reboot the PC at the Logon Box enter the username and password
    you should now get the login box back


    Author Comment

    Nope, still goes straight tot he desktop without offering a logon prompt
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    Accepted Solution

    want net work logon make sure you are using client for microsoft networks as your primary logon, and also find *.pwl files and delete them (they may be corrupt) reboot and you should be prompted for a logon
    Open the Passwords control panel, then switch to the User Profiles tab. Enable the option for users to customize their preferences. Additional profile settings are not recommended.
    also check these reg keys
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Network\Real Mode Net\Autologon=<x>

    And if (and only if) necessary, add an entry in:  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NWNP32\NetworkProvider

    Type: Binary key  Name: DisableReLogin  Value: 01

    You may also see on MS KB article Q141858, for more details.

    Author Comment

    Still doesn't fix it

    Author Comment

    A slight variation of the accepted answer, I deleted the registry key and it worked after that.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Network\Real Mode Net\Autologon=<x>

    Thanks, what a weird problem.
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    Glad it's all worked out!

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