Windows 98 asking for a domain on start up, why?

Posted on 2004-11-14
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
I recently bought a used computer for my son. It has windows 98 second edition on it. When you boot it up it prompts you for a user name, password and domain name.
If I click cancel it will continue with the boot up process but I would really like know what a domain name is, and how to stop it from asking for it.
Any suggestions?
Question by:Tplayer
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    Accepted Solution

    Go to the network Control Panel
    Under Primary Network Logon: set it to "Windows Logon" and/or remove "Client for Microsoft Networks"  (See the first picture here: - and ignore most of the text - the link I gave is instructions for connecting to a domain, but since I don't have a 98 machine handy, I needed some images to reference to help you).

    A domain is a logical grouping of computers that typically requires a Windows Server.  All users get accounts on the server (domain controller) and then that server, via the networks, allows people to log in to all the computers setup to talk to the domain.


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    Thank you leew,
    This worked without a hitch. I love this site.
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    No problem.  If this has resolved your problem, please accept my previous comment as the answer and grade the question.

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