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Network Password

by mulberryrd / February 18, 2004 9:15 AM PST

About two months ago, this message box entitled Enter Network Password suddenly showed up each time I want to log on. I have had my computer for several years and I have never had to do this before. How do I get rid of it? It's very annoying as I don't share my computer and I don't need another password. Can you help? Thanks,

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What OS?
by Michael Geist / February 18, 2004 9:22 AM PST
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Re:What OS?
by mulberryrd / February 18, 2004 9:27 AM PST
In reply to: What OS?

Sorry. I have an HP Pavilion with Windows Me.

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Mulberryrd, This Should Help
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 18, 2004 11:18 AM PST
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This should remove the log in password, but it will also remove any "saved" passwords that you may have applied to things like your dial-up internet connection,(if you checked the "Remember this Password" box) so make sure you remember what that is before doing this procedure.

Click on Start-Find/Search-Files or Folders, type "*.pwl" (without the quotes), click "Find Now/Search. When it brings up the various .pwl files, (there may be a couple), RIGHT click on them, choose "Delete". Then restart the computer. After it restarts, you will get a Log-in window again. When that pops up, type in a user name ONLY, DO NOT type in a password. Click Ok, then OK.

Then click on Start-Settings-Control Panel, then double click on the "Network" icon. When it loads, in the Configuration" tab, look at the "Primary Network Logon" area. Use the drop-down arrow menu to select for "Windows Logon" or "Family Logon" whichever one is present. The computer will need to be restarted and should start without a password request.

Hope this helps.


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Re:Mulberryrd, This Should Help
by mulberryrd / February 20, 2004 6:46 AM PST


I think this did the trick! I've turned my computer off and on twice and that annoying little message is gone. I still don't know why it showed up all of a sudden, but as long as it's gone I guess I can live with the mystery.

Thank you, thank you,


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(NT) Michele, Glad It Helped !
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 20, 2004 7:42 AM PST


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