Eliminating Password Question Box - WIN98SE

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Jeff Wisnia, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. Jeff Wisnia

    Jeff Wisnia Guest

    I restored WIN98SE and ever since then it puts up a password entry box
    during startup, even though I have no password set. The box stays there
    for about 5 seconds and then disappears and the startup continues
    successfully.

    It's sort of disconcerting. How do I keep it from showing?

    I've tried resetting the non-existant password to a "zero length
    nothing" through control panel, but that doesn't seem to help.

    Thanks guys,

    Jeff


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    Jeff Wisnia, Mar 19, 2005
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    SgtMinor Guest

    "How to Prevent a Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Me Logon Prompt at
    Startup"

    http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q152/1/04.asp
     
    SgtMinor, Mar 19, 2005
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    Plato Guest

    There are several ways to try, but the way I like is to use tweakUI and
    just have it auto fill in the box and then on bootup the box just blinks
    by.
     
    Plato, Mar 19, 2005
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    ellis_jay Guest


    This smells. I have had the same problem. I have had this particular
    computer about a year or 14 months or so. Never have I had the password
    window popup before. Not until I got on this morning.. I sat down and there
    it was---looking at me. I am on cable and remained hooked up and on. I
    just closed it without doing anything. The only thing I have done lately to
    change my computer is update it to Windows Media player 10.

    I have been doing some heavy surfing in order to find laptop parts.
    I run Spybot Search and Destroy.
    I run Lavasoft's Ad-Aware S.E.
    I run Spy Audit.
    I run Winpatrol.
    I run the free scanner at Spywareinfodotcom
    I use updated Avast free edition
    I use Housecall frequently
    I use sygate port scanner
    I use CW Shredder
    I use Spysubtract

    All have been updated.
    I use Smart Protector and the 15 day trial period has expired. I will
    definitely buy that program.

    Well, now that I think of it, Smart Protector expired the same day as I
    updated Windows Media player to ver10. But i don't think any of that has
    made it so that the password window pops up.

    One other difference I must note is that about the same time I update Media
    Player from Microsoft, I could not open the "Search" tab in Kazza++. I do
    not know if that problem is caused by Windows Media Player 10 install--and I
    am thinking it is--or that Sharman Technologies have been sued down in
    Aussieland -and even there homes confiscated by the long arm of the media
    industry-at least that are the reports I have read about Sharman.-and
    therefore P2P from Kazza++ has been cut.

    Anyone have ANY ideas about all of this ?




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    Ellis_Jay
     
    ellis_jay, Mar 19, 2005
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    Kev Guest

    Remove the .pwl file (do a search for *.pwl) and reboot. When it asks
    for a password again, just press Enter. This should then set the
    password to nothing and thus go straight into Windows.

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    Kev, Mar 19, 2005
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    Jeff Wisnia Guest

    That seems to have done it fine, THANKS!

    Jeff

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    Jeff Wisnia, Mar 20, 2005
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