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Home Networking with XP "To be or Not to BE"

By Aaron A Baker ·
Dear Friends;
First time I run accross this.
I'm feeling like an idiot here and I've decided to turn to my colleagues or help. Only if you promise NOT to laugh."At least not out loud"
Problem.;I'm using Win XP Po and I've decided to do networking at home between my 2 Computers. So far,so good. But then something happened in the way my log on and off on the XP Changed . It went from a standard log on to a Security log on. When I tried to discover why, after having done the Microsoft Dance and coming up with nothing, all I was told that in order to return to the old method of signing on was to remove the CSNM Networking program from the Control Panel."Fine says I", when I get to the Control Panel, I can't find the darned thing anywhere, I looked at the added Programs, checked out the Microsoft Add-Remove Options and looked just about everywhere else you can think of and still came up empty.
All I want is to be able to network with my secondary computer without it causing my XP to go secure/nuts on me. I used to do it between my MEs without all this nonsense. Is there any way I can accomplish this with XP Pro? Most of all I would be grateful if someone could lead me to this infernal, CSNW file and the "proper" way of removing it so that my system can go back to normal. Perhaps then I can network between my two Computers and still have the XP log on normally?
I really need your help people and I will certainly be very grateful for any advice that you should give.
I Thank you in advance
Aaron A Baker

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Is this what you are looking for?

by seanwestgate In reply to Home Networking with XP " ...

Do you mean that you have to CRTL-ALT-DEL when you log on? If so then your system must be part of a Domain. If that is the case then do the following to change that:
To require users to press CTRL+ALT+DELETE before logging on ot not, You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group on a computer that is part of a network domain in order to complete this procedure. Network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.

Open User Accounts in Control Panel.
Click the Advanced tab.
In Secure logon, select the Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete check box.

To open User Accounts, click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click User Accounts.
Pressing CTRL+ALT+DELETE before logging on guarantees that the authentic Windows logon prompt appears. Requiring the use of CTRL+ALT+DELETE increases security and helps to thwart certain Trojan horse programs.

IF HOWEVER THE COMPUTER IS NOT PART OF A DOMAIN then I have no idea what you mean by "Security Log on" YOu can change the way users log on and off by going to "Users..." and on the main the screen you will see that option.

Good luck

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No No, Not what I mean

by Aaron A Baker In reply to Is this what you are look ...

Thanks coming back to me.
My system is a Windows XP Pro with the SP_2 added on. No Problem with the SP_2.
when I turned my Computer on, it would simply go to the usual desktop as I am the only user.
I would turn it on, I would get the XP PRO Blue bar at the bottom and then my desktop would appear.
Now, I've decided to network with my other home computer and it's running Win ME. I setup up my Network Places etc and then all of a sudden when I try to Shut down/restart my Computer,it comes up with a notice requiring a name and password. Then it proceeds to start up as usual. When I want to turn the Computer off, instead of the ususal 3 Icons, you know, [Log off/Shut down/restart] I now get a completely different screen reminicant of the old windows 98 and I have to select a method of either sutting down of loggging off.
All I wanted was for the computer to be able to comunicate with my WinME and didn't want any changes made to the way it starts up on the XCP Pro. It was suggested that I remove the CSNW Program as it would be the one changing the log on method. Great, except I can't find it in the control panel.It's there alright, I just can't get rid of it. I've looked everywhere but there doesn't seem to be a removal program for this thing. I've even removed and disconnected all the networking periferals and removed the Networking card and still it show's up in the control panel. I could always take it out a bit at a time though the Registry but I do not feel that this is the best or proper method and so I'm hoping that someone will have some ideas on how to get rid of this {"@#$&} thing. I've set up many computers and have never run accross this problem. So the bottom line is How do I remove the CSNW Networking program in the Control Panel and return my computer to normal log on and log off.?
Would be glad of any further suggestions.
Take Care
Aaron A Baker

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Found the Answer Thanks for the Help

by Aaron A Baker In reply to Home Networking with XP " ...

Dear Friends;
I managed to find the answer.
It lies embedded ii the Properties menu of the Networking systems. Although it cannot be removed form the Control Panel, I was able to remove it through the Networking Porepties menu.
and so the problem is solved, for now.
Thanks for the help.
It is appreciated.
Warmest Regards
Aaron A Baker

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