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By mckay_w ·
Someone tried to add a new user to my 98 system.
it didnt work, so they deleted the user, but it still asks for a password to login to windows.
I know to push cancel to bypass it, but how do i stop the screen from appearing, as there is now only one user.

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by itnetman In reply to Password on startup

Have you tried to re-install WIN98. I did this on a home PC and it seemed to work. Hope this helps.

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by Gary McP In reply to Password on startup

What I usually do is to do a search for all .pwl files. This is where win9x stores it's passwords. Then log off and back in again, only leaving the password blank. Confirm the blank password, et voila! All done.

If for any reason that doesn't work, you can download TweakUI from download.com. It has an option for automatic sign in that may be helpful.

Hope this helps,
Gary

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by Gary McP In reply to Password on startup

Sorry, having re-read my answer, I left out a bit. What I said doesn't make sense.

When you find the .pwl files, delete them all.

Apologies again,
G.

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by derekdcosta In reply to Password on startup

Try this before you re-install windows, ONLY if you are NOT on a network.

1.In the Control Panel open "Network".
2.Then remove "Client for Microsoft Network" and/or netware network if they are there. On a stand alone computer you need just Dial up Adapter and TCP/IP network components installed.
3.You could also remove/disable "File and Printer Sharing".
4. Re-boot and the password window should not appear.

If you are networked then after step 1 above, select "windows logon" as the primary network logon. This may bypass the logon window.

Hope it works

Derek

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