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By bkelley ·
When connecting to the internet using various versions of Internet Explorer, the save password option will not work. It will not allow me to chheck it. Is there a way to fix this without re-installing Windows or Internet Explorer?

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by Bill_H In reply to password save

You didn't specify the operating system in use, nor the specific versions of IE, but the following MSDN articles should help you to resolve the problem.

Finding Solutions to Problems with the Dial-Up Networking Password
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/periodic/period98/w9p0498.htm

Save Password Check Box Is Unavailable
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q137/3/61.asp

Dial-Up Networking Password Is Not Saved
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q148/9/25.ASP

(If the URLs above do not work, locate and remove any spaces inserted by the TechRepublic system.)

Hope this helps...

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by BV2 In reply to password save

Click on start, Find. Search for *.pwl. Delete all you find. Reboot. When Windows restarts and prompts you for a password, type one in. The Save password box should now be available when you open a DUN session. If it doesn't you could reinstall dial-up networking to see if it resolves the problem.

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by zbopz In reply to password save

If you can not put a check mark in the save password box make sure that you have "Client for Microsoft Networks" as your default login. If this is not the solution there are additional steps you can take.

Option not available (grayed out): There are a number of reasons why this may be occurring, and there are a number of ways you can try and get around the problem. One method is to change your Computer Name to the login ID you use for your ISP. You can modify your computer name by double-clicking the Network icon in the Control Panel, then selecting the Identification tab (you'll have to reboot for the change to take affect).

Sometimes, re-installing Dial-up Networking can solve this problem.

The last thing to try is deleting your Windows password file. Click Start, go to Find, Files or Folders. In the Named box type *.PWL, make sure the Look In box is set to drive c: and click Find now. Delete the password file(s) that Windows finds.
Reboot your system, and you'll notice that Windows will ask for a username and password to log in. You're now re-creating this password information in your system. You don't have to enter a password here if you don't want to use one every time you log in, but you do need to enter a user name. This will rebuild the password file, and may allow your Dial-up Networking to save your dial-up password.

Updated information on solving this problem may be available at Winfiles.com. See Bugs and Fixes, Operating System Bugs.

More information on this bug is available from Microsoft at support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q148/9/25.asp and support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q137/3/61.asp

Good Luck,
Ken

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