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Startup Login in Windows ME

By Shanghai Sam ·
I have Windows ME on my computer. I remember this didn't happen before but in the past couple of months, or maybe even longer, the computer has been prompting me for a login even though this is a personal computer. When I click on Cancel the login dialoge box disappears & Windows starts. Is there a way to skip that login part at startup?

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by DKlippert In reply to Startup Login in Windows ...

This should do it. Type the Q number in the search box at support.microsoft.com

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

Q152104

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by mmcdade In reply to Startup Login in Windows ...

You can also do a search for *.pwl files [Start>Find>*.pwl] Delete any .pwl files you find and re-boot. When Windows boots again, you'll be prompted for a password & a message similar to "If you don't enter a password, you won't get this message again". So just click "OK" without entering a password, and you won't get the login box anymore.

Hope that helps!

- Mark

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by cyberjettanjax In reply to Startup Login in Windows ...

I have to agree with answer number 2. That is what I had to do to solve this issue.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Startup Login in Windows ...

You don't mention in your question whether or not anything has changed in either your software or hardware configuration. Have you added or removed any hardware such as a network card, modem? You also don't say what the nature of the login dialog is, does it say that it is a Windows logon or a Network logon (look for this in the title bar of the dialog box.) Also, did you or anyone try to configure a user profile to save personalized settings? Check your Control Panel > Users to see if thereare any users profiles configured (check for the name that appears in the logon dialog box) (this logon might be necessary for you to have customized desktop settings and to remember user-name / passwords for dial-up connections etc.) If you are sure that you do not need any of the user profiles that may be set up, delete them --being careful to follow the on screen instructions. As always, Maksure that you al least have backed up any critical data before making system changes.

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