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XP Home Dial-Up PW Probs.

By cglrcng ·
(? also posted in; Support:PC Troubleshooting)

On a friend & neighbors e-machines W1700 running Win XP Home (Ugghh!), I am logged on as Administrator (no other users show except Admin & guest on the login page). I can't seem to change (and keep saved), the dial-up settings user password for the dial-up connection. I change it, click OK then Apply, retry the connection, or restart & do the same and an invalid 16 digit password (the actual password is only 8 characters long) is in the dial-upconnections window when we try to connect again. We change the password (either on the connection window &/or on the connections settings tab in internet options) & can connect. But each time we cancel & open a new connection, the same thing happens.

Have even tried removing the connection & running the connections wizard again, set's up a new connection and works fine the first time, then bam, that 16 digit password is back as soon as you reconnect a second or subsequent time(s).

Belarc Advisor is showing 4 different logons;(will list them as an additional comment as soon as the XP SP1 update is done)

An administrator, A user (same name), and 2 others. (Is this usual? And can you tell I have not yet made the jump to MS's latest O.S. on my own box? Looking @ this 1 w/XP Home, I just may keep mine dual booting 98/2000 for a while yet!)


Anyone see this problem before or have any good ideas how to accomplish the task? I removed the W32.Bugbear@mm virus along w/ 2 infected non- Windows related program files from this same box a month ago w/ the symantec removal tool. Running updates now (Oh how I just love home computer users who don't even have a clue = 37 avail. XP updates total, 17 of which were critical updates).
Thanx all.

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by jasonbis In reply to XP Home Dial-Up PW Probs.

There doesn't seem to be any problems at all to me. Windows XP automatically puts 16 asterisks in any password field regardless of size. Even if you had a 1 character password it will still show 16. It is actually a smart idea concerning security. No one knows the actual length of your password so it's harder to guess. It doesn't mean your password isn't correct.

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by cglrcng In reply to XP Home Dial-Up PW Probs.

After about 100 tries I actually thought that might be the case!
Ty, for easing the mind there...Too many changes all @ once in this OS. I am beginning to get used to it, but with so many unknown answers yet to go, I'll be a busy boy I see.

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by cglrcng In reply to XP Home Dial-Up PW Probs.

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