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Can't get past "Enter password to login onto network (go online)"

Question: Can't get past "Enter password to login onto network (go online)"

Have tried to install Win 8. Presently running Win 7 (single PC).

Everything goes fine until I come to input screen asking for password to either "login to network" or "login to go online" (don't remember exactly).

Have no idea what this password is. Can anyone tell me what is going on here and how best to determine the required password.....

Thanks in advance as I am really stuck here.
Wizzzard

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Answer: Can't get past "Enter password to login onto network (go online)"

Within a network (accessing a workgroup share), you need the user name and password used on the network machine.

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Hey guys,

I tried booting up my PC which has Windows 8 installed and it was working fine until yesterday.

It has a "Enter Password" screen upon start-up and I think it's a virus because it only lets me enter 10 characters and even though, I do put in the correct password, it still says it's incorrect. The computer also shuts down after 3 unsuccessful attempts.

I have attached a picture of the screen.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:"Enter Password" black screen login

I found out the issue is a BIOS password. I'm looking into making a HirensBootCD to get rid of it. Any suggestions?

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Hello there

So I'm experiencing strange BitLocker behaviour. I have this PC at work. Clean Windows 8 x64 installation, 3 HDD (AHCI), no SSD.

After I set up BitLocker to encrypt "C" partition, it gave me pop-up window, that I should restart PC to test the BitLocker loader. So I clicked Yes. And after few seconds I got this:

JPG IMAGE - http://www.eightforums.com/attachments/f1/f2/22871d1370880908t-very-strange-bitlocker-enter-password-startup-screen-5jkippr.jpg

Mind, I'm still ABLE TO type password (i can't see sh** though), after I hit enter Windows IS booting, but it's really weird to see above picture instead of:


My GFX is OK, I tested it with games, benchmarks etc.
BitLocker simply cannot, for whatever reason, use my video card properly and displays those weird lines. After all - it hasn't loaded the whole Windows yet. Than again, it IS a bit strange, as Windows installers tend to work fine.


Any thoughts people?

Kind Regards

Bart

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I've been using Outlook 2007 for a while with no problems. I used to select my account, and when the "Enter Network Password" box popped up it had the focus, so I would just immediately type in my password. I did a set of Windows and Office updates a couple of weeks ago, and now when that box pops up the focus is still on the main Outlook mail reader screen. I have to click the Password box to shift the focus so I can type in my password. Is there a way to restore this automatic focus for the Password panel when it pops up?

Answer:Lost focus on Outlook "Enter Network Password" dialog box

No one else has seen this?

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When testing the account settings in Outlook, a pop up window keeps on alerting me to "Enter the Network Password". Cox technical personnel was not able to assist me solve the problem; even though, I have a Cox e-Mail account.

My system is Windows 7; and,
my e-Mail is MS Office 2007

Does anyone know how to get past this problem? Otherwise, I am unable to synchronize my e-Mail.

Thank you,

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How do I stop pop-uo "Enter Network Password" in Outlook 2207. Running Office 2007 on Win7 x 64 with MSE for anti-virus.

I've three email accounts: yahoo, gmail, and the never used ISP's email all POP3 ... My Smartphone running Android also checks for gmail and yahoo mail.

Outlook is set for send/receive every 10 minutes. The oh so WAY too familiar pop-up box "Enter Network Password" appears intermittently and seems to be related to the Yahoo account's download/receiving process. I can close the pop-up, hit F9 to retry sending and receiving, and on all accounts all is well...for a while.

Then, it happens again....for a few days now. I increased send/receive to 11 minutes...no love.

Of course, I am interested in stopping this. It's happened before. I suspect 'changes' at Yahoo, with no more foundation for that suspicion than I have that Santa is on my roof ....still, I don't want to format C: and re-install everything only to discover that another day or two of doing nothing would have yielded the invisible fix and gotten me past all this.

Help?

and Happy Holiday
 

Answer:How do I stop pop-up "Enter Network Password" in Outlook 2207

As your Outlook does work some of the time it's near certain the problem is external, so changing account or other settings is unlikely to resolve it. I would sit on my hands and use webmail for a week or so, see if it improves.
 

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For some reason I can no longer access my XP shares from Windows 7 Home Premium. This was working for about 2 months (since I got this machine) but now everytime I attempt to access my XP files it asks for the network password (of course there is no such thing). Any ideas?

Answer:"Enter network password" when attempting to access XP share.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by drobinow


For some reason I can no longer access my XP shares from Windows 7 Home Premium. This was working for about 2 months (since I got this machine) but now everytime I attempt to access my XP files it asks for the network password (of course there is no such thing). Any ideas?


Please allow the Guest account access to all of the files on both the share security and the file system security settings.

You can start this process by right clicking the share and root directory and hitting the Security tab, then adding 'Guest' and allow entries, respectively until completed.

While you're there you may as well be sure that there are no deny permissions active.

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I'm running Outlook 2003 on XP

Today I changed my verizon password, so went in and changed the POP3 password in my Outlook.

Now I get the "Enter Network Password" box. I click the save password box and ok, but it keeps popping up repeatedly. The password and user namer Are correct.

I can send emails. I can't receive them.

I have tried to add another profile. I have also gone to microsoft and tried to troubleshoot. I can not open my Outlook in safe mode.

I have also made sure it was not my firewall or antivirus that was the problem.

My question:

I have the installation CD. Can I do a reinstall? If I can, do I need to uninstall it first? Will all my saved emails be gone?

Thanks
 

Answer:MS Outlook 2003 "Enter Network Password" box popping up

check the smtp in your account,I have this problem,too.If you can't receve the mails then your smtp is not right.Checkthe manual from your ISP.
 

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Hello, I need some help. I cannot send or rec e-mail. When I open Outlook, a box pops up that is already populated with my info. It says "enter network password" It has my cable provided in the  server box then a user name box is next with my user name already in it, then the password box is next and already populated. I click OK and it goes away but comes right back. I know I have e-mail in there because I can check them remotely. I need some help and dont know where to turn. I did search this subject but I could not find any thing like this or how t0 fix it. Thanks

Answer:Microsoft Outlook "enter Network Password" box keeps popping up

Welcome aboard...Try here:http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA101513541033.aspx

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I am on my Laptop trying to connect to my iMac. It does show up under Network, but when I click it, I get this error. I typed in my Laptop username and password, but it rejects it.

What can I do?

Thank you.

Answer:"Enter Network Password" Windows Security error.

Go to your mac and setup your advanced sharing, set it to no password and share the folders you want to access.

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I have three computers running Windows 7 Pro 64.  All homegroups and connections worked fine until recently (system update?).  Now the "Main" computer cannot be accessd from the other two without asking for network name and password. (I never made
one from the beginning!).  The two computers cannot "see" USB printer on Main computer, and when browsing for printers on theother computers, the request for Network Name and Password comes up......also my new Samsung HD TV cannot "see" my Main computer
(wired connection), but it can see the other two computers fine (one wired, one wireless access point).
I have read lots of forum responses, but I have found nothing that works.  I have checked all the boxes, including the one for "turn off password" in advanced options for homegroups, also, "allow windows to manage homegroups".....everything that
was mentioned in previous forums....
?gpedit.msc?, local policies/security options, administrative tools....all these options given, DO NOT exist on my Windows 7 computer, even though they are printed under Windows 7 forum.....hmmmmmm.  Even under User Accounts, it is suggested to
click Manage Network Password (don't remember the exact term), but it doesn't exist either (maybe in XP or Vista?)...........
I have seen some suggestions to turn off secuiry settings or password, and others, but no mention of the steps to do so.
As I sta... Read more

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Outlook 2007 "Enter Network Password prompt" and wont retrieve emails. I have already deleted and reset the account & have changed ISP email password so we know it's the right PW, sort of at a loss right now. Any help greatly appreciated TY in advance.
 

Answer:Outlook 2007 "Enter Network Password prompt" and wont retrieve emails

Removing and setting the account back up was the right move. Some people swore a reboot was needed after this was done.

Just to be 100% on the password, try going to a web service like mail2web.com and see if you can retrieve your email. At least then you're sure the email and password are working just to eliminate the obvious.

I also read that if your mail servers settings are "mail.yourisp.com" for example, remove the mail.

Are you accessing the mail from multiple devices? That can cause an issue.
 

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Hit the road today and got online with the hotel broadband. Fired up Outlook '03 and downloaded mail from 3 accounts, no problem. Went to send one, and now I keep getting the "Enter Network Password" dialogue box. Never had a problem before, and nothing's changed. All 3 accounts had their pw's saved, and there are characters in the pw field (the right number of characters as well), but I can't send mail. Sent a test from webmail, and after a couple of tries, Outlook received it OK. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Outlook 2003 "Enter Network Password"

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MS_Office/Outlook/Q_20746817.html
 

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My laptop uses windows 7.

When I click on the network I want to connect to (or any other network) the box where you would normally enter the password does not show.

Can anyone help?

Thanks

Answer:Trying to connect to a network and "enter password" box will not show

Hi and welcome to TSF try this How to remove the existing wireless network profile in Windows 7 - Welcome to TP-LINK

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Parameters: Vista. Outlook 2003. Yahoo pop3.

I know. This problem is not new. I did search through the web and trying to find a solution but was in vain. I uninstalled my Outlook; deleted all .pst records and reinstalled Outlook. The problem kept coming back.

I do not have a problem with another account running in the same Outlook. There is also no problem logging in directly from the yahoo mail website.

I would appreciate it if anyone could share his/her experience in succesfully solving this problem.

Ben
 

Answer:Solved: "Enter Network Password" prompt

you can not access yahoo through pop3 or mail client unless you are a premium yahoo user (only pay yahoo accounts can have access to their email through pop3 or imap)
 

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I keep getting the "Enter Network Password" dialogue box when I try to send/recieive email in Outlook 2007. I have tried repairing the install, resinstalling, deleting and re setting up the user avvount and the registry edit from the link below.
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA101513541033.aspx

Also, I have setup a remote desktop connection and it won't save the login password for he RDC. I was wondering if maybe these two problems were interreated.

The errore message says the following:
Authentication error has occured (code 0x507)
Remote Computer <IP Addr>

Then it loads the remote PC and I have to type in the password.
 

Answer:"Enter Network Password" Outlook 2007

is this your own outlook account or a works account!?
 

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Sorry if this has been answered, but I can't seem to find a thread that applies to this situation:

Just installed new router, linksys e3000. I'm on a Win7 box, wired, and connecting fine to the internet, and the Tivo and my ipod touch are connecting fine wirelessly. so far so good.

I can see the router via 192.168.1.1 from my BROWSER and adjust settings etc, all as normal, and as with old routers I've had.... again, so far so good.

The new router has a USB port, so I thought I'd see how that worked. Plugged in a USB HD to the port. The router recognizes it in its router admin setup pages under 192.168.1.1. So far so good.

Here's the problem. On the Win7 box, I go to "Network" and I see two things under "Computers". I see "WIN7PC" (my windows box) and I see "BOBNET" (the name I gave the router during setup). Clicking on WIN7PC I see my shared folders, as usual. Clicking on BOBNET, I get the prompt "Enter Network Password: Enter your password to connect to BOBNET (user box)(password box) domain WIN7PC "

I've entered every combination of user and password I can think of, nothing lets me in.

- I have NO password associated with my Win7 user name "Bob".
- I tried "admin" and the router password, as if I was logging into the router via the browser. No joy.
- I'm not part of a "Homegroup" as this is the only Win7 box. My shared folders are seen by my wife's Macs, no password required.
- I tri... Read more

Answer:Linksys e3000 "Enter Network Password"

A quick Google and a look in the router manual shows quite an extensive set-up and control system for the USB drive sharing (3. Advanced settings P27)

the log in details may be Admin / Admin or admin / (blank), but in any case this should be settable from the router end

I suggest that you add an additional user with the same name and password as your win7 username (depending on the router firmware / OS you may have to provide a password.

Having the same user / password in win7 and the E3000 should make things easier

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OK. I'm ready to pull out what's left of the hair on my head. I have a customer with 2 Win7 Professional machines on the same network we'll call them System1 and System2. System1 can see system2 ok but when we try to access system1 from system2 I get the "Enter Network Password" popup. Now the strange thing is that sometimes it works. If I futz around with it enough it will start working but eventually it comes up with this error again. I've tried everything I know and followed numerous posts on how to rectify the issue but nothing seems to work. I have the same username and password on both machines and I have "Turn off password protected sharing" selected on both machines. Everything I try has no effect. I need help..... Please........

Answer:Win7 asking for "Enter Network Password" when trying access

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Porschedave56


OK. I'm ready to pull out what's left of the hair on my head. I have a customer with 2 Win7 Professional machines on the same network we'll call them System1 and System2. System1 can see system2 ok but when we try to access system1 from system2 I get the "Enter Network Password" popup. Now the strange thing is that sometimes it works. If I futz around with it enough it will start working but eventually it comes up with this error again. I've tried everything I know and followed numerous posts on how to rectify the issue but nothing seems to work. I have the same username and password on both machines and I have "Turn off password protected sharing" selected on both machines. Everything I try has no effect. I need help..... Please........


If you are using homegroup, it uses IPv6 and has known issues with some legacy systems. You can keep what hair you have left by enabling a workgroup (IPv4 instead) and it wont require a password.

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Hi,

I'm running Outlook on Windows XP. For some reason today it's asking me to enter my network password. When I do this, the same message pops up again.

I seem to be receiving emails fine but I can't send.

Outlook Send/Receive Progress shows an error message saying that my email server (mail.btopenworld.com) rejected my log-in and that I should verify my name and password in account settings, which I've done and they're both fine.

Any ideas why this is happening or what I can do?
 

Answer:"Enter Network Password" message on Outlook

Usually if your passwords are verified correctly. Then usually its a server problem. Try contacting your isp to verify that they aren't having server trouble.
 

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I've got a desktop computer with XP Pro SP3 and a laptop with both XP and Win7(dual-boot). These two computers are connected through a router in a network(desktop comp-wired, laptop-wireless). Everything works fine, except the sharing in Win7. From the desktop computer I can access all resources on the laptop without problems. From the laptop, everything works fine too, when I try to access the desktop computer's shared folders and printers, but ONLY FROM XP. Every time I want to do this from Win7, I'll be prompted for a "network password". I have no idea what I had to enter - I did a search over the internet, and found following suggestions:

-turn on network discovery, file and printer sharing, public folder sharing at the Advanced Sharing Settings, and disable password-protected sharing
-both computers are in the same workgroup
-disabled the limitation of blank passwords in the group policy editor

NOTHING WORKED. (firewall might not be the reason, because I use Windows Firewall, and it's configured to enable sharing)

What username/password do I have to enter, or how could I access the resources without a password? Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:Windows 7 prompts "Enter Network Password"

Try this adjustment on the XP machine. This usually works to get rid of the password prompt.

Goto... Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy > Local Policies > Security Options

Scroll down to... Network Access: Sharing and security model for local accounts

Select... Guest only and not Classic.

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 In Windows XP with sp2 I am repeatedly asked to "Enter Network Password". I do not have a network password,never had or used one, how can I stop getting this constantly repeated request on my screen?malcolmy

Answer:Unwanted "Enter network Password "prompts

Is there any action you're taking that you can associate with this?

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I reached the limit of my patience well over an hour ago, and I'm praying that someone has the answer I can't seem to find anywhere.

I have three PCs: Hal, Falcon, and Athena. Hal and Falcon are desktops running 7 Ultimate x64. Athena is a netbook running 7 Home Premium 32bit. All of them played nicely with each other across the network, and not a single "Enter Network Password" prompt was to be found. From Hal I could get into Athena and Falcon, from Athena I could get into Hal and Falcon, you get the idea.

Yesterday, I reformatted Athena with the same OS it has now, 7 Home Premium 32bit. Post install, things went pear shaped. Athena can get into Hal and Falcon. Hal and Falcon can get into each other. Hal and Falcon cannot get into Athena. From both of those machines, I get an "Enter Network Password" prompt. I spent literally all day looking for a solution. I did not find one. I rebooted, I searched, I double checked all the settings, I ran a troubleshooter that said I didn't have permission to access the Share (this is the default Share by the way, the User Folder Share), so with my limited knowledge I checked the Permissions. To my eyes, everything was identical to the other two computers, and there was no reason I shouldn't be able to walk right in.

Today, I spent much of the day, again, looking for answers before finally giving up this evening in frustration and reformatting again. After the format, things looked good, I got in! I ran Window... Read more

Answer:Need help resolving "Enter Network Password" issue

It looks like you already are using different names for each PC, such as Hal-PC and so on.

Other that that make sure the time/date settings are in sync with those machines as this will cause problems such as you are describing.

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I've been using Outlook 2003 for a long time, but just today, when it connects to send/receive mail, a window pops up asking me to enter the network password for the account (I have 5 accounts). It seems I have to manually do this before the mail for that account will be sent or received. What brought this on and how do I stop it?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Outlook 2003-"Enter Network Password"

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Sir/Ma’am

I’m just wondering if any one can help me with this problem that I’m having. The problem is, when I try to access in to certain websites, it’s keep on popping up this “ ENTER NETWORK PASSWORD”

I’m not sure if there is something wrong with my computer or something wrong with those websites.

Can some one please help me? Thanks for reading

OH I'M USING WINDOWS 2000.

Cheers,
 

Answer:Help With " Enter Network Password" Problem

Tylor said:

Sir/Ma&#8217;am

I&#8217;m just wondering if any one can help me with this problem that I&#8217;m having. The problem is, when I try to access in to certain websites, it&#8217;s keep on popping up this &#8220; ENTER NETWORK PASSWORD&#8221;

I&#8217;m not sure if there is something wrong with my computer or something wrong with those websites.

Can some one please help me? Thanks for reading

OH I'M USING WINDOWS 2000.

Cheers, Click to expand...

You are entering a restricted part of thier site, only autorized individuals who have an special account can access
 

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Hi! I'm trying to connect my Macbook to my PC, and every time I double-click the name of my Mac, the prompt comes up.
I've turned off password protected settings(both) and made Reading and Writing available for everyone on my Mac, and this prompt still comes up. I've used every password I can think of as well.
After many tries of turning the setting off, even though I've read you're not supposed to have to, I reset my computer, and even that did nothing.
Anything helps, I'm stuck in a rut and can't get out.
Here's a screenshot of the window if that helps:

Answer:"Enter Network Password" Prompt

If you are connecting to the MAC book you need to authenticate using credentials on that MAC book and not the local account being shown. For example, if I had your MAC book with a username of Josh on it I would click the 'Use another account' option and enter the following:

Username: ASHLYNS-MACBOOK\Josh

Password: {password that was configured on the mac book for that user account}

Unless you have the same username and password on both your Windows machine and Macbook you would end up with that screen.

In terms of allowing everyone access you would need to look into the share permissions itself.

Hope This Helps,
Josh

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Hi all--

I'm running XP Home and Outlook (not Outlook Express).

I changed servers last week, and started having incoming server problems.
Now I'm getting a dialogue box popping up very often, asking me to "Enter Network Password."
I'm also not getting to my incoming (POP3) server.

Microsoft's help section and website are, as usual, useless.

Has anybody solved this one?

Thanks,
 

Answer:"Enter Network Password" box in Outlook

when you changed servers did you input the old settings into the new one. How is the network set up. Is your e-mail coming in through the server using exchange server or do you get the e-mails in directly through the domain.
 

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There are certain sites, mostly porn, that will pop up an Authentication error message asking me to "Enter Network Password." Then it lists the site name and the realm. Under that it prepopulates with my user name and wants me enter a password. What password are they talking about?? I also have network settings active that I don't want to be active. I made the mistake of trying to Network with another home computer without knowing much about it, and now I want it to go back to when I had my WinME as just a single user computer with no prompts or choices for ANY kind of "network" garbage. This password this has really got my knickers in a twist!

Any help?? Puh-leeeese?

cristyna77
 

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I just recently upgraded my machine to a broadband internet connection (Comcast); & of course had to install an Ethernet card. Now, every time I boot, I'm prompted to enter a network password. I'm tired of hitting the "cancel" button (Windows won't load until I do); & would like to be rid of it altogether. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks.

MF
 

Answer:Remove "Enter Network Password"?

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Hello. I'm new to the forum but not new to using the tools on this site. I'm running Vista with Outlook 2007. All of a sudden I start getting the "Enter Password" box. Very annoying. I searched in the forum and noticed the same fix that I tried. That was to create a new profile. I tried that and after four hours of downloading my emails from the server I couldn't get my .PST set up correctly. Anyway, can anyone direct me to the register fix for this problem for Vista. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I have searched for a way to do this but have had no luck. Sometimes outlook just cannot connect to certain email servers (usually comcast). It gets very annoying having that window pop up every minute. I have TweakUI Version 2.10.0.0 and I don't see any solution in there. I have no use for the window, if I ever want to change the username or password I'll do it in tools>e-mail accounts.Any help would be great.Thanks

Answer:How can I disable "Enter Network Password"?

How often do you get this message?Does it only appear when you open Outlook or Outlook Express?Does it happen when you first boot up the computer?

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I keep getting the mess.. Not all the time. How in the heck can I get pass this

Answer:keep getting "enter network password" nag

Welcome!

Are you selecting "Connect Automatically"?

~JK

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When trying to access my other computer on my peer network (both Win2K) the "Enter Network Password" box shows up saying "Incorrect password or unknown username for:" with boxes for "Connect As" and "Password". The problem is I don't have any passwords, I have always been able to connect without this password box showing up.

The only thing that has changed since I have been able to connect is that I installed a new hard drive and transfered everything over to the new drive. I am connecting thru a router but my connection is right because I can see both computers from the other in My Network Places.

What could have changed to cause this to happen and how can I resolve it?

 

Answer:"Enter Network Password"

Yes I have!
 

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Every now and then when Outlook checks my email, it asks for Network password.
Anyway to keep this from popping up since it is very annoying.
 

Answer:Why do I get an "Enter Network Password" every now and then?

I take it there isn't a save password checkbox on screen when it prompts you for the password? This is Outlook and not Outlook Express, right?
 

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Hi, being new here. I just discovered having this problem today. First thing this morning I went to my computer. When the login screen came up, I entered in my user and password. Then I saw the "Welcome". Which stayed there for about five minutes before I restarted the computer, which didn't fix my problem. I tried Safe Mode, which didn't make a difference. It didn't take as long, but then I saw the blue screen. It said something like "---- unexpectedly close." Then at the bottom there were memory dumps. I couldn't see what was there because the blue screen was there for five seconds, before the PC restarted itself.

It was working fine last night. Before my six year old sister was playing with the computer despite my attempts to make a password account and full parental controls.

I believe I did manage to log in to another account that's not the administrator, but when I when to modify the user accounts the whole motherboard crashed. Every program, even the desktop. I couldn't do Alt + Tab and the Ctrl +Alt + Delete.

Please help me fix this thing. I need it to do my classwork.

Answer:Windows Vista- I cannot get past the "welcome" login screen

Try waiting longer (30/60 minuits)... If it starts up after that your software messed up, backup ur school work and stuff like that and re-install windows.

If it doesn't I can't help you..

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Hi, i have a Dell Inspiron 20 3043. As soon as i turn it on im prompted with a message thats says Enter Current Password. I called dell and they gave me a password that does not work. They ran out of options to help bypass the password. I've taken the hard drive out and booted the computer and i still get the message. I'm completely locked out of the bios and everything. I even tried taking the CMOS battery out and waiting a complete hour before replacing it. Still have the message. Im out of options at this point. My computer is a paperweight. Can anyone help me?Thanks.

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Hello there

So I'm experiencing strange BitLocker behaviour. I have this PC at work. Clean Windows 8 x64 installation, 3 HDD (AHCI), no SSD.

After I set up BitLocker to encrypt "C" partition, it gave me pop-up window, that I should restart PC to test the BitLocker loader. So I clicked Yes. And after few seconds I got this:



Mind, I'm still ABLE TO type password (i can't see sh** though), after I hit enter Windows IS booting, but it's really weird to see above picture instead of:

(at my home PC).


My GFX is OK, I tested it with games, benchmarks etc.

Any thoughts people?

Kind Regards

Bart

Answer:VERY strange BitLocker "enter password" startup screen

Up, anyone?

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I attempted to enter my password. Then, realized the prompt changed... Prompt now reads "Enter System Password ".

I'm stumped and now my laptop is useless. I'll probably replace it soon. But, would love to have access to my Dell XPS 12, again.

Thank you for all of your help!
Jenna

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I need help. I dont know how to start a thread. Im not very advanced. I need help to bypass this password on an Eee laptop. It says hard disk locked, enter password. Don't know it. It was put on there by some ahole. Now i can't get on it. I tried inputting AMI backdoor passwords, didn't work. What can i do, i don't want to lose data. Can anyone help?
 

Answer:"Hard disk locked, enter password"

I think you are referring to a BIOs password.
It's not so easy to remove these.
When exactly do you get this error message?
As soon as you press the POWER button of your computer?
Are you on your desktop (can you see your wallpaper / desktop icons?)
 

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I just reinstalled Win10. Before doing so I could go directly to my password screen, without the previous window thanks to a tweak, and when I keyed in my password it would open automatically without having to press the "Enter" key. Now I must do so. Can anyone remind me how to do so please. My search has only found how to not have the first screen mentioned above but not the password part.
Thank you

Answer:How to not to press "enter" after password when booting in/powering on

If you decide to use a PIN instead of a password you will find the there is no need for the enter key.

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I just reinstalled Win10. Before doing so I could go directly to my password screen, without the previous window thanks to a tweak, and when I keyed in my password it would open automatically without having to press the "Enter" key. Now I must do so. Can anyone remind me how to do so please. My search has only found how to not have the first screen mentioned above but not the password part.
Thank you

Answer:How to not to press "enter" after password when booting in/powering on

If you decide to use a PIN instead of a password you will find the there is no need for the enter key.

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So that pops up once i get my old tower/cpu running up. It hasnt been touched since 2006 so i forgot the password. Any help to get around this? Plus, please tell me how to get around this without a windows cd or to use money. Thanks!!

Answer:"Your password has expired. Please enter your password and renew."

By default Windows passwords will never expire unless set by an Admin on a corporate network or set by yourself. Is it the Windows account password you are talking about?

If so the only help that we can provide for resetting the password is by using this tutorial - Reset User Account Password

My apologies for the limited help but I cannot provide any other methods as this would violate certain legislation

Hope This Helps,
Josh

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I have four computers running Windows 8.1

On three the User Accounts dialog box has the phrase, "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."
I have deselected that box and entered the passwords and now I log in automatically.

But on one computer in the User Accounts dialog box there is no phrase, "Users must enter..." and there is not box to deselect.
What to do?

thanks

John

Answer:"Users must enter a user name and password..."

Hello John, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Is that PC a member of a domain by chance?

If so, then the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer." box will not be available.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

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I got a Toshiba A205 S5871 laptop that I was planning to sell( was my wifes')
When I went to clean HD, I entered password and then up popped up this statement. "enter built in HDD1 password"

None of my wife's passwords worked and I cannot find a password that will open up this computer. It seems this is a password that Toshiba puts in HD and they cannot tell me anything but to ship it to them for a fee of course.

NE 1 here find a work around?
 

Answer:"Enter Built in HDD1 Password" NE way around this?

If you have the original OS disks you can re-install the OS and that will automatically format the HDD.
 

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Whenever I try to boot my computer up it is asking for a password and I really don't know what the startup password is. This is really frustrating. Can anybody tell me how to get rid off this startup password window. I have not any windows disc and I am
using Windows 7. 

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I had to buy a new (SSD) HD and had trouble booting from a disc until I enabled Legacy Mode and disabled Secure Boot in BIOS. Now whenever I boot up I get a "No Boot Device Found" message until I hit "Enter" at which point i'm allowed entry into my precious Win10 laptop.

Boot orders in both UEFI and Legacy are the same, with DVD Rom set to boot first. (Also, the settings for IPV4 and IPV6 are set to IPV4 (Legacy) when they were before set to BOTH IPV4 AND 6 and are unable to be changed, if that's important.)

I disabled Legacy in BIOS, but then i get a different "No Boot Device Found" error, and hitting "Enter" doesn't help.

Could some kind person tell me how to correct this, and possibly why it happened and the differences in each option?

I'll settle for how to correct this, though, with much gratitude.

VERY MUCH gratitude.

GN

Answer:"Boot Device Not Found" - but hitting "Enter" afterward PC boots fine

Boot into Setup (Bios) go to the Security Tab, Disable Legacy Mode and Enable UEFI Bios. Also Enable Secure Boot.
Go to Integrated Peripherals and look for Hard Drive mode, or SATA. Set the SSD for AHCI mode and not Legacy or IDE. Go to the Boot tab, Move SSD to First UEFI Boot Device. Save and Exit.

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I'm getting this constant message (it is always 2 of them, one on top of another) in my browser when I open it.

The exact message is :

Please enter the password for

And that is it...with a textbox and a OK/Cancel button.

Here is a copy of that exact messagebox :




What is causing this...list below is the Hijack log :

Thomas

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:31:04 PM, on 4/21/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\xampp\apache\bin\apache.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\xampp\FileZillaFTP\FileZillaServer.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
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Answer:Getting "Please enter password" message

Welcome to TSF

I notice that you have two anti-virus programs on your machine. That's not a good idea!!
Alike firewalls, anti-virus programs have conflicts co-existing with each other & may produce undesirable results. Please uninstall one of them.

Reboot your computer to complete uninstallation.

Please download CleanUp! and install it. Do not run it yet!

Go to Add/Remove from Control Panel and uninstall if found:

SIFXINST

Run HJT and fix this item:

O4 - Global Startup: Install Pending Files.LNK = C:\Program Files\SIFXINST\SIFXINST.EXE

Delete this folder:

C:\Program Files\SIFXINST\

Open Cleanup! by double-clicking the icon on your desktop (or from the Start > All Programs menu).
Set the program up as follows:Click "Options..."
Set the slider to "Standard CleanUp!"
Uncheck the following:Delete Newsgroup cache
Delete Newsgroup Subscriptions
Scan local drives for temporary files

Click OK
Press the CleanUp! button to start the program. Reboot/logoff when prompted.

WARNING - CleanUp! will delete all files and folders contained within Temporary Directories. If you knowingly have items you would like to keep that are stored in these locations; Move Them Now!!!

Perform an online scan with Internet Explorer with Panda ActiveScan
** click on "Free use ActiveScan" located on the top right hand corner Click Check Now & a 'pop up' window shall appear. *ensure that your pop up blocker doesn't block ... Read more

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hi,

I've got a desktop runnign windows xp sp1. when i turn the computer on it starts up fine and then gets to the login screen and there is a little box with "yes" and "no" and a little red cross in the corner. it is impossible to get past and therefore i can not login. i've tried safe mode(which works) and have done an offline update and scan with norton but didn't find anything.

anyone had this problem before? any suggestions on what i can do?

thanks
 

Answer:"Yes No" box at login. cannot get past help

Please follow the steps below! We want them run in safe mode anyway except the HJT log. But if you still cannot get into normal boot mode after running the cleanup steps, post the HJT log from safe mode.

Question: does this happen for all user accounts?

- Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support

Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.

- Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.
After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis:

Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis

.
 

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Hi,

This is my first time posting, so I tried to err on the side of being over-inclusive in how much information I provide about my problem. Thanks very much for any help or advice!

My System and Hardware
I am running XP Home SP2 on a Compaq Presario V2000 laptop with a Mobile AMD Sempron 1.66 GHz processor and 384 MB of ram. My ethernet card is a Broadcom 802.11 - PC1 bus 5, device 2, function 0. The driver is C:\WINDOWS\system 32\DRIVERS\BCMWL5.sys. The driver uses the following items: client for microsoft networks, deterministic network enhancer, file and printer sharing for microsoft networks, QoS packet scheduler, and TCP/IP.

The Problem
I just downloaded and installed iTunes update 7.4.2.1 and the Apple Software Update. Upon rebooting, my internet connection can't get past "acquiring network address." This problem exists whether I try to access the internet via my wireless network or by directly plugging into the cable modem. When I try to "repair" the connection, it stops at "renewing IP address." My other laptop computer, on which I did not install the iTunes update or the Apple Software Update, is still able to connect to the wireless network without a problem.

I ran a spyware program, but that did not help. I ran Symantec Anti-virus check, but it found nothing. I un-installed iTunes. I tried to uninstall the Apple Software Update, but I don't think I was successful. The problem remains.

In the event log under Applicati... Read more

Answer:Please help - I can't get past "acquiring network address"

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Sometimes when I try to connect to a wifi network, i enter my username/password, it tries to connect for a while then I get the same popup asking me to enter my user credentials...again.
There is never any reason specified for why I am being asked to re-enter my user credentials.
This is extremely annoying. How can I troubleshoot this if Windows does not tell me why?
Event viewer shows no error messages either.
Is there any way to get Windows to tell me why I am being asked to re-enter my user credentials?

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Outlook keeps asking me to enter network password. In the last 6 hours--28 times! Driving me nuts. I have tried deleting my email a/c and then setting it up again. It looks to me like Vista x64 business is not remembering my passwords even though the 'remeber password' box is checked. When I switch to another email program the problem goes away but I want to use Outlook because of its rich features.

How do I get rid of the annoying Enter Network Password screens?

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I have a domain joined Surface Pro 2 running 8.1 Pro.
The following GPO settings are in place:

* Assign a default domain for logon


* Do not display last logged on user


* Disable logging in with Microsoft accounts - uses the following registry setting - MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\NoConnectedUser - Value = 3

The end goal is for the machine to boot to the login screen that just displays empty user name and password fields
The problem at the moment is that instead of doing that, the client boots to a screen where the only option is to click on "Other user". Only then does the login screen I want, where they enter their username and password in full, actually appear.
These Surface Pro 2's are to be used by small children, and have the "Other User" screen appear is confusing for them, as well as being very annoying for me. It's completely unnecessary.
I've searched all over the 'net looking for an easy way to get the client to boot straight to the standard domain joined log in screen, but every time it just boots to this "Other User" screen that has to be clicked on in order to get the correct
login screen to come up.
Is there any way I can get this to boot straight to the login screen I want? 

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I have a client that brought me his laptop for removal of the login password. Apparently, his neighbor's cousin -the computer "expert"- added the password to make the PC "harder to hack when you're on the internet" - yeah, his words, not mine, whatever rolleyes. This expert neglected to write down the password, and cannot remember exactly what the password is. Anyhow- here's the problem: when using the tools I normally use for this (Active Password Changer and/or the 'Locksmith' feature in the ERD/MSDaRT), they do not show the account that is passworded. But if I use a file explorer from a preinstall environment, I can see the account in question. This is confusing; let me clarify: If I browse to C:\Users using the file explorer in ERD/MSDaRT or UBCD4Win, I see the normal "Administrator" account, the normal "Guest" account, an account we'll call "Bob", and an account we'll call "Joe". The password is on the account "Joe". When using a password changing tool, the account "Joe" is not listed, only the normal "Administrator" and "Guest" or "Public" accounts, and the "Bob" account. When I boot to Windows and get to the login screen, the account Joe comes up, but not the account Bob. I'm thinking the "expert" that previously worked on the laptop really screwed up the user accounts and profiles. I'm thinking I... Read more

Answer:Windows7- "Hidden" user account and login password problems

Not sure about the reg fix but you might want to try PClogin and see if it detects all of the accounts. If it detects the account, just check the box marked password is empty. This clears the password. If the "expert" used EFS to encrypt the files of the account then resetting the password would cause all the encrypted files to be inaccessible.

http://www.pcloginnow.com/
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ss/pcloginnowsbs_11.htm

Trinity Rescue Kit may find the accounts also.

http://trinityhome.org

http://www.techtip.org/how-to-reset-your-locked-windows-password/
 

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I have this very strange problem with my newly installed Windows 8.1 laptop, which is joined to the domain. When the logon screen appears I'm not able to log on with my credentials, the domain\username as shown are correct, but when I give my credentials
I get the error "The password is incorrect. Try again". 
I am certain that the credentials are just fine, if I choose the option sign in with different user and I use the same domain account with the same credentials it will log on into my account.
I tried to remote the computer form the domain and rejoin the computer again, but no luck. Does anyone has a solution for this? 

Answer:Can't login to domain account "The password is incorrect. Try again", but credentials are correct

When I choose different user and login with my account, it will logon normally. When I restart my computer it will show the last logged in account, so when I give my credentials I get the error again; "The password is incorrect. Try again".

What do you mean "choose different user and login with my account"? Do you mean logon to the account in another PC or just click "another user"?
Have you tried to logon to the domain account in another pc, then change the password, then test this issue again.
Yolanda Zhu
TechNet Community Support

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Well, I have a big problem. I have a laptop that was manufacturer by TOSHIBA with Vista Home Premium OS. And I haven't used it in awhile, so I kinda forgot the Windows Login Password. It's only one account on it, the "Administrator" account. So the problem is I need to login on that laptop, but sadly, I didn't make a "reset disk" for the password on it. Is there anyway I can ever log back onto it? Please Help.


KenzCM

Answer:Windows Vista Login Password Forgotten - No Reset Disk Was Made: "Needs Help"

Originally Posted by KenzCM


Well, I have a big problem. I have a laptop that was manufacturer by TOSHIBA with Vista Home Premium OS. And I haven't used it in awhile, so I kinda forgot the Windows Login Password. It's only one account on it, the "Administrator" account. So the problem is I need to login on that laptop, but sadly, I didn't make a "reset disk" for the password on it. Is there anyway I can ever log back onto it? Please Help.


KenzCM



Kenz

Do you have the vista DVD? If so you can boot from the dvd and during the setup there is a key combo (shift-F10) that varies from mfr to mfr. That will get you to the command prompt. You may not need to run as admin but just in case this is how>>>> ( right click the top bar and run as admin) type net user administrator /active:true

that will enable the built in hidden admin account. reboot logon change password.

Let us know if this doesn't work

Ken

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Hello All! I have created a database that uses a login form that directs people to specific forms based on priviledges. However, I would like to provide a form that allows users to change their passwords (preferably with a confirm password box). Also, I have one user defined as Administrator, with a special form. I would like to create a special form for the Administrator to be able to add/delete/edit users and their security levels.

I found similar threads, but none that answered my specific questions- relative to my current setup.

Thoughts?
 

Answer:Solved: Create a "Change Password" form for Login in Access 2007

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Please can somebody help with this minor but annoying matter. When turning on my business computer one morning, the space bar and return/enter buttons are visable when i type emails, but when i send them, they are not. I know its a setting, but can anyone tell me what setting and how to turn it off?

Thanks!

Answer:[SOLVED] &quot;Space bar&quot; and &quot;return/enter&quot; are visual on emails! Help

You need to tell us what email client you use as these days not everyone uses the built-in one.

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I broke one of the "feet" on my old E-Machines PS/2 keyboard I have used for years and like. I also use one at work that's pretty close to the same layout. I am looking everywhere for a keyboard with a large "enter" and "backspace" I can't find one. I don't care if it's USB or PS/2 but hate the "flat" type that ship with computers these days you look at the key to hard and it presses. I have HUGE hands and like the "old style" keyboard that you have to press pretty hard on the keys (like an actual spring under them) Do any of you know of a specialty keyboard shop or somewhere else with a big selection? I have looked all over the internet on the "major" places. (i.e. Newegg, TigerDirect, BestBuy, Wal-Mart, etc...)

If anyone knows of a place that has "old style" keyboards please let me know. I may have to settle but for such a small purchase that I use so much, I'd like to get what I want and I can't be the only one with massive hands having these same issues. The world isn't made for us big guys.

Answer:Keyboard large "Enter and Backspace" and "stiff" keys

Actually, PS2 is still in vogue on on most motherboards, and most local computer repair shops sell older KBs - maybe for more than they are worth, but they do.

I have an older KB that is PS/2 - I'll make a pic and post it if you want it.

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Hello MS community! I was curious as to 1. whether or not anyone has had this issue, and 2. if anyone knows how to address this problem:
Ever since I've had Win 8-8.1 installed on my new laptops, I always get the same bug- that is, a false notification of my password being incorrect upon login attempt #1. On my 2nd login attempt, (pressing 'enter', clearing the notification) I can always
login. This has always happened after about 4-10x of flawless logins on a fresh OS installation and it stays permanent as a bug afterwards.


I mostly stayed quiet because it was just a minor nuisance for me, but I'm curious if this is a known bug and if there's a solution (because we all chase the flawless execution of an OS). For reference, I use a local user account to sign in, but have also
had this issue when I used an MS account in the past.

Being as I've had Win 8 and Win 8.1 installed on my past 3 laptops, which all had the same issue- I
highly doubt this is an isolated event. I know for some people they can't even login when presented with this message, but this small hiccup in the OS is rather persistent. I really just want to get some community advice/wisdom on this matter.

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If I'm on an XP machine I can hit my Linux file server by start - run - \\FileServer and log in, along with a "remember password" checkbox option.

Say I check it and log in, and later want it to be removed so I get the login box again when I hit my file server later - how do I do that?

EDIT - Well ****, I just found the answer.

Control Panel - User Accounts - Click on the user who has the information saved - top left "Manage My Network Passwords" and delete the entry for the one you have saved. Win.

EDIT AGAIN - Okay, let's throw a curve ball in here. I'm running Windows 7 RC, when I hit my file server I log in and check "remember my credentials." The problem is, Windows 7 doesn't remember it. Upon rebooting and logging in again, it does not remember them whereas XP did in the same scenario. Any ideas?

EDIT AGAIN AGAIN - So it seems Windows 7 RC requires you to manually put in the saved credential in order to "truly" save it. Not sure if this is an RC limitation and if the final version will fix this, but, alas it's the way I have it working. Control Panel - User Accounts And Family Safety - Credential Manager - and added one there for my file server. Rebooted. Etc. Now it works. Guess some work may need done on the "remember credentials" setting.

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Ok where do I begin?! I have been dealing with viruses, spyware/malware for the past week. It all started with Norton advising me that I had been infected with Trojan. Vundo and Trojan.Zonebac. After that I started receiving many different pop ups warning me about critical system alerts. I also had an annoying yellow triangle at the bottom of my screen warning me about different trojans and worms. More evil friends included 2 new icons that had made their home on my desktop one named "Live Safety Center" and the other "Online Security Guide", also installed was a new toolbar named "Security Toolbar 7.1". I have scanned my computer with many different programs and have somehow finally managed to get rid of the pop ups and toolbar, although I know I'm probably still infected somewhere. I'm sorry this is so long but, I wanted to explain EVERYTHING! I'm running Windows XP SP2, and have followed all steps to post. I downloaded DSS, but after many attempts to run, it just wouldn't let me. I do have a fresh hijackthis log and my Panda report, I hope this is good enough.
Many thanks in advance to whomever helps me, I am desperate!
Monica

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:58:35 PM, on 11/15/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
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Answer:2 evil friends on desktop "Live Safety Center" and "Online Security Guide" Help?

Hi, thanks for trying to perform all the steps.


Quote:




I downloaded DSS, but after many attempts to run, it just wouldn't let me.




At what stage does DSS stop working?

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i have a big problem, 2days ago 2 icons appeared on my desktop called "live safety centre"+"online sercurity guide" and im geting sercurity alerts in my task bar telling me to download antiviruses and system performance monitor and also im geting loads of pop ups, iv tryed every thing i can think off is der any1 da can help me.

Thx :confused
 

Answer:malware 2 icons on my dt called"live safety centre"+"online sercurity guide" plz help

Re: malware 2 icons on my dt called"live safety centre"+"online sercurity guide" plz

Welcome to Major Geeks!


I'm going to post two sets of instructions below. Each will be enclosed in separate Quote boxes. Make sure to complete the first one 100% before moving on to the second one.





STEP 1: Complete this procedure completely including attaching the requested log before doing the second procedure.

Download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri) to your Desktop.

Extract all the files to your Destop. A folder named SmitfraudFix will be created on your Desktop.

Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press Enter
This program will scan large amounts of files on your computer for known patterns so please be patient while it works. When it is done, the results of the scan will be displayed and it will create a log named rapport.txt in the root of your drive, eg: Local Disk C: or partition where your operating system is installed. Please attach that log in your next reply.

Note:process.exe ( which is used my SmitFraudFIx ) is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user. The below is a link to what process.exe is.

http://www.be... Read more

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HELP!

I had to delete everything off my harddrive and reinstall windows and now I cant get online.

I'm trying to connect through a 2 wire wireless modem to a 2701 HG-B router. I know that everything is ok with the router as my other computer works fine. When I plug the ethernet cable into the back of the computer and to the router itself, it still will not go online...

I called AT & T and was on with them for a while, but they finally had me go to my device manager and said since I dont have anything showing Network in the list, i had to install that first before i can connect to the internet. I have no idea how to do that...can anyone help?
 

Answer:Solved: I can't get online and there is no "network" in my device manager

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In an attempt to correct a problem, a tech support person at a software company set up a new user on my Windows 98 computer. Sadly, his change didn't work and now every time I boot up my computer the pop-up box named "Enter Password" asks for a user name and a password even though there are none. I would like this pop-up box to not appear when booting up. Any suggestions?

ccginkc
 

Answer:"Enter Password" Pop-up box

ccginkc said:



In an attempt to correct a problem, a tech support person at a software company set up a new user on my Windows 98 computer. Sadly, his change didn't work and now every time I boot up my computer the pop-up box named "Enter Password" asks for a user name and a password even though there are none. I would like this pop-up box to not appear when booting up. Any suggestions?

ccginkcClick to expand...

Give this a try: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;152104&Product=w98
 

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I am using Windows 7 on my laptop and I have question about when to use "Home", "Work" and "Public" profile.

If I am logging in without setting password, and I am logging in network with "Public" profile, then will any other user, who can see my computer, be able to enter my computer and check the contents on my computer ?

I am connecting to a network and there are 6 other users connected to this network. In the set network location window, if I select the netwoek as "Home", does it mean that other 6 users will not be able to see my computer on network and if I use "Public", then all other six users will be able to see my computer on network ?

Thanks

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Ran everything a few times. Still comes back.
 

Answer:"Online Security guide", "Live Safety Center" malware

a few more logs
 

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I don't have a clue where to begin trying to fix this problem. Spybot doesn't seem to fix the problem. I keep getting random icons on my desktop and start menu called "online security guide" and "live saftey center". There are also many fake balloon warnings appearing and a window titled "Critical System Warning!" that wants me to download stuff. What process can I go through to clean my system. Any help would be great...thank you!

Answer:i need help - "online security guide" & "live safety center" icons!!

Please follow MicroBell's 5 Step process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...tml#post342651

After running through all the steps, please post the requested logs.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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I'm having the same problem that a lot of people are having. These icons have showed up on my desktop and i keep getting pop ups telling me to download them because i have a virus. i would really applicate the help.
thanks!
John

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
91: 2007-11-17 16:39:03 UTC - RP554 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
90: 2007-11-17 15:47:18 UTC - RP553 - System Checkpoint
89: 2007-11-16 15:05:33 UTC - RP552 - System Checkpoint
88: 2007-11-15 01:17:54 UTC - RP551 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
87: 2007-11-13 22:39:57 UTC - RP550 - Removed Banctec Service Agreement


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-11-12 23:17:11 UTC - RP464 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Percentage of Memory in Use: 81% (more than 75%).
Total Physical Memory: 510 MiB (512 MiB recommended).
System Drive C: has 2.78 GiB (less than 15%) free.


-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2007-11-17 11:42:27
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SMSS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WINLOGON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SERVICES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\LSASS.EXE
C:\... Read more

Answer:"online security guide" and "live safety center" deckard log here

Hello and Welcome. Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

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Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop. We'll use this later.

Download SDFix and save it to your Desktop.

Please download & install - ERUNT (This is a utility that'll replicate a copy of your Registry)
Start ERUNT, confirm the Welcome message.

Next, select the backup options:

System registry
Current User Registry
Other open user registry

Click "OK" and wait until the backup process is complete. (Note that depending on your system configuration this may take some time, and that the first bar is NOT a progress bar, just an indicator that the program is still running.)
# Note: To ensure proper operation of ERUNT, you should be logged in a... Read more

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I am recently getting a "Incorrect Password" message when trying to login. I am administrator with a password. My husband (standard user with password) is having the same problem. In addition, a box with "Ease of Access" options pops up while I am in the middle of typing my password. This problem does not happen with my husband. The only way we can log in is to do so as our daughter first (She has no password), then "switch user." At this point, it will finally let us log in. Thanks for any ideas.

Answer:Login "Password Incorrect"

Is that a laptop or pc?

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Hello, I'm having an issue with logging back in after I hibernate the system. It goes to the login page where I enter in my password. The problem is everytime I type in my password, it tells me that I've typed the wrong password. I try to "switch user" and login from there (not sure what the difference is), and that doesn't work either.

I always end up having to restart the computer. Then when it gets to the login page, I type in the exact password that I tried to type before, and it works. It's only right after I hibernate that the password stops working.

Any idea whats going on?

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Login "Incorrect Password"

Several have started to have this problem. For now you may want to stop using hibernate.
and
Make a password reset CD
Password Reset Disk : Windows 7 / Vista

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My office runs all Windows 7 x64 machines connected to a Windows server using Active Directory in a domain environment, using login scripts to map 3 drives X, Y and Z.

For many years we were using a Windows Server 2003 x86 server box. This past weekend we made the switch to a new 2012 R2 x64 box, and the login scripts were adjusted to add a 4th drive letter U for each user's own personal folder. The login script has the U drive mapped by connecting to \\server\share\%username%.

The problem now is that EVERY time any workstation restarts or logs out and logs back in, the "could not connect all network drives" balloon pops up. But when clicking on the balloon, Computer shows up with all 4 network drives properly connected.

I have looked at this thread: A Solution to Could not reconnect all network drives but I don't see why this would have just started happening when switching to this new server. I almost never saw that message on any machine before, when using the old server and mapping 3 network drives.

I don't mind doing the registry edit on each machine to suppress that message, as we only have about 10 machines in the office. But I'm wondering if there's something else causing this to happen now and not before the switchover?

Answer:"Could not connect all network drives" upon login after new server

I do not know why this happens after moving to 2012 server, but we see it too :-(

You can:
1) live with it
2) suppress the message (your link)
3) delay the appearance of the desktop
4) find another solution

The solution that you pick should depend on the problems (if any) that are caused by not having a network connection to a mapped drive. For us, the network drive connection is not re-established until the user clicks on the drive letter via Windows (file) Explorer. This created a problem for an application that we use. Embedded in that app are paths to files on the mapped drive. If there is no network connection to the mapped drive, the app would throw an error - stating that the files do not exist. This confused those using the app. The work around is to open Windows (file) Explorer and click on the mapped drive to re-establish the network connection - then retry the app.

We also had some things that ran at start up and needed that network connection to the mapped drive.

Because of those issues, we oped for solution #3 from the list above. However, that "solution" added so much delay to some of the computers during boot time, that we removed it and we are back to option #1. Those using the app still get confused, but they eventually figure out why the app cannot find the file. For the start up items, we moved files to each computer so as to not depend on the server.

This is just one of the many stupid things that Microsoft does...
...making us waste hours a... Read more

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My son uses his computer on the net a lot and of course there is a virus out there waiting to serve its twisted master.

He got the wellknown "Live Safety Center" and "Online Security Guide" and it keeps comming back and hijacks his internet browser to redirect to the same page that promises peace and wellbeing for money ... of course.

Here is the DDS log:
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Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Emil on 2007-11-10 20:43:53
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- HijackThis (run as Emil.exe) ------------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 20:44:39, on 10-11-2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Programmer\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Programmer\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programmer\F?lles filer\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\agsdyely.exe
C:\Programmer\F?lles filer\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Progra... Read more

Answer:Need to get rid of "Live Safety Center" and "Online Security Guide"

I did follow MicroBell's 5 Step process and the Panda scan said that no virus could be found. However, my Avast anti-virus warned me 5-6 times about files while I was running the Panda virus scanning. One of them was named "win.exe" and was in C:\temp\ but has now been deleted. Every time Avast issued a virus alert I chose the option to delete the file in question.

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I don't have a clue where to begin trying to fix this problem. I keep getting random icons on my desktop called "online security guide" and "live safety center". There are also many fake balloon warnings appearing and a window titled "Critical System Warning!" that wants me to download stuff. What process can I go through to clean my system. I didn't have this problem until I upgraded to Norton 2008. I am currently running IP tool antivirus and spyware, I also have ran Smitfraudfix, still getting pop ups like crazy. Also my IP tools is finding Trojan.Virtumonde. I use Quicken and it seems to have attacked it because I am no longer able to use it. Any help would be great...thank you!

Answer:"online security guide" and "live safety center"

Hi and welcome to TSF.

Apologies for any delay in replying, but we have been rather busy lately, and, of course, all our helpers are volunteers.

Since it has been a few days since you first posted, please follow these instructions if you still need assistance.

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop . Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - minimised > extra.txt and maximised > main.txt.
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt back in this thread (do not attach it).
Please attach extra.txt to your post.


To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

Click Upload.

I will monitor this thread for your reply.

Thank you for your patience.

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My Windows login and logout sounds have stopped working. I went to the control panal and checked in the "sounds" and the login sound worked when I tested it there plus I checked the sound mixer and all sliders are active and pulled up. What could be the problem? All other sounds are working?

RBG
 

Answer:Windows "Login" and "Logout" sound stopped working

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

line 211 left hand side

211. Restore Startup and Shutdown Sounds

hope it helps

joan
 

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Problem resolves, restarting server or user comp with this problem. But Net view "ip of my server", show acess denied, error 5, still remains. I want to fix this error at all.

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Hi everyone. I'm getting a bit freaked out here, about something that just started happening this morning. I've forgotten the actual text of the message, but you know that message you get if you're on dial-up and you start up IE and it asks you if you want to Work Offline or Try Again to connect? Every second webpage (more or less) I go to today is bringing up that message, and these are sites I visit regularly that I never had any trouble with before, and added to the strangeness, I have an always-on ADSL connection Actually getting to the sites isn't a problem, they all load when I click Try Again, but what could be causing it? Ran an AVG scan this morning and it said it found and removed a virus (might have been a dialer) but I haven't changed any of my connection settings... any help you can give would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

Answer:"No connection to the network currently available"? I'm online!

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I manage the Networks for several companies remotely and not all users are computer friendly enough to know both their username and password, only their Password. So, when doing maintenance and I log on to a PC as an administrator or other user I will often
get a call the next day that their "password is not working" because it is using the last logged on user, which this time is me.

Is it possible in any way to set either a default domain user, or set it to a most often logged on model instead of the current last user or the alternative of prompting for user name every time?

ijerry

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Hello

how can I delete "saved password" and "form data" of microsoft
edge manually ?!

after too much search in google ....

I trid to delete some value of the following registry address
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wek yb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\

also I tried to delete some files in the following folder
%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\

and finally I could not find the way ...!!!

please help !

Answer:delete "saved password" and "form data" from microsoft edge manually

Hi,
Welcome to the forums, go to settings (... dots from top right), click view Advanced settings and "Manage Saved Passwords".
HTH.

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Hello

how can I delete "saved password" and "form data" of microsoft
edge manually ?!

after too much search in google ....

I trid to delete some value of the following registry address
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wek yb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\

also I tried to delete some files in the following folder
%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\

and finally I could not find the way ...!!!

please help !

Answer:delete "saved password" and "form data" from microsoft edge manually

Hi,
Welcome to the forums, go to settings (... dots from top right), click view Advanced settings and "Manage Saved Passwords".
HTH.

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I've got several machines in a small group of machines, the machine doing the Disk Sharing is a win2k machine, others are win7 home premium, xp's, and even more win2k machines. They have all worked with the shared disk, lets call it \\c1a\Myfile mounted on the remote machines O: drive, all have worked perfectly for many years, until this week !! Monday or Tuesday, all of a sudden two win7 machines, when trying to mount the shared disk, come up with "Enter network password", while a third win7 machine mounts it fine.

There is no "network password", the old win2k platform did not have any network password. The only clue so far is that if one goes into the win7 system under the adapter, and "Client for Microsoft Networks" is clicked, the error happens, if not clicked, no error happens (and it never connects either..). A third win7 machine, works fine (so far...) I've gone so far as to do a complete system restore, and as soon as the network is activated, the error occurs. (I've turned off the automatic updates for now...)

Help, I'm at my wit's end on this !! Anybody have a solution ?
 

Answer:Solved: Some win 7 machines suddenly request "Network Password"

Thanks to Kevin for the fix!!!

Home Premium does not have the local security policy manager, so you need to do it through your regedit command.

I just did this and got it to work and I would consider myself a novice at this stuff.

So here is the regedit way: Click Start - type in regedit at the search prompt - open regedit. For safety, make a copy first!!

Click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE then SYSTEM then CurrentControlSet then Control then LSA.

On the right half there should be a bunch of names and types.

You need to add a new DWORD to the list so anywhere in the right half right click and hover over
"new" and select DWORD (mine said DWORD 32-bit value).

Cut and paste this in the name of the new DWORD you are adding without the quotes "LmCompatibilityLevel".

Now if you look under the column Data it should read 0x00000001 (0). This needs to be 0x00000001 (1).

To change the 0 to a 1, right click on the LmCompatibilityLevel name you just added and select Modify.
Change the Value data: from 0 to 1.

My Base was checked as Hexadecimal. Click OK. Close out of the Regedit.

Reboot your machine and whalla, it should work. I saw a couple of other threads that recommended changing
the value to 2, but 1 worked for me.

This is the fix that worked, a single entry in the Registry !! "
 

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HP Presario F504eu Laptop : How to bypass System disable & Admin passwordOptions ?01-18-2013 10:03 AM Product name:  HP Presario F504eu Laptop Operating System:  Vista Home Premium OEMAct Error Message:  "Enter Administrator Password "   Changes made to system that caused issue to occur:  A black screen appeared with a blue box asking to "Enter Administrator Password or Power On Password."   After 4-5 attempts to enter the password that was set for windows, the system disabled itself.   I would have to remove the battery and plug in power cord to reset the computer which continues to ask to "Enter Administrator Password or Power On Password."   Is there anyway to override this or is there a "generic password" to use as a bypass this screen .   I REALLY NEED HELP ON THIS!Thank you.

Answer:&quot;Enter Administrator Password or Power On Password.

At the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code.   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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I am setting up my new machine, which has windows xp home installed. I use outlook 2002 from office xp suite. Frequently while I am emailing, etc, the "network pasword" request dialog box opens up. I give it my password, it goes away, fine. But even though I click the "remember password" box, it keeps visiting me.

I don't need/want to see this stupid box every two minutes...! How can I make it go away? (without hurting its feelings.)
 

Answer:Solved: why do I get recurring "network password" request?

Well, the problem just went away...don't know why...so I mark this "resolved."
 

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I have three computers (all Dell) networked via Microsoft's Home Network. All computers are running XP SP3 and I have updated each computer.

One of the computers is my work laptop. I typically "backup" my work files to my main computer on the network, using the "shared folder" of the main computer. For some reason, whenever I try to access the main computers "shared folder," I now get a request for a password. This appeared to happen spontaneously as I have never had this problem before.

I do not have the user accounts password protected. I have tried every password I have ever used, to no avail. This is *NOT* a problem of "forgotten" password but Windows XP suddenly asking for a password when I have never assigned one before.

I can access my laptops "shared folder" across the network with the other computers without a problem. The only problem is trying to access my main computer's shared folder, which results in the request for a password. The User name is greyed out, with the name of the main computer in the user name followed by a forward slash "/guest" and then a box for a password to be entered.

I have simple file share checked and have never changed that setting. I have run and rerun the Network Wizard on all computers without success. I have tried assigning passwords and using them, without luck.

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Answer:Network "shared files" asks for Password

I reposted this in the "network" section where I think it should have been in the first place. Sorry.

.........Bob

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How do I remove "Smart Card" and "McAfee Password" icon from the logon screen.

Hi I was wondering if someone can help please?

I've been stuck on this problem for months and can't seem to resolve it - I was wondering if anyone knows how i can remove the smart card icon (without disabling the card itself from device manager) and the mcafee password icon - please see below.

any help is appreciated - Thank you very much

Answer:How do I remove "Smart Card" and "McAfee Password" icon from the logon

which windows install in your PC?

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Hi folks.  This is after doing an upgrade from Server 2008 to Server 2008 R2 mind you.  Not sure if that matters.  

I was having problems with RDPing to my Win7 clients so I checked that remote desktop was enabled.  When doing so I saw that it informed me that I had to allow rdp access in the firewall which I know had been done before.  After looking around I realized that my network profile had been changed to "Public".  I also noticed that my active network shows as "unauthenticated".  What does this mean and how can I fix this?  How did this happen?  Thanks.

Answer:Network shows as "Unauthenticated"....Changed my network profile to "Public"

How many DCs are there in the domain?
I suggest that you remove the Windows 7 computer from the AD, and exit the Windows 7 computer from domain. Then, re-join the computer to the domain. How does it work now?
If the issue persists, please temporary disable the firewall on both computers. Also, please check if Network Location Awareness service is enabled on the server and Windows 7 computers.Arthur Xie - MSFT

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I am running Windows 10 Insider build 14332 and had issues setting up home group. After running the home group troubleshooter, my ethernet and wifi adaptors got renamed to "Ethernet 2" and "Wi-Fi 2" respectively.
I am unable to rename it now. It shows an error "Cannot rename this connection. A connection with the name that you specified already exists. Specify a different name."
My internet is working fine but I am finding these names a bit annoying. I have seared online for similar issues but the solutions haven't worked for me.

Answer:"Wi-Fi" shown as "Wi-Fi 2" in Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections

The devices are still in the device manager but not connected.
These are hidden devices.
To much here to tell you how.
Search for hidden devices, device manager to find how to remove them
This has been around since XP

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Hi
I've come back home on holiday from university and am having trouble with reconnecting to my home wireless network.

When I started uni, I had to change settings on my browser(Firefox) and computer to connect to the university network. The instructions for which or here if they are any help (Configure your laptop/PC :: Wireless Access at Aberdeen - DIT, University of Aberdeen click on windows7).

Currently, the wireless network I'm trying to connect to is a BTHomeHub with "shared" "WEP" settings. What do my computer settings need to be for this?

Hopefully someone can help, thanks :)

Answer:Unable to get "Computer network settings" to match "requirements of the Network"

Go to Start/Search and type inetcpl.cpl right click the inetcpl.cpl icon in the search results and Run As Administrator. go to /Connections/LAN Settings. Make sure all the boxes are unchecked. Now go to Start/Search and type ncpa.cpl right click the ncpa.cpl icon and Run As Administrator. now Right click the Local Area connection/Properties scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP-IP IPV4)/Properties. Make sure Obtain an IP Address and DNS Server Address Automatically are both checked. Now go to Start/Search and type CMD Right click the CMD.exe icon and choose Run As Administrator. In the Command Prompt type ipconfig /release and press enter. the IP Address changes to 0.0.0.0 Now type ipconfig /flushdns and press enter. Now type ipconfig /renew. Now type ipconfig /all. You should have a new IP address try it again. If you still cannot connect please include the text output of your ipconfig /all in your next post

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I am running Windows 10 Insider build 14332 and had issues setting up home group. After running the home group troubleshooter, my ethernet and wifi adaptors got renamed to "Ethernet 2" and "Wi-Fi 2" respectively.
I am unable to rename it now. It shows an error "Cannot rename this connection. A connection with the name that you specified already exists. Specify a different name."
My internet is working fine but I am finding these names a bit annoying. I have seared online for similar issues but the solutions haven't worked for me.

Answer:"Wi-Fi" shown as "Wi-Fi 2" in Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections

The devices are still in the device manager but not connected.
These are hidden devices.
To much here to tell you how.
Search for hidden devices, device manager to find how to remove them
This has been around since XP

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I tired to connect to my wireless router with a laptop, and I get "network password needs to be in 40 or 140 bits depending on your network" error message. I'm using the password on the netgear box, for gods sake. It's the password and login they set for the thing. How do I connect my laptop to this thing? It's a netgear n-300, that I just bought about month ago.

I hear you have to go back to WEP, but there is no wep option in the router settings. It's wpa2, and about 3 others. I'm running windows xp.
 

Answer:Error "network password needs to be in 40 or 140 bits"

have you tried removing the security completely and connecting and then add the security again

and then change the security to WPA or WPA2 and use a strong password - so not just dictionary words
 

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Vote for this suggestion
windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/suggestions/6478870-add-never-and-only-on-startup-options-in-the-d]Add "Never" and "only on startup" options in the drop down menu of "require a password after" option of lock screen setting. ? Feature Suggestions for Windows Phone

Answer:There should be "never" option in "require password a after" lock screen setting.

I personally think this option is about as niche as something can get.

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Ok, this is my third attempt, after re-booting and re-booting. This is my wife's Sony, abt. 3 years old, P4, WinXP HE, 512k ram. For a long time now it has been "temperamental". Among the latest is I can no longer "switch user" as normally. Clicking Start/log off/switch user does absolutely nothing now, it merely reverts to the former screen. Start/log off/log off does work, however.
And the shortcut that I used to use, the Win logo key +L now goes to "UNLOCK COMPUTER", a pop-up message that tells me the pc is in use and locked and only I (presumably as an administrator) with the proper password can now unlock it..
Problem: what the heck is the password?
We don't recall ever setting one.
Control+Alt+Delete does nothing here. Once at this screen, my only recourse is to reboot. ("Cancel" is greyed out. I think though that a few days ago it wasn't and I could cancel. Is that my faulty memory or is this thing getting worse?)

A side note: I did recently download and utilize a reg cleaner freeware "Regseeker" which I used to delete only several items it said were not used or broken links. (It also allegedly created a back-up before deletion, but darned if I can see where or how I can get them back!)
I also disabled, thanks to another tech "advice", several services via Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Services. However, that techie claims nothing I disabled in his list should affect this.

Thanks!
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Answer:Solved: "Switch User" no longer functions. "Password"?

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We have a home network with 2 wired PCs, 1 wireless laptop+1 access point, and 4-port router. I turned on my home office PC this morning and could not get online (Internet Explorer) even though I could get to shared files on both of the other computers. How do I figure out where the problem is? Everything was working fine yesterday.
Thanks.
 

Answer:PC can "see" other PCs on network, cannot get online

Down Load this little util (If you have a software Firewall temp disable it), http://www.keir.net/download/ip2.zip

This util would show you your local IP and the external Internet IP.

If you do not have local IP then you have to check your Network (see at the end).

If you have a Local IP and No Internet IP, you lost your Internet connection. Might be the Router (log to the menu system and check) or some trouble concerning your Internet service (call the ISP).

In case, you need to debug the Network.
In General, you can debug the Network Setting of the computer following these steps.

Step One. Check the Network parameters in the Computer's Device Manager. Make sure that the drivers are installed correctly; there is No IRQ conflict, and No Ghost installation. http://www.ezlan.net/faq#ghost

Step Two Verify Basic network setting in the OS: http://www.ezlan.net/Installing#verify
If the above two Steps indicates that every thing looks good but functionally it does not work.

Step Three. Check (and repair if necessary) the Socket Layers, Winsock, and or refresh the TCP/IP Stack. http://www.ezlan.net/clean#refreshnet

If need to Reinstall; Log to this page it have a lot of links to instructions for Windows Network Installation - http://www.ezlan.net/Installing.html


 

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