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sweetcheekies

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Hi.. Okay I have DSL and use Win98 SE .. Now when i start up my computer I get this thing popping up asking me for my network password.. all i have to do it hit cancel to get rid of it and then it will finish loading windows and the rest .. Now how can i get rid of it.. I know there is a way buy i keep forgetting.. also how come it takes so dang long for my computer to start up.. I hardly have anything on my start up list.. No i dont have Mcafee or anything else of the like starting up I have just the basics.. trust me i have deleted everything that is not needed there I have like four things on my start up.. any ideas??



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As long as you have a network card installed that is in use, you can't get rid of the network login. If you don't have a NIC, you can make it go away by using and confirming a null password (don't type one in, click OK, and confirm it when prompted) the easiest way to eliminate the need to hit cancel or punch in a password is to use TweakUI for Win98 to automatically log in when the prompt appears. TweakUI's part of PowerToys released by Microsoft - a bunch of utilities that the geeks at MS put together so the big shots figured they might as well release them and refuse to support them. There's all kinds of cool stuff in the PowerToys package and a ton of cool tweaks just in TweakUI.
I haven't kept track of where it's posted on their site 'cause I've had it archived for so long, and I recall the last time I went looking for it it was kinda hard to find, so I threw a copy up on my FTP server - you can download it here.
Installation is, being stuff developed by MS internal staff, completely non-standard - you right-click on the .ini file for the tool you want to install and click install from the context menu.
As far as the long start up - I've seen canceling the login cause longer than normal start up so using the automatic login may help. Have you used msconfig to verify that you know everything that is firing up on boot?

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not saying ur wrong or anything.. I have gotten rid of the login password thing before I just forget how.. and it still can use the network card.. i need to start writing this stuff down.. dang.. okay thanks for the help..

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Okay i got rid of that.. now.. i talked to my neighbour who uses the same system and DSL provider that I do.. when i go to my control panel/networking and click on it i get this networking is not complete do u want to finish? then i have to click yes or no. i have been getting that before i took the network password sign in off.. I also have a ton of stuff showing in that window that comes up when i click on networking and my neighbour ( who unfortunately is going away for the winter) says i shouldnt have half of the stuff i have in there .. i only need about 5. anyone have any ideas? here is what it shows i have.


D-Link DE220 ISA PnP Lan Adapter
Dial-Up Adapter
Dial-Up Adapter # 2 (VPN Support)
Internet Connection Sharing
Microsoft PPP over ATM Adapter
Microsoft Virtual Private Networking Adapter
Internet Connection Sharing ( protocol) -> D-Link DE 220 ISA PnP Lan Adapter
Internet Connection Sharing ( protocol) -> Dial Up Adapter
Internet Connection Sharing ( protocol) -> Dial Up Adapter # 2 (VPN Support )
Internet Connection Sharing ( Protocol) -> Internet Connection Sharing
IPX/SPX - compatible protocol -> D-Link DE 220 ISA PnP Lan Adapter
IPX/SPX - compatible protocol -> Dial Up Adapter
IPX/SPX - compatible protocol -> Dial Up Adapter # 2 (VPN Support )
IPX/SPX - compatible protocol -> Internet Connection Sharing
NDISWAN -> Microsoft PPP over ATM Adapter
NDISWAN -> MIcrosoft Vitrual Private Networking Adapter
NetBEUI -> D-Link DE 220 ISA PnP Lan Adapter
NetBEUI -> Dial Up Adapter
NetBEUI -> Dial Up Adapter # 2 ( VPN Support)
NetBEUI -> Internet Connection Sharing
TCP/IP -> D-Link DE 220 ISA PnP Lan Adapter
TCP/IP -> Dial Up Adapter
TCP/IP -> Dial Up Adapter # 2 (VPN Support)
TCP/IP -> Internet Connection Sharing



Now I am the only person who uses the computer.. there are no others in my house. and i only use it from home for personal use.

any one have any ideas at all?

thanks

sweet
 
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