|Dial-Up Networking Password Box Greyed Out (Windows 95/98/Me)|
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If you are having problems trying to get DUN to remember your password and you find the option grayed out then there are a few things you can try.
1. Make sure you have Client for Microsoft Networks installed on your system. Control Panel / Networking / Add / Client / Microsoft / Microsoft Networking.
2. Your Windows startup is configured to ask for a password and you are hitting the esc key when the logon box is displayed.
3. You have a corrupted password file. Do a search for *.pwl in the Windows folder and rename all the files you find. Note - this will force you to rebuild your password files from scratch.
4. Check the Registry:Run the Registry Editor (REGEDIT.EXE).
Find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Network\Real Mode Net.
If you see autologon (on the right side) with a value of "00 00 00 00", double-click on it, and change the value to "01 00 00 00 00".
Exit RegEdit and restart the PC.
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Network\|
Real Mode Net]
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.
Last Modified: February 21, 2003