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When you start Windows, you may not receive a Windows or a network logon dialog box, or you may receive one of the following error messages:
Or, the Change Passwords tab may be missing from the Passwords Properties dialog box. Note that this symptom occurs only if the second cause listed below is in effect. In addition, if you are not prompted to log on and then you immediately log off, you will then receive a prompt to log on.
No network provider accepted the given network path.
The operation being requested was not performed because the user has not logged on to the network. The specified service does not exist.
This behavior can occur if any of the following conditions exists:
Use the troubleshooting steps that are listed below to resolve the problem. Make sure to restart Windows after each step and test to see if the problem is resolved.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
NOTE: You can edit the registry by using System Policy Editor (Poledit.exe) or Registry Editor (Regedit.exe). Check with your network administrator before you make any changes to the registry.
System Policy Editor (Poledit.exe) is available in the Admin\Apptools\Poledit folder on the Windows 95 CD-ROM. Use the Add/Remove Programs tool in Control Panel to install System Policy Editor.
In Windows 98, System Policy Editor is available in the Tools\Reskit\Netadmin\Poledit folder on the Windows 98 CD-ROM.
NOTE: System Policy Editor is not included in the floppy disk version of Windows 95. You can download Policy.exe, a self-extracting file that contains Poledit.exe, from online services. For additional information about downloading Policy.exe, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/135315/EN-US/ )CD-ROM Extras for Microsoft Windows 95 Update
If you right-click a NetWare server in Network Neighborhood and then click Attach As on the menu that appears, you have the option to save (or cache) your password. If you save the password, it is stored in your password cache file. If the Primary Network Logon box is not set to Client For NetWare Networks, you are not prompted to log on to your preferred server. For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/127933/EN-US/ )Err Msg: No Network Provider Accepted the Given Network Path
Article ID: 141858 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 1.4
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