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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When you select the Connect to the Internet and Setup my connection manually option buttons in the Microsoft Windows XP New Connection Wizard to create a new Internet connection that requires a username and a password, the option to supply a username and a password may not be available.
This issue may occur if one of the following registry subkeys is damaged:
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To resolve this problem:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.