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    DUN password cache

    hey guys,
    At my cousins and the DUN password won't save. The save passwords box is grayed out. This is Windows ME. Need an answer ASAP. TIA

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    uninstall tcp/ip and dialup networking re-boot then re-install them and re-boot again
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    This is a known bug in W98.

    Here is what you do:
    1) Search the entire machine for *.pwd
    2) Delete them
    3) Shut down the machine
    4) Power back on and then you can re-create his pwd file by setting a new username and password.
    5) DUN will now allow you to click the save password checkbox.

    Hope this helps.
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    You guys are the MEN. I had totally FORGOT how to fix this (arghhh) and I had to fix it NOW Tedob1's trick workeed great. You guys rule

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    glad to help ratman3!

    i hadn't heard of that thehorse13 but i have no doubt of your knowledge. ill keep that in mind for the next time i run into that problem it would be allot simpler than the way ive been doing it. thanks!
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    what happens if..

    what happens if you delete *.pwd in any machine??? does it open it up or lock it down???
    the only way to fix it is to flush it all away-tool

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    what happens if you delete *.pwd in any machine??? does it open it up or lock it down???
    It deletes the password cache. The passwords in 9x are just a joke anyway... they are so easy to get around...

    BTW: this only works on a 95 or 98 box... maybe ME, I've never played much with ME.
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    Originally posted here by phishphreek80


    It deletes the password cache. The passwords in 9x are just a joke anyway... they are so easy to get around...

    BTW: this only works on a 95 or 98 box... maybe ME, I've never played much with ME.
    It does work in ME too

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    Tedob1,

    Yeah, this is a bug that I reported to MS a LONG time ago. Problem is that someone beat me to the punch as MS just gave me a knowledge base Q number and sure enough, it was exactly what I was seeing. Your method works fine too (as you know :-) ) but the pwd sweep is just another way to acheive the same thing.
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