John, I don't know why I didn't see your post until today. Many thanks to you and to the others who have responded. The problem still persists. Here are answers to your questions. Q1 - This PC belongs to another employee - the company President / (small company). Not likely anything malicious going on here. Q2 - I don't know what offline access is. It is probably not enabled. Q3 - There are some network mappings to folders on 3 other Windows 2000 clients. These fail to login at boot time but succeed when user/pass are entered at prompt. Q4 - There's lots of stuff loaded, Office, ACT, nothing exotic to my knowledge - but I've never met anyone that actually knows what most of the startup software actually does. Anything I should look for? I may need to Format the hard drive and start over this weekend unless a fix is found. Sam -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of John C Bullas Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 1:48 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org; thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Windows XP network help At 14:41 01/12/2003, Sam Carter wrote >We've got a new Windows XP client on a Microsoft Network. The other >clients are Windows 2000. > >It ran just fine for 2 days, then powered down (by itself??). Did it "fall" or did it "get pushed", could the user have gotten into a "jam"? > >After rebooting, it tries to connect to other shared folders on the >network and *always* requests the username / password to connect. Connect to the LAN or the shared resources? Is the machine set to single or multiple user default and is it set to prompt for a password? Virus infection? Q1 your PC or does it belong to someone else? Q2 Has someone set the thing to allow offline access? (will this need to refresh on reboot?) Q3 Has it got anything set up as favourites/places on the remote network PCs? (any effect?) Q4 Have any items on the remote PCs been set to load on boot up? > >Isn't it supposed to remember the username / password? The LAN I am part of requests passwords when "re-visiting" shared resources on other PCs after a reboot ( Net is a mish-mash of win2k prof, Win 98SE, XP Pro, everything from 3.0 GHz machines to 350 Pentiums!) > >Help appreciated. > >Sam -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !