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Why am I being prompted for a password when I never set one?

I have a peer-to-peer network with Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows XP systems in LAN. I can browse all the systems from Windows XP, but when I browse an XP system from Windows ME or Windows 98 system, the XP system is asking for a password to access the system. The message displayed is: "You must supply a password to make this connection" "resource system nameIpc$" "password."

I never set a password for the system, so I have no idea why I'm being prompted for one. Thanks for your help.
See article 139592 in Microsoft's Knowledge Base, Prompted for password when connecting to Windows NT.

This was first published in May 2003
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