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kerbyfamily
05-08-2004, 08:43 PM
When starting up the computer the "Dial Up Connection" dialogue box always comes up. You cancel this and it disappears for a few seconds and then reappears. You cancel it again and it reappears. This can happen up to 6 or 7 times and sometimes it actually locks the computer up meaning that you need to restart it.
How can I prevent this from happening all the time?

Mike
05-08-2004, 08:54 PM
Some programs (especially those that sit in your system tray, next to your clock) like to check the internet for updates automatically. You might have a program (antivirus, multimedia, p2p etc.) that is automatically searching for an internet connection, and somewhere in your system settings you've got a setting saying that if a program looks for the internet, and you're not connected, then your system should connect, which will be why the dial-up connection box keeps popping up.

You need to find what program is trying to check for updates/connection, and disable the auto-check.

Another option is in your internet settings (in Internet Explorer, Tools > Internet Options > Connections) select "Never dial a connection".

Mike.

tweak\'e
05-08-2004, 09:10 PM
see ing its trying to connect so many time i doubt its something just checking for updates, unlees you have heaps of apps doing it. give the pc a clenaup, scan with an uptodate antivirus and adware removoal tools (adware or spybot updated of course).

if that dosn't help use a firewall to help id and control whats trying to access the net.

TonyF
05-08-2004, 09:28 PM
From earlier posts: "TO STOP DIAL UP ON START-UP: In Internet Explorer select TOOLS- INTERNET OPTIONS-ADVANCED-Scroll to SECURITY-UNCHECK “ check for publisher’s revocation certificate”