View Full Version : Re-installed XP Profesional Dial-up options gone!

31-08-2004, 11:10 AM
Jeeeeeush!, what on earth has happened? I had decided to run windows over the top to straighten out some minor niggles, usually works fine. Now I have lost my dial up options. From the control panel when I use the wizard to create a new connection (since my old one has been swallowed into cyber-space) the only option it gives me is broadband, which I cant have since there is none where I live. The dial up option is grey and cant be activated either from within my browser options or the control panel. I seriously don't want to reformat and re-install. What now?

Greg S
31-08-2004, 11:12 AM
You could try going into add/remove programs and reinstall Communications

31-08-2004, 11:12 AM
Have a read through this (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320558)

Jim B
31-08-2004, 11:26 AM
I have neve know that procedure to work.

Try this
Open Regedit (Start --> Run --> regedit --> ok)

Navigate to HKey_Local_Machine --> System --> CurrentControlSet --> Services --> Rasman --> PPP --> EAP

Left click on EAP there should be 4 keys > 13,4,25,and 26

Delete the keys 25 and 26

Reboot the PC

Try to setup a new connection - the problem should now be fixed

31-08-2004, 11:36 AM
> I have neve know that procedure to work.

Jim B speaks the truth - I go with the fix he mentions.

31-08-2004, 11:55 AM
Did that!

31-08-2004, 12:03 PM
> Did that!


31-08-2004, 12:06 PM
Magic! Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou. will you marry me?

31-08-2004, 12:36 PM
> Magic! Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou. will you marry
> me?

Once again I take my name in vain but W T F !?

Great that it's working, but I get the feeling Jim B may not be interested in your proposal.

31-08-2004, 12:41 PM
lol for those who are interested .....for xp copy and paste the following into a notepad and save as somethingrather.reg :

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\RasMan\PPP\EAP\25]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\RasMan\PPP\EAP\26]

then right clik the file to 'merge' it into the reg......then restart then all your optoions will be back.........this is a handy fix cause sometimes when you do a repair install in particular you will lose those options

31-08-2004, 01:22 PM
By the way after I removed 25 & 26 I didn't need to create a new connection as my old one re-appeared.
... as to the other ...I'm taken anyway, too bad eh?
Thanks guys