3-4 for mins to dial IE connection?

  caast ©™ 19:40 13 Jan 03
  caast ©™ 19:40 13 Jan 03

When I click on the Internet Icon my browser appears but the Dial up connection dialog box that follows and shows me the modem is dialling my ISP now takes an age to follow 3-4 mins and start to dial.

Can anyone please tell me what may be causing this? and can it be rectified. I’m using IE browser and Ms XP home.

  caast ©™ 21:22 13 Jan 03


  caast ©™ 20:34 14 Jan 03

Day 2 and no response

or was it just something I said

  graham 20:42 14 Jan 03

Don't think it was something you said (Email anything I should know), it's just that no-one knows. While you're waiting for it to come up, try ctrl, alt, delete and see what's running. Has it always done this?

  musicbassman 22:12 14 Jan 03

........there can be a problem with very flaky dial up and connection, apparently connected with Mcafee auto update being scheduled but unable to run. Reboot, change auto update schedule to run once - it then will run almost straightaway,requesting connection. Connect and allow it to do its thing, then open IE Explorer and things may be back up to speed.
I've discovered this very recently, think I'll put this up as a separate thread as well.

  caast ©™ 22:33 14 Jan 03

Thanks for response
Possibility Mcafee will give it a try

  TBH1 10:40 15 Jan 03

caast ©™ - - -spooky enough, this has been happening to me for the past month or so .Only happens on the first dial-up after a reboot ie the first of the day - - - - -it just sits there, not even dialling, locking PC up - - then sometimes it will dial and connect and others throws out an error and once clicking " OK ", it dials successfully. Haven't been unduly worried over it since I know it will work eventually. My system W98SE, Athlon 600

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