Dial up connection launches after boot - why?

  Bargee 19:58 04 Jul 03
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As the title says, my dial up connection displays on my desktop during the latter stages of the boot process. It also takes several attempts to close it & if I do activate it,I am not connected to any specific web site. I've checked startup in msconfig & there are no clues there that I can see. My Norton I.S. 2003 is configured to prompt me for a live update. Those of you who know me will know that I am running 98SE.

Any clues anyone?

Cheers.

  spikeychris 20:07 04 Jul 03

Have you checked the startup folder?

To remove Dial-up Networking from the Start Menu:

1. Go to Windows Explorer.

2. Click on the C drive on the left side of the screen to show the
folders on your hard drive.

3. Double-click on the Windows folder. This should show you the contents
of that folder.

4. In the Windows folder, look for a folder called Start Menu and
double-click it.

5. In the Start Menu folder, look for a folder called Programs and
double-click it.

6. In the Programs folder, look for a folder called Startup and
double-click it.

7. Dial-up Networking should be in this Startup folder. Just delete it.

Or tick the never dial a connection in IE options

Chris

  vinnyo123 20:09 04 Jul 03

try in IE tolls >options>connections> put a tick in never dial a connection>might work?

  Jomi 20:10 04 Jul 03

I can set it up to inform me of any programs trying to access the internet.
I'd have thought this would still be possible in Norton I.S. 2003.
You can set norton i.s. in msconfig to come on at startup, hopefully BEFORE the one that's giving problems.

Hope this helps.

  alnwrd 20:10 04 Jul 03

IS YOUR COMPUTER SET TO DIAL WHENEVER A NETWORK CONNECTION IS NOT PRESENT?

IN INTERNET EXPLORER CHECK TOOLS, INTERNET OPTIONS
CONNECTIONS

  Bargee 20:00 07 Jul 03

Yup, tried the above & networking not in the startup folder. Tried the IE options route & just got a not found error message when launching ISP. Reset the IE option to dial up & the pesky thing has now disappeared on boot. WEIRD!

I'll keep a close eye on things & if I find out where it IS coming from, I'll post the answer.

So thanks for the response.

Cheers.

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