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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by chazbo, Jan 29, 2002.

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  1. chazbo

    chazbo Thread Starter

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    In windows 98, my dial-up connection window is repeatedly popping up, without any prompting. I don't know how to stop that, .... any suggestions? :confused:
     
  2. Hamill

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    You may have yahoo messenger, msmessenger, or aol messenger enabled to connect automatically. It is probaly trying to launch at startup. You can go into these programs and change the settings or you can remove them from start up using msconfig. I would remove them from start up if you do not use them. If this helps let us know.
    Thanks,
    Hamill
     
  3. AAPlus

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    Hello, chazbo

    Also is your Virus scaner trying to Auto update

    Try this goto control Panel click Internet options

    then goto Advanced tab & see if Automatically check

    for Internet Explorer updates if so Uncheck the box

    on the left side hit apply Then Ok
     
  4. Fitz

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    Hi,
    I have a similar problem. (Take a look at the thread "Floppy disk hunting) in that after boot-up my computer trawls the A-drive for about 50 seconds, indicating that something is telling something to go hunting there.
    How do you operate msconfig?
     
  5. AAPlus

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    Hello, Fitz

    Are you asking how to get to msconfig will here gos

    go to start then Run type msconfig & then go to

    startup Tab uncheck what you do not need to run

    at startup

    is this what you needed to know
     
  6. Fitz

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    Hi AAPlus,
    This is what I wanted to know, but it doesn't seem to work on my W95 machine as it cannot find the file.
     
  7. bestshotdude

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    Don't know if this will work for you but try during the first part of boot up hitting "Delete" as this should put you in you Bios menu. Go to device configurations and look and see if you have a line that says "Looking for secondary Floopy". If you do make sure it is diabled. On my controls it is "page Up" or "Page Down" to change the request but it could be something else on yours as I had the same problem and that cured it.
     
  8. Fitz

    Fitz

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    Thanks for the help on this.
    I solved the problem from advice in the other thread which I started, as I found one of the programmes, which had added itself to my startup programmes in the Windows/Startup folder was seeking a file in the A-drive. I've deleted that and there's now no more floppy-disk hunting!
    Thanks
     
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