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Dial-up Connection tenacity

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by fenris_wolf, Jan 23, 2002.

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  1. fenris_wolf

    fenris_wolf Thread Starter

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    Three weeks ago Dial-up connection began appearing every time I boot up and every time I shut down. At boot up it appears as soon as the desktop becomes operable. I must cancel Dial-up connection exactly three times in each instance before I can do anything else. At shut down, it appears in the moment after the icons have left the desktop but while the background is still there. The machine will not proceed with shut down until Dial-up connection is cancelled. I'd like to find a way to keep it from doing this. I am running Win98 on an IBM Aptiva platform. My thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. KRoyal

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    Do you have AOL Instant Messanger running? I had exactly this same problem and discovered it was being caused by AIM. AIM starts itself at boot up even though it is not in my start up menu. It then starts the dial-up. And it takes 3 cancels before it will stop. When you first boot up, right click on the icon in the tray, choose exit. This will stop the dial-ups this time. I don't know how to stop it completely except to delete AIM.
     
  3. AAPlus

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    Hello, fenris_wolf

    have a look at msconfig & look at startup tab

    you may find what prog is running at startup
     
  4. AAPlus

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    Hey, fenris_wolf

    is your Anti-virus scaner trying to Auto update

    or any prog

    Good Luck
     
  5. bestshotdude

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    AAPlus is probably right on the money. I downloaded ZoneAlarm and found that with my system running Norton and SoundBlaster auto updates it was causing me the same problem. With ZoneAlarm it asks for your permission to connect and gives you the option of yes or no to be permanent.
     
  6. fenris_wolf

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    Thanks. I don't have AOL. I'll reconfigure Norton and let you know what happens.
     
  7. fenris_wolf

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    I turned off live update on Norton AV but it did not affect the problem. While it is true I have ZoneAlarm running, this problem pre-existed my present download of that program. A review of programs running at startup revealed no likely candidates. As Mae West said, "I'm open to suggestions."
     
  8. $teve

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    do you have just one dial up service or more? if more than one,is it the same box all the time or do they pop up one after the other?
    i had this problem a couple of years back....cant remember why or how i sorted it.......ill keep my thinking cap on and one eye on this thread.
    good luck
     
  9. Maui_cool

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    I had this exact problem.

    I found out it was Norton AV 2002 trying to register me when I thought I had registered already. The connection box would pop up everytime I rebooted and take 5 clicks to get rid of it.

    If this is your problem then you must go to:

    Start + Run and type in " iralrshl /force ", then click "ok" to get the Norton registration screen come up. Then finish your Norton registration.

    aloha
     
  10. fenris_wolf

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    In response to the past couple of suggestions:
    (1) I have just one dial up service.
    (2) The boxes pop up one after the other.
    (3) My Norton 2002 has already been registered.
    (4) The problem began before installing Norton 2002.
     
  11. mhughes

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    You have added an application that needs the net to operate, weatherbug, AIM etc. When you run msconfig what programs are listed?
     
  12. fenris_wolf

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    msconfig>startup shows the following programs to be
    checked:

    AdSubtract CE
    System Tray
    ScanRegistry
    TaskMonitor
    LoadPowerProfile
    K6CPU
    IBMCPU
    NAV Agent
    ScriptBlocking
    TrueVector
    MiniLog
    ZoneAlarm
     
  13. mhughes

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    As the problem started before the zone alarm installation , how about email programs? any check when signed on?
    Just another suggestion.
     
  14. fenris_wolf

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    Hmmm. I'm not sure what you mean about "any check when signed on." I have used Outlook Express as an e-mail program for five years. It is set so that "connect" on Dial up connection must be clicked before it opens.
     
  15. mhughes

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    It was just a thought, if somehow on tools, options,on the general tab,send/receive got set to connect.
     
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