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Discussion in 'Networking' started by Spider_byte, Apr 21, 2004.

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  1. Spider_byte

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    A friend of mine has a computer that was given to him by his dad.It has Windows 98SE.I had gotten it hooked up and everything for him but then he shut it down.The next morning it said that he couldn't connect.The iexplorer is erroring out and it would stay as saying that he is directly connected.It just wants to use a proxy but there has never been anything hooked up to this computer for dial-up connection.I've been trying to force it to show the LAN but it won't.Any help to fix this would be very helpful.Thank you.
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

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    Either turn off any proxy settings in IE or double check that Proxy software hasn't been installed (Control Panel / Add/Remove Programs)
     
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    Ok and how am I suppose to do that?I tryed going into the internet set-up but the proxy settings come right back when I go and try to delete them.I tried to set it up to automaticly detect the settings but it still wants to do the proxy thing and I really don't know why.
     
  4. Bob Cerelli

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    So when you go to:

    Tools / Internet Options / Connections tab / LAN settings and uncheck Automatically detect settings and uncheck proxy server information, it comes right back.

    Are there any restrictions in the registry that are preventing this?

    What proxy information was put there before and how did it get entered in the first place.
     
  5. Spider_byte

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    I've already been there and have uncheck them.When I go back there they still say something about the proxy settings.It says http:\\proxy and it doesn't go away no matter how many times I delete it and uncheck the boxes.I don't know how to get to the registry.And I don't know how or who entered it in in the first place.
     
  6. jtatsud

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    Maybe your browser has been hijacked? Has the computer been used for file sharing (Kazaa or something similar), Instant Messaging, or browsing porn sites?

    If so, you may want to send an e-mail to the forum moderator asking that this item be transferred to the Security forum.
     
  7. Spider_byte

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    No.I had just hooked it up and got it online.The only thing that wouldn't connect was the msn messenger.It worked the day after to.But after he shut it down it didn't work.So it basicly worked for a day and a half.Now I can't get it to go online at all.And for the life of me I can not remember how to get into the registry to check that out.And he's never done any type of file sharing nor has his dad.His dad gave him the computer.
     
  8. Bob Cerelli

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    The place in the registry where the user's proxy server information is kept is at:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

    In the "ProxyServer" key
     
  9. Spider_byte

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    OK so Where do I go to type that in at?
     
  10. Bob Cerelli

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    You need to edit the registry. This is started by Start / Run / regedit

    Be careful if you haven't edited the registry before. Most of the configuration of the computer is kept there.
     
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