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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by thedome, Sep 14, 2004.

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  1. thedome

    thedome Thread Starter

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    Hi-Lately, everytime I boot up my "dial up connection" box appears during boot, have to click on the X at least 10+ times for it to go away. If I check startup with msconfig, what is most likely to cause this? Doesn't seem to cause any operating problems, just annoying as I do most of my work offline--Thanks! Steve in PA.
     
  2. lizard

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    Hi thedome!

    Let the dial up connection software load.
    The start-up behavior settings should be in it's options, settings, or preferences...

    Uncheck 'load at windows start-up' or whatever similar meaning phrase that you find...

    Reboot.

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  3. thedome

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    Lizard-Tks but it is just the windows box, can't find any associations to uncheck--not hurting my system just annoying!--thedome
     
  4. lizard

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    Thedome:

    Hi Again.

    You should also be able to stop it by editing the start-up list.

    If you would like to remove it from start-up...

    Click Start>Run...
    Type "msconfig"
    Click 'OK'
    Click the 'Startup' tab.
    Scroll down until you see the program that you think relates to the dial-up connection start-up.
    (If you are not sure which one, try to copy and paste the results here and we'll try to pick it out)
    Un-check that program.
    Click 'OK'
    Reboot.

    Note: this should not in any way affect the proper functioning of your dial-up connection. It is just loading at the wrong time.
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