Can you please offer a solution to eliminate the automatic attempt to connect to the Internet. I’d be ever so grateful as it’s driving me nuts.
I have a problem somewhat similar to the question and answer on page 161 of Jan. 03 Issue of PC Advisor about a problem after loading IE6. I run Windows 98 and the IE6 works OK.
The problem is that when I switch-on, the computer tries to automatically connect to the Internet after the Desktop appears. The wallpaper goes fuzzy, and an Internet default window opens and for a second it displays `res:ie4tour.dll\welcome.htm’ banner and it then switches to `Unable to find server’ window. In Internet Advanced Options I have the `Automatically check for IE updates’ is unticked.
My Internet is set to a manual default connection. There appears to be nothing unusual listed in the Start-up. I originally loaded IE6 on the net from Microsoft and I’m suspicious that that may have set something to automatically reconnect - just an idea.
I have found in Internet Options General that the `Use Current’ displays,
and in the `Use default’ it displays,
If I place the cursor in the address window and press END the front end of the address changes to ft.com/isapi….. etc, as above, and if I press HOME the front of the address switches to click here…..etc.
The `Use blank’ puts `about:blank’ in the address window.
Highlighting the addresses and Deleting does not work. It suggests to me that something has got corrupted in the Registry, but I do not know what to do to correct it.
I have run through the suggestions on page 161 and could find nothing. I’ve also closed off all running programmes, incl. the virus checker, except `Explorer’ and reload IE6 but the fault remains.
How do I stop this automatic attempt to connect to the Internet at switvch-on? Thanks