Dial Up Connection

  capnsofa 21:45 09 Dec 2003
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My Computer System is Windows 98 ; I have Internet Explorer and Outlook Express 6.
Sometimes, when I start up my computer, the Dial Up Connection appears and puts me through to the e-mail in-box. If I try to close it, everything freezes ; I find that the only way to get out of this is to try 'Shut Down' from the 'Start' button, which eventually brings up a screen and from which I can press 'Cancel' and return to the original desk top. If I then start Internet Explorer, I am connected without any trouble !
Any suggestions - preferably not too technical - I'm quite new to this !!!!!

  LeadingMNMs 22:09 09 Dec 2003

Look in the Programs menu for a folder called Start up and see if OE or anything that should appear in there that would connect to the internet. Also run a virus check just to be on the safe side.

If your having trouble starting up then maybe you should try starting up without Networking.

  plsndrs3 23:20 09 Dec 2003

I notice tht you have not said that you were trying to log on via your ISP> Have you checked for so called spyware that could be trying to call home?

Ad aware click here
Spybot S&D click here

  Stuartli 09:04 10 Dec 2003

You may have configured OE to check for messages on a regular basis from Tools>Options>General tab.

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