internet Connnection Demanded on Startup

  gplatt2000 16:26 11 Mar 2003
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When windows starts up the internet connections box always comes up, even though I haven't tried going on the internet> Does anybody know how to find out what program is causing this, or any other possible causes?? Thanks a lot in advannce, Gavin

  AOL mad ™ 16:30 11 Mar 2003

Have u gone into ie options and checked evrthin is ok there?

  gplatt2000 16:38 11 Mar 2003

NO, is it the thing caleed Internet Options under Tools in IE? What should I look for? Thanks a lot, Gavin

  AOL mad ™ 16:49 11 Mar 2003

yep

  AOL mad ™ 16:51 11 Mar 2003

is it in startup?

  AOL mad ™ 16:52 11 Mar 2003

what os u have? (please include this in ur opening thread next time.)

  gplatt2000 16:55 11 Mar 2003

XP

  AOL mad ™ 17:04 11 Mar 2003

oh

  cream. 17:07 11 Mar 2003

Go to start -run and type msconfig.

This will open the file, on the right hand side you will find the start up tab, open this.

Now because you have x\p you can untick every item. Apply this and you will be asked to reboot.

When it reboots you will have a prompt saying you are running system configuration. This is normal. Let it load to desk top, is the internet connection box coming up now?

If it is not then one of the programs you have unticked is causing this. The only way to find out which one is to tick one at a time and reboot. When you find the offending program you can either disable it through msconfig \ tick box or take more drastic action, uninstall it.

  gplatt2000 17:14 11 Mar 2003

Thanks a lot, will try that. Last night I did it for another reason (after reading help on this forum - PC was running v. slow and is now fine) but there asre still a few going. Thanks again

  MartinT-B 17:16 11 Mar 2003

Do you have Zone Alarm.

That used to want to connect to the I at boot-up too. The latest version (released last week) has resolved that issue.

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