I have recently had a problem with one user profile on a pc running Win ME. When I power up and log on, the PC thinks it is on-line. So when I start Outlook Express, IE, Firefox etc they fail to connect as they do not start the dial up connection. I can start the dial up manually and then everything works as normal but I cannot figure out why it thinks it is on-line in the first place.
There is nothing unusual running on the pc, have performed AVG virus scan and run AdAware and all is clean. Can anyone suggest a cause?
Maybe that you have downloaded something "dodgy", but it is only afecting your area.... If it doesn't affect other accounts, then create another user account and copy and paste all your favoutites and my documents (and any other personal files) into the new account....
I'm pretty sure there is nothing dodgy affecting this account (I have checked what processes are running and performed virus scan etc). Creating a new user account may be a good option but I would like to discover what is causing the problem.
I have been through every OE and IE setting but can see nothing wrong.
I original thought it was only one account that was affected but last night I noticed both accounts which are normal used to connect to the net are showing the same symptoms. I stopped every program except systray and explorer then started OE but problem persists.
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