I have win 98SE and IE 6. I know that you can silence the dial up screech that it makes, but I cant remember how to do it. I think it was a code that I entered on one of the properties tabs. Could it be that I have recently installed tescos any-time browser.
checked the slider and it was at 0. then under control panel I found 2 modems installed; probably when recently i moved the modem to a different PCI slot to accomodate a cooling fan, solved by removing the excess and reboot.