please help me

please help me

Post by goha » Mon, 03 Nov 2003 04:56:17

hi, this isnt wel realy urgent, but i wont be able to use
this pc after
tommoro for a week so i would like an answer to nite if

my friend has just suscribed to *** net, although when
he turns on his pc
its always trying to connect him to the net even when he
clicks cancel it
just happens again about 30secs later. do you kno what
iis happening? and
how can i stop it?

i have tryed clicking work offline but it still happens

thank you

please help me

Post by joelb » Tue, 04 Nov 2003 23:03:09


This can be caused by an application attempting to connect to the Internet
in the background. Things such as Instant Messaging applications as well
as applications that check the Internet for updates (antivirus, spyware,

You may want to try running MSCONFIG from the Start | Run line and then
selecting a 'Selective startup' and not processing any of the startup
items. Reboot and confirm whether the prompting still occurs. If it
doesn't, then there is an application causing this demand-dial behavior.

Let us know if there is more we can do for you...

-Joel Baxter [MSFT]

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